MBA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2000 (Management Information Systems)
B. S. in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1999 (Finance)
A. S., Lewis and Clark Community College, 1997 (Mathematics/Accounting)
Prior to joining the SIUE faculty, Ms. LaFreniere worked in the banking industry for five years. She was an Advanced Bookkeeper for Liberty Bank in Alton, IL from 1999 to 2000. She reconciled the bank's general ledger accounts and prepared the bank's financial reports which included the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, the quarterly Call Report, the Liquidity Report, and the Selected Bank Ratios report. In addition to the financial reports, Ms.LaFreniere repaired minor software and computer problems, dealt with the bank's correspondent banks and its pledged securities, and helped to support the bank's marketing efforts by designing promotional advertisements on products and services that the bank offered.
Before working for Liberty Bank, Ms. LaFreniere worked for Carrollton Bank from 1997 to 1999 as a Customer Service Representative. In this capacity, she opened new accounts, trained new employees, worked with loan transactions, and contributed to the bank's conversion to a new processing system. She also worked for the Bank of Alton from 1995 to 1997 as a Customer Service Representative.
Ms. LaFreniere has experience in Oracle, Powerbuilder, C++, and SQL. Her background with Microsoft Office products, the Internet, Email, Windows environment, and a Macintosh operating system are very extensive.