Community Search
SIM Leadership Spotlight - October 2016

"Leadership Spotlight" includes interviews with Chapter Presidents, SIM Board members, Management Council members and other SIM leaders.  "Leadership Spotlight" will not only highlight SIM’s leadership and chapters,  but it will offer insight from our leaders on topics, treads and issues facing the Society, our chapters and the IT industry.


An archive of interviews will be found HERE.



October 2016
Name: Dave Berndt
SIM Role: SIM St. Louis

Question 1  |  Question 2  |  Question 3  |  Question 4  |  Question 5  


1. Please provide an overview of the SIM St. Louis chapter.

The SIM St. Louis chapter was formed in 2004. We currently have 90 members.  Our biggest event is Gateway to Innovation which is a one day program. Over 10 years Gateway to Innovation has generated over $1 million in community giveback funding.

2. What is your role with the St. Louis chapter and your national role?


3. What are the hottest trends in the industry?   
Security continues to be one of the hottest topics.  Staffing and filling gaps in skills is also increasingly an area that companies are facing.

4. What challenges is your chapter currently facing?

Our biggest challenge is how to grow our membership.

5. What is one piece of advice you will give the next President of the SIM St. Louis chapter?  

For any leader but specifically for St Louis, always be willing to challenge the past but ask for help and ideas from others.


An archive of interviews will be found HERE.


Latest News
2020 RLF Registration

more Chapter & National Events
IT Trends Study

Membership Management Software  ::  Legal