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About the St Louis Quality Assurance Association

Background The idea of starting the St. Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA) was born because of the need of having a place and time to gather with colleagues of software quality in the area, and was also inspired by the activities of the previous association.

Founders The founders of the STLQAA are all certified CSTE and/or CSQA and their combined experience is the greatest value for this group.

The STLQAA counts on the experience of one of the chairpersons who participated in the previous association.


Next Meeting is on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time: 5 PM-8:00PM

Location:  Asynchrony Labs, a subsidiary of World Wide Technology, Inc.

900 Spruce Street, Suite 700 

St. Louis, MO 63102

There is parking around the building, meaning the east side of the building, and the north side (which is the front – main entrance) Depending on the time that everyone arrives….it may be “free” OR there may be a minimal charge for parking. There is also a parking garage located at 421 S. 10th, 63102 where everyone can park as well. $2 per hour unless there is a special event going on that night…and then the rates change.

Asynchrony will have someone at the front door (1st floor) to greet everyone…then the elevators will be on the left in the main lobby. Take the elevator to the 6th floor to get registered.

Asynchrony Labs is a secured facility and so everyone will need to register with our Envoy Visitor Registration System, which is located on the 6th Floor right outside of the elevator doors in the lobby area.

When you register where it says “Host” * please email address: shelly.colson@asynchrony.com

The system provides a “self-stick” name badge with your name and picture on it.

Room:  6th Floor Conference Room




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Board Update/Introductions

Linda Pretre/Dan Darnall


Certification Update

Leslie Nielsen


Treasurer Update


Jamessa Caffey


Secretary Update

Chuck Fleisher/Ron Winters


Education Update

Elisabeth Laspe










QA 101-Quality Assurance and Quality Control



Dave Magditch

Dave Magditch has been a software developer, QA Analyst and QA Manager for 35+ years, and has 25 years experience working with the CMM or CMMI performing assessments and producing and implementing process improvement plans. Dave is also a trained ISO 9001 Auditor (since 2005), and an Examiner for the Missouri Quality Award (in 1996). Dave most recently was the QA Manager at Stauder Technologies; he retired from Stauder in January, 2015.


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Chuck Fleisher

Chuck has over 40 years in the Information Technology business.

7 years with NCR Corporation as a programmer and manager.

17 years as programmer, manager, and MIS director at Deaconess Health System.

10 years as a consultant, working as programmer, QC tester and QA Analyst at Monsanto and Anheuser-Busch.

7 years as QA Senior Analyst and QA Team Leader with Mercy Health System.

Certified CSQA, CDP and 8 years as member of STLQAA.

Recently retired.

Roy Muenks

Roy has been a Quality Analyst for 11 years. He  works with the Buckingham Family of Financial Services in Clayton, Missouri.  He has held previous positions at MiTek industries, ESRD (Engineering Software Research and Development), and Essence Healthcare.  Much of his experience is in functional testing, test automation architecture, and automation framework development using popular tools such as QuickTest Pro and TestComplete.  He has also worked with Load Testing and Web Service testing tools.  He tends to work in small firms with a wide breadth of responsibilities which he feels keeps him performing at the top of his game.

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QAI Global Institute

The QAI Global Institute, formerly known as Quality Assurance Institute, was founded in 1980 in the United States of America. QAI's founding objective was and remains to provide leadership in improving quality, productivity, and effective solutions for process management in the information services profession. It is a worldwide membership organization serving over 1000 corporate members, organized to share state-of-the-art methods, tools, and techniques. Combined experience of QAI experts and their member companies provides an impressive body of knowledge, a reservoir for their members to share. QAI has transformed this knowledge and experience into a "how-to" approach that is being taught worldwide.

QAI takes pride in being one of the first professional organizations to recognize the need for quality assurance and to have the vision to be exclusively devoted to the information technology profession. QAI provides leadership and state-of-the-art solutions in the form of consulting, education and training services, and assessments.

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