Biographical Sketch

Chapter President Dr. Zack Jourdan dr. zack jourdan Zack is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) College of Business. 

Past President

Karen Stankard, PMP


Karen Stankard is a Technology Manager for the Auburn Montgomery Center for Business and Economic Development. Karen holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of South Alabama and an MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery. Karen has managed projects with clients such as the Shelby County (AL) Sheriff’s Department, Lighthouse Counseling Center, and Alabama Supercomputer Authority. Currently working as a Financial Services Project Manager for the State of Alabama, she has held her PMP certification since July 2013.

VP Sponsors & VP Technology

David Stankard

 David Stankard 2 David is the President of Stankard Technology LLC, an IT consulting firm currently working for the State of Alabama. He has experience over a wide range of businesses installing, managing, training, maintaining, and supporting network systems, servers, desktops, and software applications. He has held leadership positions in software development and financial services, as well as owning his own business.

VP Events Production & President-Elect

Paula Hills

   Senior Information Technology (IT) Project Manager with a proven record of delivering results on time and within budget for a variety of projects in various IT environments.  Direct responsibilities include cost control, cost reporting, progress reporting, and resource scheduling. 

VP Volunteers

David Hardgrave, PMP

   David is the owner and principal consultant of K.L. Jones Solutions, a company that provides IT support, project management, and leadership coaching services.  In addition to IT, David has worked extensively mobilizing volunteers and managing projects in non-profit, education, and the arts.

Director Membership, Volunteers and Networking

Eric Pierce, PMP

  US Air Force Colonel (retired) Eric Pierce is currently the Department of Defense Portfolio Manager and Defense Information Systems Agency-Montgomery Program Manager for Integrated Computer Solutions Inc.  Prior to retirement from the US Air Force, Col Pierce served in multiple positions to include the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency in San Antonio TX; Combat Commander of the 380th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates; and Director of Cyberspace Policy and Enterprise Services, Joint Staff Directorate of Communications and Information, Pentagon.  His major military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara for outstanding service to the nation in US Army/Marine Corps field artillery.  Col Pierce has a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, and Master’s degrees from Incarnate Word College, and the Air War College.  He has been a PMP since 2013.