Barb DeLauter

Job Title: IT Sr. Business Analyst
Company: King County
Industry: Information Technology - Government
Mentor Since: Fall 2013
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Bridge MBA Students, MSBA Students

Job Description

I work in partnership with our internal customers and external consultants to identify business needs and help determine solutions to business problems that assist the citizens of King County.

Here are services that I provide:
Conceptual Review and Business Case Development;
Business Consulting and Analytics;
Business Process Analysis;
Cost Benefit Analysis;and
Quality Assurance and Acceptance Testing

Company Description

King County is located on Puget Sound, Washington State, and covers 2,134 square miles. King County is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 1.9 million people, it also ranks as the 13th most populous county in the nation. There are 19 departments that are governed by the highest elected official, the Executive Dow Constantine and 9 district council members that make up the King County Council.

Employment History

King County Government
     Sr. Business Analyst, March 2012 - Present
     IT Project Coordinator, March 2011 - March 2012
     Licensing and Recording Manager, July 2009 - February 2011
     Executive Assistant, August 2005 - July 2009
What's Next Corp.
     Co-owner & Operator July 1998 - February 2005
Pitney Bowes Corp. at Microsoft
     Account Manager, Worldwide Mailing and Shipping
Kodak Imaging Services at Baxter Travenol
     Account Manager, Office Services, Supplies, Switchboard, Copy Center, Mailing and Shipping
Walgreens Corp.
     Manager, Mailing and Shipping


Business Intelligence for Decision Making Certificate (in progress)
Business Analyst Certificate - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MBA - Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL
BA - Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Open communications & I will be available (typically same day responses);
Help you set realistic goals & expectations;
Support and encourage you in the importances of participation in creating a plan of action;
Guidance options to consider when appropriate;
Honesty (truthful and tactful);
I will take the time to get to know you;
I will be positive and make sure this opportunity is fun for both of us!

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Weekdays at one of the King County office buildings during the day, preferably around lunch time, and Seattle University after 4:00 p.m.

Additional Information

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
― William Arthur Ward