Natasha Conley, Ph.D., PMP serves as the Vice President of Professional Services & Resources, Inc. (PSRI), a family-owned business which was incorporated in 1987. She also serves as President of PSRI Technologies, LLC (PSRI Tech) which she founded in 2001. PSRI Tech’s headquarters are located in Jefferson City, Missouri and has a branch office in Metropolitan St. Louis. Her company is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) graduate and also certified by the SBA as an Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). Her company’s core competencies include staff augmentation (information technology/administrative and clerical), help-desk operations and project management. Natasha has Ph.D. in Management and Sustainable Systems with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University and holds the distinction of being a Fellow for the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Her research interests are race, gender and faith-based entrepreneurship. She holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Central Missouri State University. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has served as a board member for the Mid-Missouri PMI Chapter as Vice President of Administration, member of the Black Data Processing Association, The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Mid-States Minority Development Council, Metro St. Louis PMI Chapter, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Executive Women’s Golf Association, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is also a past Vice President of Membership for the National Contract Management Association – St. Louis Chapter and a Founding Mentor for the Mizzou Venture Mentoring Service.
Mentor Statement: I would like to become a mentor in order to promote business growth in our region. As we all know, small businesses are the backbone of this country and in order to fuel our economy, we need small businesses to grow, become sustainable and flourish. I would like to share some of my experiences with new businesses so that they might be positioned to contribute to our communities and overall economy.