Midwest Chapter

  • Are you a CFI or IAI member working or living in the Midwest?
  • Are you looking for exceptional professional development opportunities, educational programs, and networking functions?
  • Do you wish to contribute to the science of interviewing?

If you answer “yes,” then welcome to the IAI Midwest Chapter.

Chapter Leaders:

  • Chair: Stefanie Hoover, CFI, CONTROLTEK
  • 1st Vice Chair: Deanna Lawton, CFI, Verizon
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Tom McGreal, CFI, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
  • Secretary: Jodie McDonald, CFI, Office Depot
  • Marketing / Event Planning Chair: Jay Ganal, CFI, GAP Inc.
  • Membership/Education Chair: Carrie Baritsky, CFI, TJX Companies

What are the goals of the Midwest Chapter?
The goals and purpose of this and all IAI Chapters is to enable CFIs and IAI members to be life-long learners of interview and interrogation skills through a network of elite professionals, dedicated to growing the IAI brand and CFI designation.

Who can join?
Anyone who is a CFI or an IAI member can attend the meetings as well as anyone interested in becoming a CFI or IAI member..

Benefits of being a Midwest Chapter member

  • Meeting attendance will keep members apprised of changes to current laws and legal issues as they pertain to interviewing and interrogation.
  • Create a professional opportunity to network and share and gain information with industry leaders.
  • Attendance at a chapter meeting will earn you 1 Continuing Education Unit [CEU] per hour of meeting towards your recertification.
  • Growing the chapter by encouraging interview and interrogation practitioners to advance their professionalism by obtaining the CFI designation

Where will the meetings take place?
The Midwest Chapter meetings will be held regionally in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Board Meetings will occur monthly via phone. The dial in number is 866-390-1828, access code  #5372547.

Next Midwest Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1 -2 pm CDT

We are just a few weeks out from the IAI Midwest Chapter’s open board call where we will get some great information on conducting Phone Interviews. For anyone looking for a learning opportunity please register to get your Learning Pass. For those who dial in there will be one (1) CEU for attendance on the call.
The team at IAI will also draw names for a CFI Prep Scholarship if attendance thresholds are met, so if you are a current CFI and know someone who would benefit please pass the info along. This call is open to anyone interested in IAI Membership or the CFI Designation.
We have registered attendees from all over coming together for the May 19th call, but lets work to get the rest of the map filled in. Be safe out there and we will see you in May.

Register here:

Earn CEU’s while networking and enhancing your skills! Current CFIs should look to bring a colleague interested in becoming a CFI.


Last Midwest Chapter Meeting Recap
The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) Midwest Chapter held its last meeting on Tuesday, October 8th from 10am – 2pm at Office Depot at 800 Bryn Mawr Ave Itasca, IL from 10am-3pm. Speakers included Julie Kratz, presenting on inclusive leadership and Wayne Hoover, CFI led roundtable discussions on interview topics.  Thank you to the Global Investigations Team at Gap Inc. for providing lunch!