Team Member: Cassandra Nix Behler

CASSANDRA NIX BEHLER has more than 20 years experience in information technology (IT), specializing in leveraging technology solutions to address business needs. She works with executives, managers and technologists in corporations, nonprofits and government agencies to translate organizational goals and business requirements into operational plans and tools. Ms. Behler has designed, built and used analytical tools to develop metrics and data for executive decision-making.

A strategic problem solver and data analyst, Ms. Behler knows how to convey complex technical issues to non-technical audiences. She focuses on information strategy, business intelligence and data discovery, business analysis, project management, and systems design and implementation.

Working with LAI since 2002, Ms. Behler has served as the lead technical consultant. Her projects have included:

  • Mining data and preparing analyses in support of organizational decision-making and targeted marketing;
  • Integrating in-house system data with external data sources for information discovery and reporting;
  • Advising executives on ways to leverage technology to support the organization’s strategic plan;
  • Designing online performance projection and forecasting tools;
  • Designing and deploying systems to support evidence-based decision-making;
  • Specifying business and functional requirements and creating process flows, business rules, user interfaces and system specifications in collaboration with end-users; and
  • Reverse-engineering and documenting a complex Oracle database using SQL and analytical tools.

Prior to joining LAI, Ms. Behler worked for Lucent Technologies as the Global Manager of the Educational Services Group. She directed a worldwide staff of trainers and instructional designers to develop and deliver skills-based product training. She was an Account Manager and Project Manager at Kenan Systems Corporation, where she developed business intelligence and decision support systems for Senior Executives of the U.S. Postal Service. Ms. Behler also was a consultant at Oracle Corporation, where she designed relational databases.

Ms. Behler received her M.B.A. with a concentration in Decision Sciences and Operations Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Dupont Fellow. She has a M.S.E. in Computer Science from George Washington University and received her B.S. in Bioengineering from Johns Hopkins University where she was a Hodson Scholar and National Achievement Scholar.