Dean R. Matthews, Director of Technology
Dean R. Matthews, Director of Technology, started Sympora
Technologies after more than 12 years of engineering
and IT experience. In addition to working on both federal
and commercial engagements, he has also performed research
at such reputable institutions as the University of
California – Berkeley and the Naval Research Laboratory.
Mr. Matthews is confident in the qualifications and
professionalism of his management team and grants his
staff decision-making authority. However, he is a “hands
on” leader and stays close to everyday operations.
This yields effective vision for the company and enables
strong corporate performance.
Mr. Matthews earned his Master of Science degree in
Electrical Engineering-Digital Communications/Digital
Signal Processing from North Carolina State University
and his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University. Over the past several years, he has gained
a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the field
of information technology. During that time, he managed
to forge solid relationships with business owners and
key personnel in both the local and federal governments.
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Emmanuel Bailey, Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Sympora in 2007, Mr. Bailey was Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae. In that position, he was responsible for the implementation of strategies focused on multi-cultural inclusion dedicated to increasing individual and corporate performance throughout the organization, and strengthening the companyís diversity activities among employees, customers and suppliers. Mr. Bailey was also integral to managing the firmís $500M annual Supplier Diversity Spend. Emmanuel was a regular presenter at Fannie Mae Board meetings and was featured in National news media (i.e., Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Diversity, Inc., Black Enterprise, etc.). He was with Fannie Mae since 1992 and held multiple management positions in business unit segments, such as Manager of the Mortgage Backed Security Clearance Unit and in the Human Resources area. Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Bailey was Branch Officer for Citizens Bankcorp in MD and DC where is managed both Commercial and Retail Banking functions. Mr. Bailey is also a deeply experience entrepreneur, having developed both large and small firms serving retail consumers, Federal and Commercial Clients in multiple industries. He received his B.A. in Management from Eastern Kentucky University and his MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
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Dr. Joi Moore, Ph.D., Director of Instructional
Dr. Joi Moore, Ph.D. serves as Director of Instructional
Technology/E-Learning. Dr. Moore oversees the effective
application of information technology to the design
of instructional systems and learning environments.
Her responsibilities involve developing partnerships
with the local community, industry, and educational
institutions; the planning and implementation of the
company’s instructional technology infrastructure;
and exploring opportunities for the application of web
based learning environments.
Dr. Moore is an assistant professor at the University
of Missouri in the School of Information Science and
Learning Technologies. Dr. Moore received her B.S. degree
in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.
She also earned her M.S. degree in Management from North
Carolina State University focusing on a minor in Management
Information Systems. After receiving a solid foundation
in Computer Science and Management Information Systems,
Dr. Moore turned her attention to earning her Ph.D.
in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia
– with a cognate area of Management Information
Systems. Dr. Moore's current activities include teaching
instructional systems design and web design courses
for graduate students. She is currently a Co-Investigator
for the Planet Innovation project, funded by the U.S.
Department of Education.
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