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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 Technology/E-Learning

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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