South Chapter

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

If yes is the answer, then welcome to the IAI South Chapter.

Next IAI South Chapter Meeting
Tue, February 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Crime Stoppers of Houston
3001 Main St. #2
The Dave Ward Building
Houston, Texas 77002


  • “WZ THE LINK” – Key Note Speaker: Brett Ward, CFI – Divisional Vice President – Business Development & Client Relations, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
  • “Interview Preparation” (Private Sector) – Jim Bishop, CFI – Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • “Interview Preparation” (Public Sector) – Sgt. Chris Fontana, CFI, MA – Child Crimes Task Force – (ICAC) Internet Crimes Against Children, Collin County Sheriff’s Office
  • IAI Silver Sponsor, Protos Security – Kris Vece, LPQ – Director Client Relations:;

CFIs will earn 3 CEUs towards recertification for attending.


Chapter Leaders:

  • Chair:  Towanna Bazile, MBA, CFI, AT&T
  • Vice Chair:  Jim Bishop, CFI, LPC, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Vice Chair:  Chris Fontana, CFI, Collin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Eric Hieber, CFI, Big Lots
  • Continuing Education and Membership Chair:  Ken D. Gladney, CFI, Taco Bueno
  • Advisory Board Sponsor:  Cary Jones, CFI, HVHC Inc., Visionworks of America, Davis Vision

What are the goals of the South Chapter?

  • Continuing Education
  • Networking
  • Grow the Chapter
  • Advance the IAI and CFI Brand
  • Define Value for our Organizations

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.

Where will the meetings take place?
The South Chapter meetings will be held regionally in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Check out what’s going on with the Chapter by reviewing past board meeting minutes
August 31, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 12, 2017
October 26, 2017
November 16, 2017
January 4, 2018
January 11, 2018
January 18, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 15, 2018

First South Chapter Meeting Recap
Held on October 2, 2017 at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center
From 12pm-3pm CT

Keynote speaker, John Guzman, CFI – Wicklander-Zulawski Presenter & Consultant