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
The next IAI South Chapter meeting will be Tuesday, October 30th from 11:30am to 3:30pm.  Lunch will be provided as well as networking opportunities.  The meeting will be held at:

Crime Stoppers of Houston.
3001 Main St.

Houston, TX 77002



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: Dave Harben, CFI, Ascena Retail
  • Continuing Education and Membership Chair:  Eric Hieber, CFI, Big Lots
  • 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
March 22, 2018
March 29, 2018
April 5, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 10, 2018
May 24, 2018
June 7, 2018
August 16, 2018
August 30, 2018
September 13, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 11, 2018

Recent South Chapter Meeting Recap
Held on June 19th, 2018 at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center (2205 Los Rios, Plano, TX 75074)
From 12pm-3pm CT


  • KeyNote Speaker – Texas DPS Regional Training Coordinator, Agent Chris Earnest – “Active Shooters” Agent Earnest has been with the Texas DPS for over 20 years, including 9 years serving in the Highway Patrol, 11 years in the Criminal Investigation Divisions and currently serves in the Regional Training Division.
  • Moderated Roundtable Session – Interview Rationalizations “What has worked for you”

Lunch & refreshments will be provided and sponsored by Taco Bueno – Ken Gladney, CFI