Speaker Line Up

2019 MISA Speaker Line Up


Kriste Kibbey Etue, retired Colonel of the Michigan State Police (MSP) has 32 years of law enforcement and public safety experience. Appointed to the cabinet-level position of Director of the Michigan State Police by Governor Rick Snyder on January 9, 2011, retiring from state service in December 2018. She was the 18th Director in the 100 year history and was the department’s first female Director.  Etue served as State Director of Emergency Management and Michigan’s Homeland Security, as well as a direct advisor to the Governor.
In her 32 year career with the MSP, Etue provided leadership and executive direction with training, law enforcement standards, homeland security planning and programs, experience with budget forecasting, budget development, strategic planning, public affairs, government relations, facility management, and Human Resources. She has appeared on numerous television, radio shows and is published in national publications. Col. Etue (ret.) has presented on a variety of law enforcement and leadership subject matters around the globe.
A lifelong resident of Michigan, Etue has two adult children and three beautiful grandchildren.
Krystal Howard is currently the Statewide Network of Agency Photos (SNAP) Unit Digital Image Supervisor with the Michigan State Police (MSP).  She began her career with the Michigan State Police in May 2011.  Within the MSP, Krystal previously worked in the Field Services Bureau, before promoting into the Biometrics and Identification Division in 2013.  She is currently responsible for the SNAP database and the Digital Crime Scene Repository database.  She is a trained Digital Image Examiner, conducting morphological comparisons to aid with investigations statewide. Additionally, she is a current member and the Secretary for the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG).
Richard DeMello has 20 years of private sector IT experience in software development, support, management and consulting.  Since joining the State of Michigan in 2006 Richard has worked in Agency Services supporting multiple agencies, and the Center for Shared Solutions launching the enterprise FileNet and RightFAX offerings as the Service Manager.  Richard is currently working for Records Management Services on the Enterprise eSignature solution and other special projects. 
Presentation Abstract:  What issues should your organization consider when looking to use eSignature?  This presentation will address the legal, financial, and technology aspects of using eSignature.  In particular, the presentation will cover identity management, signer authentication, signing processes, and the long term retention of documents.  In addition, the presentation will help organizations calculate if using eSignature will cost more money or will save money? 


Eric Swanson is the Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Eric Swanson is a seasoned executive with a unique blend of skills in leadership, strategic planning, and collaboration.   Eric began his career as a student intern where he has steadily built the Center for Shared Solutions, the organization he now directs.  One of the first of its kind, the Center was launched in 2008 to provide cost-effective, state-of-the-art, shared solutions to all State of Michigan Agencies and external partnership programs.
Throughout his career, Eric has repeatedly undertook sensitive and controversial challenge. He has been instrumental in building trust within traditionally disparate groups leading projects to successful implementations.  These initiatives includes multiple Redistricting Cycles, Next Generation 9-1-1 GIS Project and Statewide Aerial Imagery Program.
Within Michigan and nationally, Eric is known for his innovative leadership in facilitating collaboration among local, state and multi-state to develop cross-boundary solutions.  In 2010, Eric was recognized by Government Technology Magazine as a Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, & Drivers for his collaborative vision and entrepreneurial approach. 
Eric continues to play a critical role in establishing an enterprise-level service where innovative technologies are coordinated, developed, governed, and delivered as part of a business model.  This citizen centric approach cross-cuts traditional organizational and technological boundaries - improving efficiency, promoting transparency, and providing value to Michigan’s citizens.
William LaRue was labelled as disruptive in the first grade, Bill has leveraged that aspect of his personality to become involved with corporate change for over 25 years. Bill’s list of clients reads like a Who’s Who of businesses in Michigan and the Midwest. Specializing in technical clients, he has a long track record in the Automotive Engineering industry, serving clients such as GM and Chrysler Powertrain divisions, Magna, Freudenberg, Mercedes Benz, Delphi and Denso, leading them in their adoption of new ways of approaching their business and technical problems. Bill has led a variety of such efforts in areas such as ISO9001, TS16949, CMMI, RAD Engineering, and Collaborative Project Management.  More recently, Bill has become a thought leader in the adoption of Agile Methods, guiding multiple clients in their switch to Scrum, Test Driven Design, and DevOps.

He currently serves as a Scrum Coach and Project Manager for DTMB Agency Services for MSP and DMVA, acting as a consultant for their JIRA implementation and CMMI efforts. Bill is a participating Member of the Mid-Michigan Agile Group, and serves as a faculty member for their Agile Coach Retreat series.
When not at the office, Bill enjoys Classical, Barbershop and Baroque choral singing, fly fishing and acting as a slave to two geriatric pets, Mickey Lee Mouse and Ozziebelle.