IT & Programming
ATS IT & Programming departments bring everything together to deliver a cohesive product onsite. Our programmers work with our online registration and project management teams to build the robust onsite registration and badge printing software. Our IT team prepares the hardware needed and ensure secure, safe delivery of the hardware items needed onsite.
Keith LeBlancDirector of IT 985.801.0667
As Director of IT, Keith LeBlanc has been instrumental in establishing ATS’ reputation as the leader in state-of-the-art registration and lead retrieval software and products. With ATS since 2001 after eight years in the U.S. Army, he is a great motivator who enjoys collaborating with his team of skilled programmers. Keith is a big fan of baseball and SciFi, and can run if chased. He is married to ATS Accounting Director Karen LeBlanc, adding literal credence to the ATS “one big happy family” environment.
Favorite travel spot?
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Lawyer up and assemble my team
Liz StricklandDirector of Programming 985.801.0666
I have been programming computers and playing computer games since 1974, virtually from the stone and chisel days. I have provided software in a variety of environments including medical lab testing, nuclear power stations, airport flight displays, and many others. I have been working at American Tradeshow Services since 2011.
What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?
My favorite type of music is 1960’s folk such as Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul, and Mary, though I am also passionate about Beethoven symphonies.
People would be surprised if they knew:
Many people would be surprised to learn that at one time I was a scuba instructor. I still fondly carry the memories of my honeymoon on a remote island off the coast of Belize, oh to have frozen time during that week!
Joy HymelProgrammer 985.801.0673
Joy Hymel has more than 30 years of experience in the programming field. Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Joy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Processing from Loyola University and an MBA from the University of New Orleans. When not at work, Joy enjoys travel, nature walks, live performances, art shows, shopping and trying great food at restaurants with family and friends.
What three traits define you?
Detail oriented, Analytical, Sense of humor
Favorite travel spot?
Kevin FoggProgrammer 985.243.0968
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Indoor: Board games with the family Outdoor: Working with my hands, yardwork, mechanic
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Mark GiglioneProgrammer 985.809.0600
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Piano and advanced Tai Chi Chuan
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Reading, playing guitar, watching media, online courses and/or hanging out with my sons.
Jesse WaddellWeb Developer 985.243.0991
Jesse Waddell was born and raised in the “deep south” only to find a hidden passion of his in Software and Technology. He pursued his education at Nashville Software School and after graduating and spending 5 years in the Marketing, Software, and Sales industry he came back to Louisiana and joined the ATS team in 2021.
What is your Favorite Activity?
Hanging out with my pup (Louie Lestat), playing and writing music, gaming, working on my car and the outdoors!
What is your Favorite Music?
Rocking out to anything from the 60's to the early 2000's