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 LeBlanc

Director of IT 985.809.0600 ext 209

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?

    Disney World

  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

    Lawyer up and assemble my team

Liz Strickland

Director of Programming 985.809.0600 ext 206

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 Hymel

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 215

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?

    France

Joshua Lyons

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 237

Joshua Lyons is a welcome addition to our programming team at ATS. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Computer Science, Josh put his interests in discovery, creativity, and, “figuring out how things work,” to work in the tech world. When he isn’t using his talents programming he continues to expand his creative knowledge in digital painting, drawing, hardware design, and music composure. And if he’s not on a computer you might find him working on his car, or pursuing astronomy.

  • When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

    I tend to read code articles, news and play around with different styles of code or draw and paint.

  • If you were an animal what would you be?

    A wolf or a porcupine. Definitely a toss-up.