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|Cindy Salnavé, CFSP|
Profile: Cindy Salnavé, CFSP
Job Title: Forms Business Analyst
Company: Standard Insurance Company
Education: 31 years of on the job training and experience, classes, seminars, webinars, BFMA Symposium, CFSP.
How I Got Started: I was hired as a typist at a rubber stamp company in San Diego, CA, 31 years ago. The family owned business had just purchased a beautiful blue Compugraphic typesetting machine and did not know how to run it but the manual stated that any "typist" could do it! I accepted the challenge to become a typesetter that day and had to become a forms designer fast. I found I had an affinity to forms design.
Current Professional Duties: I lead and perform the analysis, requirements definition and design of business processes with a focus on forms development. I work to ensure that business processes are efficient and effective prior to the application of automation or forms development.
How Being a CFSP Has Helped My Career: Earning the CFSP designation has added confidence for me personally and the certification proves a body of knowledge to my employer and colleagues. It also is a great icebreaker when someone asks what the letters stand for.
Recommendations to Future CFSPs: Read, read, read and study everything forms and form system related that you can get your hands on. I've been told that an individual needs to hear/see something 5-7 times before they internalize it…I agree…the more varied ways the better!
Most Fun Part of BFMA: Sharing experiences and challenges with people who understand forms and forms management. I've been to Symposium once and to the Fall Forms Institute at Mayo Clinic. They were both great learning experiences and I've made several good industry contacts.
Favorite Book(s): Too many to list here…I'll read anything that isn't gory or mushy love stuff.
Passionate About: Teaching young children to read.
Personal Statement: You learn something new every day.