Project Manager, Content Strategist
Sandi Batik co-founded Pleiades Publishing Services in 1992 with her partner Nick Batik. Throughout her 40-year publishing career, she has enjoyed responsible assignments in print production and management; training program development; project management; research and development; quality system operations; communications and customer/vendor relations. Sandra has conducted over 400 seminars and workshops and has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international publishing conferences. Sandi has earned a reputation for taking highly complex subjects and presenting them in easily understood modules. Her informal approach helps put attendees at ease and ready to tackle unfamiliar material. Her many years of curricula development and training experience helps her bring a real-world sensibility to her work as a Co-organizer of the Austin WordPress Meetup Group, one of the largest, and most active, WordPress meetups in the world. Her purpose driven approach to teaching material is appreciated by her students in the Hands-On WordPress Training Classes.
Sandi served on the founding board, and as President, of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and as board member and later as President of the National Business Quality Foundation. The Colorado Small Business Development Office appointed Chevalier-Batik as the Minority and Women’s Small Business Development Circuit Rider. In that position she focused on the needs of emerging and small businesses in the metro-Denver area. She was also chosen to participate in a Statewide leadership development program, 50-For-Colorado.
For her work in small business development, Sandi was awarded the SBA Region VIII, M/WBE Procurement Advocate Award, and the SBA Advocate of the Year Award for Women in Business and recognized with the other leaders of the Minority Women’s Chamber Coalition as the 690th Point of Light by President George H. Bush and the Point of Light Foundation.
Sandi supports Pleiades Services clients as a professional information technologist and content strategist. She works with our clients to develop feasibility studies, competition and market analyses; and provides reports, white papers, articles, press releases, training materials as well as Search Engine Optimized web content, including, newsletters, blogs, and e-books to support their digital marketing campaigns.