Gateway Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

The GIOP Executive Team

Scott M. Reithel, Ph.D., President

Scott M. Reithel, Ph.D., is an associate director at APTMetrics. He provides consulting solutions in areas such as employee assessment and selection, job analysis, statistical analysis, competency modeling, and litigation support for FortuneĀ® 100 clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining APTMetrics, Scott provided consulting services in the areas of employee climate surveys, compensation analysis, and job analysis for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Scott earned his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology from Wayne State University, where he also held positions in teaching and research. Scott also taught undergraduate courses in I-O psychology and perception of psychology and conducted research in the departments of Psychology and Business.

Scott has presented his research at the annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and has authored articles for a variety of professional publications, such as the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management and Chief Learning Officer. Scott is a member of SIOP and the American Psychological Association. Scott is also a member and current President of the Gateway I-O Psychologists in St. Louis, MO, and previously served as Secretary.

John Meriac, Treasury Director

John Meriac is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He earned his PhD in I-O Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2008. John works as a core faculty member of the I-O Psychology doctoral program and serves as Associate Chair for the department. John teaches courses in advanced quantitative methods, performance management, leadership, dysfunctional organizational behavior, and psychological testing and assessment. His research interests are primarily in the areas of personnel selection and performance management. Some of his recent studies have focused on work ethic, organizational citizenship behavior, organizational politics, counterproductive work behavior, and assessment centers. His research has appeared in several top journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. 

He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Performance, and Personnel Assessment and Decisions. John also brings several years of applied experience working with organizations, including conducting assessments for selection, promotion, and leadership development.

Jake Fischer, Membership Director

Jake Fischer joined the Talent Management area at Edward Jones in 2007. He supported the development and implementation of the firm's competency models and the validation of assessments for the firm's three workforce segments. In addition to these primary responsibilities he has specialized in quantitative methods and analysis for the firm's growing analytics capability. Jake's current responsibilities are focused on researching and integrating best practices among financial advisors and branch office administrators. He has also been an associate instructor at Maryville University since 2011 where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in talent management and statistics. Jake received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

Rob Patterson, Communications Director

Rob is a consultant at CMA, a management consulting firm that assists in the development of organizations and their employees. He conducts assessments, helps manage organizational change and development, and develops and administers training programs on a variety of psychology and business-related topics. Prior to his work at CMA, Rob worked for six years in the employee education and development arm of the Veteran’s Administration. He focused on creating training and development programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from SLU.

In his free time, Rob serves on the Young Zoo Friends Board and volunteers with the Cancer Support Community, a local nonprofit. He also enjoys hiking, biking, comedy writing, and attending an abnormal number of trivia nights.

Jamie Madigan, Events Director

Jamie Madigan is an industrial-organizational psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting and working for the private and public sectors. His background includes work in selection, survey design, pre-employment testing, competency modeling, statistical analysis, program management, structured interviews, organizational research, surveys, job analysis, test validation, recruiting, and HR metrics.

Jamie earned his degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and for several years co-authored the "Good Science, Good Practice" column for The Industrial Psychologist (TIP) magazine. 

Kim Berriman, Secretary/Historian

Kim Berriman is the Director of Human Resources at XTRA Lease LLC, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. In addition to her core responsibilities in talent management, she provides leadership for employee benefits and HR administration. Her current areas of focus include navigating the Affordable Care Act, talent assessment, and leadership development. Prior to joining XTRA Lease in 2006, Kim worked in various organization development, training and HR roles with Maritz, Response Insurance, and Great American Insurance. Kim earned her undergraduate degree and MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University.

Kim is SPHR certified, and is past board member (Membership Chair, 2012) and committee member (Mentoring, 2012 and 2013) of the St. Louis Organization Development Network.

Emily Ingalls, Webmaster

Emily is Consultant at Psychological Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in the selection, development, and retention of top talent. Emily focuses primarily on executive assessment, coaching, and learning and development, and is certified to facilitate PA's proprietary leadership workshop Leadership Through People Skills. Prior to her work at Psychological Associates, Emily worked for a large manufacturing company in St. Louis as well as for a non-profit organization providing service to those with developmental disabilities. 

Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. 

Therese Macan, Past President

Therese Macan is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the PhD and MA programs in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). She received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Rice University. Her research interests focus on the selection, assessment and training of individuals, with a particular focus on the employment interview. Therese has published over 40 studies that have appeared in top journals including: Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Performance, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Her work has also appeared in the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection. She is a Fellow of SIOP and APA, and currently serves on the Editoral Boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Business and Psychology.

Therese also brings over 25 years of experience consulting with a variety of organizations. She has worked on large-scale implementations of selection systems, leadership development, executive coaching, and training with private, public and non-profit organizations. Consistent with the scientist-practitioner model, her research and practice combine in a synergistic effort to understand better the areas of selection, assessment, and training.

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