Administrative Leadership Team

Troy Compardo
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Troy provides leadership and strategic direction to achieve results that support BCI’s mission and values. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees is Physiology and Accountancy, respectively, and has been a Missouri-certified CPA since 2004. An active reservist and Colonel in the United States Air Force, he also commands the 126th Medical Group out of Scott Air Force Base. He is an avid strategist and enjoys using data to identify trends and advance our mission.

Tim Esposito
Chief Operations Officer

Tim leads multiple business segments including production, inventory, logistics and facilities maintenance. A 30+-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, he is a safety and lean manufacturing aficionado who enjoys improving efficiencies while eliminating waste. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He says being here to support the mission is a wonderful feeling.

Cindy Bernsen
Chief Financial Officer

Since 2020, Cindy has managed all financial aspects of the organization, ensuring BCI remains healthy and its mission stays strong for years to come. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is both a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. The favorite parts of her job are knowing she’s on a team that makes a difference in the lives of others and, of course, the hugs and high fives.

Katie Jones
Chief Program Officer, Organizational Employment & Advocacy

Katie leads the organizational employment program and ensures our mission is met across the entire employment continuum. She manages the ESS team, maintains accreditations with funders and agencies, and keeps up with legislative issues pertaining to disability employment. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she loves that no two days are the same—and the mission, the people, make every part of her work worthwhile.

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Matt Jannings
Chief Program Officer, Competitive Employment

Matt joined BCI in 2020 with a diverse background in employment services, recruitment, and nonprofit leadership. With a demonstrated track record of building programs and relationships that create opportunities for people with disabilities, he is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential and articulate their value. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership.

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Jeremy Sutton
Chief Program Officer, Skills Center

Jeremy is responsible for developing each of the courses and associated learning materials for all Skills Center programs. Jeremy joined BCI in 2018 with 18 years of experience at Ranken Technical College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a master’s degree in Counselor Education. Jeremy’s favorite part of the job is seeing and hearing about the successes Skills Center graduates are having in their careers.

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Brian Corrigan
Director of Sales

Brian is responsible for selling BCI’s packaging services and mission to companies of all kinds. He has worked in packaging sales and manufacturing since earning his bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics in 1982. His favorite part of the job (and his greatest motivation) is knowing that each new customer means new opportunities for adults with disabilities.

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Stacy Cordes
Director of Human Resources

Stacy is responsible for making sure all employees have a meaningful, positive and safe work environment. She joined BCI in 2021 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. Even before beginning her career, she always worked in service roles. So, it comes as no surprise that, still today, her favorite moments on the job are the smiles she sees whenever she helps people.

Dee Gerstenkorn
Director of Marketing and Communication

Dee joined BCI in 2016 and is responsible for raising awareness of our programs and services. With a bachelor’s in Mass Comm and skills built over a long career, she enjoys telling BCI’s stories and supporting co-workers with special projects. While she knew of Boone Center since childhood, she was hooked to work here after just one tour. Her favorite “hat” is photographer because there is never a shortage of fun or success to document.

Kristin Williams
Director of Development

Kristin is responsible for raising money to support our mission and vision. Joining BCI in 2022, her entire professional career has been with non-profits. She considers herself a storyteller and loves sharing how our programs and services change lives. She also enjoys watching guests engage with the employees while they tour and often hears, “what an amazing operation!” Want a tour? Give Kristin a call. She would be happy to host you!

Kari-Anne Sedlack
Human Resources Generalist

Kari-Anne wears many hats but is primarily responsible for recruiting, onboarding, and managing benefit enrollments, leaves and claims. With a bachelor’s in Elementary Ed, she worked with kids for nine years before changing fields. Joining BCI in 2021, she is a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. She says HR for nonprofits is such meaningful work, and she truly enjoys interacting with the team.

Nikki McQuaid
IT Analyst

Nikki manages information technology and intelligence reporting and is a Google Certified IT Support Professional. She started as an intern while earning her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and stayed full time after graduation in 2017. She enjoys creating reports that drive informed decisions and providing users with the IT tools and support they need to fulfill our mission.

Desmond McNeil

Desmond (Dez) McNeil
Transportation Manager

Dez is responsible for seeking solutions to create a more sufficient transportation system for adults with disabilities in our region. He is working with public transportation providers to create better, more reliable transportation for BCI employees and clients. His Marine Corps training coupled with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management is an ideal complement that will undoubtedly yield workable, scalable solutions.