Our Team
Our team members are dedicated to what it takes for your organization to be successful.
Your success is our success! 

Katie Avant



  Katie began her career as a software consultant with IBM providing organizations with software solutions tailored for their specific needs including systems for nonprofit. In 1995 Katie was introduced to iMIS.  Twenty-five years later and Katie is excited at the advancement she has been a part of as she has watched iMIS evolve into its current Cloud offering.  Katie loves learning all about your organization and then transferring that knowledge into designing iMIS to fit your specific requirements.  As you get to know Katie you will learn that at the core of her being is the desire to fulfill Avant-Garde’s commitment to your complete satisfaction.

Dustin Branch

Application Developer


  Our newest team member, Dustin has been in love with technology and programming since his involvement with his High School robotics team. His passion has grown and he recently celebrated his first published mobile application. His drive for expanding his repertoire has prepared him for the role of Application Developer here at Avant-Garde. With a degree from Southeastern in Information Technology, he still enjoys learning new things, adapting to change, and improving his skill set by working in the field every day and finding new ways to solve problems as a team.


Abigail Landry

Marketing Advisor

   Abigail is one of our newest team members, she has a degree from LSU in Marketing, she has found a passion in Social Media Marketing. To her, marketing means wearing many different hats, but good thing she has an outfit to go with every assignment. Working from home is not her favorite but she is very capable and adaptable to any situation life throws at her. When she’s not on the clock, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband Kyle, family, friends, and her Golden Retriever – Ace.

Joshua Deville

Senior Application Developer

  Josh is one of those talented guys who can float between software development and IT support.  Such a great asset to the Avant-Garde team when a situation presents itself and you question “is it the software or is it the environment?”. 

After completing his bachelor degree in Computer Science at Southeastern Louisiana University he pursued career choices that fed his desire to work with new and emerging technology to solve puzzles and everyday challenges.  Josh has played an important role in developing integrations between iMIS and multiple 3rd party programs.  We haven’t found anything that he can’t figure out a solution for.

Warren Duncan

Director of Business Operations

  Warren graduated from Baton Rouge Community College with associates of science in Business and in Social Science he also graduated from Slidell Baptist Seminary with a BA in Theology.

As Director of Business Operations, Warren has a full list of responsibilities at AGCS, including developing business management goals and objectives that tend to growth and prosperity. Designing and implementing business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals. Ensuring that the company has the adequate and suitable resources to complete its activities. He enjoys the fast pace of overseeing the day to day operations of the company and making sure his team is operating smoothly.


Sean Hairston

Information Technology Manager

  With his degree from Mississippi State in Business Information Systems, certification for Microsoft in MCSA, and 12 years of experience working in the IT field, Sean works hard to satisfy all our client’s IT needs. Whether it be troubleshooting hardware and software issues, performing tasks for the clients, working on IT projects, or suggesting IT products, Sean’s dedication and experience in the association industry makes him a valuable asset to our team of experts.

Shanti Pampana

Applications Developer

For anything from website design, iMIS standard/custom functionality in front end or back end, Shanti is the master expert to talk to. By master, we mean she holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Computer Science, and an Information Technology certification. Shanti has always loved empowering and helping others develop and maintain creative and out of the box technology needs with a good user experience. That makes her a Great Guru for all of us. With more than 9 years of iMIS experience, not only does she have the knowledge to format the RiSE CMS to your specifications, she also has the creative design flair to make your project a reality.

Dorothy Stutes

Software Consultant

Before working with iMIS Dorothy developed custom programs for accounting and job costing clients.  This experience gave Dorothy the perfect background for what she does today.
Dorothy provides support for our iMIS clients from migrating data, Crystal Reports and IQAs, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the iMIS data structures.  Dorothy is your go-to for data conversions, implementation projects and training.
Dorothy is a graduate of Midwestern State University in north Texas. She and her husband currently live in Baton Rouge, where Dorothy did graduate work at LSU and became a proud Tiger fan & New Orleans Saints season ticket holder.


Jacob Thomas

Information Systems Consultant

   Jacob joins Dorothy in coming to us from the heart of Texas.  He moved to Baton Rouge from Houston TX to pursue a degree at LSU in business administration.  Doesn’t take you long to find out that Jacob has a big heart for helping our clients figure out what’s on going on from software questions to printer issues.  Jacob says that each day he enjoys having an opportunity to solve yet another puzzle.