Why we exist
What we love about information can be exactly what frustrates us about information. There’s too much information. It’s not organized. I can’t find what I’m looking for. I know I saw that somewhere. And that’s only about the information you create for yourself or your organization. With respect to information you find (in print and on the internet), basically anything you didn’t create or observe yourself, in addition to the frustrations listed above, you have the added burden of deciding if what you’ve discovered is factual and can be used for decision-making. I understand and feel your pain! I founded Hunter Knowledge and Insights to address all of those needs and help organizations sift through the ever growing mountain of data and information – to create knowledge and use it to make informed decisions.
What we do
Hunter Knowledge and Insights, LLC based in Illinois, offers professional services focused on leveraging data and information assets. We can analyze, manage, and communicate your information and knowledge assets to realize insights for informed decision-making. If you’re just getting started, we can help create content and work with you on organization and placement. We work with your team in the most effective combination of onsite and online collaboration. We also offer seminars and workshops on various information retrieval and digital media topics. A catalog of our current seminars are listed at Seminars and Workshops. If what you need isn’t listed, we are happy to create a custom program for you.
Who we are
Valeria L. Hunter, Founder and Principal Consultant
Valeria Hunter is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Hunter Knowledge and Insights, LLC – a management consulting firm that provides services in data, information, and knowledge management. Retired from BP plc, her last role was leading Organizational Learning for Downstream (Refining and Marketing) Capital Projects, where she devised a knowledge management framework and implemented various knowledge management processes, systems and tools for her internal refining, petrochemical, pipeline, lubricants and other global refining and marketing clients. Valeria spent a total of seventeen years at BP in a variety of businesses and roles that included project management in alternative energy, business development in crude oil pipeline transportation, project portfolio management, financial analysis, and divestment analysis.
Prior to joining BP, Valeria was Senior Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute in Richland, Washington. During her time at PNNL Valeria collaborated on and is co-author of a book chapter, several scientific reports and presentations on various aspects of the clean-up of radioactive wastes at the Hanford Site in Washington State. Valeria has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of engineering, finance, project management, and knowledge management roles in the energy industry.
Valeria holds the MBA and MLIS and earned her undergraduate subject education in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. An advocate of the benefits of networking and continuous learning, Valeria markets educational content and promotes events as volunteer Digital Media Manager for KM Chicago, and has been a Social Media Manager of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). She is a member of AIIM, AIIP, Beta Phi Mu Library and Information Science Honor Society, and is on the Alumni Council of the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. In addition to her consulting work and volunteer service, Valeria serves on the Board of Directors of a small business in Chicago and teaches technology classes at her local public library.
Contact Valeria via email at: valeria @ valerialhunter.com