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Our Purpose:

SWAG furthers the mission of IPAC within the Southwest region.

Our Goals:

  • Learning about best practices in employment assessment;
  • Connecting research and the science of assessment with practice;
  • Creating a forum in which to meet others in the field and build a network of employment assessment professionals;
  • Providing opportunities in which to discuss innovative ideas and pioneer new concepts relating to employment assessment; and
  • Providing updates regarding legal and regulatory issues facing the assessment field.

Why Join:

Members of SWAG will have a network of other assessment professionals in their region that can serve as valuable resources for combating problems and finding solutions unique to the area. 

Our Mission:

SWAG Membership is included with IPAC dues. So, if you are an IPAC member in the Southwest, you are eligible for SWAG membership! Not an IPAC member? Visit us at for more information about the benefits of IPAC membership!

2019 - 2020 SWAG Chapter Officers


Erin Smith

Selection & Assessment Specialist,
City of Dallas

Kathleen Walker
Employment Services Manager,
City of Little Rock


Mallory Wright


Louisiana Tech University

Stephen Mueller
Vice President, Talent Metrics,

Caliper Management Inc.

Vinay Patel
Selection & Assessment Analyst,
City of Dallas

Immediate Past-Chair
Drew Yurkon

Test Validation Administrator
City of Dallas

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