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Steven Anderson

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Edward Jones
B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in MIS, 1989
Steve currently has responsibility for Books & Records, Packaged Products, Canada and UK IS departments at Edward Jones. Specifically, he is responsible for Jones' customer accounts, Mutual Fund, Insurance Trading, Branch and Home Office systems supporting US, Canada and UK businesses. The major projects / efforts include:
  • All regulatory efforts
  • New products and services
  • Real Time Books and Records
  • Problem Management / Reduction
  • Growth of Canada and UK businesses
Prior to joining Edward Jones, Steve worked for Brown Shoe Company as a programmer within their IS division. His key responsibilities were supporting our warehouse inventory systems, sales forecast systems and working with a team to define how Brown could utilize a client server platform and leverage the internet. These were the early days when the Windows platform was evolving and languages such as Visual Basic were entering the market.

Anderson started with Edward Jones in 1993 while pursuing my second masters degree, Masters Information Management at Washington University. Learning has always been an important part of his life, as he spent most of the 1980s and 1990s in class rooms.

His Words of Wisdom: Never stop learning. It makes life fun.

We sat down with Steve and asked him some questions.
  • Why did you decide to come to UMSL?
  • Why did you pursue a career in information systems?
  • What college classes did you find most useful to your career?
  • If you were in college today, what courses would you take?
  • How did you continue your education after your first degree?
  • How did you find your first job?
  • In what non-academic activities did you participate in college that you would recommend to others (and why)?
  • How would you change your career if you had it to do all over again?
  • What advice would you give to someone just starting in the field?
  • Look into your crystal ball. What do you see changing in the IS field in the future?
  • If you would like to ask Steve a question, you can email him at steve.anderson at

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