Driving Performance


Driving Performance



Frank M. Auer

General Manager

Frank M. Auer is a founder of Praeses. As CEO, he leads the company’s executive team and is actively involved in the development and implementation of corporate strategy. Prior to founding Praeses, Frank practiced law in Shreveport, leading his firm in growth from two attorneys to ten over a ten-year span. He was an officer in the Shreveport Bar Association. Frank founded Praeses with a former client in 1987.

Frank holds a JD from Louisiana State University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. 

Ann Day


As President of Praeses, Ann Day leads the company’s strategic, operational and business development efforts. Her expertise is the culmination of 17 years at Praeses. In her most recent role as Director of the Correctional Services Division, Ann expanded the company’s footprint and service offerings throughout the United States. She utilizes her deep experience with various complex technologies, contractual strategies and operational enhancements to lead and support all of Praeses’ divisions, including Business Technologies, Correctional Services and Government Programs. 

Ann holds a BS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and is a native of northwest Louisiana.

Matt King

Director, Correctional Services

Matt King is Director of Correctional Services. He oversees all operational division activities and employees—providing services to nearly 300 correctional facilities across the USA, including multiple state-level departments of correction, county sheriff’s offices, and private and regional jails. Matt is responsible for developing programs that enable Praeses to track all activities associated with inmate communications, commissary, food service and ancillary services and to identify and collect earned but unpaid commissions or identify cost savings for clients. Matt began his career at Praeses as a National Account Manager and has advanced to his current position as Director.

Matt holds a BA in Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

Chris Nolen

Director, Government Programs

Chris Nolan is Director of Government Programs. He spent his early career working at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, MD. Originally working with core intelligence missions, Chris pivoted into software systems engineering in support of those missions and led multiple enterprise-level software efforts there. He later joined Praeses to lead the Government Programs Division, bringing his DoD and IC experience into the research and product development arena. He is especially interested in studying how humans assimilate information, and how to improve data analysis and visualization techniques based on human cognition studies.

Chris holds a BS in Business Administration (dual focus in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Organizational Behavior) from Louisiana State University – Shreveport.

We help companies become more competitive through software automation.

Praeses develops customized software solutions and analytics-backed services to solve workplace challenges for industry, government agencies, and correctional facilities. We provide innovative thinking and an unwavering commitment to customer service.


Phone: 318.424.8125

Toll Free: 800.333.8856

Fax: 318.213.8137

330 Marshall Street, Suite 800

Shreveport, LA 71101