March 20, 2008- As the Connect National Network!™ continues to expand to over 1,000 high schools, 200 colleges, and over 500,000 users in 2008, we have welcomed several new faces to the ConnectEdu team that will help us continue to better serve both our high school and college partners. From account management to product management, our new group of team members comes to us from backgrounds in education, technology, and business.
Our major focus in 2008 continues to be to provide our high school partners the support and resources that they need to be successful. Along those lines, we have added more key folks to our Professional Services team under the direction of Jim Sears, our Vice President of Client Relations. Joining the CDU team as Account Managers are Merridith Okonkwor and Ella Dunasky (both in Michigan) and Christine Canestri (Connecticut). Also working with our high school partners to make sure that counselors are receiving the training they need is our new Learning Solutions and Support Trainer, Linda Lauritano, who joins us after having worked in a local high school guidance department.
Joining the team this spring as the new cross-functional Product Manager is Justin Souza. The position of Product Manager is key at this important stage at CDU as Justin will be managing user feedback and all other activities that impact Connect! Other additions to the team include: David Silbermann (Sr. Project Manager), Adrian Mendoza (Sr. UI Designer), Dionne Frazier (Sr. Accountant), and Cary Issenberg (Marketing Co-op).
These new additions will play a key role in helping us build on our relationships with existing high school and college partners as well as add to our network. Welcome all to the ConnectEdu Team!