Disability Group, the Nation's Premier Disability Advocacy Group, Announces the Promotion of Two Executive Staff Members

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Ella Pennington is Promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Lou Blanchard Named as Chief Sales Officer

Disability Group, the second largest nationwide advocacy group, announced today the promotion of two of its executives. Lou Blanchard has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer while Ella Pennington has been named as Chief Operating Officer.

Blanchard most recently served as Director of Sales Operations for Disability Group, and was responsible for identifying the specific benefits that each prospective new client of Disability Group deserves based on case criteria. In his new role as Chief Sales Officer, Blanchard will be responsible for managing the internal daily operations of the case analyst department, expanding the services offered to prospective clients, and overseeing the management of each prospective new disability client inquiry.

Blanchard has 15 years of experience managing and leading client acquisition strategies, business development operations and case analysis for legal firms. In 1997, he joined forces with Ron Miller, Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group, at Miller & Associates. During his tenure at Miller & Associates, Blanchard held positions of responsibility leading operations, marketing and attorney management of the firm.

Pennington has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer from a position of Vice President of Operations where she was responsible for ensuring that those with disabilities are able live fulfilling lives by aggressively securing the benefits that each client deserves. In her new role, Pennington will be responsible for monitoring and managing the quality of services each client receives from Disability Group, and continuing to streamline and enhance current internal systems and processes.

Pennington is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience building, leading and empowering technology, operations and finance teams. Prior to joining Disability Group as the Vice President of Operations, Pennington served as Chief Information Officer at Crystal Stairs where she provided executive oversight to enterprise-wide projects designed to expand services, reduce legal exposure and improve quality of services. Pennington is a member of Project Management Institute, on the Board of Trustees at Pitzer College, and a Board Member of National Women’s Political Caucus. She has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an MPH from UCLA School of Public Health.

“We are pleased to announce that these key members of the Disability Group team have been promoted to positions of increased responsibility,” stated Ron Miller, Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group. “These promotions recognize the significant contributions that each of these talented executives has made to Disability Group and will continue to make in the lives of each and every client we serve.”

About Disability Group:
Founded in 2004 in Los Angeles, California, Disability Group (http://www.disabilitygroup.com) is dedicated to serving the needs of the disabled as the second largest nationwide advocacy groups. With locations nationwide, Disability Group serves clients' Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income needs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories.

For more information, visit http://www.disabilitygroup.com or call Linda Fisk at 424-243-8337.

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