Rapidly Growing IT Firm Appoints New Management Roles

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Cindy Brown and Shala Pelloni Rise to New Career Heights at Annese & Associates, Inc.

Cindy Brown, Shala Pelloni

Cindy Brown, pictured top. Shala Pelloni, pictured below.

In five short years, we have more than doubled in size, and with this growth, have opened up many new positions, new departments, and even new offices. Career development and training remain top of mind for us in 2014 and beyond.

Annese & Associates, Inc., an integrated communications systems provider, is pleased to announce that two long-time employees, Cindy Brown and Shala Pelloni, have been promoted to new managerial positions, effective immediately. Annese, which is celebrating its 44th year in business this April, attributes the rapid, steady growth that the company has experienced within the last five years to the new opportunities for employees to advance along their career path.

"Over the history of our company, we are thrilled that dozens of employees have had the opportunity for advancement within Sales, the Project Management Office, Engineering, IT, Administration, Marketing, and Management,“ said Francine Annese Apy, VP of Human Resources. “In five short years, we have more than doubled in size, and with this growth, have opened up many new positions, new departments, and even new offices. Career development and training remain top of mind for us in 2014 and beyond.”

The company added 25 employees to its total headcount in 2013 and grew annual revenue from $67M to $84M from 2012 to 2013. Annese currently has 112 employees across nine offices throughout New York State and into New England.

Cindy Brown has been promoted from the role of Financial Services Manager to Director of Financial Services. Cindy is based in the company’s founding Herkimer, NY office, and will continue to report to Joe LoRe, Chief Financial Officer.

Cindy is a graduate of Herkimer County Community College and began with Annese in 1983 as an Administrative Assistant. Cindy is responsible for reviewing and processing all corporate expenses and administers payments to vendors. She manages the Financial Services Team and oversees employee compensation, departmental budgets, reimbursements, and corporate monthly financial closing statements.

“Cindy’s contributions in process and efficiency over the last 30 years have been instrumental to our growth,” said Joe LoRe. “We look forward to her continued professional dedication as we move into 2014 and beyond.”

Shala Pelloni has been promoted from the position of Account Service Associate Manager to Account Services Manager. Shala is based in Rhode Island and will continue to report to Cindy Brown, Director of Financial Services.

Shala is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and has been with Annese since July, 2007, when she began as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Shala is responsible for the daily coordination of managing and processing sales and maintains daily contact with each office to identify any gaps or delays. She works to establish departmental procedures and standards to improve efficiency of assigned operations. She is also a member of the company’s Training and Development Team to assist in the successful on-boarding of new employees.

“Shala has proven herself time and time again to be a valued member of the operations team as well as a strong leader,” said Cindy Brown. “She has earned the respect of her team and they look to her for support and guidance each day. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shala over the last few years and she works hard to keep all the teams up to date so we can continue the level of support we have all come to depend on. Her promotion to Account Service Manager is very well deserved.”

Annese is a company committed to employee satisfaction, recognized as a 3-time New York State Best Company to Work for.

Visit http://www.annese.com/Careers to see current open positions.

About Annese & Associates, Inc.
Expertise. Relationships. Innovation. Throughout the past four decades, these principles have established the foundation upon which Annese & Associates has emerged as the trusted adviser to our customers, partners, and communities. With a full-circle approach to integrating communications systems, Annese wraps professional and managed services around Infrastructure, Collaboration and Data Center Virtualization solutions. Guided by our services methodology, we design an end-to-end IT experience for our clients, implementing the tools of today and administering a plan for tomorrow. Our business is the art, science, and passion of connecting devices to networks, people to people, and ideas to action.

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Christina Nordquist
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