Neighborhood America Hires Industry Veteran Jim Haughwout As CIO To Spearhead Technology Development

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Jim Haughwout joins Neighborhood America as CIO and Vice President of Technology Development. Haughwout's expertise will ensure the company's award-winning ELAvate platform will remain in front of emerging marketplace.

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They have developed tremendous vision and technology that are changing how government agencies and companies engage people on a daily basis. I look forward to contributing to our customers' success through our ELAvate platform.

Neighborhood America announces the expansion of its executive leadership with the hiring of Jim Haughwout as CIO and Vice President of Technology Development. An industry veteran with a proven track record of delivering results for Fortune 1000 companies including AOL, Amgen, Booz Allen Hamilton and Lockheed Martin, Haughwout will spearhead the company's technology development, innovation and strategic product visioning.

Prior to joining Neighborhood America, Jim's leadership at Amgen led to a 21-fold increase in project completion rate across a $70 million technology portfolio. While serving as Technology Director for Architecture and Core Systems at AOL, he created integrated platforms and used reliability engineering to achieve up-times exceeding 99.999% while delivering over 11,000 transactions per second, 24x7x365.

"We welcome Jim to our leadership team and are excited about the contributions he will make toward our aggressive growth plans," said David Bankston, Executive Vice President and CTO. "With his extensive expertise in innovation, development and delivery, Jim is ideally qualified to enable us to meet the rising demand for enterprise social networks through our award-winning ELAvate platform, and remain in front of an emerging marketplace."

Haughwout's experience spans both the public and private sectors, providing him with the foundation needed to deliver world-class solutions to the company's three industry sectors: business, media and government. He holds a Masters Degree in Business and Government Affairs from Harvard University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT.

"I am proud to join the Neighborhood America team," said Haughwout. "They have developed tremendous vision and technology that are changing how government agencies and companies engage people on a daily basis. I look forward to contributing to our customers' success through our ELAvate platform."

About Neighborhood America
Neighborhood America's ELAvate solution was named the software industry's 'best social networking solution' for enterprises, honored with the 2008 Codie Award. ELAvate enables companies to build online and mobile communities to engage consumers, facilitate ongoing dialogue around their brand, and gain continued business intelligence. Brands such as Scripps Networks, FOX News, and Adidas rely on Neighborhood America for its award-winning technology and commitment to guide them through the entire community-building process -- from strategy, through implementation, to ultimate success. Learn how your company can gain a competitive advantage by visiting: neighborhoodamerica.com.

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