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Written by Michael Ares, Director of Communications   

Positions Signal Increased Growth for Leading IT Professionals Group

Atlanta, GA, April 6, 2009 – The Atlanta Chapter of AITP – the Association of Information Technology Professionals (www.aitpatlanta.org) – today announced the appointment of two new positions at the non-profit organization for IT professionals.  Michael Ares, President of communications consultancy IR/PR Bandwidth, has been named to serve as Director of Communications, while Dan Beckett, Senior Partner at SAPIE Consulting, will serve as Director of Online Operations.

Ares is an experienced corporate marketing executive with more than 25 years of proven expertise in providing corporate positioning, strategic marketing, crisis communications and investor relations counsel to emerging and established enterprises in technology-based industries and other highly competitive markets.  His experience includes successful start-ups as well as industry-leading corporations and global agencies in Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Dallas and New York City.

Beckett's international career has spanned many aspects of IT and business operations, from project management and IT service delivery in the construction engineering industry  to website and web application solutions delivery, TV advertising sales and the launch of digital and interactive TV services.  His corporate operations experience includes HR, finance, legal, facilities management, business continuity, IS security and fraud prevention.

John Kosar, President of the AITP Atlanta Chapter and Senior Account Executive at Thompson Technologies noted that the appointment of Ares and Beckett signals recent growth of the chapter’s membership as well as its expanding professional education and information exchange initiatives.  “We are pleased to have Michael and Dan aboard as we move ahead in building AITP’s position as the premier professional organization focusing on the needs of Atlanta’s information technology professionals.”

About AITP Atlanta Chapter

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) was founded in 1951 to provide learning and growth opportunities to data processing managers and staff through networking, chapter activities, conferences, seminars, and special interest groups.  Today, AITP offers industry leadership and opportunities for professional development and personal growth to 7,000 professional and student members.  AITP helps members grow professionally and personally through its chapters, conferences, web portal, affiliate programs, and advocacy.  Share and exchange experiences and knowledge solutions with peers, participate in educational activities including workshops, meetings, and conferences.  Atlanta Chapter AITP members are IT managers and others interested in the technology management issues of Georgia, the nation and the world.


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