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Chip Hartman, ETP Editor -n- Chief and  Co-author of "Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs". ETP Recognized Member Business Partner.
2009 Excellence Award
CEO & Founder of MeridiaSystems.com, media communications company of choice for designing the ETP brochureCore experience in writing and technical documentation, corporate web development, content design, development, and maintenance, public relations, graphics, e-learning, executive presentation design and delivery. Strong experience in design of high-impact marketing communications, personal branding strategies and webinars, etc. Primary goal: Integrating content, technology, and design for high-impact marketing and web communications.

ETP Volunteer Services Director, Barbara Alexander
2010 Excellence Award
Senior marketing executive offering over 19 years of accomplishments marketing diverse products such as hardware, software, professional and consulting services, marketing services, and other products in a B2B and B2C environment. Demonstrated expertise in direct marketing strategies, marketing communications, and call center improvements to increase business results (revenue, leads, ROI). Developed marketing strategies for Fortune 100/500/1000 companies, and participated in global marketing projects.  Background includes rich experience working on marketing initiatives from both the client side and agency side, spearheading marketing teams for one of the world’s largest direct marketing agencies, reengineering marketing organizations to support business goals, leading a call center and managing vendors.

Thomas E. Kenny, Jersey Shore Networking Group Founder
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Most Valuable Player Award
Software Engineer specializing in the design and implementation of enterprise applications. Expertise in designing and developing test automation tools of business process workflow management applications. Proven track record of implementing enterprise database applications and inter-system data interfaces, as well as database and system administration.

Manhattan Networking Group Faculty & ETP Public Relations Director, Phyllis Shelton
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Excellence Award
CEO & President, iPower Global Solutions - Perform organizational functions such as media, community, consumer, industry, and governmental relations; political campaigns; and interest-group representation.  Obtain, analyze and prepare promotional, informational items and press releases for publication and circulation to the mass media in the form of news and feature articles.  Assist in developing and planning promotional programs to publicize and promote events through a variety of media.

Aaron Cohen, Central New Jersey Networking Group Co-Founder
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Executive Committee Achievement Award
Accomplished senior technical executive with extensive experience managing the business of translating critical needs into technical solutions
- Exceptional team development and technology management

Jersey Shore Networking Group Faculty, Michele (Young) Battista
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Excellence Award
Performed various roles in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Previously, as a Business Analyst and Release Manager supporting a Managed Care Contracting System where interfaced between the business, external vendors and development team members both locally and in Malaysia for enhancements, data modifications or break fix ticket resolution (Change Management). Prioritized open break fix tickets with the business to merge into the software release cycle. Performed system validation utilizing the application and Microsoft Access or Toad in UAT and Production environments. Subject Matter Expert for bringing consumer product from market conception to on the shelf.


Lou Piombino, North Bergen County Networking Group Co-Founder
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Outstanding Leadership Team Award

Real world, hands-on, Project and Program Manager with over 7 years experience in scoping, communicating, planning, and leading complex projects to successful delivery using matrix teams.  Complimentary experience as a Product Manager and Programmer/Designer, brings an array of knowledge, ideas and guidance in the management of not only Projects, but also Product and Client development.  Extended background across multiple industries, as an employee as well as consultant, by way of two fortune 50 companies, two technical start-ups, and 1 active merger.  Conversant across a broad range of technologies: Web, Embedded Engineering, Wireless(satellite/cellular/RFID), EDI and IVR.

ETP Charlotte Networking Group Founder, Amanda Sherman
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Excellence Award
Full Service Consultation and Coordination for Weddings and Special Events;Birthdays and Anniversaries;Themed Parties, Bridal and Baby Showers;Corporate Events.  As a wedding/event planner I am able to perform the duties that the bride/groom or the client does not have the time or want the pressure. As a planner I am often asked to create all types of theme events. 
Organizing weddings is an event I enjoy and knowing that I am able to make the couple satisfied is a special honor. As a planner I posses impressive negotiating and business skills to haggle with the numerous vendors etc... flowers, music, food, and so forth. As a planner I am here to help you stay with in your budget and to help you save money as well as troubleshoot any issues that might arise between the client and the vendor. I will work with the bride and groom at least a year before their wedding day.


Keith Gross, North Bergen County Networking Group Co-Founder
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Outstanding Leadership Team Award Winner
Highly successful, motivated, and results oriented Sales Professional that consistently meets objectives. Team player with strong follow-up skills and the ability to interact with all levels within an organization.  Specialties: Branded and Private Label sales experience for consumer packaged goods.
Central New Jersey Networking Group Co-Founder, Laura Cohen
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Excellence Award
Credit and risk management professional. Underwriter for global technology leasing and financing transactions to enterprise companies.

James Ledwith, Member Services Coordinator
Solid organization, time management and planning skills. Successfully worked in a team, alone and in supervised environments. Communicates effectively with team members and management. Managed and trained new hires, temps, and summer interns. Enjoy writing software documentation and teaching end-users. Specialties: Install, configure & troubleshoot workstations/servers and recommended/performed PC & laptop, hardware and peripheral equipment improvements, upgrades and repairs. Smoothly handled moves/additions and responded promptly to change requests.  Constructed, installed and tested customized configurations based on various platforms and operating systems.

North Bergen County Networking Group Faculty, Maureen Kinsey
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Outstanding Leadership Team Award
Lead by example treating all with respect and consideration, affect positive change throughout organizations, upgrade and enhance services for delivery providers.
Specialties: Expert senior business partner, building strategic and project relationships, interviewing and O/D, serve as a trusted advisor to officers, change management facilitation



Adelaida Rodriguez, Lamplighter Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
2009 Excellence Award
Self employed CEO of ME, Inc. entrepreneur. Contributing Writer of the Lamplighter Newsletter. She is a Project Manager Professional (PMP), Business Analyst/ Consultant at the Warranty Recovery Specialist, LLC.

ETP Lamplighter Newsletter Proofreader, Barbara Daisak
2010 Excellence Award
IT Instructor - Develop plans and strategies for course roll out. Implemented new systems and workflows in organizations including Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Legal, and Academic industries.  Implementation and emphasis of Kirkpatrick course evaluation methodology and measurement of targeted training initiatives.  Apply and emphasize surveys and measures for project success and on the job transfer of training.  Strengths in Instruction and presentation for targeted technical training curriculum in individual, distance, remote, classroom, and small group formats.  Design and Delivery of custom blended training courses and workshops for local, regional, and global clients and customers.

Eric Nilsson, ETP Lamplighter Newsletter Designer
2010 Excellence Award
Consultant at Professional Service Group of New Brunswick. Previously Eric was Systems Analyst and Marketing Director at Professional Service Group of New Brunswick and Legacy Systems Administrator at North Jersey Media Group.

ETP Recognized Member Business Partner, Tony Cretella
CEO & Founder of Custom Sign Source - vendor of choice for ETP event banners.
As an entrepreneur of a small and growing business Tony wears many hats, from Sales and Marketing to Operations, from Finance to Human Resources. Tony's goal is to keep his employees busy, productive, motivated and enthused while keeping our customers 100% satisfied. Tony asks his customers to tell us if they are unhappy and to tell everyone if they are happy. So far, we haven’t heard a thing and everyone else has.  We plan to grow our business slowly and steadily through innovation by providing high quality and high value products and services, be easy to deal with and strive to exceed expectations.

Peter Hansen, Jersey Shore Networking Group Faculty
2010 Excellence Award
Product & business development professional with a proven track record of delivery and a positive, competitive spirit who can move an organization forward. Leads by a model of honesty, integrity, creativity, passion and persistence. Excels at understanding customer needs and providing a compelling, profitable solution for both the customer and the business, with an eye toward long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.  Solid reputation for identifying and transforming ideas and opportunities into action and growing a business.

Manhattan Networking Group Faculty, Denise Hamilton
2010 Leadership Excellence Award
Information Technology professional certified in business continuity with extensive experience in the infrastructure environment as a manager and technician. Solid reputation for problem resolution in a fast paced global environment.  Develop and maintain disaster recovery (DR) procedures, infrastructure, authorize change management requests, operations liaison, business liaison, application liaison, team leader for IT projects and management of a global team.


Sam Anson, Mercer County Networking Group Faculty
Business Development Executive for a multi national staffing company, direct hire and consultant, focusing on the placement of IT professionals in the NYC metro area. Sam looks for new clients with placement opportunities and manage the business relationship of new clients.

Manhattan Networking Group Faculty, Ronald Richards
Information Technology professional certified in business continuity with extensive experience in the infrastructure environment as a manager and technician. Solid reputation for problem resolution in a fast paced global environment.  Develop and maintain disaster recovery (DR) procedures, infrastructure, authorize change management requests, operations liaison, business liaison, application liaison, team leader for IT projects and management of a global team.
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