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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Nov. 18, 2009 -Virtual, Inc., a technology-focused association management company, has hired a number of new employees and promoted several senior staff members, reflecting both recent growth in its client roster and the expansion of activities at established clients.

The following new staff members have joined the company:

  • Paula  Antista, Meeting and Event Coordinator, assists in planning and executing  meetings and events for Virtual’s global clients. Her background includes  several years in meeting and travel planning.
  • Cindy  Adams, Director of Operations, PCI Security Standards Council, brings to  Virtual many years of IT program management and technical experience in broadly  diversified industries, including financial services, technology,  communications, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing. Most recently, she was  Vice President, IT Program Manager at State Street Global Advisors.
  • John Kenific,  Web Services Project Manager, has more than 10 years of consulting/technical  project management experience working with such clients as the United States Senate, Fidelity Investments and IBM. In his new position, he provides Virtual’s clients with customized Web solutions, and is responsible for all Web  project management.
  • Russell  Kuhl, Senior Director of Information Technology, has spent much of his  13-year IT career as a hands-on team member and an IT project manager, and has extensive experience in designing remote workplaces, with a focus on security. He  holds a number of certifications, including CISSP and CEH.
  • Clare  Madden, Senior Client Program Director, has day-to-day operational  oversight of several clients, provides leadership to internal teams and  counsels clients on strategies to foster their growth. In addition to 10 years  of association experience, she served as a Congressional Aide for several  years.
  • Lisa  Tracey, Program Manager, comes to Virtual following stints as Business  Analyst and Project Manager at industrial and financial services companies.
  • Regina  Young, Program Manager, brings more than six years of varied program  management experience in the non-profit/entrepreneurial arena to her new  position.
  • Christina  Zagami, Senior Financial Analyst, prepares client financial reports and  yearly budgets, and coordinates tax filings. She spent 18 years at 3Com  Corporation in various finance and supply chain positions, culminating in a  business operations role overseeing all the databases that fed the company’s  automated financial reporting tools.

Promoted senior staff members include Rebekka Bennett, now Events Manager; Paula Berger, now Executive Director of the NFC Forum, Inc.; Janice Carroll, now Vice President of Client Services; Ruth Cassidy, now Vice President of Communications; and Terry Lowney, now Vice President of Finance and Administration.

About Virtual, Inc.
Virtual, Inc. is an association management company that combines advanced technology, industry best practices and innovation to provide associations with world-class operations, driving key business processes so that clients can focus on their missions. Over the past 10 years, Virtual has won dozens of national and regional awards for marketing, public relations, technology and association management programs and services. More information is available at or from Bruce Rogers, +1 781-876-6209,