Virtual Inc., Announces New Hires to Support Technology Consortia and Professional Societies Client Growth

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New Management Additions Brings Varied Skill Sets, Experience, and Expertise to Virtual’s Professional Services

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 5, 2020 – Virtual Inc., the leading provider of professional services to technology consortia and professional societies, added new management-level staff members to a variety of departments across the company today. The Events, People & Culture, and Client Services groups all expanded to support over 90 Virtual clients worldwide. These recent additions to Virtual’s team will bring a wide variety of talents and expertise to the company.

“Finding the right people to drive success for our clients is a priority at Virtual,” said Andy Freed, president, and CEO, Virtual Inc. “We have been fortunate in that the experience and skill sets this group brings with them to the company are unique to Virtual. They will be important contributors to their teams and for our clients. I’m looking forward to working with them and seeing their success impact our client’s mission to achieve their mission and make a mark on the world.”

The additions to the Virtual Inc. team include:

  • John Lessard, Director of Client Services, graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature. Prior to joining Virtual, John successfully ran his own small business in the retail gifting industry for 18 years. Before John became a successful entrepreneur, he worked at Virtual Inc., in the Events Department.
  • Alyssa Rhodes McArdle, Events Manager, graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor’s degree in English and Media Studies. She was working on the venue side of events in corporate sales and conference management at luxury properties for over five years.
  • Jennifer Ashooh, People & Culture Business Partner, is joining our People & Culture team with a bachelor’s degree from The University of New Hampshire in Business and Hospitality Management and her master’s degree from Rivier University in Human Resources Management. Jennifer has worked in Human Resources for over 25 Years, working for large and small companies. Her most recent place of employment was at Comcast, where she was employed for 15 years.

Additional information about the services that Virtual provides to its clients is available at


About Virtual, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Virtual is the leading technology-focused association management company, combining advanced systems, industry best practices, and innovation to give smaller and mid-sized associations world-class business operations. We work with technology industry trade associations, standard-setting organizations, industry alliances, professional societies, consortia, and forums, providing the full gamut of operational services from strategic counsel to back-office operations.

Virtual was named to The Boston Globe‘s “Top Places to Work” list, and the firm has been named three times to Inc. Magazine‘s list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Virtual is accredited by the AMC Institute, the global trade group that represents the association management industry. For more information about Virtual, Inc., visit, or call +1 781-246-0500.


Sinead Carthy
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