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The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) Names Ryan C. Work President & CEO

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The Surety & Fidelity Association of America’s (SFAA) board of directors is pleased to announce that, after an extensive search, Ryan C. Work has been named the trade association’s next President & CEO. “With Ryan’s in-depth trade association management experience and background in developing and managing strategic outreach and policy programs before Congress, the Administration, and various federal and state regulatory agencies, the board is confident in his ability to lead the association successfully,” said Robert Murray, SFAA Board Chairman and Head of Surety, Zurich. “His hands-on experience will allow him to quickly engage on issues impacting the future of the surety and fidelity industry, particularly with key legislative, regulatory and procurement leaders,” continued Murray. Before joining SFAA, Ryan was Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA), where he led advocacy and political activities on self-insurance, stop-loss, and captive insurance issues. Prior to SIIA, Ryan was Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Policy for S&P Global, representing brands including Standard & Poor’s, Platts, J.D. Power, and BusinessWeek. Ryan has served in several senior staff positions within the U.S. Congress, including as Legislative Director for Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA), current Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Katherine Harris (FL) and in various staff roles with the U.S. House Committee on Ways & Means and the Office of the Speaker of the House. “I am honored to be named President and CEO and working to advance SFAA’s value to our members, expanding our advocacy efforts, and building a strong team in support of maintaining SFAA’s reputation as one of the most influential insurance legislative organizations in the states and Washington D.C.,” said Ryan. “I look forward to collaborating with the SFAA Board, Executive Committee, membership and staff to enlist support for issues and programs critical to the industry's success,” added Ryan. Ryan resides in Alexandria, VA and is a graduate of Penn State University. The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing all surety and fidelity industry segments. We promote the value of surety and fidelity bonding and its vital protections through advocacy, outreach, promotion, and education. The more than 425 member companies write 98 percent of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. SFAA is licensed as a rating or advisory organization in all states, and state insurance departments have designated it as a statistical agent for the reporting of fidelity and surety experience. www.surety.org Contact Details Peter Roth +1 703-401-0676 proth@surety.org Company Website https://surety.org/

March 25, 2024 09:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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COMCAST PROMOTES FOUR NEW LEADERS IN MIDWEST REGION

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Comcast has announced the promotion of four new leaders in its Midwest Region: Karly Baraga Werner, Vice President of External Affairs, Rob Patterson, Vice President of Comcast Business, Robin Perman, Vice President of Customer Experience and Human Resources, and Megan Mason, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. “I am excited to welcome these four talented executives into the Comcast Midwest leadership team,” said Kalyn Hove, Senior Vice President, Comcast Midwest Region. “Their combined experience within the company will be invaluable as we continue to expand our services across the Midwest Region and connect our customers to what matters most. These leaders represent the commitment and investment Comcast makes in the development and advancement of our people and women in leadership.” These leadership promotions bring together nearly 45 years of collective experience working with customers, businesses, community partners, and colleagues across the company to Comcast’s Midwest Region. Karly Baraga Werner moves into the role of Vice President of External Affairs from her previous position as the Midwest Region’s Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. Karly will be responsible for shaping and promoting the Comcast brand while fostering relationships in the communities the company serves. Karly joined Comcast and the Midwest Region in 2012. Prior to joining Comcast, Karly worked in private practice, serving as legal counsel to telecommunications companies for nearly a decade. Rob Patterson is a seasoned sales leader with experience leading Enterprise Sales teams in two large markets. In his new role as Vice President, Comcast Business, Rob will lead, manage and develop the Midwest’s Comcast Business team to achieve sales, revenue and P&L objectives. In addition, he will be responsible for creating and maintaining a best-in-class employee and customer experience. He was previously Senior Director, Comcast Business, in the Florida Region. He joined Comcast in 2014 in the Indianapolis market as an Enterprise Sales Manager. Vice President of Customer Experience and Human Resources, Robin Perman was promoted from Senior Director of Human Resources in Comcast’s West Division. In this new role, Robin will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, Environmental Health & Safety, Employee Engagement, Internal Communications, and Customer Experience. Robin has been with Comcast since 2017. Megan Mason joins the Midwest Region as Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. In this position, she will support financial planning and analysis, capital management, project management, supply chain operations, and risk assurance. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Finance supporting network expansion for the West Division and led Finance for the former Oregon/SW Washington Region. Previously, she held Director and Senior Director positions for the West Division, Midwest and Mountain West Regions. Megan has more than 15 years of experience in the telecom industry. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Comcast Corporation Jill Hornbacher +1 651-425-1695 Jill_Hornbacher@comcast.com Company Website https://midwest.comcast.com/

March 21, 2024 07:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Comcast Continues Major Fiber Network Expansion in Texas

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Comcast announced today it will continue to significantly expand its next-generation Xfinity network across several southeast Texas counties in 2024. The media and technology company will invest more than $265 million to install more than one thousand miles of new fiber-rich highways that will reach more than 100,000 homes and businesses by the end of this year. The planned expansions add to Comcast’s ongoing $3 billion investment in Texas over the last three years. Comcast’s fiber network expansion in 2024 will begin in the cities of Conroe, Montgomery, Hempstead, Porter, Navasota and Cleveland. Construction will also continue in other communities that have ongoing network infrastructure projects in the Houston area. Conroe, parts of which already have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business services, will be the largest expansion area of the year — reaching approximately 20,000 additional homes and businesses. These locations will have the foundational next-generation network in place to begin deploying DOCSIS 4.0, setting the stage for the introduction of new symmetrical multi-gigabit Internet options. “Reliable high-speed internet is essential in today’s digital economy, which is why Comcast continues its commitment to connect more southeast Texas families and businesses to the moments that matter most,” said Jose Espinel, Comcast Texas’ Regional Senior Vice President. “We are expanding our fiber highways in Montgomery, Waller, Grimes and Liberty counties, strategically investing in areas undergoing significant growth. By establishing the best broadband infrastructure today, we are securing the economic prosperity of these communities for tomorrow.” Comcast’s commitment to new communities goes beyond the build-- addressing digital opportunities in communities through Project UP, the company’s $1 billion dollar commitment to help tens of millions of people connect to the Internet and build futures of unlimited possibilities. Last year, Comcast Texas invested more than one million dollars to help local community organizations provide hands on digital skills training, offer workforce development/readiness workshops and other tech education to students, adults and people with disabilities. The funding also supports ongoing efforts to build awareness about affordable connectivity services like Internet Essentials, which offers eligible households high-speed internet for $9.95/month or Internet Essentials Plus for $29.95/month. Affordable computers are also available through Internet Essentials. For more construction details and updates, visit ComcastTexas.com/Expansion. Powered by Xfinity Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future. Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously. Fastest Internet: More than a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers’ homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years. Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home. Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and business and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out. Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home. The Xfinity network is also self-monitoring and uses AI to detect potential problems before they arise, delivering a reliable connection that is up and running in customers’ homes 99% of the time. For local businesses, Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest-growing providers of Ethernet services. Ookla’s Speedtest TM Market Index report shows that Xfinity delivered the fastest median download speeds to its Internet customers in the United States for the final quarter of 2022. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Taisha Walker +1 832-942-1131 Taisha_Walker@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

March 21, 2024 06:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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National Contract Management Association Announces New Board of Directors

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), dedicated to the advancement and expansion of the contract management profession, announced today the appointment of its new Board of Directors. The program year 2025 new Directors include David Bassett and Manuel Mendez; reappointed are Joy White, and Cameron Holt as Wendy Masiello and Heidi Timmerman transition from the Board. All bring a wealth of experience and expertise in contract management which will further strengthen the association’s strategic direction, transformation, and growth. "As we further our mission to advance the contract management profession and fortify its ties with other acquisition-related communities through advocacy, standards, and professional development, the addition of these individuals is significant,” said Board Chair-Elect, Heather Gerczak. “Their collective wealth of experience, knowledge, and leadership promises to invigorate our organization, propelling us closer to our goals. We eagerly anticipate their contributions as we chart our course forward." Lieutenant General David Bassett (US Army Retired), Founder of Acquisition Insight LLC, provides business consulting to firms aiming to work with the federal government for superior technology access. With over 35 years in the Army, serving as Army Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems, Program Executive Officer Command Control Communications Tactical, and Deputy Program Executive Officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and retiring as Director of Defense Contract Management Agency, he managed 250,000 contracts worth $3.5T. Mr. Bassett holds Master’s Degrees in National Resource Strategy and Computer Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. As Integral Federal's Chief Financial Officer, Manuel Mendez leads business operations, supporting strategic direction and growth. He manages financial planning, reporting, compliance, mergers, acquisitions, auditing, program finance, contracts, IT, quality, and pricing. Previously, he served as VP of Financial Planning and Analysis at PAE, facilitating its divestiture, IPO, acquisitions, and sale to private equity. With senior financial roles at Engility and Harris Corporation, Mendez brings extensive experience. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. Joy White, Executive Director at Space Systems Command (SSC) has been reappointed to the Board. Ms. White oversees a $15B annual portfolio of major acquisition space programs, ensuring agile, integrated, and resilient capabilities for national defense. She leads SSC's business operations, talent management, and acquisition functional expertise for the United States Space Force, overseeing a workforce of 15,000 personnel at 29 operating locations. Ms. White started her federal service as a contracting intern at SSC and has a diverse background including legal analysis and advisory roles at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Also reappointed, Major General Cameron Holt (US AF Retired), President at Exiger Government Solutions. Mr. Holt formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Leading a team managing $825B in programs, he focused on Space, Global Power/Reach, and Information Dominance. He also supervised the training, organization, and equipping of 8,000 Contracting professionals handling over $65B in programs annually. Receiving his commission from the University of Georgia in 1990, Mr. Holt has extensive experience in acquisition and contract management across major commands and deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. "It has been an honor to work with Wendy Masiello and Heidi Timmerman for their support and guidance over their two terms. They have been instrumental in navigating NCMA through a period of growth and change," said NCMA Chief Executive Officer, Kraig Conrad. "I am pleased to welcome in our new Board Members, their impressive experience will be invaluable to help grow our Common Language, certifications, and professional development avenues for our community." The NCMA Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring its financial stability, and overseeing the development and delivery of member services and educational programs. The NCMA Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) is an important program for the Board as the ANSI-approved standard covers the many practices within the contract management life cycle, including procurement and purchasing. Board members serve three-year terms. Beginning July 2024, the newly appointed Board will officially assume their duties and convene at NCMA's World Congress conference in Seattle, WA. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – www.ncmahq.org – has grown as a professional society whose mission is to collaborate towards a globally recognized contract management profession that strengthens its nexus with related acquisition communities. Serving approximately 20,000 members in both the public and private sectors, NCMA propels the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners through a steadfast commitment to serve through the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 holly.dehesa@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org

March 21, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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YourFMO Reaches a Donation Milestone: Equivalent of 10 Million Meals Donated to Feeding America®

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YourFMO, a national, non-governmental, independent marketing organization that provides agents with valuable resources they need to help clients decide on Medicare options, announced that it has reached a major milestone in its partnership with Feeding America ®: YourFMO has donated in excess of 10 million meals since 2019. Since starting its partnership with Feeding America, YourFMO has donated the equivalent of 10 meals* for every effective insurance enrollment that agents submit through the YourFMO Enrollment Center. “When we started our partnership with Feeding America, the idea of donating the equivalent of 1 million meals seemed like an ambitious goal,” said Matthew Graham, senior vice president and YourFMO program leader. “The independent agents who embrace our enrollment center in Q4 of 2023 fueled us to surpass this 10-million-meal milestone.” YourFMO and Feeding America share a common goal to support America’s senior population. According to Feeding America, 5.5 million seniors (1 in 14 or 7.1%), age 60 and older, were food insecure in 2021. Every state is home to seniors and older adults who experience food insecurity. Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. The organization partners with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. “We are so grateful for partners like YourFMO, whose commitment to Feeding America has resulted in a remarkable milestone of 10 million meals donated since 2019,” said Lauren Biedron, Feeding America’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. “Their dedication has had a far-reaching impact on local food banks and their surrounding communities in addressing hunger, including the critical issue of senior hunger.” YourFMO’s closest business partners appreciate the opportunity to support Feeding America when they use the enrollment center. “Many of the companies in the AmeriLife portfolio rely on YourFMO’s platform to efficiently process Medicare enrollments,” said Scotty Elliott, Chief Distribution Officer of Health at AmeriLife. “The ability to also play a role in helping to feed seniors who are battling food insecurities is a benefit that can’t be overstated.” YourFMO’s efforts to support Feeding America have also helped inspire AmeriLife’s corporate giving efforts. During last year’s Valspar Championship, AmeriLife – in partnership with local affiliate Feeding Tampa Bay – sponsored a food donation drive at the golf tournament. Fans eagerly responded by donating 5,000 pounds of shelf-stable food items, and the two partners look forward to hosting this food drive activation once again during the final round of the 2024 Valspar Championship on Sunday, March 24. “YourFMO helped introduce us to the worthwhile efforts of Feeding America,” said Elliott. “We’re proud to hold another donation drive at this year’s tournament and help those in our community who are facing hunger.” YourFMO sees its partnership with Feeding America as an ongoing commitment. “I know I can speak for the entire YourFMO team in saying we’re incredibly grateful for the support from our independent agents who helped us reach 10 million donated meals,” added Graham. “I’m excited to see how many more meals we can donate and how many neighbors in need we can support in 2024 and in years to come.” Individuals who want to support YourFMO’s efforts can visit its Team Feed Corporate donation page to make a financial contribution. *$1 helps provide at least 10 meals ### About YourFMO YourFMO is a national non-government, independent marketing organization that is a one-stop shop for independent agents to grow their business. The site provides agents with the information they need to help their clients make thoughtful Medicare decisions. YourFMO provides agent and consumer resources, including the YourFMO Enrollment Center, which is a multi-carrier platform that allows agents to compare, quote, and enroll their clients conveniently in one place. For more information, visit YourFMO.com. About Feeding America Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. We support tens of millions of people who experience food insecurity to get the food and resources they say they need to thrive as part of a nationwide network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, food pantries and meal programs. We also invest in innovative solutions to increase equitable access to nutritious food, advocate for legislation that improves food security and work to address factors that impact food security, such as health, cost of living and employment. We partner with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations, and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. Visit FeedingAmerica.org to learn more. Contact Details AmeriLife for YourFMO Jeff Maldonado media@amerilife.com Company Website https://yourfmo.com/

March 20, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Aniview Partners with Blitz to Redefine Gaming Monetization

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Aniview, a global provider of video advertising technology and monetization solutions, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with Blitz, a leader in personal gaming activity tracking and coaching. The collaboration aims to transform the integration of video advertising and analytics in the gaming industry, offering an enhanced user experience to millions of gaming enthusiasts globally. Blitz, known for its comprehensive gaming analytics and improvement tools, is teaming up with Aniview to utilize their AI-powered, end-to-end video ad-serving ecosystem. This partnership is set to provide targeted and effective video advertising solutions tailored to the specific interests and behaviors of global gaming audiences. "Teaming up with Aniview marks a significant milestone for Blitz. Their cutting-edge video ad technology complements our gaming industry-leading analytics platform perfectly, allowing us to offer a more immersive and personalized experience to our users," said Eddie Lee, VP, Revenue Operations at Blitz. Alon Carmel, CEO of Aniview, expressed excitement about the collaboration, "Our partnership with Blitz represents a significant leap in how video advertising technology can be integrated with gaming analytics. This collaboration will enhance how advertisers reach their audiences and enrich the user experience for gamers worldwide." Aniview and Blitz are working together to bring three key advantages: Enhanced User Experience: The integration of Aniview's sophisticated ad-serving system with the Blitz platform promises a more tailored and immersive advertising experience for users. The aim is to improve user satisfaction by presenting video ads that are not only relevant but also resonate with the gaming audience. Improved Advertising Opportunities: By leveraging Blitz’s comprehensive analytics alongside Aniview's dynamic video ad delivery system, advertisers can now access highly impactful advertising opportunities. Optimized Marketing Metrics: Brands can now connect more effectively with gamers worldwide, leading to higher video completion rates and improved ad viewability, translating into superior ROI for advertisers. This partnership is set to redefine the standards of collaboration between gaming platforms and advertising technologies, aiming to deliver superior experiences to users and more effective advertising outcomes for gaming publishers as well as advertisers. About Aniview Aniview is a global adtech and media company whose platform is playing an increasingly central role in delivering efficient and effective video advertising across the open web. The company’s end-to-end solutions are highly flexible and transparent, and they operate on desktop, mobile, in-app, connected TV, and over-the-top formats. Aniview’s patented video player technology, high-performance ad server, and video marketplace provide flawless video delivery to 1000+ premium websites and apps, powering video advertising for prominent platforms like Outbrain and OpenWeb. Founded in 2013, Aniview now delivers, on average, 15 billion ad impressions per month. For more information, please visit www.aniview.com. About Blitz Blitz is a premier analytics platform offering real-time insights, stats, and improvement tools for gamers. With over 8 million active users, the Blitz App offers overlays, performance insights, and stats for League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Fortnite. Blitz is dedicated to enhancing the performance and gaming experience of players worldwide. It's not just a tool; it's a gaming companion that empowers players to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and progress over time. Ideal for both casual and professional gamers, Blitz is revolutionizing the way we play and improve in the digital arena. For more information, please visit https://blitz.gg/. Contact Details Vaibhav Pandey info@aniview.com

March 20, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Leading Consumer Directed Health Provider Navia Benefit Solutions Partners with Penelope, a Modern Retirement Savings Platform, to Offer a Comprehensive Health & Wealth Benefit Offering

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Navia Benefit Solutions, a nationwide consumer-directed benefits provider of health, wealth, and compliance solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Penelope, a premier retirement savings platform, to offer white-label 401(k) plan offerings. The partnership marks Penelope’s entry into the third-party administrator space. By offering a white-label solution, non-retirement third-party administrators can grow their businesses and deepen their existing relationships while also maintaining a cohesive brand experience. Penelope’s white-label plans empower Navia to provide a fuller, more streamlined suite of integrated benefit offerings, which include flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, commuter plans, wellness plans, and COBRA administration. “Legacy platforms have made it difficult to offer comprehensive health and wealth solutions,” said Hilarie Aitken, chief executive officer of Navia. “Penelope’s new technology allows us to provide a holistic package that reaches across the benefit spectrum and creates a seamless, more efficient experience for our clients.” Penelope launched in 2022 to provide simplified, affordable, and easy-to-manage retirement plans directly to business owners and has since expanded its offerings to serve this new market segment. “The affinity we have for Navia stems from our shared mission of taking away the complexity and burden of providing necessary benefits to American workers,” said Jean Smart, founder and chief executive officer of Penelope. “Each of our companies is dedicated to empowering the market to provide the best and most effective benefit solutions–solutions that improve health, and secure financial futures.” States across the country are enacting various legislation designed to encourage businesses to offer retirement plans. Currently, 18 states require businesses of all sizes to offer IRAs or other retirement solutions to their employees, with further pending legislation. “Navia and Penelope understand the unique challenges of business owners and benefits executives, and both companies are poised to lower the barriers to implementing effective retirement plans,” said Jennifer Thomas, executive vice president of TRI-AD, a subsidiary of Navia. “Our shared values make this the perfect solution as we expand access to easy-to-employ, modern wealth benefits, and close the retirement gap.” About Navia Benefits Solutions Navia is a national, consumer-directed benefits provider serving 10,000+ employers across all 50 states. The company provides comprehensive health, wealth, and compliance solutions to employers and consumers, and offers industry-leading customer service, communications, and technology. Founded in 1989, Navia began as Flex-Plan Services, and over the years has grown into one of the nation’s premier benefit providers. Navia offers FSA, HSA, HRA, Commuter, Lifestyle, Retirement, Benefit Administration, Education, COBRA, and other benefits. For more information visit www.naviabenefits.com. About Penelope Penelope is the retirement savings platform for businesses, independent financial advisors, and third-party administrators looking to provide a secure retirement for the 60 million Americans who work in small businesses. Through a low-cost 401(k) subscription model, Penelope provides affordable and streamlined savings vehicles for small business owners and their employees without hidden charges, hassle, or unnecessary jargon. Penelope’s intuitive technology platform automates employee investing, streamlines costs and paperwork, and provides learning tools for employees. For more information, visit www.Penelope.co. Contact Details For Penelope Peter Page ppage@vocatusllc.com Company Website https://penelope.co/

March 19, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NCMA's Announces New Members to their National Committee

National Contract Management Association

At the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the focus on providing high-quality resources— events, professional certifications, local networking, and the ANSI-approved Contract Management Standard™ —that positively advance and expand the contract management profession remains the top priority. To help to continue strengthen the association’s strategic direction and growth, NCMA is excited to announce its new National Committee Members, who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to guide their endeavors forward. “Our National Committee Members are essential in providing a platform for meaningful planning and growth for our members and association,” said NCMA’s Board-Chair Elect, Heather Gerczak. “They will be instrumental in inspiring innovation and refining our strategy. I am thrilled to welcome our new members and am excited to collaborate in Program Year 2025.” The National Committee members are seasoned professionals with impressive track records in their respective fields. NCMA welcomes: Joann Campbell-Maher, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, Director of Contracts, SRC Inc., Chapter: Leatherstocking Chapter Will Cannon, Director of Business Operations, General Atomics Chapter: San Diego Jim Doss, Fellow, CPCM, CFCM, Director of Contracts, BlueHalo, Chapter: Tysons Derek Ebona, CPCM, Chief of the Contracting Office, Program and System Support for Contracting and Procurement Office, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Chapter: Tysons Jessica Johnson, CPCM, CFCM, VP, Services Contracts at Red River Technology, Chapter: Dulles Corridor Wanda Wallace, CPCM, CFCM, Senior Contracts Manager at Magellan Federal, Chapter: Jacksonville This year’s National Committees Members were elected through a competitive application and voting process. These members make a lasting impact on NCMA. The Committees are made up of five groups including audit and risk, governance and ethics, member engagement, professional development and certification, and strategic planning. All who have served have played an instrumental role in helping to shape the associations’ strategy and direction. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – www.ncmahq.org – has grown as a professional society whose mission is to collaborate towards a globally recognized contract management profession that strengthens its nexus with related acquisition communities. Serving approximately 20,000 members in both the public and private sectors, NCMA propels the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners through a steadfast commitment to serve through the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. Contact Details Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 holly.dehesa@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org

March 19, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Spring Bird Makes its Expo Debut at the 2024 Texas Transit Association State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo

Spring Bird

Spring Bird, a name synonymous with excellence and innovation in the transportation industry, is thrilled to announce its first-ever expo attendance at the Texas Transit Association (TTA) State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo from March 15-20, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas. This landmark event marks Spring Bird's grand entrance into the expo scene, showcasing their comprehensive range of services, including maintenance, retrofitting, leasing, and sales of transit-style buses. Spring Bird, under the visionary leadership of Elliott Carson, continues the legacy of the Carson family in the bus industry, bringing over 75 years of combined experience and dedication to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. The company specializes in offering top-tier transit buses from renowned manufacturers like New Flyer, and Gillig, emphasizing the latest safety features and technological advancements. Spring Bird’s cutting-edge rehabilitation services will be the heart of its expo showcase. Attendees will learn about the company’s capabilities in performing minor repairs, major overhauls, and retrofitting buses with the latest low-emission engines and GPS tracking systems. Spring Bird is committed to providing customized solutions that meet clients’ unique needs, whether they want to purchase new buses or service their existing fleets. Elliott Carson, representing the fourth generation of the Carson family in the bus industry, expressed his enthusiasm about participating in the TTA State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo: "We are excited to debut at this wonderful event and look forward to connecting with transit agencies and other entities from Texas and across the United States. Our attendance at the TTA Expo is a testament to Spring Bird's commitment to excellence and innovation in providing high-quality, affordable transportation solutions." Texas is also the home of Spring Bird, located in Austin, TX. The Texas Transit Association, organized in 1986, brings together metropolitan, small urban, and rural transit agencies, along with private and public entities from across the country, making it the perfect platform for Spring Bird to introduce its services to a wider audience. Visit Spring Bird at the 2024 TTA State Conference, Expo, and Roadeo to explore how they can support your transit needs with their high-quality buses and comprehensive rehabilitation services. About Spring Bird: Spring Bird is a premier provider of transportation solutions specializing in the sale, leasing, and service of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches. Drawing from the rich Carson family legacy in the transportation industry, Spring Bird offers an inventory of high-quality buses from leading manufacturers and provides customized rehabilitation services, including minor repairs, major overhauls, and technological retrofitting. Dedicated to safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Spring Bird addresses the unique needs of cities, transit agencies, and private operators, ensuring reliable and efficient transportation solutions. Contact Details Spring Bird Media Contact press@springbirdbus.com Company Website https://springbirdbus.com

March 18, 2024 03:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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