Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the users group of Applied Systems insurance agency management software, has completed its transition to new offices near Chicago and hired several new staff, announced Steve Johnson, chief executive officer.
The new Chicago-based staff will support ASCnet members and partners throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K:
•Christina Ciurej: As director of operations, Ciurej oversees accounting and human resources, while streamlining operations and creating efficiencies. She has more than 12 years experience in the not-for-profit arena, most recently as vice president at the National Association of Quick Printers.
•Susan Carlson: As ASCnet’s new director of education, Carlson will lead strategic development and execution of all educational activities and programs. Her more than 30 years of experience in adult education include a decade in association education management, most recently at the American College of Healthcare Executives.
•Jennifer Fininis: Previously project coordinator at the American Hardware Manufacturers Association, Fininis assists Carlson as education coordinator.
•LaTosha Holden: ASCnet’s new marketing manager brings eight years of association marketing experience, most recently as marketing specialist at the American Academy of Dermatology. At ASCnet, she develops and manages the marketing strategy for all programs and services.
•Barb Vargas: As part-time administrative assistant, Vargas will draw on her five years of non-profit association administrative experience as she supports ASCnet staff, members and partners.
ASCnet had called the Orlando area home since the mid-1980s. The Chicago move is part of a multi-year effort to centralize ASCnet’s activities throughout North America and sharpen the group’s value to members. The change enables ASCnet to centrally locate its leadership, and it allows for improved collaboration with a key stakeholder, Applied Systems, which is based south of Chicago.
Staff leaders continuing to work from the Orlando area are: Lynn Walsh, director of member relations, who helps members achieve maximum value from their membership; Muriel Hogan, chapters and events manager, who supports chapter volunteers and coordinates ASCnet’s meetings and events; and Aaron Hardy, information technology manager, who supports the ASCnet-related automation needs of members, chapter leaders, committee leaders, business partners and staff.
ASCnet’s new office is located at 2340 South River Road, Suite 311, Des Plaines, IL 60018. The new telephone number is (224) 220-1444.