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Avendra Promotes Barry Gersten To Vice President Of Technology

Avendra, the hospitality industry\'s leading procurement services company with nearly $2 billion in purchasing volume, promoted Barry Gersten to Vice President of Technology.

Avendra Mr. Gersten brings over 15 years IT experience to his new position. In this role, he will oversee technology strategy, operations, and development for the company.

"In order to meet Avendra's expanding technology offering to better support customers and suppliers, we selected Barry for this important new position," said Jane Marie Dunigan, CIO for Avendra. "Barry has been an outstanding contributor to and led many successful projects within the Application Development and the Network, Systems, and Operations organizations. He thoroughly demonstrated the breadth and depth of skills required to be successful in this new expanded role."

Mr. Gersten has worked for Avendra since 2001 and played a key part in building the technology infrastructure at the company's inception. Most recently, Mr. Gersten served as Avendra's director of Application Development in charge of managing, developing and supporting all application systems and business intelligence. Prior to Avendra, Mr. Gersten held various positions in IT and operations management around the Washington, DC area.

Mr. Gersten holds a bachelor's degree in information technology from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in business administration from the Johns Hopkins University.

About Avendra
Avendra is North America's leading procurement services company serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $2 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free, (866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to info@avendra.com.



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