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					                                                            Contact: Kathy Boyle
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     Avendra Announces Promotions to Position for Further Growth
         Jane Marie Dunigan Named Senior Vice President & CIO
              and Stacey Dash Thiell Named Vice President

ROCKVILLE, MD – October 5, 2005 – Avendra, a leading procurement services

company with nearly $2 billion in purchasing volume, announced that it

promoted Jane Marie Dunigan to senior vice president, Avendra Technology

Group and CIO and Stacey Dash Thiell to vice president, Marketing and

Communications.



Jane Marie Dunigan

“Jane Marie has shown exceptional leadership in supporting the launch of our

company over the past four years. She built the necessary infrastructure to

support our internal business processes as well as value-added customer and

supplier facing solutions. We believe that our technical capabilities and systems

based solutions create a competitive advantage for us in the marketplace” said

Dennis Baker, president of Avendra. “For example, Jane Marie spearheaded the

development of our Customer Reporting solutions. Today, by utilizing our new

‘Participation’ and ‘Spend’ reports, our customers can view and analyze their

spending by virtually any combination of dimensions—identifying areas where
they can further drive their savings and/or improve compliance to brand

standards by purchasing the right items. In addition to her technical

responsibilities, Jane Marie is responsible for leading process improvement

initiatives across the entire organization and for overseeing several operational

functions including Spend and Allowance Tracking and Price Accuracy Audit.



Ms. Dunigan will continue as Avendra’s CIO and oversee Avendra’s Business

Application Development and Operations, Network and Systems Operations,

Business Process Improvement, Spend and Allowance Tracking, and Price

Accuracy Audit.



Ms. Dunigan is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from Elon College with

a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration.



Stacey Dash Thiell

“Over the past year, Stacey took our marketing efforts to a new level,” said Brian

Weed, COO of Avendra. “She showed exceptional leadership as we repositioned

the company, entered new markets and focused on delivering new services and

solutions to help our customers maximize their procurement related operations.

Combining her strong business sense, strategic marketing background and

creativity, she has been able to guide Avendra to better serve current customers

as well as help us grow into new markets.”
In her new role, Ms. Thiell will oversee all of Avendra’s marketing and corporate

communications initiatives.



Ms. Thiell is a graduate of Randolph - Macon College with a Bachelor’s of Arts

double major in Economics/Business and English. She holds a Master’s of

Business Administration from Georgetown 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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