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June 4, 2007 

CAPTEL will host a forum for board members of client association political action committees (PACs) July 27 – 29 at Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The two-day conference is designed to enhance political communications and fundraising skills of PAC board members and address issues unique to association PACs.

September 29, 2006

CEO Phil Smith and COO Joe McCeney announced today a new corporate management structure which will better position the company to assist clients in preparing for the 110th Congress and the upcoming 2007-08 Presidential election cycle.  Smith commented that “the new management structure will ensure that our clients and their programs continue to move forward and stay competitive and growing." 

The following individuals were promoted to key positions within the company: Amy Biederman moves from Vice President to Senior Vice President and COO of the company’s direct mail subsidiary, CAPTELDirect; Nicolas Boyron will serve as Vice President of Operations.  As Assistant Vice President, Jay Bennett will lead political and business PAC calling programs; Eve Newell was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Director of the company’s Medical Client Group; Suzanna Moreau moves to Assistant Vice President of Personnel and Toressa Outlaw assumes the position of Assistant Vice President of Client Fulfillment Services. 

August 2, 2006 

CAPTEL will host an open house and dedication of its new Western Regional Office in Thermopolis, Wyoming on Saturday, August 5 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m.  Special guests at the dedication will include U.S. Senators Craig Thomas and Michael Enzi. 

March 14, 2006 

As announced last year, CAPTEL is a port co-sponsor of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover scheduled for Baltimore and Annapolis from April 20 through May 8.  The company has participated as a port co-sponsor since 1998, when the first round-the world race visited under the sponsorship of Whitbread.
Leg 5 starts from Rio de Janeiro on April 2, 2006 at 1300GMT with an estimated date of arrival in Baltimore  on April 20th.  The leg distance is approximately 5000 nautical miles requiring the fleet to negotiate the fickle winds and weather systems of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone - otherwise known as the Doldrums.   

December 2, 2005

A mid-December opening date for CAPTEL’s new Western Regional Office was confirmed today by company officials. CAPTEL will occupy the building formerly known as the Broadway Inn at 342 Broadway in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The historic 1906 structure originally served as a hotel, and over the past seven years, has seen careful restoration by its former owners, John and Cindy Nuss.

September 14, 2005

Phil Smith, President & CEO of CAPTEL, announced today that Thermopolis, Wyoming has been selected as the location of the company’s third office and Western regional headquarters.

“Our decision to expand our business in Thermopolis and Hot Springs County was based on the high quality of the area’s workforce and strong commitment of the community’s civic and business leaders to attract businesses like ours,” Smith said.

The company conducted preliminary interviews with prospective employees in August to determine the level of interest among the Thermopolis work force. “We received an excellent response and met many well-qualified candidates during our preliminary interviews of prospective employees,” stated Smith.

Smith will meet with Thermopolis officials later this week to finalize selection of its new office location and develop plans for staff recruitment and training. Over the next 18 months the company plans to hire at least 20 employees to represent its national association and political clients. “The Thermopolis office will provide CAPTEL with a new platform for increasing our capacity to support the growth of our national clients,” noted Amy Biederman, Vice President of Client Development.

The company was invited to consider expanding in the state earlier this year by the Wyoming Business Council. At the direction of Bob Jensen, COO, the Council provided valuable assistance to CAPTEL in finding an appropriate location for its expansion. Lorraine Quarberg, Executive Director of the Thermopolis – Hot Springs County Economic Development Company was responsible for attracting the company to Thermopolis.

Executives from CAPTEL's Washington office will return to Thermopolis on October 3 and 4 to conduct formal interviews with prospective employees from the Thermopolis area. To schedule an interview during those dates, please call Ms. Moreau at 1-800-246-9963.

June 1, 2005

CAPTEL announced the promotion of Amy L. Biederman to the post of Vice President of Client Services. Ms. Biederman will assume her new position today, joining the company’s senior management team in directing client service and business development activities.

In announcing her promotion and appointment, Phil Smith, President and C.E.O. of CAPTEL, commented that “Biederman’s appointment reflects her significant role in managing the company’s services to a growing roster of national association clients.” Biederman will also serve as Vice President of CAPTELDirect – the company’s direct mail subsidiary established in 2004. “She brings a wealth of experience to the critical job of helping our clients maximize their fundraising and direct marketing results,” Smith said.

Biederman joined the CAPTEL in 2003 as the Director of Client Development. Prior to joining the company, she worked in public relations and media relations at the Mercury Group, a public relations firm. She learned her political fundraising skills at the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1996 and 1998 election cycles, where she served as Deputy Director of the Senatorial Trust. Biederman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in journalism and political science.

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