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Wostmann & Associates Changes Leadership


Leading IT Company Continues to Grow & Make Changes

Juneau In a memo to employees this week, Karen Morgan announced her resignation as President and CEO of Wostmann & Associates, Inc. (WAI) , effective January 1st 2010,  citing her desire to initiate retirement plans and have more leisure time.

WAI is a leading Alaskan IT company with clients in federal, state, and local government, as well as private industry.  The company was founded in Juneau in 1984 by Bob Wostmann to meet the challenges of developing technology and to provide solutions in the state of Alaska.  WAI has offices in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Ms. Morgan was appointed as President and CEO in May 2004 and has been resp0nsible for leading the company through many significant changes, including the opening of an office in Anchorage and starting operations in Fairbanks.  During her tenure, the company more than doubled in size and significantly diversified its client base.   She will continue to serve WAI in a new roll as a member of the Board of Directors.   When the current Board Chairman Bob Wostmann steps down in December 2009, it is the intention of the Board to elect Ms. Morgan as the new Chair. 

The Board of Directors intends to elect current Chief Operating Officer, Sander Schijvens, as the new President and CEO.  Mr. Schijvens joined Wostmann & Associates in 2001 with many years of international experience in high-tech IT engineering sectors.  Since joining the company, he has gained in-depth experience as a member of the executive management team and as an IT consultant working in the public sectors of Alaska and the Netherlands.

Mr. Wostmann will remain on the Board to continue to assist in the transition and add continuity and historical perspective to the company.

According to Wostmann, “WAI is in a strong position today and is well positioned under its new corporate structure to continue our excellent service and create value for our clients in the future.”

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