ABDG Announces the Hiring of Michael Bennis

Arlington, VA, August 18, 2008

In 1977, Mr. Bennis’ career began with Xerox Corporation focusing on business development for the Federal Government followed by four years with a major telecommunications firm growing their client base. He was a pioneer in the introduction of video conference technology to the federal government. His unique ability to gain the confidence of partners afforded him the opportunity to work this market space with the major network providers; AT&T, US Sprint and MCI. His numerous successes included the installation of video conferencing equipment in the White House, on Capitol Hill, at the Army, Air Force, Navy, NSA, DIA as well as civilian agencies such as the SSA and the EPA. Most recently, Mike was part of a team of entrepreneurs who founded a company specializing in Lithium Ion technology. Customers include government agencies such as the Army, the Navy as well as commercial entities building the next generation of electric vehicles.

“Mike will bring new energy to our business development plans and goals. His diversified marketing and sales experience will grow ABDG’s client base providing a broader array of professional services. Mike’s position in ABDG validates our long term strategy, to provide our clients with marketing effectiveness and competitive advantages in a dynamic marketplace” said George Demetriades, Vice President of ABDG. ABDG’s President and CEO, Bill Skipper continued; “bringing Mike on board enforces our company’s commitment to continue to add experienced and knowledgeable resources that can support our expanding organization and thereby provide our clients with a complete offering unmatched in our industry today.”

American Business Development Group, Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia is an internationally respected, full-spectrum business development consulting firm, now representing a diverse list of over fifty prominent U.S. and international businesses. American Business Development Group enjoys a reputation as the largest business development firm in the United States which specializes in the re-equipping and modernization of the Reserve Component. The firm has facilitated more than $680,000,000 in “new found sales” for client companies in the last year and historically each year for the last four years.