Tech Council of Maryland Selects Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software's Tim Waggoner as 'IT Executive of the Year'

LANHAM, Md., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE: PBI), today announced that Tim Waggoner, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Group 1 Software, has been named "IT Executive of the Year, Commercial Company" by the Tech Council of Maryland, as part of its inaugural CIO&CTO Live! Awards.

Mr. Waggoner was honored for his technology prowess and leadership, including the key role he played in developing software that enables Fortune 500 companies to better serve their customers through point-of-sales initiatives and direct mail programs. He was also recognized for leading the rollout of Group 1 Software's innovative Enterprise Server Architecture platform, which features both in-house and hosted capabilities for maximum customer flexibility, as well as the instrumental role he played in leading Group 1 Software through its successful integration with Pitney Bowes.

"We were very pleased with the nominations we received from the Mid-Atlantic region for this first ever event," said Julie Coons, chief executive officer of the Tech Council of Maryland. "Tim Waggoner and the other winners and finalists are professionals who clearly define and redefine their organization's IT vision and how they implement that vision to help guide their company."

Mr. Waggoner has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, including 16 years with Group 1 Software, where he has served in a number of technical management positions, including responsibility for the development of data quality, mailing efficiency, and data integration software solutions, as well as customer support, education, and product fulfillment for the Enterprise Services Division. He also serves as chief technology analyst for Humanvision Technology Ventures LLC, a Washington, DC-area technology incubation program.

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is Maryland's largest technology trade association that brings its 500-plus members access to technology industry leaders in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. TCM helps the region's technology organizations grow through its membership and activities such as networking events, cost saving programs, and advocacy initiatives. For more information, visit:

About Group 1 Software

Group 1 Software ( turns data into results, providing innovative software solutions that enable our clients to better understand and connect with their millions of customers, prospects, and partners. Group 1 Software helps over 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, and strengthen customer relationships, through consolidating, cleansing and enriching corporate data, and generating personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. Our comprehensive Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication and allowing clients to integrate intelligence throughout their mailstream. As part of Pitney Bowes, a $5.6 billion company, Group 1 Software's solutions are utilized by leaders in the insurance, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, government, mail services, retail, telecommunications, utility, and other industries, including Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.

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  Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
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