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ETM Associates, Inc. (Enterprise Technology Management Associates, Inc.) was incorporated in Delaware in 2001. In 2012 the company changed its name and its focus. Instead of technology and strategic management consulting, as described by these web pages, the newly-named organization, HPL Consortium, Inc. is focused on developing technology tools and processes to help people and groups connect toward Health and Prosperity through Leadership. Check out our new website: and find out what's been happening lately.

   Press Release
New International Firm Works Entirely Virtually

July 6, 2001

Wilmington, DE

Enterprise Technology Management Associates announces today that it has incorporated in the state of Delaware, doing business as ETM Associates, Inc.

Dr. Christine "CJ" Rhoads is the founder and CEO of ETM Associates, Inc. She has experience in a variety of industries. While working as a teacher in 1986 she started her own business, Computer Educational Services in Reading, Pennsylvania. Eight years later she sold that business to a local system integrator firm, Hi-TECH Connections, and joined MBNA in Wilmington as Vice President of Resource Allocation in the Finance Division. In 1999 she left corporate life to join a series of startups. Her most recent position was Chief Technology and Operations Officer at, a startup in Bethesda, Maryland. ETM Associates currently has clients in Reading, Pennsylvania where Rhoads would like to return within the next few months.

Joining ETM Associates as founders, advisors, and fellow consultants are three other executives; Joseph Puglisi, Vanessa DiMauro, and Fran‡ois Dumas.

Joseph Puglisi, from Thiells, New York, has been a Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the past fifteen years in the Insurance and the Construction industry. In addition to consulting for ETM Associates, he currently serves as CIO for EMCOR Group Inc., the world's largest electrical and mechanical construction and facilities services provider. As Group CIO, Mr. Puglisi is responsible for strategy and direction for over 40 operating companies throughout the US, Canada and the UK.

Vanessa DiMauro from Boston, Maine, has been a virtual community builder for more than 12 years and specialized in building professional networks for CIOs. Working for pioneering organizations such as Cambridge Technology Partners and TERC, Ms. DiMauro has helped shape the role virtual communities play on the Web. She is currently building an on-line community called the Executive Suite for CIOs. In 2000 Women in Technology International named her one of Boston's Most Influential Women in Technology.

Fran‡ois A. Dumas lives in Blokker, The Netherlands. He has broad experience covering all areas from system design, data center operations to IT strategy and high level management. He is a seasoned international executive with a special talent for communicating on all levels, in many languages and many cultures. Mr. Dumas has worked the past sixteen years for ACNielsen Corporation, in a number of international IT management functions. He has also pioneered the virtual communities around Flight Simulation.

The group originally met in an on-line community, Cambridge Information Network. Although they have met each other face to face, they rarely get together due to geographic separation. They meet on a weekly basis virtually using chat software to confer on clients and work on administrative activities.

Consulting services are available from ETM Associates, Inc. on a variety of topics including:

  • Collaboration and Intranets
  • Asset Management and Network Management
  • Internet Strategies
  • Request Management and Work Flow Management
  • Database Architecture and System Design
  • Financial Software (GL/AR/AP/FA, Reporting)
  • Security and Government regulation compliance (GLB, HIPPA)
  • On-Line Invoicing and Bill Paying

Contact for ETM Associates:
CJ Rhoads

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