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Richmond AITP Chapter Launches New Website

Thursday, April 19, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Derek Brooks, Richmond AITP Chapter President

The Richmond chapter of the Association for IT Professionals (AITP) recently launched a new website that was designed and developed pro-bono by a team of Celerity employees. See

According to Kimion Walker, VP of Marketing for Richmond AITP, the site is a great improvement over their previous version. Key enhancements include the ability to view the site from any mobile device; access to multiple social media channels; and improved functionality, usability and design.

Richmond AITP Chapter President Derek Brooks adds that "We are fortunate to have a very rich and engaged IT community in the Richmond Metro Area and a talented and engaged board of directors. As a result, AITP Richmond has seen meeting attendance double in the last year. Collaborative efforts with companies like Celerity and Sandhills, who poll their IT publications and provide articles related to our monthly meeting topics, make this possible.”

The Celerity web team included Heather Renwick (designer/developer), Lam Nguyen (front end developer), and Patrick vanLandingham (project manager/account executive). The Celerity-AITP team collaborated closely over a period of six months to define the user and business requirements, design mockups and templates, and create a content structure that met the needs of the audience.

"The site is extremely user-friendly and our IT professional-members really like the design,” said Ms. Walker. "AITP is all about bringing IT professionals together and giving them the opportunity to show off what they can do and who they are. We are thrilled that Celerity worked on this redesign project for us and achieved such positive results.”

With an active community of more than 800 IT professionals, AITP is doing revolutionary things in the Richmond market to serve the growing community of IT professionals and technologists. The Richmond chapter hosts monthly forums to discuss technology trends, facilitate knowledge and idea sharing, and encourage networking. AITP also hosts events, meetings, and distributes news and information on hot technology topics.

"We are excited to be partnering with AITP,” said Todd Florence, VP of Celerity's Central Virginia Operations. "This collaboration has allowed us to develop a deeper connection within the Richmond IT community while working with some talented leaders at AITP.”

About Celerity
Celerity is a business acceleration consultancy devoted to helping companies and government agencies break through key stuck points and solve critical problems. They deliver proven solutions in four main areas: technology adoption and integration, business process efficiency, strategy and alignment and talent. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Celerity operates nine regional offices with more than 600 employees and $96 million in revenue.

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