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ETIS expands its team of Community and Project Managers

Wednesday 7 February 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michele Lalic

ETIS, the Community of Telcom Professionals, is delighted to announce the addition of Michele Lalic and Vytas Drazdauskas to the Central Office team. 

Michele joins the team as a Community and Project Manager responsible for the Data Privacy Task Force, Procurement & Vendor Management, and Smart Charging & Payments Working Groups as well as the annual Community Gathering and external communications. She brings over 10 years of programme management, member relations and communications experience. Most recently Michele worked as a digital marketing and content specialist at Jiraaf, where she  planned and executed the social media strategies of clients in a variety of industries. Prior to this, she was a Trainee in the Office of Croatian MEP Biljana Borzan at the European Parliament, Project Manager for Transparency International Croatia as well as Media and Digital Communications Manager and Programme Coordinator at the American Council on Germany in New York City. 

Vytas also joins ETIS as a Community and Project Manager responsible for the Big Data, Innovation and Network & IT Transformation Working Groups as well as driving engagement in our recently launched Yammer groups. Most recently he worked as a freelance Web Project Manager, where he was responsible for planning and executing web, SEO/SEM, and social media advertising campaigns in addition to data analysis for private sector clients. Vytas also has a strong track record in relationship and account management, having previously held a number of positions in the financial sector including: Alternative Funds Operations Specialist at J.P.Morgan, Personal Banker at Citi, and Member of the Board of Directors at Taupa Lithuanian Federal Credit Union.

ETIS would like to especially thank Sepideh Javaherian, who previously managed the Data Privacy Task force, Innovation as well as Big Data Working Groups and will be leaving ETIS to pursue a career in the field of analytics. Sepideh, who will be with us until February 12th, was a very dedicated staff member and we wish her all the best in her new career. ETIS would also like to thank former Communications Coordinator Veronika Jermanova who took a role as Communications Assistant at the European Commission in DG GROW in January 2018.

Building on the recent success of the 2017 Community Gathering in Tallinn, Estonia as well as the rebranding and development of a number of new Working Groups, ETIS is expanding its team of community and project managers in order to build on the current momentum and to keep on serving you better. 

About ETIS 

ETIS is the trusted community for telecom professionals. Our goal is to enable our members to reach their strategic objectives and to improve their business performance by sharing knowledge on industry challenges and by collaborating where possible.  

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