CGI HIRES FORMER DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, ROY A. BERNARDI
Leading Provider of Information Technology Expands Focus on Public Housing Sector
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the hiring of former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Roy A. Bernardi, as Vice-President, Consulting Services.
Prior to joining CGI, Roy Bernardi served as the Chief Operating Officer of HUD. Having served previously as Deputy Secretary, Bernardi was charged with managing HUD's day-to-day operations, a nearly $38 billion annual operating budget and the agency's 8500 employees. He also served as Acting Secretary of the agency and as HUD's Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development.
"Roy's hands on experience in the housing industry at both the Federal and local level will provide our clients with direct insight on how to deliver value in these tough economic times," said Donna Morea, President of CGI in the U.S. "Our clients will benefit from his first-hand experience in creating solutions to the challenges facing our communities today."
Prior to joining the federal government, Bernardi was the 51st Mayor of the City of Syracuse, New York. A promoter of urban neighborhoods, Mayor Bernardi worked to bring the number of violent crimes to their lowest levels in the 1990s. He also launched a nationally-recognized slum landlord program that used aggressive code enforcement to target chronic offenders and implemented a first-of-its kind landlord training and assistance program to clean-up neighborhood eyesores.
At CGI, Bernardi will use his broad range of experience across multiple levels of government to help both public and private sector clients navigate the opportunities and challenges of today's economy. His in-depth knowledge and experience in the day-to-day workings of government will help our clients manage in today's challenging environment in the areas of public housing, grants management, and loan modification funding.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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