It turns out that Mark Zydanowicz isn't the only Republican taking aim at U.S. Rep. John Larson.
Federal Election Commission filings show that Ann Brickley, whose campaign headquarters are in Wethersfield, is also taking on the East Hartford Democrat.
Brickley for Congress filed paperwork on April 16 -- four days after Zydanowicz's formal announcement -- indicated her desire to claim the GOP line in the November 2 general election.
Brickley has a website -- www.brickleyforcongress.org -- but it doesn't have anything much yet. She doesn't even list a bank for her campaign treasury.
She was listed in 2007 as a principal consultant for The W Group. Its website at the time carried this description of Brickley's background:
Ann Brickley has over 25 years of information technology, process improvement, and engineering leadership experience. She has led business transformation efforts to deliver bottom-line results in both business leadership as well as consulting roles.
Prior to joining The W Group, Ann was the founder and head of Sage & Swift, a consulting firm that helps companies improve business processes, information technology and manage change. Her clients included Philips, GE, Henkel-Loctite, AIG, Northeast Utilities, Capgemini, and other Fortune 1000 companies in manufacturing, service, financial, healthcare, and energy industries.
Ann spent 15 years at GE in a variety of senior IT, engineering, business leadership and consulting roles. As Manager of Business Process Improvement, she launched the GE Industrial Systems business-wide process improvement initiative. In this role, reporting to the CEO, she led the transformation of the entire order-through-remittance process resulting in 50% improvement in customer satisfaction. While she was Manager of IT Applications, she created a business process for prioritization of resources, focused in-house resources in areas of highest value-add, and provided customer direct access to information, which resulted in significant growth and productivity benefits. Earlier at GE, she was responsible for Engineering Shared Services. She led the redesign of the new product development process to reduce time to market, and exchanged best practices with other leading companies. Ann was a leader of the GE Work-Out and Change Acceleration Processes.
Previously, Ann was a member of the GE Corporate IT Council and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Connecticut School of Computer Engineering. She has served as adjunct faculty to GE’s Crotonville Leadership Development Center and Information Technology Leadership Programs for the past 10 years.
Ann received her BS and MS degrees in engineering from the University of Connecticut. She received the University Scholar award for academic excellence—the highest academic award at the University. Ann is a licensed Professional Engineer.
I believe she is president of Sage & Swift, a 15-year-old management consulting firm. Here is her LinkedIn profile.
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