April 25, 2010

Another GOP challenger for Larson

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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14 comments:

Positively Right said...

I'm in love...

Anonymous said...

She must be hoping for some $$ backing from GE.

Sorry, GOP, she has no better chance than Z-boy!

Larson has it sewn up.

Anonymous said...

April 26, 2010 8:19 AM:

GE is for Obama because of all this "green job" crappola you ignorant buffoon. What planet are you on?

But with the unions and the welfare class (pretty much one in the same) behind him, you're proably right about Larson.

Anonymous said...

8:19, that's a shame if true. This woman sounds incredibly intelligent and accomplished, someone who could actually help our state.

Anonymous said...

She Must Be Dreaming like Z boy

NOT mine said...

Larson has it sewn up.

April 26, 2010 8:19 AM
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TRUE Americans will be voting in Nov. and just might NOT forget the damage he has done to this once proud and honorable nation . I wouldn't be too quick to announce his victory.

Odin said...

Hey, "Not Mine Said":

If you think America is no longer proud and honorable, why don't you just leave? That's a lot easier than turning back the clock to before George W. Bush ruined the country.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is a TRUE American?

Anonymous said...

Hey, "sounds incredibly intelligent and accomplished", doesn't translate into a good legislator. THINK about it!! She’s probably been too busy moving up the corporate ladder, getting degrees, moving from job to job to pay attention to what’s going on in the world. lol.

Anonymous said...

A true American is someone who believes in the country, capitalism, Democracy, freedom and the principles of a free-market system dictated not by the government, but by the very people who make up it.

Anonymous said...

Is Positivel right Mocabee?

Anonymous said...

So, a TRUE American is a democratically-elected capitalist dictator? Well, that almost identifies GW Shrub, except he stole the election with help from dickhead Cheney, bunghole Rove and daddy shrub.

It's all becoming so much clearer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Larson should watch out. It is time someone new like this work for the people of our state. Connecticut has lost too many jobs.

Anonymous said...

Larson does not have a sure win; no one has a sure win this year. The people have had enough of taxes and regulation. The election results depend on how many of those people can be convinced that their votes are needed and can get us back to representative government.