For Immediate Release:

The Gilbane Report’s Mary Laplante Elected to the Content Management Professionals Association Board of Directors

Mary Laplante
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Cambridge, MA, January 17, 2006. Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice, announced that Mary Laplante and Scott Abel have been elected to the 2006-2007 CM Pros Board of Directors and that Janus Boye and Mollye Barrett have been elected to serve on the organization’s Management Committee as director of member relations and director of communications, respectively.

A member-driven organization, the CM Pros Board of Directors and Management Committee are nominated and elected in an open process by the members of the organization. Scott Abel and Mary Laplante were elected to replace two outgoing Board members – Frank Gilbane and Ann Rockley – whose terms expire this month. Directors Seth Gottlieb, Erik Hartman, and Samantha Starmer remain on the Board until January 2007.

As Vice President of Consulting Services with Bluebill Advisors and senior editor of The Gilbane Report, Mary Laplante offers more than 20 years in business and marketing in the content management arena. As the first executive director of the organization now known as OASIS, she offers CM Pros first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing an early-stage not-for-profit professional association.

A technical writing specialist and content management strategist, Scott Abel helps organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish, and archive their information assets. Scott is actively involved in the content management arena and a frequent contributor to a wide variety of magazines, newsletters and industry conferences. His blog, is a popular web destination for those interested in content management. A director of content management with more than two decades experience in writing, Director of Content Management at Ken Cook Co., Mollye Barrett has been a professional writer for more than 25 years including eight years as a content management consultant. Janus Boye is managing director and founder of Denmark-based Boye IT, a vendor-neutral consultancy focused on content management. In addition to his consulting activities, Janus is also a contributing author to the CMS Report from CMS Watch and principal author of the forthcoming Enterprise Portals Report. He is also the conference chair of cmf2006, an international content management event bringing together users, consultants and vendors.

Established in October 2004 with founding support from more than 100 content management professionals, this is CM Pros second annual election. Over the past 15 months, the organization has grown to more than 600 members and continues to expand rapidly. The newly elected directors will be seated officially at their first Board meeting on Friday, January 20.

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works(TM) program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Digital Media, a Division of Open Text, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INSS), Context Media (Oracle, NASDAQ: ORCL), Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Idiom, Mark Logic, Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), SDL International (London Stock Exchange:SDL), Vasont Systems, Vignette (NASDAQ:VGN), and WebSideStory (NASDAQ:WSSI).