IT Managed Services Firm CRI Advantage Welcomes New Board Member from New Mexico


IT Managed Services Firm CRI Advantage Continues to Expand Presence in Albuquerque & Beyond.

Albuquerque, NM – CRI Advantage (CRI) welcomes Santa Fe based Catherine Allen to its board of directors. For more than 30 years, Allen has been an outstanding thought leader in business innovation, technology strategy, and financial services.

“I am delighted to join the board of CRI Advantage. I believe economic opportunities will continue to expand for this family-led business because of the need for outsourcing special skills and expertise in technology and cybersecurity and the reputation the company has in staffing specialists in the national laboratories. I hope to bring strategic ideas and contacts to the company in cybersecurity and be part of that growth,” says Allen.

Catherine brings her expertise and experience in the fields of cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and risk management. Well respected in her field and community, Allen was recently honored by Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2019 Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity; as Director Honoree for 2019 NACD Directorship 100; SC Magazine: 30 Years in Cybersecurity-2019 Visionaries of the Last 30 Years; Cyber Defense Infosec 2019 Cutting Edge Women in Cybersecurity; and the US Banker Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to financial services and technology.

In 2013, she was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to technology by the Executive Women’s Forum. An Honorary Doctorate from the University of Missouri was conferred on Catherine in 2015. She holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri, M.S. from the University of Maryland and is A.B.D from George Washington University.

“Cathy is an accomplished technology and cybersecurity professional and we’re grateful to have her join the CRI board of directors,” said Monte Brookshier, CEO, CRI. “She is an influencer in the cybersecurity industry and has an impressive career. We’re honored to welcome Cathy and look forward to the contributions she’ll make to our board.”

Team CRI Hosts Meet & Greet in Albuquerque

CRI Advantage and the Team CRI partners hosted a ‘Meet & Greet’ event at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Guests were invited to tour the historic museum and learn more about Team CRI’s culture and future opportunities.

Team CRI promotes a Mission Focused, People Centered culture and is comprised of four companies: CRI Advantage, Inc. (CRI), General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), RESPEC, and Westwind Computer Products.

About CRI Advantage

CRI Advantage provides IT managed services, cybersecurity assessments, and cloud management to a variety of clients, with a focus on process improvement and change management. Founded in 1998, CRI helps clients to use digital tools to transform their organizations.

CRI Advantage has offices in Boise, ID, Reston, VA, Idaho Falls, ID, and Albuquerque, NM. CRI is a 2008 Department of Energy Small Business of the Year recipient. In addition to the CMMI-SVC/3 certification, CRI also holds accreditations for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20001:2011, and ISO 27001:2013.

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