SPONSORIUM is pleased to announce the addition of two new executives to the Business Development team in the United States. Jessica Avignone and Gwendolyn Pointer have joined SPONSORIUM as Directors, Business Development mid April 2012, each managing a region to support growing business needs.

Jessica Avignone brings over 15 years of successful experience in B2B consultative sales, client relationship and account management, all with customer service as a solution in her focus. The bulk of Jessica’s experience comes from her role as Director of National Accounts at TransitCenter, the leader in corporate payroll commuting options, and as a successful strategic consultant to multiple organizations helping them maximize their client communications and events. At SPONSORIUM Jessica is responsible for the Eastern territory within the US market, and can be reached at jessica@sponsor.com.

Gwendolyn Pointer is a seasoned sponsorship professional coming to SPONSORIUM with 20 years of experience in this industry, most recently as a Group Director at Octagon’s HQ in Connecticut. In her role Gwen guided brands in their pursuit of effective marketing partnerships and other unique disciplines. Prior to that, Gwen was the Director of Marketing for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun where in 2010 she guided the team to the first profitable year for any WNBA team. At SPONSORIUM Gwen is managing the Central US territory and can be reached at gwen@sponsor.com.

Jessica and Gwen will benefit from the support of Seth Leeds, Head of Strategic Development, Americas. An enthusiastic and warm welcome to the growing SPONSORIUM family.