PITTSBURGH, PA- Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Neal G. Lutz to the position of Director.

Mr. Lutz joined Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in July 1997, and has recently served as regional Manager. In his new position as Director, Neal will be involved in the strategic direction of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., as well as managing the day-to-day activities of Bender employees on-site within Pennsylvania, Texas, Nevada, and soon, other expansion areas.

Neal has 24 years of experience in the information technology field. He is the Executive Board Secretary for Tech-Link and a Member of the Business Advisory Council for the Institute of Advanced Technology. Neal is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Neal was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Management from Robert Morris University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. founder and CEO, Joyce A. Bender, has epilepsy and a hearing loss. In 1985, she had a life-threatening accident due to epilepsy, which caused an intracranial hemorrhage that required subsequent brain surgery. Against all odds, Joyce recovered from this accident that left her with a 60 percent hearing loss in one ear and a realization that she had epilepsy. As a result of her personal experience, she developed a passion for helping people with disabilities. Out of that passion, she founded Bender Consulting , in September 1995. Since then, Ms. Bender received national recognition in June 1999, by winning the President's Award from President Clinton at the White House. The award is the highest honor given to an American who furthers the employment and empowerment of people with disabilities. In addition, in October 2003, Joyce received the Bush Administration's New Freedom Initiative Award from Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.