PITTSBURGH, PA- Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Wade L. Churchfield to the position of Director.
Mr. Churchfield joined Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in January 1998, as the regional Manager in Newark, DE. In his new position as Director, Wade 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 at Computer Sciences Corporation, and in the Delaware and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.
Mr. Churchfield is a strong proponent of giving back to the community through volunteerism, and as such, presently serves on several disability-oriented boards and committees in Pennsylvania, Delaware and the New Jersey Tri-State area. In February 2003, Wade received a Governor's appointment for a 3-year term on the Delaware State Rehabilitation Council and in December 2003, he was elected as the Council's Chairperson. Prior to joining Bender Consulting Services, Inc., Mr. Churchfield served in the United States Navy and worked in various information technology positions with Duquesne Light Company in Pittsburgh, PA. Wade has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris 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.