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Filnet CEO Elected to PACCDC Board; Chris J. Baltazar to be Key Player in the Association's Business Outreach Initiatives and Growth.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Today Filnet, an award winning information technology firm, announces the company's President/CEO Chris J. Baltazar has been elected to the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of the Washington Metropolitan Area (PACCDC) Board of Directors. Beginning in October, Mr. Baltazar will hold this position for two years, which will end in 2007.

"As a successful industry leader and an active member of the metropolitan business community, Chris Baltazar's expertise in commerce will help PACCDC to grow its membership base," said PACCDC President Carl Abella. "Chris will also be a key player in invigorating PACCDC and creating outreach initiatives that foster success among Filipino business owners or industry leaders looking to do business with minority owned enterprises."

"I was completely surprised and delighted to have been elected to PACCDC's Board of Directors," said Baltazar. "I look forward to working with President-Elect Mitzi Pickard and other PACCDC board members in helping Filipino entrepreneurs to make beneficial connections and long-lasting relationships in business."

Baltazar began his career as assistant to the director of Instructional Technology at Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia. Later, he spent several years as the creative director for Microstate Corporation. There he worked closely with clients like Morgan Stanley Dean-Witter, Cable and Wireless, and The Bermuda Stock Exchange. Baltazar is a member of a number of business organizations including the American Electronics Association, Filipino Young Professionals, and the US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce. He founded Filnet, Inc. in 1996.

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of the Metropolitan Washington, DC Area (PACCDC) is the premiere Filipino American business organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. The association promotes entrepreneurship in the Filipino American community. Furthermore, PACCDC contributes to business development initiatives and special events in the United States. PACCDC is on the Web at

Filnet is a certified SBA 8(a) business that provides custom-software development, web applications and web development services for government and private enterprises. The firm offers full-lifecycle development and support services, IT staff augmentation, web hosting and online training products. In 2004 Filnet ranked 14th in Deloitte & Touche's Virginia Fast 50 and ranked nationally in the Fast 500. Filnet is on the web at
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