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GCR/PCC Welcome New CFO

New Orleans, LA, November 13, 2019

GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm, announced today that Christopher Porras has joined as its new Chief Financial Officer. Porras comes to GCR with 30+ years’ experience in Big 4 auditing, financial reporting, mergers/acquisitions, and system implementation. All will serve his new role as he assumes financial responsibility for GCR and its subsidiaries.

Porras joins GCR after five successful years at CCH, a tax, accounting, audit, and firm management software and services company. He has served international organizations and small and midsized private equity backed firms as CFO, COO, and VP of Finance.

“Chris’s success in building strong teams that can oversee the type of growth GCR is poised for is essential,” said Tom Amburgey, Chief Executive Officer of GCR. “And his experience with mergers and acquisitions is exactly what we need.”

“I am excited to join GCR as CFO,” said Porras. “I greatly enjoy working with growing companies and I look forward to teaming with Tom Amburgey and the rest of the executive cohort as we lead GCR into a new era of expansion and robust financial growth.”

Porras has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Finance from Georgia State University. He resides in Georgia with his wife, Lynda.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

About GCR
GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

GCR/PCC Welcome New CEO

New Orleans, LA, October 7, 2019

GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm has named Tom Amburgey as its new Chief Executive Officer. Amburgey has 20+ years’ experience in the public sector both as a public servant and as a leader of software firms dedicated to citizen-centric technology.

Prior to joining GCR, Amburgey served as General Manager, Public Administration at CentralSquare Technologies, where he led the business unit focused on providing software and services to over 3,000 local government agencies across North America. While at CentralSquare, Amburgey led several mergers and acquisitions and spearheaded the company-wide transformation of legacy products to a new and robust SaaS delivery platform. He has been recognized nationally as an innovative technology leader and has spoken internationally on many government technology topics.

“Tom’s track record in the government technology space is such an asset,” said Mike Foisy, Chairman of GCR’s Board of Directors. “He understands our mission of creating technologies that improve government agency processes and enhance the citizen’s experience. The Board and I are confident that Tom’s leadership is exactly what GCR needs.”

“I am excited to join GCR as CEO,” said Amburgey. “My professional life has been shaped by a personal mission to leave the world better than I found it. I’ve used technology and public service as conduits for that change and at GCR, I look forward to continuing the mission to help governments and their constituents achieve more with less as budgets remain lean and public demand continues to grow.”
Amburgey has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is a native of Florida where he resides with his wife, Kathy. They are incredibly proud of their three adult children who have all chosen similarly public careers in law, the U.S. Navy, and professional baseball!

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

About GCR
GCR improves, expedites, and digitally transforms public sector offerings in the areas of grants management, critical infrastructure, land and facilities management, elections, and government business services. Together with its subsidiaries, PCC Technology Inc. and MB3, GCR is recognized as one of the top government technology and service providers in the country.

PCC Technology Inc. Launches ElectioNet Version 9.2

Windsor, CT, September 30, 2019

PCC Technology Inc. (PCC), a leading government software provider, announced today that it has introduced major upgrades to their ElectioNet suite of voter registration and election administration software.

Upgrades include improvements to the User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) while more robust features were added for customizable voter notices, messaging between states and jurisdictions, absentee and overseas voter management, and for managing poll workers and polling places. New GIS capabilities for handling voters, districts, and precincts were also added. Several of these GIS features are now available to the voting public in the Online Voter Registration (OLVR) and My Voter Portal (MVP) products.

OLVR and MVP provide mobile friendly public access to voter and election information for states who want to further empower their citizens. New features include GIS driving directions to polling places and election offices, voter address updates and absentee ballot requests, and information on upcoming elections and elected officials. Public users can even see who is on the statewide ballot or volunteer as a poll worker.

States can now meet the needs of counties with three levels of GIS support. For counties on the cutting edge, full GIS district and precinct management capabilities are available. Other counties may opt for GIS address verification for voter, polling place, and election offices. And counties that are not ready for GIS features will still benefit from the new features rolled out this year.

“ElectioNet has been the market-leading voter registration and election management software for years and our commitment to keeping it on the cutting edge has never been stronger,” says Vishal Hanjan, Assistant VP of Product Management at PCC. “As jurisdictions around the country assess their voter registration systems for upgrade or replacement, we are eager to show them the benefits of this new release.”

To see the full list of enhancements or to receive a product demonstration, please speak to one of our sales representatives today.

Click here to download a PDF version of this press release.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

About GCR
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services.

Contact:
Malinda Kelley
Director of Marketing
mkelley@gcrincorporated.com
504-304-0747

GCR Inc. Acquires STR’s eGrantsPlus, Expands Grants Management Group

New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2019

PCC’s parent company, GCR Inc. (GCR) announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of software and disaster recovery services from STR Grants LLC’s (STR) grants management line of business. STR’s HUD/CDBG technology, eGrantsPlus, joins forces with GCR’s experienced recovery and resilience team as well as MB3’s EMGrantsPro, a FEMA grants management application acquired by GCR in July of 2018. The combined solutions under GCR provide state and local governments with one source for navigating their grants management and recovery needs.

“GCR and STR began a working relationship during the recovery effort for Hurricane Katrina. GCR’s team managed the distribution of federal funding using our application. It was a great match,” said Scott Meyer, Founder and President of STR. “Formalizing this union creates a seamless grants management offering that can be used to help other states recover from natural disasters.”

“This is the second acquisition in our grants management, recovery, and resilience sector,” said Dan Cox, GCR’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve combined STR and MB3’s grant management applications with GCR’s HUD and FEMA expertise. The result is powerful – our team brings to market a one-stop solution that has a track record of managing the recoveries of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.”

About GCR:

Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on grants management, critical infrastructure, land management, elections, and government business services. GCR and its subsidiaries PCC Technology Inc. and MB3 have clients in 49 states.

About STR:

STR, of Fairfax, VA, is a software development and professional services firm supporting clients in the government and private sectors. Founded in 1985, STR developed its original grants management software for the Corporation for National and Community Service, allowing them to eliminate all paper grant applications within a year. Since 2006, STR’s software has been used to support HUD/CDBG Disaster Recovery programs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Jersey. STR’s eGrantsPlus has distributed over $15 billion in grant awards to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Sandy.

PCC Technology Inc. Launches ElectioNet Version 9.0

Windsor, CT, January 24, 2019

PCC Technology Inc. (PCC), a leading government software provider, announced today that it has successfully released the latest version of ElectioNet, its award-winning suite of Voter Registration and Election Administration software. Designed to fully automate election office operations, ElectioNet offers a portal used by local election officials to manage voter rolls and support election activities; a public website where voters can register to vote, check their registration status, and view their voter profile; and robust reporting, extracting, and analytical functions with routines necessary to support the entire election community.

“This has been one of the most exciting projects, and we’re proud to finally introduce our work to the public,” says Vishal Hanjan, Assistant VP of Product Management at PCC. “It was about taking something we did well and bringing it to a whole new level. We upgraded the underlying technology and made the new ElectioNet easier to use and more secure than ever. The best part is there’s more to come; we’re a part of the elections security community and we’re listening to Secretaries’ offices around the country and continuing to build improvements into ElectioNet every day.”

This release features a significant upgrade to all aspects of the system, including a new user interface which has been reengineered by an expert team of UI/UX designers with input from election officials. Other ElectioNet v9 enhancements include:

  • Critical infrastructure security updates, including multi-factor authentication
  • Simpler screen navigation and reduced clicks
  • Mobile-friendly interface designed to optimally function on device browsers
  • Advanced GIS functionality
  • Technology upgrades, including the latest Java version
  • Improved browser compatibility
  • Robust My Voter Portal with optional Online Voter Registration
  • Seamless integration with our Campaign Finance System allowing elections to be set up in only one place

“ElectioNet v9 is a product of our commitment to constant innovation. We take our role as industry leaders, especially in the election domain, very seriously. This application was introduced to the market before HAVA laws that now mandate this type of software were written. It is used in 16 states to support nearly a thousand elections. Because of this, we invest heavily in its future, not just in R&D but with nearly 50 technical resources dedicated to keeping it at the forefront of election technology,” said Dan Cox, PCC’s Chief Executive Officer.

ElectioNet v9 was introduced to current clients at the end of 2018 and will be unveiled at the NASS 2019 Winter Conference on February 1st, 2019. To see the full list of enhancements or to receive a product demonstration, please speak to one of our sales representatives today.

Click here to visit the ElectionNet v9 page on our website.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

About GCR
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services.

GCR Named GovTech 100 Company for 2019

New Orleans, LA, January 8, 2019

GCR Inc. (GCR) once again received the honor of being included in GovTech’s Top 100 list, which is comprised of “companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.” This recognition is important to GCR and its related companies, MB3 Inc. (MB3) and PCC Technology Inc. (PCC), and it reaffirms PCC’s position as the premier provider of software solutions for Secretaries of State across the country.

Connecticut Speaker of the House Appoints Aresimwicz Appoints Seth Klaskin of PCC to Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board

Windsor, Connecticut, September 25, 2018

PCC Technology Inc. (PCC) Sales Executive Seth Klaskin was appointed in August 2018 to the Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board (DATA Board) of the Connecticut General Assembly. Appointed by Speaker of the House Joseph Aresimowicz, Klaskin’s term on the DATA Board is coterminous with the Speaker’s tenure.

Formed with the passage of Public Act 18-175, which extends the Office of the Chief Data Officer as a permanent official in the Office of Policy and Management (previously created by an Executive Order of Governor Dannel Malloy), the DATA Board’s mission is to advise the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government and municipalities regarding data policy. The first order of business for this new advisory board will be to assist Chief Data Officer Tyler Kleykamp in developing the state’s first State Data Plan. Required by the Act to be redrafted every two years, the State Data Plan includes the adoption of policies to assist agencies in making public data accessible in electronic format, as required by the law.

Prior to his employment with PCC, Klaskin served for almost nine years as the Director of Business Services at the Office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. While there, he coordinated with PCC to modernize the CONCORD online business and UCC registry and to design the award-winning CT Online Business Startup Tool, a Business One Stop portal application that utilizes a wizard-style user interface to assist entrepreneurs in forming and registering their businesses across a panoply of state agencies. Klaskin led the Secretary’s efforts on the Connecticut Bar Association LLC Act Drafting Subcommittee to draft Article 2 (filing provisions) of the new LLC Act (adopted in 2016). He also served on several legislative and policy advisory committees, including several years as the Secretary’s designee to the Steering Committee of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, a public-private partnership dedicated to making public data accessible to support policy making and other public uses.

ABOUT PCC

PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market, and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software solutions to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure filing administration, and land management administration. PCC is also a pioneer in the field of Business One Stop, Health Data Portals, and other portal technologies that support public policy making, enable interagency collaboration, and connect citizens to their government with unprecedented simplicity.

GCR Inc. Acquires MB3, Deepens Grants Management Technology Portfolio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Orleans, LA, July 19, 2018

Click here to download this release in PDF format.

New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm, GCR Inc. (GCR), expanded this week by acquiring MB3 of Ottawa, Canada, a leading provider of recovery and grants management software. Integrating MB3 products into GCR’s suite creates a robust offering for clients that manage, oversee, and distribute federal funding, including HUD, FEMA, aviation agencies, and municipalities.
“MB3 deepens our grants management capabilities and furthers our commitment to improve the software and services we provide today,” said Dan Cox, GCR’s CEO.

“I am excited for MB3 to enter our next chapter with GCR. We look forward to continuing to deliver quality solutions for our clients, while leveraging GCR’s subject matter expertise and resources to enhance our offerings,” said Matt Blakely, CEO of MB3.

About GCR
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services. GCR and its subsidiary, PCC Technology Inc., have clients in 8 countries and 49 states.
About MB3:
MB3 was started in response to an ever-growing need to manage grants for disasters throughout the United States. Since MB3’s inception in 2005, 17 states have used MB3 tools to help them better their recovery and grant management process.

PCC Launches New Dealer Licensing System

Windsor, Connecticut, June 26, 2018

In 2016, PCC was asked to develop an online dealer licensing system that offers online automation to motor vehicle and watercraft dealers within their client state. After going live in May of 2017, PCC has spent the last year delivering key releases.

New online dealer functionality, including the creation of a Dashboard which provides information regarding status, notifications, and payments, is now available to provide efficiency and flexibility when doing the following activities:

  • Applying for a new or temporary dealer license and processing license renewals
  • Ordering additional plates
  • Making payments online (versus having to send in checks)
  • Increasing plate limits online
  • Updating Bond and Insurance information online
  • Printing interim motor vehicle and motorcycle license plates for act of sale
  • Reporting a license plate status (stolen, lost, etc.) and requesting replacement plates

The general public can use the system to:

  • Search and identify Dealer Status (is the dealer active and in good standing, have they been suspended, etc.)
  • Print results
  • File general complaints online

Important general functionality includes:

  • Critical notifications, alerts, and correspondence are automatically sent to Dealers (including license renewals, plate limits, dealer status, etc.)
  • New vehicle and temporary tag files are updated nightly, allowing relevant systems to show the accuracy of a registered vehicle
  • Consumer complaints are managed though an integrated process
  • Dealers are notified directly from the system when onsite visits are scheduled due to compliance issues, complaints, and/or investigations
  • Court dockets capturing case management activities can be printed directly from the application
  • Thorough report/accounting of how to distribute collected revenue that balances with all transactions within the system

For more information on how your state can implement a Dealer Licensing System, please contact Karen Gee or Seth Klaskin.

Karen Gee
Karen.Gee@pcctg.com
614.338.9113

Seth Klaskin
Seth.Klaskin@pcctg.com
860.580.7301

Indiana’s INBiz Named National Finalist for the 2018 NASS IDEAS Award

Windsor, CT, March 6, 2018
Indiana’s INBiz, a multi-award winning Business One Stop portal built by PCC, was named one of four national finalists for the 2018 NASS IDEAS Award, which recognizes innovation, dedication, excellence and achievement in service in state programing. Representatives from Indiana will join other finalists to showcase their state’s program during the upcoming NASS 2018 Summer Conference, which will take place from July 13 to July 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Secretaries of State are always working to improve services and engage with their citizens. The IDEAS Award recognizes outstanding state programs at a national level which have demonstrated a significant contribution to their state.” said NASS Awards Committee Co-Chair Al Jaeger, North Dakota Secretary of State. “These outstanding state initiatives will be presented during the NASS Summer Confer­ence in Philadelphia from which a national honoree will be selected. Regardless of which state is selected as the IDEAS Award recipient, each nominee has provided an excellent service for its state.”

The full list of finalists include:
California – Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google
Colorado – Cybersecurity Protects Election Integrity Initiative
Indiana – INBiz
Mississippi – Y’all Business

We appreciate NASS’s recognition of INBiz, and we congratulate Secretary of State Connie Lawson and her team for their leadership in innovation and commitment to the people of Indiana.

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