"Happy Halloween! Please Welcome our Newest Team Member!" (10.31.14)
Welcome our newest CSM Team Member, Adolfo Arauz (but you can call him "Al").
A 1989 graduate of Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Affairs (Economics & Spanish Literature), Al spent the 1990s working for custodian banks and brokerage houses but since early 2002, his journey has run the gamut of the E-Rate program.
Starting with a short stint as a Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) and Selective Reviewer for nearly 5 years, Al moved on to the applicant consulting field and a separate period consulting for a service provider.
Most recently, Al was the Florida State E-rate Coordinator. Here he excelled in the position's paramount responsibility of Training and Outreach, having visited over half of the state's 67 school districts to conduct regional or more specific one-on-one training for district E-rate staff. Al also oversaw the successful application process for nearly 250 applications filed by E-rate eligible entities in Florida that chose State Master Contracted services during FY13 and FY14.
Al's primary responsibilities will be in CSM's Southeast Region but his knowledge base, experience and personality are all big enough to have an impact Nationwide!
We are thrilled that Al has chosen to join the elite CSM Team. Welcome, sir.
As always, we welcome your feedback and comments and if you have an idea for an alert or some other topic of discussion, be sure to pass it along to your dedicated CSM Team.
CSM E-Rate Team