Fun and Games for a Good Cause: JA Bowl-A-Thon

March 7, 2015

It’s that time of year again, and vCom participated in the annual East Bay Junior Achievement Financial Success Bowl-A-Thon held March 5th at Danville Bowl in Danville, CA. JA’s goal is to raise $35,000 in order to provide JA programs to 1300 students. The programs teach students financial literacy, helping empower students to own their economic success.

We had a strong showing this year, our second year participating in the Bowl-A-Thon. Courtney Cordoba, Anna Reynoso, Keshmi Prasad, Carina Hayek, Ashley Lee, Katey Jenkins, Jeff Hilin, Joel Hilin, Kathleen Souza, Nick Webb, Vanessa Smith, Aneel Tumber, Josh Kramer managed to bowl one and a half games before time was called and were forced to relinquish the lanes to the next group.  Joe Condy and Paul Connaker stopped by to throw a few balls down the alley, resulting in Paul’s amalgamation of players getting the highest score for the first game. Everybody bowled well, especially Courtney who started off with a few strikes, and ended with a spectacular move that one really only sees in movies: the ball slipped off her hand and ended up going in the opposite direction of the alley. Nobody was injured, and neither was Carina’s ball.

vCom is proud to continue its tradition of supporting Junior Achievement. Gary Storm, CEO, sits on the board, and every year, vCom team members participate in JA Day at a local elementary school.

Meet our management team

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Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.