March 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Health and Human Services Expert Joins Salient to Better Serve the Public Sector

HORSEHEADS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 -- Salient Corporation, a leading provider of performance management solutions and services for both business and government, today announced the appointment of Susan Lepler, MSW, MPA, as Principal Advisor. In this new role, Lepler will lead client advisory services to apply and advance Salient's solutions in the public sector.

"We enthusiastically welcome Susan to our company and are pleased to have her level of experience, expertise and passion on our public sector team," said Guy Amisano, President and CEO of Salient Corporation. "This appointment underscores Salient's commitment to providing the best and most comprehensive solutions for improving efficiency and controlling costs within critical government programs such as Medicaid and Welfare-to-Work."

Lepler brings to Salient an extensive, 20+ year background working with state and local government to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health and human service. As a principal consultant for both the Center for Governmental Research and Meridian Consulting Services over the past twelve years, Susan has a proven track record of working in partnership with government leaders to identify improvement opportunities and design strategies to bring about more streamlined and customer-focused services. She has extensive knowledge about government functions, programs, and best practice approaches in a wide range of areas, including early childhood, child welfare, social services, mental health, health, youth development, juvenile justice, and long term care services. Prior to consulting, she held government positions at the New York State Council on Children and Families, New York State Division of the Budget, and the New York State Senate.

"State and local governments are under enormous pressures to deliver quality services in a fiscally prudent manner and are constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness," said Susan Lepler. "Salient's solutions enable organizations to integrate information and view key performance indicators with speed and simplicity so that decision makers can continually assess and improve their operations and service delivery approaches. I am excited to be joining a forward-thinking company whose management approach and solutions can transform organizations."

Susan Lepler holds a BA from Cornell University, MSW from Syracuse University School of Social Work, and MPA from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

About Salient Corporation

Salient Corporation is a leading provider of performance management solutions and services for business and government. The company provides organizations with the alignment, accountability and control that is necessary to improve results and reduce costs across the entire enterprise. Salient solutions are used by more than 30,000 users in 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

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