Tech Exec Bennett Joins Pinnacle Advocacy as Consultant Partner

“For me, this move is very exciting on two fronts,” Teri Bennett told Techwire. “It enables me to leverage my many years of public- and private-sector expertise, experiences, and relationships for the good of our clients, and I get to work with a powerhouse team!”

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Teri Bennett, a former chief information officer (CIO) with state government as well as a veteran consultant in business and technology, has joined Pinnacle Advocacy as a consultant partner.

Headshot of Teri Bennett.
Teri Bennett
Bennett, a Sacramento resident, was CIO for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) from June 1999 to June 2010. After leaving state government, she opened tBenn Consulting, advising clients on business, technology and procurement strategies; organizational change management; and leadership/budget development. She specialized in the pension, prison and government sectors.

She told Techwire she chose to join Pinnacle because its team is “well-known for their relationships throughout all branches of government as well as deep expertise in government policy and procurement.”

“Whether it be business development for clients seeking to partner with the state of California and its various departments and agencies, opening communication channels with state agency and legislative officials regarding planned or future procurement needs and cultivating those connections, gathering information regarding known state procurement actions, or providing process, political, and legal details on state bidding and procurement policies and procedures, the Pinnacle team is always ready to help,” Bennett said.

“I join them in opening doors to opportunity and driving greater value for our clients. For me, this move is very exciting on two fronts,” Bennett said. “It enables me to leverage my many years of public- and private-sector expertise, experiences, and relationships for the good of our clients, and I get to work with a powerhouse team!”

She said working alongside Pinnacle founding partner Rob Glossglauser, partners Elaine Bush and Will Bush, and consultant partner Vince Brown “is truly an honor.”

Bennett has a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and her affiliations include leadership roles in numerous nonprofit and community organizations, including the Sacramento Theatre Company, Women in Technology International, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, and WIND Youth Services.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.