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George Ganas Promoted to Impact IT Director

At Impact, we pride ourselves on promoting from within wherever we can. George Ganas, Impact’s new Director of Internal IT, was brought onboard in October 2020 and took such great strides that he warranted a promotion within four months of joining us.

Congratulations to George and hear from him in this video as he talks about his Impact journey and promotion.

George has proven that he has the work ethic and determination that we reward at Impact and is proof that hard work pays off. We’re excited that George is our new Director of Internal IT, and we can’t wait to see what lies in store for him!

Video Transcript 

You know, this isn’t George. I think that that’s one thing that I want to make sure is clear, especially for this promotion. You know, George didn’t get promoted. I’m just an individual contributor, right? It’s the people around me, that trusted me, that followed me here, that follow me day-in and day-out. When I call the plays, they are the ones that execute. I have, you know, ten-plus years of life experiences, working for multiple verticals in the Chicagoland area, and I know what works and I know what doesn’t work.  For me, it’s just about sharing information and helping people be successful. That’s what I want. People seem to respond very favorably to it, and then that’s even more encouraging, right? It’s a work hard, play hard mentality and that’s what gets me motivated. 

I began my journey September of 2020 as the IT Manager. So I am now the Director of IT. I’m responsible for the Service Desk Analysts, our IT Infrastructure Engineers, and also all of the IT infrastructure here at Impact across all of our sites. 

For me, I’m a people person, and I love collaborating with people, my peers and my team. So, as the Director of IT Infrastructure, right, being able to take the people side of it and merging it with the technology, for me, is super exciting. 

I got goose bumps on the back of my head right now because this promotion meant the world to me. I took a big jump when I came here, and I trusted a couple of key people. This promotion is that validation. It validates me, it validates the strategy, and my hope is that this now energizes the team to deliver. You know, no words can say how happy I am, my family, my friends around me. It’s been just awesome, really awesome.