Carrie-Jo-DennisUnemployment Tax Control Associates, Inc. (UTCA), a national unemployment insurance service provider based in Springfield, Mass., with an office in Boston and Houston, Texas, today announced the addition of Carrie Jo Dennis as vice president of business development. Dennis, based in Houston, will be responsible for managing sales and marketing strategies to accommodate corporate goals and will ultimately develop and lead the future sales team. As UTCA continues to grow its operations, Dennis’ presence in the heart of Texas will allow the company to better serve their clients.

“We conducted our search for vice president of business development nationwide,” said Suzanne Murphy, president and CEO of UTCA. “With more than a decade of sales and marketing experience, Carrie Jo possesses the analytical mindset and problem-solving ability we sought for our business development leader. Carrie Jo’s strengths are manifested in her ability to not only create client relationships but to increase sales opportunities. She is a valuable addition to our team.”

Prior to joining UTCA, Dennis was a client development consultant for a background screening firm serving the health care industry, helping to ensure the safety of patients and staff. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, holds certifications in Paradigm Sales Training and Integrity Selling Training, and has completed the Franklin Covey Organizational Course. As vice president of business development at UTCA, Dennis will develop and implement cost-saving measures, coordinate sales and marketing objectives by establishing sales territories, quotas and goals, and help UTCA continue to grow by developing the sales force.

“I am pleased to be joining an organization as highly respected as UTCA,” said Dennis. “My goals for this position include growing and mentoring our sales team and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans that ultimately increase our market penetration both in Houston and nationwide.”

UTCA has a long and well-established reputation for its success in a niche and complex area of administrative law, generating bottom-line revenue through dramatic reductions in unemployment cost, while delivering consistent “soft savings” to their client users, through a more efficient and compliant program. Founded by Murphy in 1990, UTCA utilizes a unique pre-emptive approach to significantly reducing unemployment costs. Where other service providers (TPA’s) have been acquired by larger, publicly traded groups and those with a primary focus on software and big-data upselling, service levels have diminished greatly. Employers wanting to outsource their unemployment program, where professionals with expertise effectively managing this cost, are left with limited options. UTCA prides itself on offering highly customized, proactive strategies and services, through a hybrid blend of technology and fully accessible expertise.

About Unemployment Tax Control Associates

Unemployment Tax Control Associates, Inc. (UTCA) is a service leader providing highly effective unemployment insurance cost management and reduction strategies to employers nationally. UTCA employs this industry’s most knowledgeable staff of professionals, including their own in-house legal staff, claim analysts, appeal administrators, hearing representatives and tax consultants. UTCA assists clients in reducing the costs and complexities of managing their unemployment compensation programs, utilizing a unique pre-emptive approach to dramatically reducing unemployment costs. By providing unparalleled customer solutions, they have earned the reputation as the “blue chip” company in the field of unemployment cost management. For more information, visit