Board Chairman News

Bluetooth SIG Appoints Dr. Kamil A. Grajski to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

“Bluetooth Smart technology radically changed the wireless landscape in just a few short years and required a shift from the SIG as well, demanding a renewed focus on innovation, developer initiatives, and making it dead simple for our members, and prospective members, to bring products to life with Bluetooth technology,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Kamil is a welcome addition to our board and his experience is an ideal fit for where the organization is right now, our current focus, and where we plan to go in the future.” (more...)

The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)

The Zell Family Foundation Makes $17 Million Contribution to The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, at its Board of Trustees meeting today, acknowledged the announcement by Helen and Sam Zell that the Zell Family Foundation has made a $17 million contribution to the CSOA's endowment and general operating funds. This gift provides for the naming, in perpetuity, of the position of Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which has been held by Riccardo Muti since 2010. (more...)

Hyundai Proudly Hands Keys To First Tucson Fuel Cell Customer At Tustin Hyundai
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

TUSTIN, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today, Tustin Hyundai's Dealer Principal, John Patterson, proudly handed over the keys to Hyundai's first mass-produced Tucson Fuel Cell CUV in a ceremony with Hyundai executives and Timothy Bush, the first Hyundai Fuel Cell customer. (more...)

YMCA of Greenwich Announces New Officers and Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn. (more...)

Violin Memory Announces Board Appointments
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Mr. Antoun is Chief Operating Officer of First Solar, a global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. Prior to his position at First Solar, Mr. Antoun was a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, Head of Product Area IP and Broadband at Ericsson, and held various executive officer positions at Redback Networks, and Cisco Systems. In addition to his Board seat at Violin Memory, Mr. Antoun currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS). He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Louisiana, an M.S. in Information Systems from NYU Poly and an Executive Management degree from the Ericsson program at Columbia University. (more...)

KC Rep Receives $3 Million Pledge for Spencer Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

The Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KC Rep) today announced a $3 million lead gift from the Hall Family Foundation in support of its 50th Anniversary Celebration project to renovate Spencer Theatre and lobby as well as a $2 million gift to UMKC Theatre for student scholarships. This gift is the largest in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's history. (more...)

DIA Annual Meeting to Discuss Patient Perspective to Inform Drug Development and Access
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

“Patient advocate groups continue to play a vital part in drug development, including providing data, recruiting for and advising clinical trials, and identifying and connecting patients across the globe,” said Barbara L. Kunz, DIA global chief executive. “The DIA Annual Meeting is an exclusive opportunity for industry professionals to learn from and interact with these dedicated patients, and gain their unique insight into how patients can work with them to mitigate barriers in advancing drug development.” (more...)

Cavium Joins Xen Project Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, as a new Xen Project Advisory Board member. (more...)

TuneCore Promotes Scott Ackerman to CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leading digital music distribution and music publishing administration company TuneCore announced today that Scott Ackerman has been named CEO. The move solidifies the company's leadership in anticipation of continued expansion across services and continents to support TuneCore's mission to bring more music to more audiences around the world while also increasing revenue-generating opportunities for artists and songwriters. (more...)

Pablo Heras-Casado Extends Contract with Orchestra of St. Luke's Through 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Approaching its 40th anniversary season, Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) is thrilled to announce its continued relationship with Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, formalized in a two-year contract extension signed last week. Heras-Casado, who was appointed to a four-year term as OSL's principal conductor in 2011, will remain in that post through September 2017. (more...)

SouthernLINC Wireless Rolls Out Next Generation 9-1-1 Routing throughout Alabama Coverage Area
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Alabama 9-1-1 Board announced today that SouthernLINC Wireless has successfully transitioned the delivery of 9-1-1 wireless calls to the 95 Alabama PSAPs within the carrier's service area to the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network (ANGEN). SouthernLINC is the first carrier in Alabama to complete this transition. (more...)

SDI Appoints Security Industry Executive David Sullivan as CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SDI (System Development Integration, LLC), a national systems integrator specializing in advanced technologies for security and critical infrastructure, announces the appointment of security industry executive David Sullivan as its Chief Executive Officer. Founder David A. Gupta, SDI's previous CEO, will continue with the company as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors. (more...)

ASAP Announces 2014 Alliance Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the world's leading professional association dedicated to the practice of alliance management, announced its five 2014 Alliance Excellence Award winners at its recent Global Alliance Summit held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Companies and organizations receiving awards included Cisco Systems, Covance, DNDi, Eli Lilly and Company, KPMG, NetApp, and Sanofi. (more...)

Milpitas Christian School Celebrates 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Milpitas Christian School (MCS) celebrated its 40th Anniversary recently. The festivities began with a plaque dedication ceremony held at their preschool. Mayor of Milpitas, Jose Esteves; Milpitas Fire Chief, Robert Mihovich; Milpitas Planning Commissioner, Gary Barbadillo; MCS Founder, Judy Morasci, MCS Superintendent, Dr. Ken Van Meter; Pastor Mark Tumney, Christ Community Church (Milpitas, CA) and other honored guests gathered to celebrate Milpitas Christian School's achievement of educational excellence since 1974. (more...)

Bulletin from Cybercom's 2014 AGM
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

QAD Presents Customers with Awards at Explore 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

QAD instituted the awards program to recognize visionary customers who implement QAD Enterprise Applications to stay ahead of the competition and operate at maximum efficiency. The winning companies leverage the power of QAD software to drive innovation, meet quality standards and evolve with market conditions. (more...)

Alteva Announces Appointment of Interim CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Alteva, Inc. ('Alteva' or the 'Company') (NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified-Communications-as-a-Service, ('UCaaS'), announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed board member Brian J. Kelley as its Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. The Special Committee of the Board is in the process of conducting a search for a permanent CEO. (more...)

VeriFone Announces Nomination of Jonathan I. Schwartz to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Schwartz has broad technology expertise, and brings extensive operational and strategic experience as a chief executive officer to the VeriFone board. He is currently president and CEO of CareZone, Inc., a mobile application for family caregivers, which he co-founded in 2010. Schwartz previously served as CEO and board member for Sun Microsystems prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corp., and was also the founder, president and CEO of Lighthouse Design, Ltd., a software company ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1996. He began his career with McKinsey & Co. Schwartz currently serves on the board of directors for Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and Jut, Inc. (more...)

Emily Morse to Succeed Todd London as Artistic Director of New Dramatists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

New Dramatists,Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, announces that Emily Morse will assume the position of Artistic Director beginning in July. Morse, on staff at New Dramatists since 2001 and currently serving as Director of Artistic Development, assumes the position from Todd London who leaves New Dramatists after eighteen years to become the Executive Director/Professor of Drama at the University of Washington where he'll oversee undergraduate, MFA and PhD programs, training and productions. London's appointment is awaiting final approval by the university Board of Regent's. (more...)

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