Board Chairman News

Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Gala Set for 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History - 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on December 9, 2014. The celebratory evening, which begins with a star-studded program at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Pkwy), will include a tribute to the diverse entertainment that has been, and continues to be presented at the theatre including symphonic music, opera, Broadway musicals, rock music and dance. The performance will be immediately followed by a Gala Celebration Dinner at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E Monroe) to cap off the extraordinary night. (more...)

Yingli Green Energy to Power FC Bayern Munich with Renewable Energy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

BAODING, China and ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ('Yingli Green Energy' or the 'Company'), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ('PV') module manufacturer in the world, known as 'Yingli Solar,' today announced that it has installed a solar power system on the roof of FC Bayern Munich's training facility on Sabener StraBe. The Yingli Solar power system has a capacity of 29.2 kWp and will produce more than 31,000 kWh of clean electricity each year. With the new system, the football club now is able to generate their own renewable energy which has a positive impact on the environment by reducing 21,000 kg of harmful CO2 emissions annually. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces New Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that David DiCristofaro, currently serving as the Board's Vice-Chairman, will be taking on the role of Board Chairman as of September 1, 2014. Board member Brad King will fill DiCristofaro's position as Vice-Chairman. (more...)

Genworth's Financial Education Program Engages More Than 100,000 Virginia High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Genworth Foundation's My Money, My Future SMfinancial education program has reached more than 100,000 students since its inception in 2010. Genworth has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc. to bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to more than 300 schools across Virginia and in Wake County, North Carolina all at no cost to schools or taxpayers. The program uses the latest in new media technology simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptive-pathing to bring complex financial concepts to life for today's digital generation. (more...)

Organovo Announces Appointment of Gregory T. Lucier as Corporate Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) ('Organovo'), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering breakthrough 3D bioprinting technology, announced today that Gregory T. Lucier has been appointed as a corporate advisor. In the role, Mr. Lucier will advise Chief Executive Officer Keith Murphy and the executive management team on various corporate issues. (more...)

In-Memory Database: Hasso Plattner's New MOOC on openHPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

POTSDAM, Germany, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Open 37th Season with Annual CRESCENDO Event, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) announced Crescendo, the annual season preview event that kicks-off the 37th season, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 12 - 3 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (757 Market Street, San Francisco). The Sunday brunch includes a preview of selections from the upcoming season, which will feature concerts that provide a musical journey that is equal parts festive, fearless and fabulous! With proceeds benefiting SFGMC, Crescendo includes a silent and live auction and an awards ceremony that will pay tribute to Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, GRAMMY winner Leslie Ann Jones and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Tickets for Crescendo range in price from $150 to $2,500 and are available now by visiting (more...)

Innovation Is Not An Option. It Is A Must.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

ACCI CEO Kate Carnell and GCEL Co-Chairman Captain Samuel Salloum signed the Agreement at Australia's Parliament House. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Asia Logistics Council Advisory Board Chairman and 2008-2012 ASEAN Secretary General and former Thailand Foreign Minister witnessed the MOU signing along with other international officials. (more...)

AppNeta Names Matt Stevens as President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Reinforcing its standing as the leader in web application monitoring solutions, Stevens will guide AppNeta during its next stage of rapid customer and revenue expansion. He assumes AppNeta's top executive role from Jim Melvin, who has served as the company's chief executive officer since 2009. Under Melvin's leadership, AppNeta enhanced its solutions portfolio, secured top-tier global customer wins and developed a suite of new offerings. Melvin is transitioning from AppNeta's day-to-day management but will remain an active participant on the AppNeta Board of Directors. (more...)

THE COLUMBUS MARATHON Announces Route Changes, PR Gong and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ˝ Marathon. (more...)

Xen Project User Summit Highlights Advanced Use Cases for Leading Open Source Hypervisor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the presenters and full program for the Xen Project User Summit that gathers developers, integrators and power users for in-person collaboration and educational instruction. The event will take place in New York City on September 15, 2014. (more...)

Datalink Corporation Adds New Board Member
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

“We are delighted to have Mercedes join Datalink's Board of Directors,” said Board Chairman Jim Ousley. “She brings wide-ranging expertise in corporate strategy and business development, as well as deep experience in technology innovation and commercialization, allowing our board to be an even greater strategic resource for Datalink's management team. We look forward to the contributions she will make.” (more...)

John F. Fay Named CEO of INTTRA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

PARSIPPANY, NJ -  INTTRA, the world's largest multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean shipping, today announced that John F. Fay has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Fay brings with him vast experience in transforming and growing global technology and information services businesses, most recently as Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities and Currencies for Newedge Group, a world leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing services, where he also served as a member of its Executive Committee. Fay replaces Ken Bloom, who announced his departure from INTTRA in March 2014. (more...)

Detroit Institute of Arts Announces $26.8 Million Pledge to Help Save the Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Roger S. Penske and Penske Corporation, Quicken Loans and the Rock Ventures Family of Companies, DTE Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Meijer, Comerica Bank, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Consumers Energy and Delta Air Lines Foundation have pledged a total of $26.8 million toward the DIA's commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum's art collection for the public. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera to Present Bizet's CARMEN, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera presents Bizet's Carmen for one night only, Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. See below for ticketing information. (more...)

Wolf Trap Opera Presents Bizet's 'Carmen' for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera presents Bizet's Carmen for one night only, Friday, July 25 at 8:15 pm at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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...)

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