Board Chairman News

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Open Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m., Orpheus Chamber Orchestra opens its 2014-15 concert series at Carnegie Hall with a program that includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, featuring Jonathan Biss, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's 1983 work Prologue and Variations in honor of her 75th birthday season. Written the same year Ms. Zwilich became the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Prologue and Variations has been described by The New York Times as "splendidly crafted and shot through with a distinctly original utterance." The Carnegie program opens with the overture to Rossini's first opera, La cambiale di matrimonio, and closes with Poulenc's Sinfonietta. (more...)

Guadalupe Rivera Marin Joins Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters Council
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces the appointment of Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera, to the Museum's Arts and Letters Council. Rivera Marin will serve as an honorary co-chair with acclaimed actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos. Besides being an author and lecturer, Rivera Marin is also the founder and board chair of the Diego Rivera Foundation. (more...)

Former Roche Exec Jennifer Allerton Appointed to Iron Mountain Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Allerton, 62, is the former Chief Information Officer at F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd's Pharma Division, where she worked for 10 years. She has more than thirty-eight years of information technology experience, gaining extensive knowledge of working globally particularly in emerging markets. Most recently, Allerton served as Chief Information Officer at Roche from 2002 to 2012 with responsibility for IT strategy and operations for the Pharma division and all Group IT operations. Prior to Roche, she served as Technology Director at Barclaycard for three years. Currently, Allerton serves as an independent director on the boards of Oxford Instruments, a provider of high technology tools and systems and Aveva Group, an engineering design and information management solutions firm for plant, power and marine industries. (more...)

Amtrak Relies on CloudHealth Technologies to Drive Down Costs and Ensure Optimal Success in the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

"Moving business-critical applications to the cloud was an important move for us, given our focus on delivering system solutions in a timelier manner, while cutting costs," said Bill Duncan, director of EMS technology services at Amtrak. "Making sense of the millions of rows of data tied to our cloud assets presented a complex challenge. The CloudHealth platform enabled us to benefit from a holistic view, allowing us to easily manage our cloud environment." (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Welcomes New Additions to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's board of directors welcomes several new leaders while saying thank you to a number of retiring board members. David Gross, Mike Hsu, Randy Mahoney, Ruthellyn Musil and Terry Timm will fill vacancies created by retiring board members John F. Bergstrom, Bob Buchanan, Mayor Tim Hanna, Kathi Seifert and Walt Rugland. (more...)

ASO Management & Musicians Unable to Reach Agreement; 2014-2015 Season Cancelled?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Despite months of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) discussions, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association and Orchestra management have not reached an agreement on a new contract. As a result, the contract with the musicians' union has expired, effective 12:00 midnight on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This development may delay or cancel portions of the scheduled 2014-15 season, which is set to open on Thursday, September 25, 2014. (more...)

Spanish Lyric Theatre Artistic Director Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

After founding and presiding over Spanish Lyric Theatre and SLT Productions' 55-year history, celebrated leader, Rene Gonzalez, has stepped down as the organization's artistic director. (more...)

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...)

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