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US Olympic Committee nominates LA for 2024 bid

The United States Olympic Committee board of directors and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed the bid, with the city’s council unanimously voting in its favour. The bid calls for building a $1 billion athletes village on a rail yard the city doesnt own, and government analysts have warned that developing the site could significantly

Joe Pyne Joins DHT Holdings’ Board of Directors

Crude oil shipper DHT Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Joseph H. Pyne to its board of directors, expanding the board from three to four independent directors.

Senior Private Equity Officers at CalPERS Do Not Understand How They Guarantee That Private Equity General Partners Get Rich

Over the course of the last Investment Committee meeting of the CalPERS Board of Directors, many of the statements made by senior members of CalPERS' investment staff showed a lack of understanding of basic issues, such as the industry's economics and how widely-used contract terms operate.

3 Things You Must Give Your Board if You Want Them to Succeed with Fundraising

Every non-profit wants to have a board of directors that is enthusiastic and capable when it comes to fundraising. Yet so many organizations are disappointed with their board members’ fundraising efforts. Likewise, many board members I have spoken with want to be better fundraisers, but just don’t know how. I have found that there are […]

Saving Lives From Suicide

This month marked a major milestone for suicide prevention when the Golden Gate Bridge board of directors approved the first funding toward construction of a suicide barrier on the San Francisco landmark. Since its opening in 1937, the...Show More Summary

Carly Fiorina Super PAC Takes Out Full Page Ad to Defend Fiorina against New York Times Op-Ed

As the Free Beacon reported, the Super PAC is headed by a former board of director that voted to fire Fiorina from Hewlett-Packard: The super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina labeled an article about the presidential candidate published in the New York Times business section last week “dishonest” and in response took out a full-page advertisement in the paper’s Thursday edition […]

Hurricane Katrina and the Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

By Linda Usdin, DrPH, and Andrea Chen, MEd Andrea Chen is the co-founder and Executive Director of Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and Linda Usdin is the board chair of Propeller, an incubator for social enterprises that is based in Broadmoor, which was flooded by up to ten feet of standing water during Hurricane Katrina. Show More Summary

Kobie Baker joins the staff

Link to official announcementThe staff is now complete, with Kobie Baker on board as special assistant to the head coach/Senior Director of Basketball Operations. He worked with the team from 2006-2009 in the roles of director of basketball operations, assistant coach, and athletics development officer. Show More Summary

Detroit Institute Of Arts Narrows Its Search For A New Director

Board Chairman Gene Gargaro, who is leading the 14-member search committee, said Tuesday that the museum has completed two rounds of interviews and identified “a short list” of four possible replacements for former Director Graham Beal, whose 16-year tenure ended June 30.

Robert M. Beavers Jr., executive with McDonald’s, dies at 71

Mr. Beavers became the first African American to serve on the corporation’s board of directors.

Robert M. Beavers Jr., executive with McDonald’s, dies at 71

Robert M. Beavers Jr., who began his 37-year career with the McDonald’s fast-food chain as a $1-an-hour restaurant employee and became a top executive and the first African American to serve on the corporation’s board of directors, died Aug. 19 while vacationing in Tibet. He was 71.Read full article >>

Arkansas: State Budget Cuts Force Pope County Libraries to Reduce Hours, Cut Book Budget

From The Courier Online: A slash in state funding for libraries prompted many changes in the Pope County Library System (PCLS). Shawn Pierce, PCLS director, explained the cuts at an Aug. 19 meeting of the Pope County Library Board. Areas of PCLS affected by decreased funds include the book budget, part-time salaries, hours of operation, […]

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Chief Curator promoted to Deputy Director

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Earlier this summer, MCASD's Board of Trustees named Kathryn Kanjo the Deputy Director, Art and Programs. "Kathryn Kanjo is one of the leading curators in the country. This well-deserved promotion recognizes her many achievements at the Museum," said Hugh M. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Billionaire Pollyanna Chu's Son Joins Kingston Finance Board

Kingston Chu, the son of Hong Kong billionaire Pollyanna Chu, has joined the board of the family’s flagship Hong Kong financial services company. Kingston, 30, was named executive director at Hong Kong-listed Kingston Finance Group effective Friday, according to a company statement.  His first name is the same as the first name [...]

That Didn’t Take Long: Sysco Adds Trian’s Peltz and Frank To Board

Bolt on another bullet point to the resume of Nelson Peltz.  Sysco (SYY) added Peltz and another confederate at Trian Partners to its board of directors just one week after the activist disclosed a big stake in the food-services company. Trian’s Josh Frank also will join. With the additions, Sysco’s board expands by two seats to 12. A Sysco spokeswoman said in […]

The Arena at Gwinnett Center now named Infinite Energy Arena

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Goodbye, Gwinnett Center. Hello, Infinite Energy Center. The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has inked a contract with Infinite Energy for $18 million and official naming rights for the Duluth entertainment...

Philippine Navy Weaponizes Helicopters to Deploy on Frigates

The Philippine Navy is preparing to deploy weaponized versions of its AgustaWestland AW109 helicopter on board its Pilar-class frigates, the Navy's director of public affairs said Wednesday.

L.A. Chamber Orchestra names Scott Harrison as executive director

The board of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has tapped an executive from the Detroit Symphony to lead the 47-year-old classical music ensemble.

CA: Novato Bus Facility Plan Gets County Approval, Heads to City Council

Aug. 19--Improvements to the downtown Novato bus facility are closer to becoming a reality after county transit officials this week approved the project design. The Marin Transit District board of directors voted unanimously to approve con

Authoritative Damnation #63: Board of Directors

Do we even need to say more? The Board of Directors can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. But either way, they’ll probably be your ongoing nightmare. Their dictates drive your daily duties even more than the wacky whims of the CEO, because their dictates drive the CEO’s and CFO’s dictates, who in […]

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