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20th of August 2016

Dale Burnett’s Humble Foundation | American Builders Quarterly

As a first-generation American born to Jamaican immigrants in the 1970s, successful corporate executives were not part of Dale Burnett’s daily interactions, but a strong work ethic certainly was. Even though he grew up in inner city New York, Burnett’s parents were adamant when steering him away from self-defeating temptations and toward positive opportunities. “My…

1st of August 2016

RLJ Lodging Trust Announces the Appointment of Ross H. Bierkan and Leslie D. Hale | Hotel News Resource

Robert L. Johnson, Executive Chairman of RLJ Lodging Trust, announced that the Board of Trustees has appointed Ross H. Bierkan as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Leslie D. Hale as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In addition, Mr. Bierkan has been elected to the Company’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Bierkan…

15th of July 2016

Some Financial Firms Tackle Diversity Gap Head-On, Say They Can’t Afford Not To | Chicago Tribune

Natasha Granholm was a student at Robert Morris College when she got an unlikely foot in the door at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The accounting giant, which didn’t typically recruit at Robert Morris, had asked the school for help finding candidates to fill copy room positions, and Granholm, a top accounting student, was encouraged to apply. She told…

18th of March 2016

When Tragedy Struck, She Chose to Found Her Startup Closer to Home | Fast Company

Isa Watson grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in a close and loving home. She remembers gleaning two lessons in particular from her father and mother: “The clear value of hard work” and “the importance of doing the right thing,” she recalls. Her mother, Theresa, was a stay-at-home mom who was passionate about nonprofit…

2nd of February 2016

TIAA-CREF Names President for New Real Assets Division | Pension & Investments

Jose Minaya was named president of TIAA-CREF’s newly created global real assets business division, a spokeswoman said. TIAA-CREF will move 900 employees and $100 billion in assets to the stand-alone business, which will operate within the firm’s global money management business. Its global real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure and energy teams, as well as subsidiary…

25th of January 2016

Morgan Stanley Just Announced 156 New Managing Directors | Business Insider

Morgan Stanley just released a list of its newest managing directors. This year’s list has 156 names, up from 151 last year. Thirty-three, or 21%, of the new MDs are women. That’s on par with last year, according to a Morgan Stanley representative. Fifty-four percent of the class works in the Institutional Securities — that…

21st of January 2016

Blackstone Gains from Banks’ Financial Crisis Pain | Wall Street Journal

In August, a Blackstone Group LP deal-making team gathered one day at 2:30 p.m. in a conference room overlooking Park Avenue to clink beers and celebrate the anniversary of the moment Blackstone signed papers to purchase its business. The team, which buys stakes in private-equity funds, was acquired from Credit Suisse Group AG in 2013…

8th of October 2015

Deborah Medenica on the Emerging Markets Strategy | Alger

“Wrapping up 2015, we saw slowing economic growth and higher volatility across capital markets. However, emerging markets is still growing at one-and-a-half to two times that of the developed world. So, I think we’re looking at a very constructive 2016.” Alger Emerging Markets Strategy Portfolio Manager Deborah A. Vélez Medenica gives an up to date outlook…

8th of September 2015

40 Under 40 2015 | Baltimore Business Journal

The Baltimore Business Journal has announced its 2015 40 Under 40 honorees. Click through the slideshow to meet them. Meet the Honorees

26th of August 2015

2015-2016 White House Fellows

Founded in 1964, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to…