Kozol campaigns for educational reform

first_imgAt times as he spoke in the Memorial Church last Thursday (Sept. 20) Jonathan Kozol, educator, activist, and author, sounded more fervent than an impassioned man of God preaching eternal salvation.“I’m 71 years old; I’m too old to bite my tongue. … I intend to keep on fighting in this struggle ’til my dying day,” he said.But the salvation that Kozol was advocating was for the public school system in the United States, a system that, in his view, requires, if not divine intervention, at least a drastic overhaul.In an appearance co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Askwith Education Forum, the Cambridge Forum and the Harvard Book Store, Kozol discussed his new book “Letters to a Young Teacher,” a series of letters he wrote to “Francesca” a “glorious, excited, glowing, first-grade teacher” at an inner-city school in Boston. Through the correspondence, the book examines topics Kozol has addressed throughout his career, but focuses in part on the fairly recent “No Child Left Behind” legislation, a bundle of requirements that he argues kill the ability of children to learn and develop through their own curiosity.The law, passed in 2001, requires, among other things, that all students in primary and secondary schools perform at grade level in reading and math by 2014. It mandates greater school accountability and includes punitive measures for those schools that fall short. Kozol contends that the law disproportionately affects inner-city schools and drives away promising young teachers by forcing them to use a scripted curriculum that only prepares students to take tests and not actually engage and learn.He claimed that the law was “created as a shaming ritual by which to discredit the entire concept of our public schools by holding up impossible demands without the funds to pay for them.”Kozol graduated from Harvard in 1958 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1964 he took a job as a teacher in a public school in Roxbury, which led to his book “Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools.” The work received the National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion in 1968. He has written numerous books on the subject since.Recently, Kozol has spent a lot of time in Washington, D.C., urging the Democratic leadership in Congress to make what he calls “radical change” to No Child Left Behind in part by drastically reducing the amount of high-stakes testing. A vote to reauthorize the federal law is expected this fall, with the Bush administration pushing to broaden its scope. Kozol is also mobilizing teachers with Education Action, a network of educators whom he hopes will carry on his efforts. He encouraged people in the crowd to sign up.“I pray the young people will join in forces with us older guys,” he said. “Honestly … we need you to carry on.”To further his cause, the Boston native has been on a partial hunger strike since July and has lost 29 pounds. His slender frame and at times hoarse voice were evidence last week of the toll his fast has taken. He called the hunger strike a way to “keep faith with the kids who trusted me” and to promote his campaign for the need for sweeping change.At the beginning of his talk, Kozol asked those in the crowd who were teachers to raise their hands. The air was quickly filled with scores of arms, and a loud wave of applause acknowledging them echoed around the hall.“I always feel safer when I am in a room with teachers,” he said.What followed were his stories of the touching, silly, fascinating world of the children he met through his visits to Francesca’s classroom. He testified to the child’s ability to engage and blossom in the presence of a gifted, dedicated guide. But his lightness was punctuated by serious moments. His voice registered a grave tone as he warned of the impending doom of the country’s public education system should it remain, as he claims, broken by No Child Left Behind.During the questions that followed, Kozol encouraged dissent. Responding to one audience member, who asked how teachers and parents should oppose “moronic mandates,” he said they could simply boycott the tests as some communities have done.“I’d like to see more suburbs doing that because they can afford to take that risk,” he said.He also addressed his feelings toward Teach For America, an initiative designed to encourage a selective group of college graduates and professionals to teach in schools — often in urban areas — for two years. Kozol said the program was marred by the lack of teaching experience of its members.With its resultant high turnover rate and limited training, he contended, “it sort of like builds in instability in inner-city schools … and throws people into the classroom knowing nothing about children.”He urged new teachers who join the program to make “an inward promise to yourself that you are going to stay for seven years.”Many young teachers and students stood in a long line after the talk, waiting to have Kozol sign copies of “Letters to a Young Teacher.”“He really has a love and appreciation for kids and that comes through when he talks,” said Andy Shin, who is enrolled in HGSE’s School Leadership Program. “His voice reminds us what really is important, which is kids.”last_img read more

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Full weekend schedule for Texas Motor Speedway

first_imgThe Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series head to Texas Motor Speedway after the Easter break. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is off. Check out the tentative full schedule below, subject to change.Note: All times are ETSunday, April 810:30 a.m.: Trackside LiveRun of Show1:54:00 Intro Presentation of Colors by Euless Police Department Honor Guard1:54:20 Invocation by Bret Shisler with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries1:55:00 National Anthem by Lewis Warren Jr., award-winning pianist and student at the New England Conservatory of Music1:56:40 Fly-By TOT: 71st Fighter Squadron Ironmen, Langley AFB, Virginia2:01:40 “Drivers, Start Your Engines” by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn and host of American Country Countdown.2:10:10 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 (334 laps, 501 miles), FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN 1, 3)Press Pass (Watch live)6 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raceFriday, April 61-1:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)2:05-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)4:05-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)5:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)Press Pass (Watch live)11:30 a.m.: Chase Briscoe12:15 p.m.: Daniel Suarez12:30 p.m.: Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler and Garrett Smithley12:45 p.m.: Tony Stewart and Sam Hafertepe Jr.2:15 p.m.: Clint Bowyer2:30 p.m.: Erik Jones2:45 p.m.: Chris Buescher3:30 p.m.: Ryan Blaney6:45 p.m.: Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifyingSaturday, April 711-11:55 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)12:10 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)1:30-2:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1 (Results) (Canada: TSN GO)3 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), FOX (Results) (Canada: TSN 2)5:30 p.m.: (post-race): Trackside LivePress Pass (Watch live)5:30 p.m.: Post-NASCAR Xfinity Series racelast_img read more

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The New Mastersounds Share New “Love They Deserve” Video Featuring Lamar Williams Jr. [Watch]

first_imgFunk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have shared the new video for “Love They Deserve”, from their recently released studio album, Shake It, released via Color Red. “Love They Deserve” features Lamar Williams Jr.—son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist, Lamar Williams—on vocals, alongside NMS members Simon Allen (drums), Joe Tatton (keys) Pete Shand (bass), and Eddie Roberts (guitar).The new album also features guest contributions from Mike Olmos on trumpet (a NMS regular who has already appeared on albums including Renewable Energy and Made For Pleasure), and Jason Mingledorff on sax and flute (who previously on tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bones).“I’m very proud of this album–the music, the production, the guests, the label, the art…and I’m proud of doing 20 years with these guys,” Roberts explained in a press statement.Watch the video for “Love They Deserve” below.The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Love They Deserve”[Video – newmastersounds]The band recently wrapped up their fall tour, but will embark on a handful of dates coming up in December. The New Mastersounds can be seen at The Chapel in San Fransisco, CA on December 27th & 28th, on December 29th at Crystal Bay Crown Room in Crystal Bay, NV, and on and for a New Years Eve at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.For a full list of upcoming The New Mastersounds tour dates, head here.last_img read more

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Director advocates service-learning

first_imgThe more than 400 first years settling into campus aren’t the only fresh faces at Saint Mary’s this fall. Erika Buhring has taken up post as the new director for the Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) and Experiential Learning Coordinator at the College. Buhring said her background attracted her to Saint Mary’s unique identity. “I’m a big believer in the private, liberal arts education,” she said. “I’ve lived in it, worked in it and I have a lot of respect for Saint Mary’s. I’m intrigued by the spirit of Saint Mary’s in that it is a women’s college.” Buhring, who graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, has years of experience with non-profit groups and various education organizations. She received her Master of Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago before becoming an assistant professor at Concordia University Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Mary’s, Buhring served as an assistant professor in the Educational Studies Department at Monmouth College in Illinois. Buhring said her experiences in the academic world will serve her well in her new position at the College. “I’m eager to learn what has been done before, but I’m also looking forward to creating new opportunities as we move forward,” she said. “My role is split between on- and off-campus work, and I find that very appealing.” Buhring’s role with the OCSE will focus especially on student-community relations. She said 70 percent of her work is with the Division of Mission, which involves various learning and volunteering opportunities. “I’m most looking forward to working with all of the students and getting them excited about working and learning about the community,” Buhring said. The remainder of Buhring’s role consists of working alongside and supporting the College’s faculty and staff, she said. “I am really excited to get to work with the faculty and all of their creativity,” she said. “I want to get people excited about integrated learning opportunities.” Buhring said she hopes the students and faculty who work with the OCSE will value the importance of volunteering in the community. She wants there to be a reciprocal relationship between the volunteers and the community, grounded in mutual support and collaborative learning, a relationship she believes will benefit students in the long term. “One of the biggest pushes I make is with students and getting them to have a connection between what they’re doing now, and how this work affects what they’re doing in the future,” she said. Buhring said the service and learning opportunities arranged by the office are intended to provide rich benefits to the volunteers, regardless of the type of work or group served. “I really like the idea of fostering the spirit of life-long learning,” she said. “Your work is not just for a grade. It is much bigger than that.”last_img read more

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The Last Five Years to Resume Performances at London’s Southwark Playhouse in October

first_img“The Last Five Years”(Publicity image courtesy of Southwark Playhouse) View Comments Southwark Playhouse’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years paused performances beginning on March 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, will resume beginning this October 1 with socially distanced audiences. The Last Five Years will run through October 31. Casting and social distancing measures being taken by the performers will be announced in the coming weeks.Paper tickets will not be used; audience members must show a confirmation email on their mobile device upon entry. The venue will operate at just under 50 percent of its capacity and use see-through screens on either side of each seated party. “Please only book tickets with people who you are living with or have formed a support bubble with,” reads one of the show’s COVID-19 FAQ answers. All audience members are asked to wear a mask—those who are unable to for medical reasons must obtain a printed card here in advance. Hand sanitizer will be placed at regular intervals in the front of house. Both the venues bar and bathrooms will provide opportunities for social distancing between patrons.The Last Five Years tells the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers who fall head over heels in love—and subsequently out of it—over the course of five years. In a city where professional and personal passions collide, charting the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove to be too much. The Last Five Years features songs like “Still Hurting,” “Shiksa Goddess,” “Moving Too Fast” and “Goodbye Until Tomorrow.”last_img read more

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Bar’s Web site tops 100 million vists

first_imgBar’s Web site tops 100 million vists January 15, 2009 Regular News Bar’s Web site tops 100 million vistscenter_img With the annual number of visits to The Florida Bar’s Web site surpassing 100 million and still growing, the Communications Committee is looking for ways to improve the site and its accessibility for members and the public. Committee Chair Ray Abadin told the board that one factor in the increasing use is the rising technological savvy of Bar members, two-thirds of whom are 50 or younger.He noted that hits on the Web site were almost 37 million in 2003-04. They had risen to 106.1 million in 2006-07 and to 118.7 million for 2007-08.The most popular part of the site is the Find A Lawyer page, followed by the site’s home page, and then the Bar Journal. Next is the section in which Bar members report their CLE hours, followed by the Bar News , and the Bar’s master calendar. Bar membership surveys have shown an increasing use of technology by Bar members, Abadin said, and the Young Lawyers Division uses its Web site to communicate with members, which has resulted in a spike of visits to the site.The committee hopes to emulate that in its efforts, he said, which could include continuing efforts to phase out the printed Journal directory, since all the information in the publication is available online, where it can be more regularly updated.He invited board members to review the Web site and make suggestions for improvement, adding, “We’re going to be making significant changes to the electronic media and the data presentation to our members.”last_img read more

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On the Move 10-1-09

first_imgOn the Move 10-1-09 On the Move Francis Pierce, Susan Sewell and Richard Allen recently joined Mateer Harbert in Orlando. Along with current Mateer Harbert partner Larry Townsend, they will focus on the firm’s growing medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Pierce joins the firm as a partner and will lead the expanded medical malpractice and insurance practice areas. Sewell joins as a senior associate. Allen rejoins join the firm as a partner. Marci A. Rubin has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner focusing her practice on corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, transactional law, mergers and acquisitions. Kate Bedell has joined the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office as chief of the Felony Unit Division. Jeffrey P. Buak has been named equity shareholder at Unger, Acree, Gilbert, Tressler, Tacktill, & Buak in Orlando and will continue his primary practice of real estate and land use. Alicia E. Adams has joined McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver in Tallahassee. She will focus her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. Chad M. Pilon has joined Christopher N. Ligori and Associates in Tampa. Pilon focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability. Eliot C. Abbott has joined Ruden McClosky in Miami as a partner. George Sprinkel IV has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. Marta Colomar Garcia has joined Diaz Reus Targ & Lee in Miami as an associate where she will handle complex international corporate transactions and contracts, international breach-of-contract claims, and real estate matters. Rouselle “Bo” Sutton III has joined Railey & Harding in Orlando as an associate in the construction litigation practice group. Kelly Kolb has joined Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Kolb focuses his practice on labor & employment, insurance, and bad faith matters. Aaron Behar has joined Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. He will also serve as chair of the firm’s general liability group. Behar primarily represents insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of employment practices liability, errors and omissions, and bodily injury. James E. Malphurs has joined Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando where he will practice intellectual property law. Robert Thornburg, of counsel to the firm, is now working in the Miami office, located at 777 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1114. Sonja Knighton Dickens has been appointed as the in-house city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens. Zoltan Pinter has joined Leighton Law in Miami. Pinter’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury, violent crime/inadequate security, medical malpractice, product liability, business tort litigation, agricultural business and litigation, fraud investigation, and litigation. Kelly Naik has been promoted to chief of the Fourth Circuit Public Defender Office’s County Court Division. Mark R. Osherow has joined Adorno & Yoss in the Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offices as a partner. Osherow’s experience includes a wide range of business litigation matters from inception through trial involving employment, real estate, construction, fraud and misrepresentation, as well as corporate and partnership disputes, and related contractual issues. Russell A. Yagel has become a managing partner, Jessica Rothenberg and Robert Stober have become equity partners, and Ron Saunders has become of counsel with Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel in Tavernier. John M. Quaranta has joined Damian & Valori in Miami and will concentrate his practice in the areas of complex commercial Litigation. Laura J. Varela has joined Phillips, Cantor, Berlowitz & Shalek in Hollywood as a partner in the commercial litigation group, practicing in the areas of commercial, real estate, community association, lending and banking, and distressed property litigation. Brian J. Redar has joined the Department of Homeland Security as a general attorney in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel for Customs and Border Protection, Long Beach, CA. Devand (Dave) A. Sukhdeo has joined Jackson Lewis in Miami as a partner and TerRance Q. Woodard has joined the firm as an associate. Sukhdeo and Woodard practice employment law. Dean J. Merten has moved The Merten Law Office, P.A., to 6905 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach 33405. Merten can be reached at (561) 585-0464 or [email protected] Merten continues to practice criminal defense. Debra L. Munchel has joined the 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Bartow. Leslie A. Wickes has been elected the managing partner of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs in Jacksonville. Webb Peduzzi, P.A., has relocated its Orlando office to 1800 Pembrook Dr., Ste. 300, Orlando 32810. The firm may be reached by phone locally at (407) 956-1030, toll free at (877) 653-8003, or by e-mail at [email protected] David E. Ramba has opened Ramba Consulting Group and Ramba Law Group at 101 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee 32301; phone (850) 727-7087; fax: (850) 807-2502; e-mail: [email protected] A substantial portion of Ramba’s practice is devoted toward legislative representation and matters before state agencies. Erica Bloomberg-Johnson has joined the Law Firm of Gloria W. Fletcher in Gainesville and will be handling criminal cases. She may be reached at (352) 374-4007 or by fax (352) 337-8340. Gary Khutorsky has joined the Ft. Lauderdale office of Litchfield Cavo as a partner. Khutorsky practices in the area of insurance coverage. Angela Swenka has also joined the Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Ian Weldon recently became a “death qualified” attorney and moves to the Capital Crimes Division in Homicide at the Fourth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, while Regina Wright ascends to the Division for Major Crimes. Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have formed Sniffen & Spellman in Tallahassee. The firm will offer advice and representation to businesses and governmental agencies statewide in the areas of labor and employment law, law enforcement liability, civil rights litigation, fair housing litigation, insurance defense, administrative law, commercial transactions and commercial litigation, school law, special education litigation, and property taxation. October 1, 2009 On the Movelast_img read more

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After providing ‘spark’ for WNBA team, Banham signs with a team in Australia for the offseason

first_imgAfter providing ‘spark’ for WNBA team, Banham signs with a team in Australia for the offseasonFormer U women’s basketball player Rachel Banham is in her second season with the Connecticut Sun. Kathryn Chlystek, Daily File PhotoMinnesota guard Rachel Banham carries the ball at Williams Arena on Monday, Feb. 15. Banham recently signed to play with the Bendigo Spirit in Australia as a part of the WNBL. Jack WarrickJuly 3, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFormer Gophers basketball player Rachel Banham had her rookie season with the Connecticut Sun cut short in 2016 with a knee injury.Now, she is almost fully recovered and back in action on the court for her WNBA team. She also signed a contract to play with the Bendigo Spirit of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia.“She’s going to be a centerpiece of what we do off the bench, and [she] provides us that person that can come in and really spark you off the bench,” said Sun head coach Curt Miller.The road to recoveryBanham has a history of knee problems, undergoing two surgeries on one knee, and one surgery on the other earlier in her career before her latest surgery in 2016.After getting drafted by the Connecticut Sun in 2016, Banham played in 15 games before needing microfracture surgery on her knee. Now, she has rehabbed her knee up to near 100 percent health and she can take the court again. Banham has played in every one of the 16 Connecticut Sun games this year.As Banham comes off the injury, Miller said she will contribute more and more to the Sun.“There’s a reason we drafted her [fourth overall in the WNBA draft]. We believe in her, and I think she is only going to continue to get better and better,” Miller said.Playing down underBanham recently signed with the Bendigo Spirit of the WNBL, a professional women’s basketball league in Australia. Banham will play for the team during the Sun’s offseason.The eight-team league allows two roster spots to foreign players with the remaining players being from Australia and New Zealand. Banham will start playing in Australia, with the Bendigo Spirit, as soon as the WNBA season ends in September. “The obvious thing is the scoring, but much more than that is her improvement in her defense, tempo control… and for her it’s about leading veteran players,” said Simon Pritchard, head coach of Bendigo. “She’s really interested in learning the international game, and we can teach her the international game.”Banham said she’s excited to head to the WNBL after her time with the Sun was over this year.“There’s a good handful of people that are in the WNBA that go over there to play and have really big years, and it’s a very competitive league, and it’s also just a really cool place to play,” Banham said.Hot as the Sun One of Banham’s 16 games was in a win against the Minnesota Lynx on June 17 when she put up 11 points on her hometown team. The perennial WNBA super power, the Lynx, had been undefeated up until the Sun beat them, and Banham as well as Miller said it was a confidence booster.“It felt really good to win in an environment as tough as Minnesota, and there’s a reason they only have one loss on the season,” Miller said. “More than anything, it was a shot of confidence.”The Sun is currently 9-7. After losing four consecutive games in the beginning of the season, the team has won eight of its last ten games.“We have a big circle around the 2018-19 season, as we are building this team,” Miller said. “We were the youngest in the league last year, and we are the second youngest roster in the league this year.”Missing the college daysBanham broke countless records while at Minnesota, including the Big Ten conference scoring record with 3,093 points, and the most points per game in a season for Minnesota with 28.6. She also tied the NCAA record for most points in a game with 60 in her senior year at Minnesota.“I definitely miss playing in Minnesota,” Banham said. “It was the best five years of my life, and it was a really good experience, and I love all the people there.”last_img read more

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Visteon Appoints Charles Mazur Jr. as Vice President, Investor Relations

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Visteon Corp. has announced that Charles Mazur Jr. has joined the company as vice president, investor relations. Mazur, who has more than 17 years of investor relations and related experience, will be responsible for Visteon’s global investor relations program, managing relationships and communications with financial stakeholders and the broader financial community. He reports to William Quigley, executive vice president and CFO.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mazur most recently was vice president of investor relations and corporate communications for International Automotive Components (IAC). He previously served in investor relations, treasury and corporate strategy roles with several global companies. “Chuck is an accomplished investor relations professional who brings significant depth and experience to Visteon in this role,” said Quigley. “Having spent his career working with the capital markets and the investment community, Chuck is well-suited to further enhance our relationships with our valued investors.” Mazur has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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