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Langston Bates' Continuing Success in Construction Industry Shows That Hard Work Pays Off, He Says

15 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Langston Bates started his career in 2016 and so far, has no problems making an impact in the concrete construction industry. A perfect example of what can happen when you put in the hard work and express determination, Langston Bates strongly encourages making connections in a desired industry in addition to hard work. "You never know what kind of career opportunities you will be presented with just by knowing the right person," says Bates. Within the last two years, Bates has become a contributing Associate Representative of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Committee and has also become involved with other organizations, such as the Post-Tensioning Institute, a not-for-profit trade association.Becoming successful in an industry like construction can take years to perform. But Bates has proven if the hard work is put in, one can work for well-known corporations in the field.What...

CapTech Food Fight Raises 6480 Meals for the Atlanta Community Food Bank

15 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Competing in the inaugural CapTech National Food Fight, the Atlanta office of CapTech raised $1,620 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The CapTech Food Fight is a friendly competition among the consulting firm's eight office locations.  The check presentation took place at the Food Bank on December 15th. CapTech Atlanta Food Fight Raises 6480 Meals for the Atlanta Community Food Bank "During this busy holiday season, with the need continuing to grow, we are grateful for the support of CapTech," said Lan Huynh, Food Drive & Event Specialist at the Food Bank. "Their generous donation will help provide nutritious meals for children, seniors and working families in our community." CapTech's National Food Fight raised over $40,000 for local food banks across the country this year. Over a two-week period in November, CapTechers in the Denver office competed in the friendly rivalry against other CapTech markets to raise...

Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments

15 12 2017

BRANCHVILLE, N.J., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI), announces the following officer appointments. Matthew Caton to Vice President, Property Claims.  Mr. Caton joined Selective in 2015 as Assistant Vice President, Property Claims. Prior to that, he served as Associate Manager of Property Claims for North and South Carolina for Travelers Insurance. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Marshall University in West Virginia and holds the Associate in Claims and Associate in Insurance Services designations. John Hsu to Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management. Mr. Hsu joined Selective in July 2017. Prior to that, he served as Chief Reserving Actuary at Hallmark Financial Services. Mr. Hsu earned his Master of Actuarial Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and his Bachelor of Business Administration at National Chung Hsing University in...

Mortgage Banking Experts Call on Georgia Delegation to Address Housing Finance Reform

15 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2017 -- As tax reform negotiations come to an end and a bill is finalized, Congress must shift toward reforming the nation's unsustainable housing finance system, according to mortgage bankers across Georgia who say housing finance reform is the last piece of unfinished business from the 2008 financial crisis. "The instability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is a real concern for all Georgians and should be for all Americans, too," said Fowler Williams, MBA State Ambassador and President and CEO of Crescent Mortgage Company. "With tax reform on its way to the President's desk, Congress cannot wait any longer to address the housing finance system." Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed under government conservatorship – or legal guardianship – during the financial crisis in 2008. The move was intended to protect the U.S. housing system but instead resulted in a $187 billion taxpayer-funded government bailout. Nearly ten years later, these...

Michael Zaretsky Joins Union Bank as Vice President, Branch Manager

15 12 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Union Bank today announced that Michael Zaretsky has joined its Consumer Banking team as Branch Manager for the Sacramento Downtown and Davis branches. Zaretsky will manage the branch staff and coordinate efforts to serve the bank's new and existing clients at both locations. "I am pleased to join an organization as outstanding as Union Bank," Zaretsky said. "I have been active in the Sacramento community for 15 years and I look forward to working with the great Union Bank team to serve our clients' needs." Michael Zaretsky Zaretsky has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Union Bank, he was a branch manager at Golden 1 Credit Union in Sacramento.  Zaretsky is committed to the community and volunteers his time with Meals on Wheels and the Elk Grove Food Bank.  "We are thrilled to welcome Michael to Union Bank," said Debra Taylor, Managing Director and Greater Sacramento...

North Highland 2018 Beacon Report: Optimism Abounds Yet Industry Leaders Struggle with Preparedness for the Coming Year

15 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Today, global management consulting firm North Highland released its annual industry trends report — the North Highland Beacon 2018. The report examines important trends from across several industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, retail and media, entertainment and telecom, that will impact all businesses this upcoming year. In compiling the report, North Highland consulted 600 leaders at companies with 2016 revenues of more than $1 billion. "In today's dynamic marketplace, businesses must have clear and thoughtful roadmaps for achieving business goals paired with flexible and fast-moving team structures that can continually assess and react quickly to industry, economic and global shifts," said Dan Reardon, North Highland's Chief Executive Officer. "In this report, we aim to give business leaders across industries the insight, foresight and analysis into rising trends to help them succeed in crowded and competitive marketplaces." According...

722 Consulting LLC Announces That Dan Doyen Has Joined as Senior Vice President of Air Hub Operational Planning and Solutions

15 12 2017

Atlanta, GA, December 15, 2017 -- Today, 722 Consulting LLC, (722) is pleased to announce that Dan Doyen has joined 722 Consulting as Senior Vice President of Air Hub Operational Planning and Solutions. 722 provides clients around the world with logistics and operational advice, with a special focus on the parcel sector. Dan has 40 years’ experience in this sector, and is a recognized expert in airport parcel operations. Dan spent 35 years with UPS, where he was instrumental in the planning and implementation of the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville, KY.Chuck Doherty and Juan Sotolongo, co-founders of 722 Consulting stated “We are extremely pleased that Dan has joined our team. His expertise in major air parcel hubs will be a major asset for 722 and our clients. With the high growth of the parcel sector, clients are requiring expert advice in the development and implementation of their hub, airline and ground operations, and Dan will bring his expertise to our clients in these areas.”Dan...

Langston Bates' Continuing Success in Construction Industry Shows That Hard Work Pays Off, He Says

15 12 2017

Press Release - updated: Dec 15, 2017 11:19 EST ATLANTA, December 15, 2017 - Langston Bates started his career in 2016 and so far, has no problems making an impact in the concrete construction industry. A perfect example of what can happen when you put in the hard work and express determination, Langston Bates strongly encourages making connections in a desired industry in addition to hard work. "You never know what kind of career opportunities you will be presented with just by knowing the right person," says Bates. Within the last two years, Bates has become a contributing Associate Representative of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Committee and has also become involved with other organizations, such as the Post-Tensioning Institute, a not-for-profit trade association. Becoming successful in an industry like construction can take years to perform. But Bates has proven if the hard work is put in, one...

Investors, Consultants Using eVestment Have Big Interest in Equities in November

15 12 2017

ATLANTA, Dec. 15, 2017 -- Investors and consultants using eVestment in November had a strong interest in equity strategies, with 18 of the top 20 most-viewed strategies among all eVestment users during the month being equity focused, according to the just-released November 2017 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. Viewership changes can occur for both positive and negative reasons – see more about the report below. Equity strategies dominated the top viewed lists in most of the geographic regions eVestment tracks in this report as well, except for the United Kingdom, where balanced/multi-asset strategies made a strong showing, with a few fixed income strategies also in the top 20.  A few other interesting points from the November screening report include: BlackRock saw the most strategies in the top 20 list of month-over-month increases in views globally with three strategies (Strategic Income Opportunities, Emerging Markets Opportunities and Fixed Income Global Opportunities)...

LabRoots Announces Winner of Its Fall STEM Scholarship

15 12 2017

Reshmi Ranjith, winner of the LabRoots Fall STEM Scholarship YORBA LINDA, Calif. December 15, 2017 LabRoots, the leading provider of educational and interactive virtual events for tech innovators, engineers, and scientists from around the world, is excited to announce Reshmi Ranjith as the winner of the LabRoots Fall STEM scholarship, awarding her $2,000 to support her in her academic pursuits in the STEM fields. Ranjith is a senior at Westhill High School, who plans on attending Georgia Institute of Technology next fall, majoring in computer science. She has taken computer science courses since her sophomore year, which has fueled her passion and inspiration for majoring in it. She has won the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award, served as a tutor for struggling students and has already secured an on-going internship in the Stamford Government’s Technology Department. In her free time outside of her academic pursuits, she has served as the co-president of her school’s Girls...

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