The ‘leaders of the economic rebound’ honored by the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance

the ‘leaders of the economic rebound’ honored by the tyler hispanic business alliance


Last year, close to 1,000 packed a convention center for the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance’s Hispanic Achievers and Business Leaders Awards. While the HBA event this year was virtual for the HBA and limited to the award winners, the work of Hispanic entrepreneurs and their message was heard.HBA President and CEO Nancy A. Rangel talked about the hit businesses took during the pandemic and said the services and resources provided by the chamber are needed more than ever.Rangel also pointed out revenue of Latino-owned companies has jumped 61% between 2017 and 2020 in the country.“I believe as the economy emerges, so will our Hispanic businesses and owners and they will become a forefront of this economic rebound,” said Rangel.Here is a look at the winners:COMMUNITY IMPACT LEADER OF THE YEAR“This award means a lot to me because it’s a recognition of the service that I’ve been providing to the community, not just as a business owner but the community in general,” said Juan Martinez, who has taught tax, accounting and business classes for the HBA and is a past chairman of the board.“I’ve been heavily involved in the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance and …



Four Leaders Presented WBC Award In Gender And Diversity Excellence

four leaders presented wbc award in gender and diversity excellence


Mahatma Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.” I believe the key to the whole world vision starts with open communication, leading to understanding and then action. With this in mind on October 2, 2020 Women Business Collaborative (WBC) held a Digital Summit with almost 1,000 people registered to collaborate and energize the movement of gender equity.  Through criteria-based analysis WBC selected four leading companies for the WBC Award in Gender and Diversity Excellence. In a panel I co-moderated with WBC Board Member and leadership expert Becky Shambaugh, below are their insights on actions and advice to CEOs. They are: Bruce D. Broussard, President and CEO, Humana
Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, Mastercard
David A. Ricks. Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc. 
Robert Reiss: Talk about what your organization is doing to create gender equity.
David Ricks: “Lilly takes a holistic approach to gender equity. We worked to understand women in our company with in-depth research called the Women’s Journey—and later, Minority Employee Journeys. Based on those results, we worked to improve our leadership, systems and culture. We set aspirational goals for women and …


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Fields takes on bigger leadership role – The Lima News

fields takes on bigger leadership role – the lima news


Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields finds some running room in a game against Penn State last season.
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Justin Fields throws a pass while Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (97) arrives too late to apply pressure during last year’s game in Ann Arbor.
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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields tries to avoid a tackle by Cincinnati linebacker Bryan Wright Jr. during a game last season in Ohio Stadium.
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COLUMBUS — Questions. Always questions. Justin Fields answered them all last season.Now, he has a new one to answer. Can he be even better this season than he was last year?Fields, heading into his second season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, arrived at Ohio State in January of last year as a transfer from the University of Georgia.He had thrown more passes in spring games — one at Georgia and one at Ohio State — than he had in real games when he started in the Buckeyes’ opener last fall.So there were some questions about exactly what Ohio State had with Fields. Was he as good as his reputation as either the No. 1 or No. 2 quarterback, along …


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UAlbany men’s basketball’s Healy embracing leadership role

ualbany men’s basketball’s healy embracing leadership role


Categories: -The Daily Gazette, College Sports, Sports
ALBANY — During his freshman year with the UAlbany men’s basketball program, Cameron Healy didn’t create enough space to receive a pass during an intrasquad scrimmage.
That — and the resulting turnover — didn’t sit well with Travis Charles, a then-redshirt senior on the Great Danes who let Healy know it.
“And he just grabbed me and pushed me, and he told me: ‘You need to get open like a man,’” Healy said.
Now a redshirt junior, Healy fondly remembered that moment Wednesday prior to the Great Danes starting up a practice at SEFCU Arena.
“He was either going to accept me turning the ball over . . . or he’s going to say something and it’s going to [cause] a change,” Healy said of Charles’ mindset.
Coming off a 14-18 season, Healy said the Great Danes know things need to be different for this upcoming season. As the team’s top returning scorer and in his fourth season with head coach Will Brown’s program, Healy said he knows he’s a natural candidate to provide leadership this season for the Great Danes — and that the team needs several players to step up …


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Letters: New LSU leader should commit to research, but guard against elitism

letters: new lsu leader should commit to research, but guard against elitism


LSU’s Board of Supervisors is, at last, moving toward finding a new leader for the LSU System.However, the board is unsure whether to keep the current structure or split the position. To me, as one who was there in the administration during the restructuring, I believe that the current structure is far better in reducing administrative bloat, ensuring financial benefits and enhancing communication as one LSU.LSU has the capability to make strides toward greatness if only the leadership will commit to a long-term vision. To this end, pre-pandemic and post-pandemic eras are very different and we will need a new leader with vision and leadership skills that are applicable to the future and not the present. All national research universities have similar challenges, but some are very specific to LSU and here are three major challenges:Reclaiming trust and relevance. There has been a general perception that universities have become elitist and distant from the rural/urban divide that has plagued our political landscape. At the same time, we are also challenged with state funding concerns that relate to the relevance of what LSU means to the community that it serves.Recruitment and retention of personnel and students.  …


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Dr. Tyrone Burton Spotlights Systemic Inequities in Education and Challenges Leaders in New Book

dr. tyrone burton spotlights systemic inequities in education and challenges leaders in new book


ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leader builder and Turnaround Titan Dr. Tyrone D. Burton shares a roadmap for overcoming the by-products of a failing educational system in The Reframing of American Education (Mynd Matters Publishing).With the impact of COVID-19 causing disruption to schools across the country, the implementation of virtual learning is expected to widen the achievement gap, opportunity gap, wealth gap, and the hope gap. Therefore, leaving more students and families undersupported, underserved, and undereducated.

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Based on in-depth research as well as first-hand experiences, The Reframing of American Education forces everyone from educators to politicians to consider why we inherently do the things we do as it relates to liberty and justice for all. Using the four-pronged approach of Humanistic, Political, Structural, and Symbolic Frames of Education, Dr. Burton challenges long-standing educational practices and policies, thereby serving as a clarion call to right the systemic wrongs that have been ingrained in our society, particularly, to those who have been lost, locked out, and, ultimately, left behind.
Dr. Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in Instrumental and Vocal Music Education from Northeast Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration and …


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Clean Fuels Michigan Poised for Growth with New Leadership

clean fuels michigan poised for growth with new leadership


LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clean Fuels Michigan (CFM) is pleased to announce that Jane McCurry assumed the role of executive director in September, succeeding former director, Mike Alaimo.
CFM is a statewide non-profit organization comprised of businesses and other industry stakeholders dedicated to growing a high-tech, clean transportation industry in Michigan. They will be looking to McCurry for leadership and will hone in on her industry knowledge in order to advance the organization’s priorities.
“Jane brings valuable alternative fuel vehicle industry experience combined with excellent leadership skills. These assets and many more will make her an excellent addition to Clean Fuels Michigan,” said Tom Van Heeke, policy lead, General Motors. “I am looking forward to working with Jane and am excited to see where she will take our organization.”
Prior to her role with CFM, McCurry was the electric vehicles program manager at RENEW Wisconsin, where she started and led the organization’s electric vehicles programming and policy efforts.
“It’s an exciting time to be focusing on the clean transportation industry,” says McCurry. “Alternative fuels have so many benefits, from job creation to reduced air pollution. As Michigan looks toward the future of the transportation industry, I believe we are …


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Teladongo announces executive leadership team; MedCrypt adds

teladongo announces executive leadership team; medcrypt adds


With Livongo and Teladoc’s merger expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the two companies recently announced the combined company leadership team, which won’t include Livongo’s CEO, CFO, president or SVP of business development.Once the merger closes, Zane Burke, the CEO of Livongo, Lee Shapiro, the CFO of Livongo, Jennifer Schneider, the president of Livongo, and Steve Schwartz, the SVP of business development at Livongo, will depart the combined company.
They will be replaced by Jason Gorevic as the CEO, Mala Murthy as CFO, David Sides as COO, Dan Trencher as SVP of corporate strategy and Drew Turitz as SVP of Corporate Development.
“From the outset, the vision for our new company has been clear: to be the global leader in the delivery and enablement of whole person care,” Gorevic said in the announcement. “To truly deliver upon this vision, we have designed a leadership structure aligned with the needs of the combined business opportunity and a rapidly evolving marketplace.
“Our members and clients are counting on us now more than ever to deliver innovative and supportive solutions in uncertain times. I strongly believe that the vision, structure and people we are bringing …


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Group calls for unified response from Michigan’s political leadership to mitigate spread of COVID-19

group calls for unified response from michigan’s political leadership to mitigate spread of covid-19


LANSING, Mich. – A group of healthcare, public health, university, labor and business leaders called on Michigan’s political leadership to demonstrate a “complete unity of purpose” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state.The group stated support for mandatory standards for mask usage, workplace practices and public gatherings. They said the recent orders by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration should be deployed across the state with “discipline.”“We commend the Governor and legislature for working together on legislation to extend unemployment protections and provide common sense liability protections,” the letter said. “Now we need that same spirit of cooperation focused on reigning in surging case levels.Read the open letter below:


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What Antarctica Can Teach Us About Leadership And Genuine Conversation

what antarctica can teach us about leadership and genuine conversation


Dr. James McClintock is one of the world’s leading voices when it comes to Antarctica and how climate change is transforming its unparalleled landscape. He’s made such an impact that an Antarctic peninsula—McClintock Point—has been named after him!Today, Dr. McClintock is the Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Trustee for The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, and the author of the Bill Gates-endorsed book Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land.

Dr. James McClintock

But the Antarctic has given Dr. McClintock more than wisdom on why shrinking ice fields affect the ecosystems of penguins, whales, and other native wildlife. He’s also discovered insights about humanity and leadership that he never would’ve learned outside of Antarctica like the importance of respect, conversation, and interconnectedness of our world.

Discovering Antarctica
Recommended For YouDr. McClintock first visited the sub-Arctic in 1982 as a graduate student. There, he encountered a continent filled with vast landscapes and extraordinary animals like macaroni penguins, humpback whales, and elephant seals. “We were surrounded by abundant marine life. It titillated the senses,” he remembers. Dr. McClintock’s curious mind was fed non-stop, and he’ …


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