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Higher Heights and the Center for American Women and Politics Release Reaching Higher: Black Women in American Politics 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Higher Heights Leadership Fundand the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University , released a new report, Reaching Higher: Black Women in American Politics 2021.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Higher Heights Leadership Fundand the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University , released a new report, Reaching Higher: Black Women in American Politics 2021.
  • Black women also found success across other levels of office, in addition to playing pivotal roles in voter mobilization and voter turnout.
  • Higher Heights and CAWP issued their first report on the status of Black women in American politics in June 2014.
  • Previous Status of Black Women in American Politics reports have been in published in 2014 , 2015 , 2017 , 2018 , and 2019 .

New Study: Leftward Shift Among Democrats and Independents While Republicans Stagnate Has Led to Wide Polarization Among Americans on Identity Issues

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

The longer-term context for the re-emergence of identity issues includes a remarkable and ongoing shift in attitudes about topics related to racial, ethnic, religious, and national identities.

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  • The longer-term context for the re-emergence of identity issues includes a remarkable and ongoing shift in attitudes about topics related to racial, ethnic, religious, and national identities.
  • After decades of relative stasis in racial attitudes, Democrats have become dramatically more liberal over the past several years while Republicans have not moved on these issues.
  • The long-term consequence of these shifts was even more partisan polarization on racial issues.
  • Americans overall liberalization on identity issues masks the fact that Republicans have barely shifted.

Brian Gillett Joins Bradley's Litigation Practice in Dallas

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:47pm

DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Brian M. Gillett has joined the firm's Dallas, TX, office as a senior attorney.

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  • DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Brian M. Gillett has joined the firm's Dallas, TX, office as a senior attorney.
  • Mr. Gillett will practice as part of the Litigation team.
  • "Brian is a highly skilled litigator, and we are pleased to welcome him to our Dallas office and the firm's nationally recognized group of litigation attorneys," said Dallas Office Managing Partner Richard A. Sayles .
  • His practice focuses on business litigation matters, including disputes involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Menlo Ventures Announces Promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner & Grace Ge to Principal

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00am

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures announced the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner and Grace Ge to Principal.

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  • MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures announced the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner and Grace Ge to Principal.
  • The entire Menlo Ventures team is thrilled to announce the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner.
  • I couldnt be happier to continue my career at Menlo as Partner, said Croom Beatty.
  • Grace Ge came to Menlo Ventures two years ago as an Associate from RRE.

Sarah R. Berman Joins Elite Dental Partners as Vice President, General Counsel

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 4:45pm

Elite Dental Partners, one of the nations premier dental support organizations with 98 locally branded practices, today announced that Sarah R. Berman has joined the company as Vice President, General Counsel.

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  • Elite Dental Partners, one of the nations premier dental support organizations with 98 locally branded practices, today announced that Sarah R. Berman has joined the company as Vice President, General Counsel.
  • Ms. Berman comes to Elite Dental Partners with 18 years of healthcare law experience both as an in-house counsel and as an associate with private law firms.
  • Were very pleased to welcome Sarah to the Elite Dental Partners team, said Daniel D. Crowley, Executive Chairman of Elite Dental Partners.
  • Elite Dental Partners supports 98 high quality, locally branded dental office in 12 states from its headquarters in Chicago.

BCT--Bank of Charles Town Appoints Frank Donadio as Branch Manager of Harpers Ferry Office

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

CHARLES TOWN, W.V., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(OTC:PTBS)--BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community's Bank, recently announced Frank Donadio as the new Branch Manager of its Harpers Ferry, West Virginia office at 1366 West Washington Street.

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  • CHARLES TOWN, W.V., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(OTC:PTBS)--BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community's Bank, recently announced Frank Donadio as the new Branch Manager of its Harpers Ferry, West Virginia office at 1366 West Washington Street.
  • Mr. Donadio will manage the branch staff as well as manage initiatives for customer experiences and acquisitions.
  • Other positions within financial services include Assistant Branch Manager and Acting Manager for One Main Financial (Citibank) and positions with increasing responsibility at Bank of America and Fannie Mae.
  • "We are delighted to have Frank join BCT to lead our customer experience efforts in Harpers Ferry," stated Alice Frazier, President & CEO.

Wealth Management Team Led by Charles Rodgers Joins First Republic in San Francisco

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Charles Rodgers, Laurel Norris and Michael Morrone have joined First Republic Investment Management.

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  • First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Charles Rodgers, Laurel Norris and Michael Morrone have joined First Republic Investment Management.
  • The team will provide portfolio management, retirement planning, investment consulting and other wealth management services to individuals, families, nonprofits and private family foundations.
  • Charles Rodgers, Laurel Norris and Michael Morrone are talented wealth managers who are terrific additions to our wealth management team in the San Francisco Bay Area, said Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management.
  • Rodgers, who will relocate to Jupiter, Florida later this fall, has more than 23 years of wealth management experience.

Derrick Williams Joins ARServices as Vice President for Business Development

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 3:47pm

ARServices, a leading growth-focused management consulting and professional services provider supporting the Federal Government, announces that Derrick Williams has joined the company as Vice President for Business Development.

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  • ARServices, a leading growth-focused management consulting and professional services provider supporting the Federal Government, announces that Derrick Williams has joined the company as Vice President for Business Development.
  • In this role, Derrick leads all business development activities for ARServices' three business lines: Business Transformation, Integrated Logistics, and Research and Development support services.
  • He brings over a decade of end-to-end business development experience, including client engagement, capture management, proposal writing, and marketing.
  • About ARServices: ARServices is an SBA certified 8(a) Small, Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing PMO support, business transformation, research and development (R&D), and integrated logistics services to Federal agencies.

Culture Amp appoints Anna Binder to its Board of Directors

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Culture Amp today announced it had appointed Asana's Head of People Operations, Anna Binder to its Board of Directors.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Culture Amp today announced it had appointed Asana's Head of People Operations, Anna Binder to its Board of Directors.
  • "I'm thrilled to welcome Anna to Culture Amp's Board of Directors as we continue to redefine the world at work, helping more companies and leaders to put culture first," said Didier Elzinga, CEO and Co-Founder, Culture Amp.
  • Anna is a world-renowned leader in the people and culture space and strongly believes that culture is a core driver of business success.
  • We're proud to use Culture Amp regularly to help us build our people-first culture."

Chris Shepler Joins FTC as VP & Investment Officer

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:00am

Fiduciary Trust Company , an independent wealth advisor and investment management firm for high-net-worth individuals and nonprofits, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Shepler , CFA, as a Vice President & Investment Officer.

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  • Fiduciary Trust Company , an independent wealth advisor and investment management firm for high-net-worth individuals and nonprofits, is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Shepler , CFA, as a Vice President & Investment Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210929005147/en/
    Chris Shepler, Vice President and Investment Officer at Fiduciary Trust Company (Photo: Business Wire)
    Shepler brings over 25 years of investment and wealth management experience to Fiduciary Trust.
  • Shepler previously led a client-facing team for quantitative solutions at MSCI, Inc., and raised capital as the CFO of tech start-up Porticus Technologies.
  • We are very pleased to have Chris join our team at Fiduciary Trust, said John Morey , Head of Client Service and Business Development.