Tag: Veteran

Veteran Public Affairs Executive Tami Jackson Buckner Joins Michael Best Strategies as Partner

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies), a fast-growing national government relations firm, announced today that public affairs veteran Tami Jackson Buckner has joined as a Partner in the D.C. office. Buckner, an experienced and well-respected legislative strategist, will bring her unique understanding of federal, state, and local issues to provide strategic counsel to clients of the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office, as well as clients throughout the United States.

Buckner has spent more than 25 years advising Fortune 500 companies, developing deep policy expertise on issues ranging from agriculture, food, and nutrition to energy and the environment. She joins Strategies from Waste Management, where she led the federal legislative and political function in Washington, D.C. Previously, Buckner held corporate leadership positions in government and public affairs at Kraft Foods Group, The Coca-Cola Company, and DuPont.

“Tami has it all – subject matter expertise, an exceptional reputation, and a

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Veteran couple brews up successful business thanks to military skills | Article

For two Ft. Stewart veterans, a brewing hobby has bubbled over into a fulltime job.Dr. Kristen Boucher and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Boucher opened the doors to Split Fin Brewing in Midway, Ga., in June and both attribute their business’ early success to the skills they gained while serving.Jeremy, a Springfield, Massachusetts-native, most recently served as a maintenance technician with the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart and retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.Kristen, a Syracuse, New York-native, served as a chemical officer for four years before leaving the military in 2017. She now works as a Department of the Army civilian at Hunter Army Airfield.The couple married in 2016 and said a brewery was definitely not in the plan at the time.“I actually never drank beer until I met my wife,” Jeremy said.Fatefully, Kristen’s aunt sent a winemaking kit years before. The next

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The Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Closes Out September With Veteran Actor Keith David

Classes take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST via Zoom Webinar.

The Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Closes Out September With Veteran Actor Keith David

The Richard Lawson Studios Self Tape Master Class Series closes out September with veteran actor Keith David. Classes take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST via Zoom Webinar.

Richard Lawson Studios (RLS) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2005 by veteran actor, Richard Lawson. RLS uses a complete approach that includes traditional scene study, exercises, audition classes, and combines them with on-camera instruction, filmmaking, and business administration to form a whole, comprehensive course of study. The approach is based upon moment-to-moment spontaneous work, inspired by imagination, passion, and purpose.

On September 26th, Master Teacher Richard Lawson will be joined by actor Keith David. Ten actors will be given the opportunity to have their self-tape auditions be assessed and redirected by Mr. Lawson and Mr. David.

Keith David is a classically trained actor who’s a

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Age of Learning Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Veteran Executives in Strategy, Data Analytics, Brand Growth, and Legal

Former Disney executive Mia Rondinella appointed Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, bringing extensive experience scaling global children’s media and technology businesses

Lacey Plache joins Age of Learning as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel

Age of Learning, Inc., the education innovator behind ABCmouse Early Learning Academy and Adventure Academy, today announced the latest expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer, Lacey Plache as VP, Data & Analytics; Amy Castillo as VP, Brand Growth; and Cristine Reynaert as Deputy General Counsel.

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Age of Learning expands leadership team with the addition of former Disney executive Mia Rondinella as Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President along with veteran executives in data analytics, brand growth, and legal. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Stock market is at the start of a selloff, says veteran trader Larry Williams



Larry R. Williams wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Larry Williams


Larry Williams

Attention, investors: Spooky times are on the way for the stock market.

You should trust your instincts if you’re nervous because of the wobbly action in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) Nasdaq (COMP) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) since these indices got slammed in early September.

Starting right about now, the stock market will see a significant and sustained selloff through about Oct. 10. Don’t look to gold as a hedge. It’s riding for a fall, too, despite the widespread misbelief that it protects you against losses in weak stock markets.

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The bottom line: Ghosts and goblins come out in the market in the runup to Halloween, and we can expect the same this year.

That’s the view of trader Larry Williams, who offers weekly market insights at his website, I Really Trade. Why should you listen to Williams?

I’ve watched Williams accurately call

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Rise of Fintech May be Small Business Ecosystem’s Biggest Game-Changer, According to Industry Veteran

Sadie Williamson, founder of Williamson Fintech Consulting, notes that the rise of Fintech may be considered the small business ecosystem’s “biggest game-changing” developments of the past several years.

Williamson acknowledges that Fintech products aren’t yet mature enough to fully replace legacy banking systems. However, she claims that they’ve been disrupting traditional banking platforms and service providers for a relatively long time.

Williamson writes in a blog post published by Due:

“One of the areas where Fintech has had the largest impact is small business lending. This has been a haven for traditional and smaller community banks, but today they face increasingly stiff competition from a wide range of Fintech companies. Small businesses typically issue credit to their customers, and this places stress on their working capital. Without a line of credit, it’s harder to find a good credit card processor to work with, and it’s impossible to pay

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Veteran Business Owner Makes Changes to Lipstick Company due to Mask Mandates

Phone, keys, wallet, lipstick: All are items on the mental checklist many women run through before heading out the door. It’s one of the reasons Army veteran Tanya Bryant started her business Just Lovely Lipstick.

Her hand-crafted, all-natural lipstick line is based in Atlanta and was inspired by her mother.

“She always told me, ‘Never leave home without your lipstick,’” Bryant told Military Families.

Due to COVID-19, people are heading out the door less often in recent months. And when they do, that mental checklist might be a bit different: phone, keys, wallet, mask.

Thanks to coronavirus, masks are the must-have accessory we can’t leave home without. After all, as of August, more than 30 U.S. states have some form of mask mandate in place.

Many women wearing masks during the past few months have learned the hard way that masks don’t go well with lipstick. Mixing masks and a

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NATIONAL VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NVBDC) INITIATES A NEW “MILITARY AND VETERAN ORGANIZATION TASK FORCE”

NVBDC leadership is expanding to bring organizations together whose purpose is to develop and promote the success and growth of Service Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses.

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton, Director, NVBDC MVO Task Force Kathy Poynton previously worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the National Director of Event Operations & Specialty Events, “Hiring Our Heroes”. Where she created, organized, and executed Veteran hiring events stateside and overseas. She supervised and mentored a team of seven event planners that have executed over 1,100 hiring events resulting in employment of 31,000 veterans nationwide. Kathy personally executed 147 hiring events. Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton served over 32 years in service, over 24 of those years in active duty status. During her military career she has deployed to Honduras, Panama, Turkey, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Kathy received numerous awards during her service including Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and Iraqi Campaign Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton, Director, NVBDC MVO Task Force Kathy Poynton previously worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the National Director of Event Operations & Specialty Events, “Hiring Our Heroes”. Where she created, organized, and executed Veteran hiring events stateside and overseas. She supervised and mentored a team of seven event planners that have executed over 1,100 hiring events resulting in employment of 31,000 veterans nationwide. Kathy personally executed 147 hiring events. Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton served over 32 years in service, over 24 of those years in active duty status. During her military career she has deployed to Honduras, Panama, Turkey, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Kathy received numerous awards during her service including Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and Iraqi
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NATIONAL VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NVBDC) INITIATES A NEW “MILITARY AND VETERAN …

Detroit, MI, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) Certification is the leading certification organization to ensure credible and reliable documentation exists of Veteran status, ownership and operational control. NVBDC has become recognized as the source for corporations seeking certified Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). Our organizational structure consists of the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Officers and Staff, and is designed to bring diverse teams together to create a force that strengthens the visibility of Veteran business owners of all sizes in the corporate marketplace.  

“Over the past seven years since we created the NVBDC we have seen limited efforts by the major Military Service Organizations (MSOs) and the Veteran service organizations (VSO’s) in trying to help our veteran business owners succeed. We have watched the launch of many government and educational programs designed to help Veterans learn to start and grow a business. Unfortunately,

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George Clinical Adds CRO Business Development and Operations Veteran to Lead Efforts in China

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization, has expanded the organization’s team in China with the addition of Dr. Zhenfei Yin in the role of Country Head and Regional Head of Project Operations.  Zhenfei will be responsible for leading operations teams across China.

Zhenfei brings nearly a decade and a half of substantiative industry experience leading clinical operations, project management, and business development teams across the CRO and pharmaceutical sectors including experience in electronic data capture trials. Zhenfei, fluent in English and Chinese, obtained his degree in Clinical Medicine from Shanxi Medical University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Surgery from Peking University.

“Dr Zhenfei Yin is an experienced and well respected leader in the CRO industry in China and we are very excited to welcome him to George Clinical.  With him at its helm, I am confident

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