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Microsoft Appoints P&G Exec to lead Retail Sales and Marketing and Perceptive Pixel Founder as New GM

Microsoft appointed Stephen Schueler as Corporate VP of Retail Sales and Marketing. In his position, Schueler will be responsible for driving demand through global retail partners and ensuring customers receive a great service experience. Schueler joins Microsoft from Procter & Gamble, where he most recently served as General Manager for the Global Retail Operations Group responsible for global merchandising, promotion, and the third-party selling organizations. He will report to Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft.

As Microsoft acquired Perceptive Pixel, a company founded by multi-touch pioneer Jeff Han and currently focused on large-screen touch displays the company’s founder Jeff Han joined Microsoft as General Manager reporting to Microsoft Office President Kurt DelBene. Han is a research scientist for New York University's (NYU) Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He started his career by joining a start-up company to commercialize the CU-SeeMe video-conferencing software that he helped develop while an undergraduate at Cornell.

HP Makes Another Round of Executive Appointments

HP looked outside the organization, naming Ramon F. Baez, 53, from Kimberly-Clark as its Global CIO. At HP Baez will be responsible for the technology giant’s IT strategy and all of its internal assets, including architecture and data management. He will report to John Hinshaw, HP’s EVP, Global Technology and Business Processes. As CIO at Kimberly-Clark Baez led the company’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives for almost six years. Prior to that Baez held CIO positions at Fisher Scientific, Honeywell and Northrop Grumman.

HP also announced the creation of a new Mobility Global Business Unit which will operate within Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPSG). The company has named Alberto Torres, the former head of Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo smartphone operating system efforts, to run it. Alberto Torres, who most recently oversaw the MeeGo products and platform at Nokia as EVP, will join HP as SVP of Mobility. Prior to Nokia, he was a partner at McKinsey, where he worked with industry leaders in mobile devices, consumer technologies, software and Internet services.

The company appointed Mike Nefkens, currently SVP and GM of HP Enterprise Services - EMEA, to lead HP ES on an acting basis. John Visentin, who previously ran HP ES, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. Nefkens will be responsible for driving growth and innovation for HP's applications, business processing and outsourcing services. Nefkens has led successful customer IT transformations for some of HP's largest services accounts. Prior to joining Electronic Data Systems (EDS), he spent 10 years with Holland Chemical International, where he held several executive positions in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the western United States.

Jean-Jacques (JJ) Charhon, SVP and CFO of HP ES, was appointed COO for HP ES. Charhon will focus on increasing customer satisfaction and improving service delivery efficiency, which will help drive profitable growth. Charhon joined HP in 2010 as VP of Finance for the Personal Systems Group. He brings a decade of services experience in the technology sector from both General Electric (GE) and HP.

Adobe Sees General Cousel Replacement

Adobe appointed Michael A. Dillon as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary succeeding Karen Cottle who is retiring after a decade as general counsel. With more than 25 years of corporate legal experience, Dillon comes to Adobe from Silver Spring Networks, a networking solutions provider, where he was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before joining Silver Spring Networks, he spent 14 years with Sun Microsystems, prior to its acquisition by Oracle, serving as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Symantec CEO leaves with Chairman taking over

Symantec’s President and CEO Enrique Salem, 48, has stepped down, replaced by Steve Bennett, 57, who also continues role to serve as the Chairman of the board. Mr. Bennett has served as a member of Board since 2010. He is the former CEO of Intuit. Prior to Intuit, he was at GE for 23 years, serving as EVP and Director of GE Capital, President and CEO of GE Capital e-Business, and President and CEO of GE Capital Vendor Financial Services. He also serves as a director of Qualcomm.

Enrique T. Salem served as the CEO and President of Symantec since 2009. Previous to that, he was COO, Group President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, President of Consumer Products, SVP of Consumer Products and Solutions and Security Products and Solutions, Chief Technical Officer and VP of the security and assistance business, SVP of Network and Gateway Security Solutions, SVP, Consumer Products and solutions (Veritas), President and CEO of Brightmail for Symantec. He served as VP of Security Pacific Merchant Bank, SVP of Products and Technology of Oblix, and VP of Technology and operations of Ask Jeeves.

Fiserv’s Sales Leader Leaves

Fiserv’s EVP and Group President, Sales and Distribution, Thomas W. Warsop III, 45, resigned to accept a new position outside the financial technology industry. Before joining Fiserv, he served for 17 years in various capacities at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), including VP, U.S. financial services, VP in the United Kingdom and as President of EDS’s Business Process Outsourcing Unit in Asia Pacific.

Computer Sciences Corporation Names Board Member and Accounting Head

CSC appointed Lawrence A. Zimmerman, 69, to its Board of Directors. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting, previously serving as Vice Chairman and CFO of Xerox. He also spent 32 years with IBM, holding various senior finance positions, including Corporate Controller. Zimmerman currently serves as a director of Brunswick Corporation and Delphi Automotive, and previously was a director for Stanley Black & Decker.

CSC named Tom Colan as VP, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer reporting to CSC Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh. Colan takes over from Don DeBuck who has served as VP and Controller since 2001. Colan brings vast experience with transforming financial and accounting organizations and comes to CSC from Discovery Communications where he served as EVP and Chief Accounting Officer. He also served as SVP, Controller and Treasurer for AOL Online/Time Warner.

Informatica Appoints Board Member and Worldwide Field Operations Leader

Informatica, the enterprise data integration and data quality software company, appointed Amy Chang to its Board of Directors. Ms. Chang has been the global head of product, ads measurement and reporting for Google since 2010. Ms. Chang joined Google in 2005, and has served in various management positions including director of product management, group product manager, senior product manager and product manager. Prior to joining Google, she was Product Manager - User Acquistion at eBay and Associate and Business Analyst at McKinsey.

Informatica Corporation named John McGee as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations. McGee brings a sales leadership track record of disciplined, consistent growth at industry leaders and industry pioneers including Adobe, Documentum, EMC and Thunderhead. As President and COO for Thunderhead, a leading provider of multi-channel customer communications software, McGee was responsible for all strategy and operational execution resulting in revenue growth by more than 100 percent during his tenure. Previously, McGee served as VP for Americas Field Operations at Adobe. Before Adobe, McGee led Sales for the Americas region at Documentum and EMC.

Jack Henry & Associates Chairman Change Along With New Board Members

The data and payment processing technology and software company, elected CEO John F. "Jack" Prim, 56, to serve as its new Chairman. Prim, who has been on the board since 2007, will continue to oversee the company as CEO. He replaces Michael E. Henry, 51, as Chairman. Henry, who started with the company in 1979, has served as Chairman since 1994.

Jacqueline R. Fiegel, 58, and Thomas A. Wimsett, 48, were appointed to its Board of Directors. Ms. Fiegel is SEVP and COO of Oklahoma-based Coppermark Bank which she joined in 1976. She currently is a member of the board of Coppermark Bank and also serves as director and treasurer of both Coppermark Bancshares and affiliate Coppermark Card Services. She has served on the Oklahoma City Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and currently serves on several business and civic boards including the Economic Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University Alumni Association, and the YWCA, Oklahoma City.

Mr. Wimsett is the chairman and managing partner of Wimsett & Company, a payments consulting firm he formed, and is also chairman of Kentucky-based Town & Country Bank and Trust Company. He is a 29-year veteran of the payments industry, having begun his career with National Processing Company in 1983. While with NAP, Mr. Wimsett held a variety of key managerial positions including President and CEO.

Software AG Appoints President of its U.S. Operations

The Germany-based provider of business infrastructure software appoints John Johnson as President of its U.S. Operations. It follows the acquisition of the Big Data company Terracotta in Silicon Valley and the recent relocation of the company’s marketing and M&A operations to the U.S. Mr. Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of software for business analytics and intelligence with him. He was previously SVP at MicroStrategy where he was responsible for leading the North American sales force. Before that he was also SVP at SAP Business Objects.

Teledyne Appoints Board Member; Announces Executive Retirement and Promotions

Digital imaging and software company Teledyne Technologies appointed Ruth E. Bruch, 58, former SVP and CIO of Kellogg, to its Board of Directors. Previously she served as SVP & CIO at Lucent Technologies, VP & CIO at Visteon Automotive Systems, President & COO at, VP & CIO at Union Carbide, Principal Advisor at JGA Consulting, Sr. Director, IT Strategy at Continental Bank, Sr. Director, IT Strategy at First Bank Systems, and Controller at Davenport Bank & Trust.

John T. Kuelbs, 69, Teledyne's EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, will be retiring from his position. Prior to becoming EVP, he was SVP, General Counsel and Secretary of Teledyne.

Melanie S. Cibik, currently Teledyne's VP, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since 2000, will become SVP, General Counsel and Secretary. Before joining Teledyne in 1998, she was Senior Counsel at PNC Bank, and Associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.

George C. Bobb, III, currently Teledyne's Associate General Counsel and General Counsel of the Engineered Systems and Digital Imaging segments, will become VP - Contracts, Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel - Litigation of Teledyne. Before joining Teledyne in 2008, he was Deputy Chief of Staff, National Security Division at United States Department of Justice.

Payments Provider Strengthens Product Leadership with Executive Appointments

ACI Worldwide appointed Daniel Frate as EVP, Global Markets and Product Management. Mr. Frate brings more than twenty five years of payments experience to this new role, having most recently served as EVP and Head of Products and Pricing at PNC Bank.

The company also appointed David Morem, currently EVP, Global Products and a senior ACI executive since 2006, to the role of EVP, Global Maintenance. He will lead the product maintenance and customer support operations for the company, and will be responsible for delivering world class support for all ACI products, a key aspect of the company's priority on customer satisfaction.

Ralph Dangelmaier, EVP, Global Markets, will be leaving ACI to head a privately-held company. Mr. Dangelmaier joined ACI through its 2006 acquisition of P&H Solutions.

Board and Leadership Changes at Progress Software

Enterprise software company Progress Software elected Philip M. Pead, 59, as its new Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Michael L. Mark, 66, who will remain on the Board. Mr. Pead was formerly the President and CEO of Eclipsys, a provider of enterprise clinical and financial software for hospitals, which was merged with Allscripts. He served as the Managing Partner of Beacon Point Partners, a healthcare consulting firm, as President and CEO of Per-Se Technologies, a provider of healthcare IT services, until its acquisition by McKesson.

The company’s VP and Chief Accounting Officer Chris B. Andersen, 43, leaves. Before joining Progress in 2011 he was VP Finance & Corporate Controller, Finance Director & Assistant Corporate Controller, North America Controller, Marketing Controller and Consulting Controller at Novell.

Paul A. Jalbert, 55, has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer of Progress Software. Prior to joining Progress Software, he was SVP and Corporate Controller of Picis, until it was acquired by UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Jalbert remained with UnitedHealth Group following the acquisition on a transition basis. Prior to that, he was VP and Corporate Controller at Keane and Genuity.

Advent Software Appoints Lithium CEO to Board

Advent Software, developer of software designed to automate portfolio accounting for investment management firms, appointed Rob Tarkoff to its Board of Directors. Tarkoff brings vast experience from the technology industry, specifically in SaaS solutions and digital media, to Advent's board. He is the President and CEO of Lithium Technologies, a global company providing software that powers Social Customer Experiences. Prior to Lithium, he served as SVP and GM of the Digital Enterprise Solutions business at Adobe. At Adobe, he pioneered the Customer Experience Management strategy, and was responsible for the core Acrobat, Adobe Connect Web conferencing, Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, and customer experience management offerings. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Manhattan Associates Reveals CEO Succession Plan

Eddie Capel, 51, will be succeeding Pete Sinisgalli, 56, as CEO of Manhattan Associates, the supply chain software company, in January, 2013. Mr. Sinisgalli will continue to serve on the Manhattan Associates Board of Directors. Mr. Capel joined Manhattan Associates in June 2000 and has deep experience in all areas of the Company's business. To help him prepare for the CEO role, he was appointed to the COO position in 2011. Previously he has led the Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific regional operations. Prior to joining Manhattan Associates, he held various positions at Real Time Solutions (RTS), including COO and VP, Operations.

SuccessFactors Worldwide Field Operations Leader Hired by Jive Software

The social business software company named Jay Larson to the newly created role of President of Worldwide Field Operations. Mr. Larson is a seasoned technology industry executive with more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. He most recently served as the VP of Worldwide Field Operations for SuccessFactors, following his role as VP of Global Enterprise Sales. Prior to SuccessFactors, Jay was a senior executive with Mercury Interactive initially running the Americas sales team and later being promoted to SVP of Worldwide Field Operations.

Software Product Development Company Promotes CTO as BU Head

Balazs Fejes, 36, was promoted as SVP, Global Head of Financial Services Business Unit of EPAM Systems. He has served as CTO of the Company since 2004. Mr. Fejes joined the company when Fathom Technology, a Hungarian software engineering firm, which he co-founded and for which he served as CTO, merged with the company. Prior to co-founding Fathom Technology, he was a chief software architect/line manager with Microsoft Great Plains (Microsoft Business Solutions). He also served as a chief software architect of Scala Business Solutions.

Former Business Objects CFO Named to Imperva Board

Imperva, the data security solutions company, named James Tolonen, 62, to its board of directors. He brings more than 40 years of experience in finance and financial management. Mr. Tolonen served as the CFO and SVP, Finance and Administration of Business Objects, until its acquisition by SAP. Before joining Business Objects, he served as the CFO and COO of IGN Entertainment, and as CFO and a member of the Office of the President at Novell. He is a past member and Chairman of The NASDAQ Issuer Affairs Committee.

Former Dell and Red Hat Exec Joins Board of Font and Imaging Software Provider

Monotype Imaging names Timothy B. Yeaton, 53, President and CEO of Black Duck Software, to board. Prior to Black Duck, Yeaton served as CMO at EqualLogic until its acquisition by Dell. As Dell's VP of the Nashua Design Center, Yeaton led the integration of the two companies and managed Dell's operations in the region. Yeaton also spent several years at Red Hat as SVP of Worldwide Marketing and GM of Enterprise Solutions. He was also CEO of Avaki, a venture-backed data management software company acquired by Sybase and he was SVP and GM of the Server Products Division at Macromedia , via its acquisition of Allaire where he was SVP of Products. Yeaton spent the early part of his career at Compaq and Digital Equipment, where he was also VP and GM of Compaq's UNIX/Linux Software Division.

RealNetworks Names Digital Media Pioneer and Visionary to Board

RealNetworks appointed John E. Cunningham, IV, 54, to its Board of Directors. He has served as a director of Blucora (formerly known as InfoSpace), a provider of online solutions for consumers and businesses, and as the Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Blucora’s Board. He has been a general partner of Clear Fir Partners, a VC investment partnership with a focus on wireless, telecom and the Internet. Previously, he served as CEO of RealCom Office Communications, a national telecom services company.

Kofax Appoints Seasoned Tech Exec as EVP of Field Operations

Kofax, the capture enabled business process management solutions company, appointed Howard Dratler as its new EVP of Field Operations. He is a seasoned technology industry executive with more than 25 years of experience across a wide range of disciplines, including storage, capture, content management, data warehousing and cloud based product offerings using SaaS subscription models. Prior to joining Kofax, he was the CEO of Panzura, an early stage, VC funded cloud based storage service provider. Before that, he was the CEO of Anacomp, a leading global provider of SaaS based document management services. Before that, he was the EVP of Worldwide Field Operations at EMC/Captiva, a leading provider of input management software, and its predecessor, Captiva Software Corporation, until its acquisition by EMC. Prior to Captiva, he was the EVP of Field Operations at Allocity, an early stage, VC funded provider of email application storage software.

Video Management Software Company Witnesses Management Changes

Alex Blum, KIT digital's Global COO, has stepped down from his position and is currently acting as an advisor to the company during his transition. Before joining the company in 2011, he was Director at Admeld, CEO at KickApps, President and COO at JumpTV and VP, Product at America Online.

The company appointed Mark Christie to the position of CTO. Mr. Christie has over fifteen years of experience in engineering and technology roles, with expertise designing IP video platforms and managed services for network operator and telecom companies. Mr. Christie cofounded the IP video solution provider ioko, which KIT digital acquired in 2011. In addition to leading ioko's management team and overseeing its client accounts, business development, and operational support organization, Christie built the managed service business to support tier-one customers including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T.

Pristine Solutions Appoints CEO

Software Solutions company Pristine Solutions appointed Michael Borkowski as President, principal executive officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Since 2008, Mr. Borkowski has been working with Huntingon Chase, assisting it's Merchant Banking activities with multiple companies including Ecologic Transportation, a 100% Environmentally Friendly Transportation Company, Montecito Bio Science, a Biotech Company, and Audio Eye, an internet and mobile technology company. He works on a consultant basis with Dubai based Rasia Group. Prior to working with Huntington Chase, he spent two years working for Kingsdale Capital International focused on business development.

Christine Buchanan-McKenzie resigned from all positions with the Company, including, but not limited to that of CFO, Secretary, Treasurer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and a member of the Board.

Scientific Learning Announces Changes in Board Of Directors and Senior Management

Scientific Learning Corporation Director Dino Rossi, 58, steps down from the Board due to recent increased professional demands in his role as Chairman and CEO of Balchem Corporation. He served as the CFO of Balchem previously and also as its Treasurer. He served as VP, Finance and Administration of Norit Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norit, a chemicals company, and VP, Finance and Administration of Oakite Products.

The company appointed Rodman W. Moorhead III, 68, to serve on the Company's Board of Directors in place of Mr. Rossi. Mr. Moorhead previously served on the Company's Board from 1998 to 2011. In 2007, he retired from Warburg Pincus, a global PE firm, where he had been employed since 1973. His last position at Warburg Pincus was as Senior Advisor and Managing Director.

The company eliminated the position of CTO, which was most recently held by Ronald Park, 46. Park served as SVP and VP of Product Development at Scientific Learning previously. Prior to joining Scientific Learning, he served as CTO of Financial Engines.

Chris Brookhart was appointed as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Brookhart succeeds Linda Carloni, who retired recently. Prior to joining Scientific Learning, Mr. Brookhart was Associate General Counsel at, a subscription-based SaaS and content internet company. Previously, he served as Sr. Corporate Counsel at Novell, an enterprise software company, as a Senior Transaction Attorney at Honeywell Aerospace and as a corporate associate at the law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson.

Hospitality Focused Software Company Sees Board Changes and Appoints CFO

Roomlinx appointed Erin L. Lydon, former VP at JP Morgan Private Bank, to its Board of Directors. Previously, she served as a VP at the JP Morgan Private Bank where she oversaw $400 million in assets. Prior to joining JP Morgan, she was the Director of Development at Northwestern Memorial Foundation. As the Foundation's youngest appointed director, she consulted and negotiated with hospital senior management, physicians and board leadership on philanthropic priorities and strategies. Erin L. Lydon is a Director at Marbles: The Brain Store, a national retailer based in Chicago. She has served on several non-profit committees including the Bates College Alumni Council.

Carl R. Vertuca, Jr., 65, a former senior executive with the DII Group, StorageTek, and IBM, was also appointed to Roomlinx’s Board. He served as the EVP of Finance, Administration and Corporate Development at the DII Group. Prior to the DII Group, he held various senior level management positions in manufacturing, engineering and finance at IBM Corporation and StorageTek.

Judson Just, CFA, 42, resigned as a member of the Board of Directors of the company. Mr. Just, CFA stablished PEAK6 Investments and served as a Portfolio Manager, Analyst, Trader and Manager of the founding family's Family Office. Prior to PEAK6, he spent six years as a Trader for Heartland Funds, a specialist in small cap equities. He serves as a Board Member for Solution BioSciences, an animal health technology company; and Vassol, the developer of NOVA, the first commercially available technology to measure actual blood flow rates in individual vessels using MRA/MRI scanners.

Anthony DiPaolo, 53, will serve as CFO of the company, leveraging more than 20 years of experience as a senior finance and accounting executive. Prior to joining Roomlinx, DiPaolo served as President and CFO of Incentra Solutions, a high-growth IT services provider. DiPaolo is a certified public accountant and has held senior executive positions in the IT services, telecommunications, hospitality and financial services sectors.

GraphOn Appoints Board Member, CEO and COO

Sam M. Auriemma, 56, was appointed as director of GraphOn, the developer of remote application access and Web-enabling software solutions. Mr. Auriemma is a veteran financial executive with over 30 years of senior-level experience at a variety of technology companies. Until its acquisition in by Symphony Technology Group, a PE fund, he served as EVP and CFO of MCS Software. He also held executive positions at IBB/FileNet Corporation, Wonderware Corporation, Platinum Technology/Locus Computing Corporation, Distributed Logic Corporation, and Applied Circuit Technology. He is a certified public accountant.

Eldad Eilam, 34, was appointed to the permanent position of CEO, a role that Mr. Eilam has been serving in on an interim basis. In addition, Mr. Eilam will continue in his roles as the company's President and board member. He has served as President since beginning of 2012 and as iCEO from March 2012. He was CTO before that. Prior to that, Mr. Eilam founded Elgix, an Israel-based consulting firm to the high-tech industry. He served as its initial President until his appointment as CTO. Before Elgix, he was President of GraphOn Research Labs, Israeli subsidiary. He is experienced in the Windows operating system, mobile user interfaces and advanced software technology development, and is the author of the book “Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering.”

The company promoted Christoph Berlin to COO. Mr. Berlin, who previously served as VP of Product Management and Marketing, recently orchestrated GraphOn's successful rollout of GO-Global 4.5, a major new release of the company's popular remote access solution for Windows applications.

CSP Appoints iCEO as CEO passes away

Business software and services company CSP’s Chairman, President and CEO Alexander R. Lupinetti, 67, suddenly passed away. The company appointed Victor Dellovo, President of Company's Modcomp subsidiary, as Interim President and CEO. Mr. Dellovo joined the company in 2003 as the president of the U.S. Modcomp Systems and Solutions division following the acquisition of Technisource Hardware, a company he co-founded in 1997. He was promoted to president of U.S. Operation in 2005 then in 2010 became President of the Modcomp Worldwide Operations.

PCS Edventures!.com Appoints Investor to Board

Todd R. Hackett, 51, was appointed to the Board of Directors of PCS Edventures!.com.He is the owner Todd Hackett Construction, a successful construction company in Iowa where he has served as President for the last 25 years. Mr. Hackett first became aware of PCS as an investment opportunity in 2007. Over the past five years, his involvement with PCS has grown from a casual investor to providing short-term financing to us to meet our operational needs. He is a strong advocate for bringing educational opportunities to both children and young adults to strengthen their knowledge in math and science. Many of his projects involve educational institutions such as community colleges, middle schools, libraries and applied technology labs.

InsPro Technologies’ Director with Legal and Government Experience Steps Down

Developer of software applications for use by insurance administrators, InsPro Technologies’ Director Frederick Tecce, 76, chose not to stand for re-election to the Board. He served on the board since 2007. He currently serves as of counsel with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. He was an attorney with Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling when it joined Buchanan in 2006. Mr. Tecce also serves as counsel to Cross Atlantic Capital Partners and has served on the investment committees of three of the funds managed by it. He previously served as SVP and General Counsel of Academy Life Insurance Company. Mr. Tecce served on the transition team for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and was appointed on board of the $50 billion Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS), and was appointed by U.S. Senator Rick Santorum to the Federal Judicial Nominating Committee.

Date range: July 16th - August 26

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