I am a special ed teacher who has been around since the 80s, and I remember when Eric Pulier first started out looking for better special ed technology. I was there when he started People Doing Things to help with our needs, and I remember seeing how the things that he wanted to put in schools actually helped the kids. That was really nice to see, and it was something that I thought was a major change for the kids in my classes.
The things that he advocated for were very helpful, and I thought it was nice that he also dealt with people with chronic illnesses and adults who were in need. That made him a hero of mine as I watched him try to help as many people as possible, and I got even more interested when he started using computers to help kids who had major illnesses. I usually did not have kids like that in my classes, but I once had a child with a chronic illness, and she was able to talk to kids like her on Starbright World. It was a social network before we knew we had them, and it was something that I could let the girl talk on while she was in my classroom and the other kid was in their classroom.
I thought it was so cool to see her talking to kids just like her, and her parents told me that it made her feel so much better about how she was doing. She is still living in the area to this day, and I think her life changed because she was able to feel normal when she was talking to someone on Starbright World. That makes life easier for everyone around the kid, and I thought it was very cool of Eric to do such a thing.
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Keith Mann, the founder of Dynamic Research Partners, is proud to announce the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. It is a joint scholarship with his wife, Keely. This particular award seeks to support and motivate students with outstanding abilities from low-income background
Mann has collaborated with Uncommon Schools, where the award will go to one of the graduating seniors from these schools. Joe Frick, Uncommon School college counselor, expressed enthusiastic of collaborating with Keith Mann over the scholarship. He said the scholarship would support a promising student from Uncommon Schools for four years in college. Such scholarship will make a difference in the life of recipient students. Keith was very vocal on the mission of the scholarship. He said the award seeks not only to help students go to college but also motivate them to be the next generation of innovative leaders in the business world.
Uncommon Schools focus on starting and managing public charter schools with the objective of preparing low-income students to go to college. Today, uncommon schools comprise a network of more than 44 public charter schools and serve more than 14,000students. The schools are located in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York
Supporting education has been a cause that is very dear to Mann . For years, he has been advocating for education, and his commitment to Uncommon Schools is known and tested. Keith Mann roles in the field of executives search line up neatly with the aim of the scholarship. Locating promising talents for companies seeking people to fill a vital role and run daily operations.
Keith started his career as a manager of Alternative Investment Division at Dynamic Associates in mid-1990s. After he had garnered extensive experience in market trends and alternative investment environment, Mann co-founded Dynamic Search Partners. Currently, the firm has positioned itself as the destination of executive search for alternative investment firms. The firm has built a vast relationship with investments companies across United State, Europe, and Asia. Though Dynamic Search Partners specializes in serving hedge funds, the firm has also helped other major companies across different industries furnish their staffing needs.
Not only does Diversant pride itself in IT staffing but also aims at helping various IT professionals get their dream jobs. The African-American-owned enterprise also diversifies in It staff augmentation, direct-hire of IT professionals and innovative diversity solutions. In so doing, the company maintains prominence as it is regarded as the biggest minority-owned IT staffing firms in the United States. Also with a client base of Fortune 500 and mid-market companies, ensuring that IT positions are filled by the most suitable It professionals, is not hard at all.
Diversant came about from the merging of Gene C. Wadding’s Diversant Inc. and John Goullet’s Info Technologies. John, who is the principal executive, had initially started work as an IT consultation before switching to an IT staffing. John’s determination and innovativeness, however, were the tools that put Info Technologies on the list of top 500 fastest growing privately-owned firms. In the year 2010, John and Gene came together to form Diversant LLC as John as its executive principal and Gene the Chief Executive Officer.
John has notable achievements entitled to his name, having graduated from Ursinus College. This, notwithstanding, his passion and intense drive in achieving significant advancements in IT set him on the road to the big leagues. He is not just another IT guru, but the genius behind one of the largest companies in IT staffing.
The extent of the company’s professionalism and implementing diverse trends in the market which have put it on top the list. The company employs staff based on a list of set requirements by the clients.
The company’s diverseness is believed to be the key to its success. This gives it the ‘it-factor’ that sets it a bar higher among other IT staffing enterprises. Owing true to the jargon, variety is the spice of life.
How John Goullet Improves IT Services through DIVERSANT LLC
Founded by Mark Okada and James Dondero, Highland Capital Management is one of the biggest investment banks in the U.S. with over $19 billion under its management. The main products managed by the company include Collateralize Loan Obligation (CLOs), ETFs, separate accounts, hedge funds, distressed debt, and mutual funds. It was founded in 1993 and has steadily grown to become one of the largest and most experienced global alternative equity and credit managers providing alternative investment solutions for over 20 years.
The company invests across various classes of assets and structures but within the alternative landscape. The company has a diversified client base which includes corporations, public pensions plans, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals. The investment opportunity under watch list by Highland Capital Management is the scheduled international bond issue by the Argentina’s government. Highland already holds bonds issued in the 1970s by the country and which the company is scheduled to benefit after the U.S. District Judge ordered the Argentina’s government to pay the creditors their dues.
According to the CEO and co-founder of the Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, Argentina plans to issue the bond of $11.68 billion and the yield will be 7.5 to 8 percent in April. However, the Finance Ministry officials told the Congress that the passing of the debt bill will pave the way for the issue. The plan in place is to sell three bonds with maturities of 5,10, and 30 years. James Dondero also believes that he knows the price of the debt and where it will be trade relative to other Latin American sovereigns.
The government of Argentina has already started implementing the new reforms putting the country on course for growth. In fact, Argentina’s government hopes that the yield for the debt to be issued under the New York Law will fall at about 6 percent in the short term as the rating upgrade and the improving outlook for the country’s fiscal and monetary situation. The new President of Argentina, Mr. Mauricio Maacri has been in the forefront in these reforms having reversed the policies of his predecessor Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner after he took office on December 10, 2015.
Dondero has over three decades of experience in the field of finance and has received numerous accolades and awards in his career. Some of the awards include Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014. He was recognized as the Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare for both long and short Equity Fund in 2014 and the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.
The Career Achievements Of James Dondero
The Lake Tahoe area has faced a number of challenges in recent years. A recent article in the Reno-Gazette Journal outlines the frustrations that past few years have visited on the community.
Squaw Valley is known for its amazing slopes. However, in recent years, a drought took its toll on the environment. There was a downturn in skiing tourism and all businesses in the area took a hit. However, this past year, there were earlier snow storms that helped a lot. This signaled a turnaround from the past 5-10 years.
There was also a political challenge for businesses in the area: a push for incorporation in Olympic Valley. One of the leaders of the opposition to this movement was Andy Wirth, the CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
He pointed out that incorporation would raise the cost of doing business for everyone in the area. At the end of 2015, the backers of incorporation backed off and withdrew their proposal.
Andy Wirth is a highly regarded businessman. With hard work and skill, Wirth has developed Squaw Valley into one of the world’s most popular skiing destinations, and continues to do so. There are rumors of plans to develop more real estate, both residential and commercial. Wirth is also active in charity in the Lake Tahoe area.
One of his pet causes is the environment. Wirth understands that he owes his living to Mother Nature, and wants to take care of her. He believes everyone in the Tahoe area deserves a great quality of life.
Wirth has also overcome a lot of adversity during his life, including a skydiving accident that almost killed him.
Never one to stop in the face of a challenge, he went on to found an Ironman team after the accident. The Wounded Warrior Support team raises funds to support Navy SEALS and their families after they return home.
Full story here: Squaw-Alpine boss looks to turn page on ‘divisive’ fight
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