Golden Gate University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in the Financial District of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, GGU specializes in educating professionals through its schools of law, business, taxation, and accounting. The university offers two undergraduate degrees with eight concentrations and 15 graduate degrees with 24 concentrations. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Ayanna L. Jenkins-Toney, Founder, The Law Offices of Ayanna L. Jenkins-Toney, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ms. Jenkins-Toney has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Ms. Jenkins-Toney outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University in 1997 and her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2001. Among many other honors, Ms. Jenkins-Toney was listed in the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 40 under 40 in 2015, the National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2015, and received the American Institute Client Satisfaction Award in 2016. With nearly 14 years dedicated to law, Ms. Jenkins-Toney brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry and in particular to her area of specialization, Family Law, as well as her appellate practice and general civil litigation. When asked why she decided to pursue a career in law, Ms. Jenkins-Toney said: "I sent off for the LSATs and the MCAT, and the LSAT information came first. When I took the test, I checked the box to release my scores to potential schools. And before I even got my scores back, I got 72 letters from law schools. I never took the MCAT." Ms. Jenkins-Toney continued to develop her passion for justice in the American judicial system while attending law school first in New York and later in San Francisco. Upon being admitted to practice in 2003, she went on to open offices in San Francisco and San Rafael, California, where she serves high-worth individuals and families in a variety of civil practice matters. With in-depth experience in areas ranging from child custody to personal injury, Ms. Jenkins-Toney strategizes with each of her clients to provide the best possible outcome. Ms. Jenkins-Toney is also the founder of the National Justice Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a commitment to uniting attorneys who prioritize combating injustice. Her tenacity and meticulousness set Ms. Jenkins-Toney apart from her peers. With a wide-ranging legal background, a decade and a half of experience, and active involvement in her community, Ms. Jenkins-Toney commits fully to advocating for each and every client she takes on. As a skilled litigator, she believes in taking each case as far as it will go in the court system. She is unafraid to appeal and resubmit cases which have not been resolved in her clients’ best interests. As a thought-leader in her field, Ms. Jenkins-Toney pays careful attention to prevailing trends in the field of civil litigation. Lately, she has noticed some tension between alternative dispute resolution and the traditional trial process. She noted: "There have been several years where cases were in arbitration or came to an alternative dispute resolution, which was good, at least in theory. Typically, cases would stop earlier in the litigation process and then there would be less proceeds for the client. However, many litigants were left dissatisfied with these outcomes. By letting the cases go further, and not giving up when facing summary judgments, plaintiffs have better chances. Being a litigator myself, I welcome an opportunity to have an agreement where the parties settle everything amicably." The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Ayanna L. Jenkins-Toney. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network© selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
News Article | May 4, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Union Bank today announced that Tyler Brasfield and Lawrence Parente have joined its Private Wealth Management team in San Francisco, CA as Private Wealth Advisors. Brasfield joins as a Vice President and Parente joins as a Director. They report to Lisa Roberts, Head of Private Wealth Management for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, who was appointed to her role in the fall of 2016. Brasfield and Parente work hand in hand with a team of wealth management professionals across disciplines and provide customized wealth management planning to assist clients achieve their long-term financial goals. “Union Bank has a 150 year history supporting the families, business owners and individual visionaries that have made Northern California the vibrant economy it is today. Building on that legacy, we continue to make strategic appointments to assist our Northern California clients through some of the challenges and opportunities they currently face,” Michael Feldman, Head of Wealth Markets, said. “Tyler and Larry are well-equipped to deliver comprehensive wealth planning by bringing together a team of specialists that can help clients navigate important matters, including rising interest rates and tax reform preparation.” Brasfield joined from J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he was a Private Wealth Advisor. He brings to Union Bank more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Brasfield began his career advising executives of financially distressed hospitals on business and financial strategy. This included serving as a Manager for Accenture within their Strategy Consulting practice in New York. Additionally, he co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer of Ecure, LLC, a consulting firm that advised private physician practices on financial management and operational improvement using smart technology. Brasfield received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his B.A. in Economics and Music Performance from Vanderbilt University. He serves as a Board Member of the New Canaan Society San Francisco and volunteers with Defy Ventures. Parente joined Union Bank from Jackson Square Financial, a registered independent advisory firm in San Francisco, where he was a Senior Wealth Manager. He brings more than 16 years of experience as an investment specialist. Parente also served as a Principal and Senior Wealth Advisor with Bessemer Trust, as a Senior Trust Specialist at Merrill Lynch, and as Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Bank of America’s Private Bank. As part of Bank of America’s Family Wealth Advisory team, he served families with $50 million or more in net worth. Parente is a licensed attorney in the State of California and practiced for two years at the firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in San Francisco. He earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA and his B.A. from the University of Albany, NY. The Wealth Markets Group at MUFG Union Bank, N.A. includes the company’s private wealth management, wealth planning, trust and estate services, as well as its investment advisory and brokerage subsidiary, UnionBanc Investment Services LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), its asset management subsidiary, HighMark Capital Management Inc., and its insurance division, UnionBanc Insurance Services, California State Insurance License No. 0817733. Non-deposit investment products: • Are NOT deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, the Bank or any Bank affiliate • Are NOT insured by the FDIC or by any other federal government agency • Are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested • Insurance and annuities are products of the insurance carriers. MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $116.1 billion, as of March 31, 2017, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥302.1 trillion (JPY) or $2.6 trillion (USD)¹, as of December 31, 2016. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California. 1 Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥116.49 (JPY) as of December 31, 2016 ©2017 MUFG Union Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. Union Bank is a registered trademark and brand name of MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
News Article | February 17, 2017
PEORIA, AZ, February 17, 2017-- Edward Oliver Willis has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Mr. Willis is founder and CEO of WW Associates Management & Consulting. His expertise is government operations, performance-based accountability systems, strategic planning, succession planning, organizational management, executive coaching and business development. He is a former Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Director, Chief Deputy and Deputy Director having served extensively in senior level governor appointed positions. He has management and administrative experience in the public and private sectors. He is a Vietnam War veteran and was awarded four air medals while serving in the United States Air Force. Mr. Willis has been named PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR by the American Society for Public Administration and recognized by the California State Legislature for his service to the people of the State of California and Nation. He has also been active in community and public service organizations.With more than four decades of practiced government and business experience, Mr. Willis is uniquely positioned to manage a variety of tasks that include environmental, administrative and management consulting and construction related services on behalf of WW Associates Management & Consulting. Prior to his professional capacities, he attended American River College, earning an Associate of Arts, and California State University in Sacramento, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Upon graduating with a BS, he began his career as the division operations supervisor and casualty claims investigator for Allstate Insurance Co., where he remained for almost two years. He then launched a 23-year career with the State of California. He initially served as a budget analyst for California's Department of Finance. Mr. Willis then earned an MBA in management from Golden Gate University. He assumed other roles for the State that included: one year as the associate governmental program analyst on California's Medi-Cal Procurement Project, Chief of the Fiscal Branch for the Solid Waste Management Board, Manager of Administrative Services for the State Lands Commission, Assistant to the Associate Superintendent of the Public Instruction Department of Education, Deputy Director of Administration for the Department of Fish and Game, and Acting Administrator for the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response. In the 1990s, he served as Deputy Director for Toxic Substances Control, Chief Deputy Director of California Conservation Corps and Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Administration for the California Environmental Protection Agency.After many years working in the field of civil service and state government, Mr. Willis began to branch out professionally. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. In 2005, he took on the role of interim Executive Director of the California Council of Developmental Disabilities, and more recently, he became fully engaged as the Chief Executive Officer for WW Associates Management & Consulting.Drawing on his vast array of knowledge, he authored "Business Employment Equity Plan," in 1994. Throughout his career, he has been honored numerous times with inclusion in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.For more information about WW Associates Management & Consulting, please visit www.wwamc.com About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | February 28, 2017
MastersinAccounting.info, a leading career and education website focused on graduate programs in accounting and finance, has released its ranking of the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs. To be considered for the list, schools with an online master’s in accounting program were checked for not-for-profit status and accreditation from one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the US recognized by the US Department of Education. The online degrees from the schools on the list are also the same degrees granted to traditional, on-campus students. The rankings were based on factors measuring academic quality, student experience, and graduate success. The ranking uses a unique methodology that considers such factors as the average tuition cost per online credit hour; program accreditation by the AACSB, ACBSP, or IACBE; the average mid-career pay of alumni; and school rankings according to US News & World Report in the regional, national, and online categories. Rob Voce, founder of MastersinAccounting.info, said about the list: “Enrollment in online degree programs is increasing and schools are responding by offering more distance education programs at the graduate level - which can be particularly convenient for those who are already working full-time. Our ranking is designed to help these prospective students learn about and compare first-rate online master’s in accounting programs that offer long-term value.” Overall, 37 schools with online master’s in accounting programs satisfied the inclusion requirements and ranked on this list. Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, captured the top spot on the list, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the second spot. As well as providing schools’ results on ranking factors, the Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs list includes detailed information on schools’ admissions statistics and requirements as well as tuition comparisons. For the top-ranking schools the list also provides: The top schools on this year’s list are: 1. Auburn University Raymond J. Harbert College of Business (Auburn, AL) 2. University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School (Chapel Hill, NC) 3. University of Connecticut School of Business (Storrs, CT) 4. University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management (Amherst, MA) 5. Pennsylvania State University World Campus (State College, PA) 6. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles, CA) 7. Emporia State University School of Business (Emporia, KS) 8. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Business School (New Brunswick, NJ) 9. Colorado State University College of Business (Fort Collins, CO) 10. University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business (Birmingham, AL) 11. University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Business (Richardson, TX) 12. St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business (Jamaica, NY) 13. Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration (Statesboro, GA) 14. Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business (Boston, MA) 15. DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (Chicago, IL) 16. Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business (San Francisco, CA) 17. Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education (Hooksett, NH) 18. California State University, Sacramento College of Business Administration (Sacramento, CA) 19. University of Scranton Kania School of Management (Scranton, PA) 20. Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Syracuse, NY) 21. University of Hartford Barney School of Business (West Hartford, CT) 22. University of Miami School of Business Administration (Coral Gables, FL) 23. George Mason University School of Business (Fairfax, VA) 24. University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business (Vermillion, SD) 25. Florida Atlantic University College of Business (Boca Raton, FL) 26. Stetson University M.E. Rinker Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy (DeLand, FL) 27. Rider University College of Business Administration (Lawrenceville, NJ) 28. New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies (Henniker, NH) 29. Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT) 30. Indiana Wesleyan University DeVoe School of Business (Marion, IN) 31. Plymouth State University College of Business Administration (Plymouth, NH) 32. Bellevue University College of Business (Bellevue, NE) 33. Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business (Chicago, IL) 34. Franklin University Ross College of Business (Columbus, OH) 35. Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 36. Saint Mary’s University Graduate School of Business and Technology (Winona, MN) 37. Baypath University School of Science & Management (Longmeadow, MA) *See the full rankings and program details here: http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/online-masters-in-accounting/ About MastersinAccounting.info: MastersinAccounting.info is a free online resource focused on providing accurate and up-to-date information on degrees, programs, and schools for prospective master’s in accounting students. The site also provides additional resources such as career outlooks, graduate student guides, scholarships, and more. MastersinAccounting.info’s goal is to be best in class.
News Article | November 4, 2016
Today Pearson announced a series of webinars that it is hosting in celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), November 7-11, 2016. The webinars will explore a variety of distance learning topics including emerging distance learning trends, strategies and best practices to engage online students, and new tools designed to enhance the online teaching and learning experience. NDLW is hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) each year to showcase the growth of distance learning and celebrate the accomplishments achieved by K-12, higher education, and corporate online learning leaders. The Art of Virtual Storytelling Monday, November 7, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Kate Nugent, director, product and training, The Ariel Group Participants will learn how to integrate a story into virtual lectures, webinars, 1:1 student coaching sessions and other virtual communications. They will be introduced to powerful storytelling techniques that engage and influence audiences of every size. Storytelling “lights up” every part of the human brain, and the ability to paint a picture for students increases the chances that the learning will stick. Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming Monday, November 7, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Kyle Peck, co-director, Center for Online Innovation, and professor, Penn State University; Jim Fong, director, Center for Research and Marketing Strategy, UPCEA; and Peter Janzow, senior director, business and market development, Pearson Acclaim Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the life-force of preparing students for an ever-shifting professional landscape. In this session, participants will learn about the driving factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next. Don’t Overlook Your Help Desk! How Golden Gate University Supports the Demands Their Unique Online Student Population Tuesday, November 8, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Doug Geier, director, eLearning and instructional design, Golden Gate University; and Paulo Dias, managing director, technical services, Pearson In this session, participants will learn how Golden Gate University utilizes help desk services to meet the demands of a unique online student population of adult learners – many of whom work full-time, requiring on demand support, ensuring students get a positive technical support experience for their online programs. The 24/7 help desk support allows the school to offer enhanced technical support, allowing students and faculty to access services outside of regular business hours, 24/7, 365 days a year. Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online Tuesday, November 8, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenter: Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor, accounting, Kent State University Snapchat is currently the number one social media platform used by 16 to 24 year olds and is rapidly gaining users aged 35 years and older. Participants will learn the basics of Snapchat, including how to set up an account, how to communicate with other users, and Snapchat lingo and features (e.g. geofilters, swiping, face lenses) as well as discuss at least four ways that Snapchat can be used to engage students in class using real-life examples. Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning Catalytics™ Wednesday, November 9, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Terry Austin, professor, Temple College Austin will describe how encouraging the use of Learning Catalytics on mobile devices can revolutionize student participation as well as team-based learning in the classroom. Ask Me Anything: Online Students Tell All Wednesday, November 9, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Joaquin Van Thienen, Florida International University, Broward Community College; Alexandria Pipitone, Florida International University; Amanda Condon, Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas Community College- Hope; Andrea Shaw, director of student programs and partnerships, Pearson; and Gillian Seely, director of content strategy, Pearson Over 5.8 million students are taking at least one distance education course. This session will feature three students currently enrolled in 100 percent online courses, and they will discuss their experiences to help institutions better engage and motivate learners. Participants will also gain insight into recent research on student attitudes toward digital course materials. The Advantages of Using REVEL to Promote Success in Varied Classroom Settings and Environments Thursday, November 10, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Beth King, professor, Columbus Technical College Instructor Beth King will discuss how she implemented REVEL and adjusted instruction to improve performance and engagement in her online and face-to-face Introduction to Music courses at Columbus Technical College. For more information or to register for the webinars, visit this website. Participate in the national conversation by following #NDLW on Twitter. Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.Pearsoned.com. The United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates today announced the promotion of Walter Sanchez to Vice President of Internal Audit. Sanchez will serve as the company’s chief audit executive and lead the internal audit area in providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services to the Delta Dental management team. Sanchez joined Delta Dental in 2009. He most recently served as director of internal audit, where his responsibilities included planning and directing the audits performed for the organization. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Sanchez held various positions at Arthur Andersen and Washington Mutual. He is a certified public accountant and holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of the Pacific and an MBA from Golden Gate University as well as a Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®). About Delta Dental of California Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 73 million people nationwide.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc., a full-service CPA and advisory firm, is proud to announce that Chad Van Houten, CPA/MST and Jane Johnson, MBA, have been named Partners of the firm effective January 1, 2017. This brings the firm’s partnership to a total of eleven partners. Chad Van Houten has worked in public accounting for over 11 years and has expertise in a variety of fields, including agriculture, manufacturing, professional services, government, and not-for-profit organizations. “In the 3 years since Chad joined Grimbleby Coleman, he has showcased tremendous leadership in our firm. Equipped with the powerful combination of strong technical aptitude and exemplary client service skills, Chad helps businesses achieve growth and maximize profitability,” says Partner Jeff Coleman, CPA. Chad holds two degrees from Calvin College in Michigan: a BA in Economics and BS in Public Accountancy and has completed his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. After managing medical practices for nine years, Jane Johnson came to Grimbleby Coleman to manage "pretty much everything.” Since 2004, Jane has been an integral part of the firm and has managed all firm-wide functions on behalf of the Partners and ensures that the firm is creating and refining systems, processes and tools to support the firm's strategic direction. “We are extremely pleased with Jane’s style of management and her commitment to the firm’s continued success and growth,” said President Clive Grimbleby, CPA. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. Grimbleby Coleman has been serving the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1973 and is known for its focus on not just the numbers, but on the people who give them meaning. The firm encourages and supports its staff members to advance their education and pursue areas of interest to them. Grimbleby Coleman CPAs is an accounting and business advisory firm with headquarters in Modesto, California. Since 1973, the firm has been trusted by the families and businesses of the Central San Joaquin Valley to tackle every challenge with deep skill, insight, and experience. You can count on the people at Grimbleby Coleman to go beyond the numbers to actively support your personal and business success. They know that you, too, have people counting on you. http://www.gccpas.net
News Article | February 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim White as Senior Vice President. White has over 34 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, White comes from Willis Towers Watson where he was responsible for the development of their marine insurance business in a range of industries, including automobile manufacturing and distribution, global retailers, mining, technology, transportation and logistics. Based in San Francisco, CA, White will work with JLT’s global Cargo team with a focus on expanding cargo and stock throughput for the U.S business, including product design, market placement and servicing large complex risks. “We are happy that Jim has joined our team in San Francisco,” said Mike Rice, CEO at JLT Specialty USA. “Jim’s experience and in-depth knowledge of cargo brokerage will be very beneficial not only for our team, but also for our clients.” “We are pleased to announce Jim’s appointment and delighted to welcome him to the JLT Cargo team as we are committed to providing our clients with specialized expertise,” added Gordon Longley, CEO of JLT Specialty Limited, Cargo & US Property. White holds a B.S. in Nautical Science from United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University. JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, firstname.lastname@example.org. About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L) Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup. About JLT Specialty USA JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.
News Article | December 14, 2016
North American Title Group, LLC (NATG) has named Suzette Z. Torres vice president, regional counsel for its California region. She will provide legal and underwriting support to North American Title Company, Inc. (NATC) branches throughout the state, as well as underwriting support to North American Title Insurance Company agents. “Suzette’s comprehensive experience will be of immense benefit to our managers and associates, as they address the challenging legal, regulatory, title and underwriting matters that are so much a part of their day-to-day work,” said NATC regional president Dia Demmon. “Her career focus on title insurance has covered the breadth of title and escrow, claims, bankruptcy, contract negotiation and trials, including writing several appellate briefs. We know she will be a valuable asset and a great resource to our California team.” Prior to joining NATG, Torres was with another national underwriter, first as vice president/trial counsel and most recently as vice president/underwriting counsel based in San Francisco. Formerly, she was a partner at Bardellini, Straw, Cavin & Bupp LLP, where her practice included resolving title and escrow claims, negotiating business disputes, managing contract negotiations, trials and handling several adversary proceedings in bankruptcy. “When I saw the chance to be a part of North American Title Company, I knew I had to make the jump,” Torres said. “At NATC, I am surrounded every day by great people who have a wealth of knowledge and are highly respected in this business. I saw it as a great opportunity to work with a talented team, and a position where I could put my litigation and underwriting skills to good use.” Torres received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She is a member of the board of governors for the California Women Lawyers organization and is also an active member of the In-House Counsel Network of that organization. She is co-chair of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area’s In-House Counsel Committee and is also a board member at large for the Contra Costa County Bar Association – Women’s Section. She will be working out of NATC’s regional headquarters at 1855 Gateway Blvd., Suite 600, Concord, CA 94520 and can be reached at (925) 295-0513. About North American Title With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title Group, LLC (NATG) is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NATG reported annual net revenues in fiscal 2015 of $229 million. The company also has the resources and stability of a wholly owned subsidiary of an S&P 500 company with over $14.4 billion in assets (fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 2015). North American Title’s agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. and similar names (NATC) in 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia, in addition to the District of Columbia. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. NATG is headquartered in Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com
News Article | March 3, 2017
“Stars At Night”: a gentle bedtime story about the stars and other wonders in God’s celestial creation. “Stars At Night” is the creation of published author John Paul Nicholas, an alumnus of Golden Gate University and an accomplished writer, poet and playwright. Published by Christian Faith Publishing, John Paul Nicholas‘s new book presents many of the wonders we see in the night sky with beautiful illustrations and a gentle accompanying text. View a synopsis of “Stars At Night” on YouTube. Readers can purchase“Stars At Night” at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “Stars At Night”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.