News Article | October 28, 2016
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL--(Marketwired - October 28, 2016) - In an era often defined by cybersecurity threats to internal communications, massive privacy invasions, and a greatly enhance obligation to protect customer information, working professional outside of IT need much greater education and training in cybersecurity regulations and defensive strategies. To respond to this need, Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law has developed a new cybersecurity law concentration for its four online Master of Science degree programs for non-lawyers. The new concentration will launch in January 2017. The initial course offerings include Privacy Law, Principles of Information Security; Cyber Law and Modern Mass Communications Policy; Electronic Commerce and Digital Trade; and Cyber and Information Crimes. Additional courses are also under development. "NSU Law's M.S. students reflect working professionals in fields critical to protecting the country's information ecosystem and they have an important role in supporting their schools, companies, and governmental agencies," said Jon M. Garon, dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law. "The Cybersecurity Law Concentration enables these professionals to make an important difference in the operations of their enterprise and become leaders in assuring the safety and security of their clients and customers." The concentration comes in an age where basic field knowledge is no longer sufficient, and gaining knowledge in the legal and informational aspects of an industry are crucial for career advancements. This specialized concentration will allow students to explore the legal, ethical, and professional aspects of information security. NSU College of Law's M.S. program is the second largest in the nation. The concentration will be available to students within any of the four online Master of Science Programs: Health Law, Employment Law, Education Law, and Law and Policy. Taught by full-time College of Law faculty and highly recognized practicing attorneys, the M.S. program provides working professionals the knowledge and skills essential to accelerating their career goals. The program does not enable graduates to practice law but instead helps the graduates manage the regulatory, compliance, and legal constraints that shape modern business. The Cybersecurity Law concentration is part of a series of concentrations available to College of Law students in the four master's degree programs, including: Health Care Administration Law, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Employee Relations Law, Human Resource Managerial Law, Primary Education Law, Higher Education Law, and School Administration Law. The Cybersecurity Law concentration in the College of Law is just one of many nationally leading NSU programs on information security. NSU's College of Engineering and Computing offers the Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) for students interested in a hand's-on degree program to develop the skills to design, program, enhance and develop cybersecurity technologies that secure information and systems. It also offers the Master of Science in Management Information Systems with Concentration in Information Security Management (MMIS/InfoSec) for students interested in a degree program that focuses on the governance and management of information security in the context of the collection, retention, and dissemination of information in organizations. The College of Engineering and Computing's MSIS and MMIS/InfoSec security programs are recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with its Ph.D. program in Information Assurance (DIA). As a result of this recognition, federal agencies may sponsor civilian and military personnel to take the college's certified graduate courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students. Students in the MSIS and MMIS/InfoSec programs may be eligible to apply for admission to the College of Engineering and Computing's Ph.D. programs in Information Assurance or Information Systems. Shepard Broad College of Law: Nova Southeastern University's College of Law offers a cutting edge, skills-centered academic program in three-year full-time and four-year part-time divisions. With its recently redeveloped clinical programs, every NSU Law student is guaranteed a live-client experience. In-house clinical studies are supplemented by full-time field placement opportunities practicing law in Florida, across the United States, or select locations throughout the globe. To solidify student success after graduation, NSU Law pioneered a curriculum on the business of lawyering through the Global Law Leadership Initiative. NSU Law students have a myriad of curricular opportunities, including a rich, diverse curriculum, concentrations in International Law or Health Law; dual degree programs abroad in Rome, Barcelona, or Prague; dual degree programs at many of NSU's 17 colleges; and much more. For more information, please visit www.law.nova.edu. About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.
News Article | February 22, 2017
Receive press releases from Geodata IT, LLC: By Email Geodata IT Named Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri Saint Louis, MO, February 22, 2017 --( An innovative and advanced technology company located in downtown St. Louis, Geodata IT is an 8(a) Certified, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Founded in 2012, Geodata IT provides exceptional niche solutions to national security and geospatial mission requirements in the areas of advanced technology and innovative solutions development for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). A description of services is at www.geodatait.com. Dedicated to hiring veterans, the vision of Geodata IT, LLC is to foster a culture that is agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. Geodata IT’s President and CEO Justin Bennett is a 2016 graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program by the SBA. “Receiving this award is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to minority students of technology the possibilities of a career in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT),” said Bennett. Bennett has 18 years of experience in the DoD and Intelligence Community information technology industry. Recognized for achievement in enterprise management, service delivery and enterprise operations by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Bennett is an innovator in intelligent solutions architecture. As a specialist in designing niche IT strategies, Bennett has helped enterprise companies like NJVC, Raytheon, SAIC, Pragmatics and CSC streamline complex systems. Bennett holds a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, an AACSB accredited institution that ensures the highest level of business competency. Additionally, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Park University and an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Saint Louis, MO, February 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Geodata IT, LLC was named the Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri for 2017 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – St. Louis District Office.An innovative and advanced technology company located in downtown St. Louis, Geodata IT is an 8(a) Certified, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Founded in 2012, Geodata IT provides exceptional niche solutions to national security and geospatial mission requirements in the areas of advanced technology and innovative solutions development for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). A description of services is at www.geodatait.com.Dedicated to hiring veterans, the vision of Geodata IT, LLC is to foster a culture that is agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. Geodata IT’s President and CEO Justin Bennett is a 2016 graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program by the SBA.“Receiving this award is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to minority students of technology the possibilities of a career in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT),” said Bennett.Bennett has 18 years of experience in the DoD and Intelligence Community information technology industry. Recognized for achievement in enterprise management, service delivery and enterprise operations by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Bennett is an innovator in intelligent solutions architecture. As a specialist in designing niche IT strategies, Bennett has helped enterprise companies like NJVC, Raytheon, SAIC, Pragmatics and CSC streamline complex systems.Bennett holds a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, an AACSB accredited institution that ensures the highest level of business competency. Additionally, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Park University and an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Geodata IT, LLC
News Article | February 21, 2017
CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1ST Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY), parent company of 1ST Constitution Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has increased the size of the Board from nine to ten members, effective March 1, 2017, and has elected William J. Barrett to serve as a director, effective as of March 1, 2017, to fill the vacancy on the Board resulting from the increase in the size of the Board. Mr. Barrett is an experienced business and technology risk management executive with significant strategic and operational leadership responsibilities throughout his 38 year career with Ernst & Young LLP. His leadership experience includes serving as Ernst & Young LLP’s Information Technology Risk and Assurance Leader for the Americas Financial Services Organization and serving on Ernst & Young LLP’s Information Technology Risk and Assurance Executive Council and Global Risk Committee. Mr. Barrett, who is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and California and a Certified Risk Professional from Bank Administration Institute, retired from Ernst & Young LLP on June 30, 2016. Since September 2008, Mr. Barrett has served on the Board of Trustees of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. During his tenure, he has served on the Governance, Finance and Audit, Institutional Advancement, Student Development and Honors Committees. In addition, Mr. Barrett currently serves on the LeMoyne College Madden School Advisory Board, Accounting Advisory Board and Management Information Systems Advisory Board. Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (where he was a former Director of the Los Angeles chapter). “We are pleased to have Bill bring his wealth of knowledge in accounting, information technology and risk management to our Board,” said Charles S. Crow, III, Chairman of the Board of 1ST Constitution Bancorp. Mr. Crow added, “We look forward to Bill joining our Board and providing us with his insights and vast experience as a proven executive.” 1ST Constitution Bancorp, through its primary subsidiary, 1ST Constitution Bank, operates 19 branch banking offices in Cranbury (2), Fort Lee, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Jamesburg, Lawrenceville, Perth Amboy, Plainsboro, Rocky Hill, West Windsor, Princeton, Rumson, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, Little Silver and Asbury Park, New Jersey. 1ST Constitution Bank also operates four residential mortgage loan production offices in Forked River, Flemington, Jersey City and Somerset, New Jersey. 1ST Constitution Bancorp is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol “FCCY” and can be accessed through the Internet at www.1STCONSTITUTION.com. The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management’s confidence and strategies and management’s expectations about new and existing programs and products, relationships, opportunities, taxation, technology and market conditions. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “may,” “will,” or similar statements or variations of such terms. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, changes in the direction of the economy in New Jersey, the direction of interest rates, effective income tax rates, loan prepayment assumptions, continued levels of loan quality and origination volume, continued relationships with major customers including sources for loans, a higher level of net loan charge-offs and delinquencies than anticipated, bank regulatory rules, regulations or policies that restrict or direct certain actions, the adoption, interpretation and implementation of new or pre-existing accounting pronouncements, a change in legal and regulatory barriers including issues related to compliance with anti-money laundering and bank secrecy act laws, as well as the effects of general economic conditions and legal and regulatory barriers and structure. 1ST Constitution Bancorp assumes no obligation for updating any such forward-looking statements at any time, except as required by law.
News Article | November 14, 2016
FRANKLIN, INDIANA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2016) - IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. ("IBC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:IB)(OTCQB:IAALF) announces that David Anderson, the Company's current Vice President of Finance, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Simon Anderson, who has joined the Company's Board of Directors. David Anderson (no relation to Simon Anderson) is a Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years of progressive experience with public and private manufacturing companies, including in mergers and acquisition. He has worked at IBC and its predecessor company since 2007, serving in a variety of accounting, human resources, and information technology roles. David received his BA in Accounting from the University of Indianapolis. Simon Anderson has served since 2007 as Chief Financial Officer for IBC and its predecessor company. A CPA, CA with 30 years' experience, he has worked as an officer or director of public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Exchange, and NASDAQ for almost 20 years. He has extensive experience in financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities regulation practices, and he worked for nine years in business valuation with BDO Canada LLP. Currently a director of Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), Simon received his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia. "The Board and I are very pleased with the addition of Simon Anderson to our Board of Directors and with David Anderson's appointment as Chief Financial Officer," said Major General Duncan Heinz (USMC, ret.), IBC's President and CEO. "Both of these individuals know our Company and the industries we serve extraordinarily well, and they have decades of experience between them in the finance, accounting, securities regulation, and business development fields. I am grateful that the Company will continue to benefit from their experience and their dedication to ensuring that IBC continues to meet our customers' needs and continues to build shareholder value." Simon Anderson's appointment to the IBC Board follows the October 31, 2016 resignation from the Board of Anthony Dutton, the Company's former President and CEO. "I want to once again thank Anthony for his years of service and his unflagging commitment to the success of IBC," General Heinz said. "We are poised today for growth and long-term success due in good measure to Anthony's many years of leadership and hard work in building up this Company." On Behalf of the Board of Directors: IBC is a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company serving a variety of industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, precision manufacturing, and others. IBC's Copper Division manufactures and distributes a variety of copper alloys as castings and forgings, including beryllium copper, chrome copper, and aluminum bronze. IBC's Engineered Materials Division makes the Beralcast® family of alloys, which can be precision cast and are used in an increasing number of defense, aerospace, and other systems, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. IBC's has production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. The Company's common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "IB" and the OTCQB under the symbol "IAALF". This news release was prepared by management of IBC, which takes full responsibility for its contents. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Snappii, a platform for rapid mobile app development enables users to design, build, submit and deliver feature-rich business apps in days versus months. Using Snappii’s flexible WYSIWYG Visual Editor, users can build feature-rich enterprise native mobile apps once and deploy across all major platforms including iOS and Android. In addition, since the platform does not require mobile coding skills, programmers and non-programmers can deliver apps quickly and easily, saving time and money. The platform also makes it easy to manage applications and make ongoing changes Today, Snappii, a leading mobile app development corporation announces that Ciputra University (UC), one of the leading business universities in Indonesia, has selected the Snappii Mobile App Development Platform to design, create, and deploy its mobile applications. As a result, the students were able to identify a business process, identify ways to improve the process, and design and prepare a software application with Snappii to support the improved process. "Teaching Entrepreneurship, especially Tech-Based Entrepreneurship, is my passion. It always breaks my heart when I hear some great ideas from non-technical students. Because that's mean they will have a lot of difficulties bring their idea to reality and eventually give up in the middle of their struggle. I'm very thankful to one of my students who found Snappii, a platform to create mobile apps with limited programming skill. Until then Snappii is one of the subject i teach to my Tech-Based Entrepreneurship students. Thank you Snappii team, finding you are a blessing to me", - David Boy Tonara, a coordinator of technopreneurship subject, Ciputra University (UC). The business students are representing a growing class of “Citizen developers” who are developing business apps without any prior knowledge of programming. They understand the business problem that they are trying to solve. Using Snappii Codeless platform enables them to visually build apps using drag, drop and configure approach. The key factor is that citizen developers create applications without coding. The main benefits of such development are the high development speed and agility, easy of change, and also lower development costs. “Enterprises are struggling to deal with app backlog and now employees are becoming citizen developers. - Alex Bakman, Snappii Owner and President, says. - Cloud based offering such as Snappii is enabling ordinary business users to create apps they need without coding and without waiting for IT.” About Ciputra University: Ciputra University (UC) is one of the universities in Surabaya, Indonesia, and was founded by the family of Ciputra. The university is located in the UC Town, Citra Land, Surabaya, which was developed by the Ciputra Group. For the 2006 school year, the Education Foundation Ir. Ciputra, as manager of the University of Ciputra, opening ten grooves studies bachelor's degree (S1), the International Business Management (IBM), Accounting (ACC), International Hospitality and Tourism Business (IHTB), Culinary Business (CB), Visual Communication Design (VCD) , Interior Architecture (INA), Information and Multimedia Technology (IMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Fashion Design Business (FDB), and Psychology (PSY). Ciputra University also has a master's study programs (S2) in the field of Management (MEM). Snappii is a leading Mobile Apps company for Business Apps. About one million people use Snappii Business Apps in 30+ Industries around the world. All Apps are powered by the Ultra Fast, No code Snappii App Builder Platform which enables native App creation 30 times faster than coding and costs a fraction of hiring Mobile Apps Developers. Learn more at http://www.Snappii.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Passport, the leader in parking and transit technology systems, today announced Michael Scully has joined the Passport team as the company’s Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Scully will oversee the company’s product, marketing, and design teams, bringing deep domain experience in mobile, advanced marketing analytics, and product development to the company. Passport is the global leader in mobile payment technology for parking and transit, powering the apps for large cities like Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and Miami. In December 2016, Passport acquired mobile pay provider ParkX and will soon be expanding into Europe with the company’s ParkRight app launch in Westminster. The industry-leading company continues to attract top talent in the technology space, including the recent addition of Scully. Prior to Passport, Scully held leadership roles at Virgin Mobile, Nokia, 2ergo/SoundBite (now part of Genesys), and Skookum. Scully holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida, a Specialization in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management in both Marketing and Strategy. “By reimagining the transit and parking experience, Passport has the potential to impact millions every day in partnership with smart cities and universities around the world. Despite extraordinary growth to date, we are just beginning this journey, and I am very excited to join this talented team of innovators,” said Scully. Scully’s addition to the Passport team will continue to push how the company reimagines the modern transit and parking experience. Scully’s expertise in mobile and data-driven marketing will further enhance the user experience on all Passport platforms. “We’re delighted to welcome Michael Scully to the Passport management team. His leadership background in mobile experiences, marketing technology, and strategic planning make him the perfect fit as our CPO. Michael will be an integral part of Passport’s enhanced mobile experience in the years to come and we could not be more excited to have him come on board,” said Bob Youakim, CEO at Passport. Passport is North America’s leading mobile technology company specializing in enterprise business applications and payments for the public and private sector. Passport's product lines--parking payments, transit payments, enforcement and permit management--collectively serve to deliver dynamic tools for agencies to better connect with their communities. Its services have been adopted by over 20 of the top 50 cities in North America and over 2,000 locations including Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Portland, and Miami. Passport’s mission is to reduce operational complexity and deliver intelligent data to improve decision making for its clients. Passport is backed by a highly respected group of investors, including Grotech Ventures, Relevance Capital, and MK Capital. For more information, please visit http://www.passportinc.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Peterson will drive Andesa’s technology strategy in alignment with the business objectives which includes responsibility for application development practices, technology solutions, systems architecture and operations. “Roy’s commitment to customer service excellence and emphasis on building an employee environment for growth aligned with Andesa’s beliefs, while his hands-on experience with virtualization, cloud, mobility, vendor management, database administration, security and recovery align well with Andesa’s key strategic technology imperatives,” noted Ron Scheese, Andesa President & CEO. "His unique combination of management experience, advanced technology leadership and business acumen will be a great addition to the Andesa team." Throughout his career Peterson has held positions of increased responsibility, including growing from the Director of Data Services to Vice President of E-Business and most recently, he served as Vice President of IT Strategy and Planning over an 18+ year tenure with the publicly-traded Cendant/Realogy Corporation in Madison NJ. Roy’s recent responsibility included providing application support, datacenter management and help desk support for over 12,000 employees and 48,000 agent users. “I was seeking a values-based organization where I could make an impact,” said Peterson. "I am excited to join the Andesa team and help leverage the technological investment to drive higher performance into the future.” Peterson holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University in New York, is an active member in the Society of Information Management (NJ Chapter) and the Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT). Roy is a Board of Directors member for the Spina Bifida Resource Network, a not-for-profit based in Flemington, NJ. Andesa began as a pioneer in the field of COLI/BOLI policy administration. Today more than 30 years later, Andesa provides comprehensive, integrated policy administration, plan administration and support solutions for life insurance and annuity carriers and producers. Partnered with numerous insurance companies (including 7 of the top 13 life and annuity carriers) along with several top distributors and producers, Andesa’s integrated approach to insurance and plan administration results in efficiency gains, reduced hardware costs, mitigated compliance risk and improved market response. This comprehensive suite of services is offered in a secure, private cloud environment. The Company’s highly-experienced team of U.S.-based professionals offers a true extension to a client’s business, providing insurers and producers—large and small—with administrative support for complex product and plan offerings.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Ronald W. Maestas Has Been Recognized as a 2017 Strathmores Whos Who Professional of the Year Dr. Ronald W. Maestas, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has recently been recognized as a 2017 Professional of the Year by Strathmores Whos Who for his outstanding contributions and achievements in field of Management Information Systems. Ronald W. Maestas is a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. Dr. Maestas received Bachelor and Master Degrees at Adams College, an Ed.D. from Arizona State University, and completed Post-Doctoral at the University of Minnesota, Indiana University. Dr. Maestas is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Global Distinction Award from the International Biographical Research Institute; he is an Inductee to the California Hispanic Sports & Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame. Dr. Maestas has received the Lifetime Award in Recognition of Devoted Dedication and Contributions to Fray Angelico C. Chavez Chapter, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. He is the author of numerous publications and is a member of ACM, the U.S. Racquetball Association, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Data Processing Management Association, the Colorado Hispanic Genealogy Society, the Colorado Genealogy Society, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society. In his leisure time he enjoys racquetball and gold and silver metalsmithing. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Strathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession. Las Vegas, NM, February 28, 2017 --( PR.com )-- About Ronald W. MaestasRonald W. Maestas is a Visiting Professor at New Mexico Highlands University. Dr. Maestas received Bachelor and Master Degrees at Adams College, an Ed.D. from Arizona State University, and completed Post-Doctoral at the University of Minnesota, Indiana University. Dr. Maestas is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Global Distinction Award from the International Biographical Research Institute; he is an Inductee to the California Hispanic Sports & Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame. Dr. Maestas has received the Lifetime Award in Recognition of Devoted Dedication and Contributions to Fray Angelico C. Chavez Chapter, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. He is the author of numerous publications and is a member of ACM, the U.S. Racquetball Association, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Data Processing Management Association, the Colorado Hispanic Genealogy Society, the Colorado Genealogy Society, and the New Mexico Genealogical Society. In his leisure time he enjoys racquetball and gold and silver metalsmithing.About Strathmore’s Who’s WhoStrathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
News Article | March 2, 2017
BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of eDiscovery, forensic and attorney review services to corporations and law firms, announces the appointment of John Munro as Vice President of National Markets. The move highlights Blackstone's continued commitment to supporting its clients through domestic and global expansions while delivering the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions in the industry. Mr. Munro has more than 17 years of experience building organizations dedicated to the principal of delivering exceptional customer value. His breadth of experience includes strategic Computer Forensics, Information Governance and Litigation Readiness, eDiscovery consulting and services, and expert witness testimony. This diverse skill set grants Mr. Munro the ability to guide clients through reducing their risk and costs when responding to investigations and eDiscovery obligations. His dedication to delivering the optimal solutions and information has made him a valued partner in his many long-term client relationships. "John's proven track record of building service and software offerings that focus on reducing costs and increasing defensibility is well-established," said BlackStone's CEO and Founder, John Kelly, "We know that his experience will further solidify Blackstone's position as the preeminent provider of eDiscovery solutions. John's focus on customer success, pricing predictability, and risk-reducing automation is unsurpassed in the industry, and a perfect fit with the BlackStone objective." Prior to joining BlackStone Mr. Munro was Vice President of Managed Services Operations at Discovia, where he focused on designing and implementing eDiscovery and litigation readiness solutions for many cutting edge technology companies and top law firms. For 10 years prior, Mr. Munro was a critical component of the organic, client-supported growth of Orange Legal Technologies. As COO of OrangeLT, he led by empowering the company's most critical assets, its employees, to create their own success. After completing his BA in Management Information Systems from Washington State University, Mr. Munro began his initial foray into eDiscovery by building custom eDiscovery software, which led to a role at Lighthouse eDiscovery where he facilitated the company's rebranding and entrance into the eDiscovery market. BlackStone's President, Derek Duarte, highlighted the synergy created by this new engagement, saying, "John was a perfect fit with what we are accomplishing on a day-to-day basis here at BlackStone. We pride ourselves in that all of our employees are not only subject matter experts in their position, but they are also experienced and well-versed in the language and challenges of either the eDiscovery industry or the legal world. John is a dynamic and trusted client partner, but he is also a practiced eDiscovery professional who can understand an organization's needs and develop a relationship that empowers them to succeed." Mr. Munro will be responsible for establishing additional Regional Offices to accelerate Blackstone Discovery's eastward expansion. Mr. Munro will also be involved in enhancing BlackStone's Advanced Document Review Group, assuring every client gets the most cost-effective and defensible document production results available. And he will continue his focus on advising clients about the legal and technology-based solutions best suited to address their overall information governance, litigation readiness, and eDiscovery needs. About BlackStone Discovery BlackStone Discovery is the premier partner for information governance, e-discovery, and document review services to leading technology company's and law firms. Its Rapid Response Methodology™ ensures adaptable frameworks and a "quick-start" to keep clients in control as their requirements change. BlackStone Discovery delivers end-to-end litigation support and information governance services, maximizing results with zero surprises. For more information please contact BlackStone's marketing team at (650) 331-3000.
News Article | March 3, 2017
The Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma today announced the introduction of the Online Master of Accountancy program, a globally accessible online degree. The Online Master of Accountancy degree offers a digitally-delivered graduate curriculum that provides students the additional credit hours required to qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Oklahoma, Texas and many other states. In 2016, students within the Price College Steed School of Accounting had the best average CPA first time passage rate among Big XII public universities at 75 percent, which exceeds the already impressive 74 percent average pass rate of Price College students over the past 10 years. The Online Master of Accountancy degree at Price College allows even more students access to such a high level of preparation and success. (Note: the national CPA average pass rate is 55 percent.) Program overview: http://www.ou.edu/content/price/accounting/online-macc.html “For those in the accounting field, obtaining a Master of Accountancy and passing the CPA exam dramatically increases opportunities for their entire career,” said Price College Dean Daniel W. Pullin. “Yet, today’s demanding business climate requires that these professionals balance existing work and life priorities if they are to successfully pursue graduate education. OU’s launch of the Online Master of Accountancy gives these aspirational students the flexibility to achieve this degree while working full time, and allows them to put this knowledge to work immediately, which benefits employer and employee alike.” The Online Master of Accountancy program is designed entirely by the faculty at Price College’s Steed School of Accounting. Recognized as one of the select accounting schools in the nation to be separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the online option builds on OU’s success with its longstanding residentially delivered Master of Accounting degree by making it accessible to future Sooners anywhere in the world. Classes begin in August, with degree completion expected within two years. Students also have the option to add a global experience to their studies, which will broaden their view of international accounting and accelerate the time to degree completion. This unique two-week, three-credit-hour International Financial Statement Analysis module exposes students to international business and accounting professionals in London, Paris and Brussels. In addition to course credit, the student will earn an International Financial Reporting Certificate through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, which confirms student learning of international financial reporting standards. In addition to the strength of its accounting programs, Price College has deep experience in delivering fully-accredited graduate programs through digital delivery. Launched in 2014, Price College’s Executive MBA in Energy has become one of the world's most successful digital graduate offerings, having been recognized as a Tier I program by CEO Magazine and ranked among the top three in the world by Find-MBA.com the past two years. With the launch of the Online Master of Accountancy program, Price College’s accounting expertise and digital track record combine to provide new educational and career opportunities for more students than ever before. For more information about the Master of Accountancy, please visit: http://www.ou.edu/content/price/accounting/online-macc.html About The Price College of Business: Established in 1928, the Michael F. Price College of Business ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation. As OU’s second-largest college, the Price College of Business educates over 4,000 students through undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The college boasts 25 nationally ranked programs. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the college’s undergraduate program in the top 50 (#48) on its list of "Best Undergraduate Business Programs." The Steed School of Accounting is consistently ranked in the top 10 at both the undergraduate and graduate level among other business schools of its size by Public Accounting Report. The Center for Entrepreneurship is consistently ranked second in the nation among public universities at the undergraduate level and among the top 10 by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The International Business program ranks in the top 30 by U.S. News & World Report for the 11th consecutive year. The Price College Full-Time and Professional MBA Programs are among Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best B-Schools of 2016, and ranked as a top 10 (# 7) program by CollegeAtlas.org for its affordability, academic quality, accessibility, GMAT average and job placement results. The Executive MBA in Energy, launched in 2014, has been named a Tier I program by CEO Magazine and among the top three in the world by Find-MBA.com the past two years.