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Otterbein University

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North College Hill, OH, United States

Otterbein University is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio, United States. The University was founded in 1847 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. As a result of a division and two mergers involving the Church, the University has since 1968 been associated with the United Methodist Church. It features programs in engineering, business management, education, and music, as well as programs and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine. It has over 70 majors and over 40 minors, as well as 8 graduate programs. The University is named for United Brethren founder the Rev. Philip William Otterbein. In its 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges, Otterbein was ranked 14th in the "Regional Universities " category by U.S. News & World Report. In 2010, its name reverted from Otterbein College to Otterbein University to reflect the increasing array of graduate and undergraduate programs offered.It is notably an undergraduate institution , and 400 graduate students on the campus. Otterbein has over 100 student organizations and a popular Greek presence. The school's mascot is Cardy the Cardinal and the school is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference in Division III athletics. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 9, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, visit: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/ohio/ Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Defiance College Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Ursuline College Walsh University Wilberforce University Wittenberg University Wright State University-Main Campus Xavier University Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Choffin Career and Technical Center Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Gateway Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College-Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College University of Akron Wayne College Washington State Community College Zane State College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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On Thursday, May 25, 2017, internationally regarded expert, Ginny Telego, will be coming to Columbus, OH to share her knowledge about how collaborating with horses can be utilized for professional development. This unique form of experiential learning, known as Equine Assisted Learning, has been shown to be highly effective at achieving lasting and positive change in organizations. Those interested in experiencing how this model of professional development can transform their organization can attend a no-cost demonstration workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science at Otterbein University, 600 N. Spring Road, Westerville. Ginny is the founder and president of Wager’s Way Equine Assisted Action Learning based in Ashland, Ohio, and a Master Trainer for the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A). Her company provides hands-on learning experiences where horses are the catalyst that help program participants connect the dots between what they’ve learned through personal assessments and classroom discussions and how that knowledge parallels to the way they relate in the workplace. According to Telego, “Because horses are herd animals, they are quick to assess a participant’s intentions and provide them with immediate, nonjudgmental feedback about the effectiveness of their communication and interactions. Learning happens in the moment and is retained long after participants leave the arena. ‘Ah-ha’ moments are frequent and very impacting during a Wager’s Way workshop.” Ginny has been called upon to share her expertise all over the United States and internationally. She and colleagues Lissa Pohl, owner of In Good Spirits, LLC, based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Cecile van der Wilden, owner of Pyramid Horsemanship in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, have twice been asked to travel to Qatar to provide equine assisted learning programs focused on developing leadership competencies and effective teams with the Qatar Foundation’s senior managers and directors. Ginny and her team have also worked extensively with community leadership development programs. Wager’s Way leadership and team development programs will now be available in the Columbus area for organizations seeking to enhance collaboration within their teams and empower their leaders. Those interested in participating in two-hours of leadership and team development for no cost are invited to register for the demonstration workshop by contacting Ginny at 419-651-6854 or via the website http://www.wagersway.com. Participants will be given the opportunity to have hands-on experience learning from the horses while Ginny and her team will demonstrate specialized facilitation techniques used at Wager’s Way to enhance team development, improve leadership and management skills, and expand the effectiveness of workplace communication at all levels. For more information about Wager’s Way, please visit the website, http://www.wagersway.com


News Article | May 15, 2017
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Dublin, OH, May 15, 2017 --( “Kassel Equity Group has experienced tremendous growth over the past 4 years under Dan’s tremendous support and hard work. Dan has worked to deliver positive returns to our investors, and we are disappointed to see him go,” says Mr. Werner. “We want to thank Dan for his contributions to the success of Kassel Equity Group and wish him the best in his future endeavors.” Mr. Moss was formerly Regional Vice President with a Citigroup affiliate broker-dealer. He attended Otterbein University, where he received a degree in Business Economics/Psychology, as well as Baldwin Wallce University, where he studied Business Management. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Whalen Ng at 614-310-4045 or email at whalen@kasselequity.com. Dublin, OH, May 15, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Thomas Werner, General Manager of Kassel Equity Group, announces the departure of Dan Moss from the company. As Vice President of Finance, Mr. Moss served as a liaison between Kassel Equity Group and its investors. He departs from Kassel Equity Group to assume a partnership role at JALT Holdings, LLC., effective immediately.“Kassel Equity Group has experienced tremendous growth over the past 4 years under Dan’s tremendous support and hard work. Dan has worked to deliver positive returns to our investors, and we are disappointed to see him go,” says Mr. Werner. “We want to thank Dan for his contributions to the success of Kassel Equity Group and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”Mr. Moss was formerly Regional Vice President with a Citigroup affiliate broker-dealer. He attended Otterbein University, where he received a degree in Business Economics/Psychology, as well as Baldwin Wallce University, where he studied Business Management.If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Whalen Ng at 614-310-4045 or email at whalen@kasselequity.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Kassel Equity Group


Receive press releases from The Knowledge Group: By Email Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, Vice President for Business Affairs, Otterbein University to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, Vice President for Business Affairs, Otterbein University will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast. For further details, please visit: https://theknowledgegroup.org/event-homepage/?event_id=2745. New York, NY, May 06, 2017 --( Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings currently serves as the Vice President for Business Affairs at Otterbein University. Prior to coming to Otterbein in 2010, she served as the assistant vice president for budget planning and analysis at Ohio University. Vazquez-Skillings has extensive experience in finance and administration in the education and state government sectors. In the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) for the State of Ohio, she served as chief of education with oversight for primary, secondary and higher education related biennial operating and capital budgets; senior analyst for higher education; and analyst for school facilities and administrative services. Prior to joining the Office of Budget and Management, she worked in the Office of the Governor for the State of Ohio as assistant for criminal justice, public safety and regulation, and with budget office of the Ohio Department of Human Services. Rebecca’s service to community and profession includes: current member of the Ohio Board of Education; member of the National Association for College and University Business Officers Small Institutions Council; and member of the local Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. Vazquez-Skillings earned her bachelor's degree from Kenyon College and her master's degree in public administration from The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University with a concentration in education finance. About Otterbein University Otterbein University is a small private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Its picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the 15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu. Event Synopsis: Continued class action lawsuits against retirement plans has put colleges and universities under considerable pressure by participants, counsel and vendors. Which is often confusing and difficult to manage. In addition, higher educational institutions are subject to pressure to reduce expenses while expanding programs creating conflict to where resources should be applied to attract, retain and matriculate faculty, staff and students. Effective retirement plan compliance requires that key administrators and staff have a thorough working familiarity with retirement plan regulatory framework and best practices. In this live webcast, a team of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will give a boot camp on how colleges and universities can increase the effectiveness of their retirement plan compliance program and best practices. The panel will discuss best practices on how to coordinate and to monitor essential plan operations, conduct investment option assessments, manage and report appropriately to regulatory agencies, implement financial stewardship, and spot and respond to red-flag situations. Key Topics Include Regulatory Overview Class Action Lawsuit Update Best Practices for: Fund performance measurement Fund fee analysis Fund selection vendor management & analysis Risk Assessment Data Management and reporting for annual audit & best practices A plan sponsor’s view Fiduciary Stewardship & Call to action On-going review & oversight About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ New York, NY, May 06, 2017 --( PR.com )-- About Rebecca Vazquez-SkillingsRebecca Vazquez-Skillings currently serves as the Vice President for Business Affairs at Otterbein University. Prior to coming to Otterbein in 2010, she served as the assistant vice president for budget planning and analysis at Ohio University.Vazquez-Skillings has extensive experience in finance and administration in the education and state government sectors. In the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) for the State of Ohio, she served as chief of education with oversight for primary, secondary and higher education related biennial operating and capital budgets; senior analyst for higher education; and analyst for school facilities and administrative services. Prior to joining the Office of Budget and Management, she worked in the Office of the Governor for the State of Ohio as assistant for criminal justice, public safety and regulation, and with budget office of the Ohio Department of Human Services.Rebecca’s service to community and profession includes: current member of the Ohio Board of Education; member of the National Association for College and University Business Officers Small Institutions Council; and member of the local Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. Vazquez-Skillings earned her bachelor's degree from Kenyon College and her master's degree in public administration from The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University with a concentration in education finance.About Otterbein UniversityOtterbein University is a small private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Its picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the 15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.Event Synopsis:Continued class action lawsuits against retirement plans has put colleges and universities under considerable pressure by participants, counsel and vendors. Which is often confusing and difficult to manage. In addition, higher educational institutions are subject to pressure to reduce expenses while expanding programs creating conflict to where resources should be applied to attract, retain and matriculate faculty, staff and students. Effective retirement plan compliance requires that key administrators and staff have a thorough working familiarity with retirement plan regulatory framework and best practices.In this live webcast, a team of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will give a boot camp on how colleges and universities can increase the effectiveness of their retirement plan compliance program and best practices. The panel will discuss best practices on how to coordinate and to monitor essential plan operations, conduct investment option assessments, manage and report appropriately to regulatory agencies, implement financial stewardship, and spot and respond to red-flag situations.Key Topics IncludeRegulatory OverviewClass Action Lawsuit UpdateBest Practices for:Fund performance measurementFund fee analysisFund selectionvendor management & analysisRisk AssessmentData Management and reporting for annual audit & best practicesA plan sponsor’s viewFiduciary Stewardship & Call to actionOn-going review & oversightAbout The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast SeriesThe Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ Click here to view the company profile of The Knowledge Group Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Knowledge Group


News Article | February 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best two- and four-year colleges with online programs in the state of Ohio for 2017. Among four-year schools a total of 41 made the list, with University of Akron, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and Ashland University coming in as the top five schools. The state’s top 18 two-year schools were also honored, with Sinclair College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Edison State Community College and Columbus State Community College taking the top five spots. Schools were ranked based on over a dozen different data points. “Student enrollment in schools within the University System of Ohio has grown 8 percent over the past decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As more students pursue post-secondary degrees, the schools on our list are providing more flexible, high-quality learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.” To be included on the Best Online Schools list, colleges must meet specific base requirements, including being institutionally accredited and public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is scored based on additional criteria that includes its employment and counseling resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Ohio’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland State University Defiance College Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University God’s Bible School and College Hiram College Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Salem Kettering College Malone University Miami University-Oxford Mount Carmel College of Nursing Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Ohio Christian University Ohio University-Main Campus Otterbein University Shawnee State University The University of Findlay Tiffin University Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Northwestern Ohio University of Rio Grande University of Toledo Urbana University Ursuline College Walsh University Wright State University-Lake Campus Wright State University-Main Campus Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Rhodes State College Sinclair College Stark State College University of Akron Wayne College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | November 10, 2016
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The Best Veterinary Technician Schools in the nation are being featured by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, the Community for Accredited Online Schools 2016-2017 rankings. Comparing both online and on-campus programs at two- and four-year schools across the U.S., the online higher education resource provider ranked schools providing the best overall value for Veterinary Technician students. Colorado Mountain College, St. Petersburg College, Lincoln Memorial University, Becker College, Medaille College, San Juan College, Athens Technical College, Windward Community College, Chattanooga State Community College and Northshore Technical Community College were among the highest scorers. “Job outlook projections show veterinary technician positions growing much faster than the national average through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on these lists are not only providing quality veterinary technician programs, but are also making an extra effort to help students land a job after graduation.” Schools must meet specific baseline requirements to be considered for a spot on the Best Veterinary Technician Schools ranking. All institutions must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit entities. Schools are also required to provide career placement services to their students. Once a school’s eligibility is determined, the Community for Accredited Online Schools scores and ranks each based on more than a dozen data points, including graduation rates, student teacher ratios and financial aid availability, to determine the overall Best Schools in the U.S. An alphabetical listing of the Best Veterinary Technician Schools for 2016-2017 is included below. To learn where each specifically ranks and to find more details on the data and methodology used to determine scores visit: The 2016-2017 Best Veterinary Technician Programs at Two-Year Schools list: Alamance Community College Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Bellingham Technical College Blue Ridge Community College Cedar Valley College Central Oregon Community College Chattanooga State Community College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Cosumnes River College Crowder College Delaware Technical Community College-Owens Delgado Community College Eastern Iowa Community College District Eastern Wyoming College Front Range Community College Gaston College Genesee Community College Gwinnett Technical College Harcum College Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Jefferson College Jefferson State Community College Linn-Benton Community College Lone Star College Mesa Community College Middlesex Community College Murray State College Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture North Shore Community College Northeast Community College Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Norwalk Community College Ogeechee Technical College Owensboro Community and Technical College Pierpont Community and Technical College San Juan College Southern Regional Technical College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Volunteer State Community College Weatherford College Western Iowa Tech Community College Windward Community College The 2016-2017 Best Veterinary Technician Programs at Four-Year Schools list: Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Becker College Brigham Young University-Idaho Colorado Mountain College Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Fort Valley State University Kent State University at Tuscarawas Lincoln Memorial University Madison Area Technical College Medaille College Miami Dade College Michigan State University Mississippi State University Morehead State University Murray State University Navajo Technical University New England Institute of Technology North Dakota State University - Main Campus Northwestern State University of Louisiana Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Otterbein University Pensacola State College Purdue University - Main Campus Siena Heights University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Tuskegee University University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Maine at Augusta University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Vermont Technical College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


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Science | Year: 2015

The gender imbalance in STEM subjects dominates current debates about women's underrepresentation in academia. However, women are well represented at the Ph.D. level in some sciences and poorly represented in some humanities (e.g., in 2011, 54% of U.S. Ph. D.'s in molecular biology were women versus only 31% in philosophy). We hypothesize that, across the academic spectrum, women are underrepresented in fields whose practitioners believe that raw, innate talent is the main requirement for success, because women are stereotyped as not possessing such talent. This hypothesis extends to African Americans' underrepresentation as well, as this group is subject to similar stereotypes. Results from a nationwide survey of academics support our hypothesis (termed the field-specific ability beliefs hypothesis) over three competing hypotheses. © 2015, American Association for the Advancement of Science. All rights reserved.


PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2016) - Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the expert in hosting and entertainment, today named industry veteran John Wentzell as President of its Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality division, according to Dave Scott, the Comcast Spectacor President and CEO. Wentzell, a former Comcast Spectacor executive, will rejoin the company beginning Monday, November 7. "John is an accomplished executive in the sports and entertainment industry, recognized for driving profitable growth, operational excellence, and financial performance," said Scott in making the announcement. "His strong entrepreneurial passion and keen insight into the needs of the customer will be invaluable in helping Spectra to continue anticipating and exceeding our customers' expectations." Wentzell returns to Comcast Spectacor after nearly 20 years with Delaware North Companies, where he most recently served as President, Delaware North Sportservice and Delaware North - United Kingdom, where he was responsible for growth strategies, financial and capital planning, acquisitions, talent development, product and service innovation, large client relationship management and business development at both companies. During his time with Delaware North, he also spent six years as President, Delaware North, Boston, where he oversaw the TD Garden, the adjacent commercial development, and the business side of the Boston Bruins. At Comcast Spectacor, Wentzell was Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Phantoms, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers from 1996-2009. The Phantoms were sold in 2009 and relocated to Adirondack. The team remains the AHL affiliate of the Flyers and now plays its home games at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, a Spectra property. He also was a General Manager with regional responsibilities at Spectacor Management Group, when it was partially owned by a Comcast Spectacor affiliate. "John's experience at Delaware North Companies makes him an invaluable asset as we further grow our Spectra business," added Scott. "He knows our industry and understands our customers, and will hit the ground running." Spectra provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, or Ticketing & Fan Engagement to over 300 clients at more than 400 global properties. As President of Spectra's Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality division, Wentzell will focus on developing more and better ways to serve Spectra customers through new product development, improved operational performance and enhanced client satisfaction. Wentzell will be responsible for all aspects of Spectra's Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality division, including business development, finance, marketing, corporate partnerships, and operations. Spectra's four Division Senior Vice Presidents (DSVP) Mike Scanlon, Northeast Division; Doug Drewes, Southeast Division; Shura Garnett, Central Division; and Charlie Neary, West Division, will report to Wentzell. "John has an excellent reputation in our industry and has instant credibility with our clients and employees. We are very excited to have him join our team," said Ken Young, Founder of Spectra Food Services and Hospitality. "We will benefit greatly from his experiences." Spectra's bundled approach, where more than one of its divisions -- Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality or Ticketing & Fan Engagement -- is at work for the same client, is generating exceptional results. Seven facilities featuring Spectra's bundled strategy set best fiscal year records this past year. This unique advantage is distinct to Spectra, as no other firm in the industry can provide a service bundle that is as comprehensive. Spectra clients enjoy a number of synergies, including reduced overhead, the ability to combine certain overhead positions, driving higher food and beverage profit margins, coordination in securing high-draw events, and cohesive corporate support and client communications, among other advantages. Wentzell received a Master of Science, Sports Management, from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education/Sports Management from Otterbein University. About Spectra Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra's expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. About Comcast Spectacor Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor's three core businesses are the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center venue, and Spectra, the expert in hosting and entertainment through its Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement divisions. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.

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