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Sam F. Hamra Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

13 12 2017

    SPRINGFIELD, MO, December 13, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Sam F. Hamra a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hamra celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. 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. Hamra is an attorney and is the Founder & Chairman of Hamra Enterprises, which owns and operates 154 restaurants (Wendy's, Panera Bread and Noodles & Company) in Missouri, Chicago and Boston, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel (Lewisville, Texas), co-owner of the Comfort Inn Hotel (Springfield,...

ROSS Companies Acquires Versailles Apartments in Towson, Md.

12 12 2017

TOWSON, Md., Dec. 12, 2017 -- ROSS Companies, a leader in multifamily acquisition, property management and renovation in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced it has acquired Versailles Apartments, a 210-unit community in Towson, Md. ROSS Management Services will manage the community, and ROSS Renovation & Construction will oversee a renovation program to include common-area improvements as well as interior renovations in select apartments.  Located in the residential part of West Towson, this pet-friendly community is near numerous dining and shopping options, private and public schools and universities, and renowned medical facilities. With the property's proximity to Interstates 695 and 83, residents of Versailles Apartments have easy access to the entire Baltimore metro area, including many sports and entertainment venues in and around downtown Baltimore. "We are excited about acquiring Versailles Apartments," said Scott Ross, president of ROSS Development...

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Names New Leader from Country's #1 Park System

07 12 2017

Jayne Miller will join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy as president and CEO in February 2018. I believe in strong communities, which are anchored by thriving park systems that enable emotional, intellectual and physical development. December 07, 2017 Jayne Miller, currently Superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, is moving to Pittsburgh to become president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Minneapolis Parks has been ranked multiple times as the #1 park system in the country by the Trust for Public Land. Following a national search, Miller was chosen to replace Meg Cheever, who founded the Parks Conservancy and also has served as its president and CEO for 21 years. Cheever will retire at the end of March 2018. Under Miller's leadership, the Minneapolis Parks system was named #1 among U.S. park systems for the last five of Miller's seven years. Miller's accomplishments also include forging an agreement with the city of Minneapolis to...

Under Armour Announces Strategic Changes In Its Digital Business

04 12 2017

BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2017 -- Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UAA) today announced management and reporting changes that continue to align its digital business against the company's long term growth objectives.Paul Fipps, Chief Technology Officer said, "As part of the restructuring we initiated this summer that integrates technology across our core business—connected fitness digital product, digital engineering and digital media— will now all report directly to me. This integration significantly enhances our ability to engage consumers with elevated experiences, premium products and personalized services."Michael La Guardia Appointed Senior Vice President, Digital ProductWithin the new digital product, engineering and media structure, the company announced that Michael La Guardia will join as Senior Vice President, Digital Product. Reporting to Fipps, La Guardia will have responsibility for leading the strategy for all digital product development working cross-functionally with executive...

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MASON RUDOLPH WINS THE 2017 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD®

30 11 2017

2017 Golden Arm Award Sponsors BALTIMORE, USA, November 30, 2017 -- Oklahoma State University quarterback Mason Rudolph is the winner of the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc.The native of Rock Hill, South Carolina has quarterbacked OSU to a 31-9 record as a starter and has led the Cowboys to 10 victories in games in which they trailed during the second half. Rudolph has beat every team in the Big 12 during his career and he holds no fewer than 50 school records. He enters the bowl game with 13,267 career passing yards, a mark that ranks fourth in Big 12 history.Rudolph hit a career mark of 323.6 passing yards per game which is third in Big 12 history. The senior ranks in the top three among the FBS active career leaders in passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt, total passing yards, passing yards per game, total offense and total offense yards per play. He led the FBS with 4,553 passing...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention Fans of: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Louisville, Syracuse, UCF,Memphis The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of the...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention: Fans of Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers, Minnesota,Northwestern The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of the student...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention Fans of: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miss State, Texas A&M, Missouri, Vanderbilt The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention: Attention: Fans of Clemson, Florida State, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, NC State, Duke, Miami, Pitt The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of the student...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention Fans of: Stanford, USC, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Cal, Arizona, Oregon State, Utah, Arizona State, San Diego State, Colorado, UNLV The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of the...

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