Tennessee Tech & Science

Girl Scouts of the USA Announces the 2017 National Young Women of Distinction

01 01 1970

From supporting menstrual hygiene for girls in rural India to creating water conservation technology to help farmers in California, this year's National Young Women of Distinction are creating positive change to address society's most pressing issues. They exemplify how Girl Scouts confidently stand up for what they believe in, advocate for causes, and take action to solve community problems, showcasing Girl Scouts' commitment to civic engagement, which will be the focus of an upcoming national initiative launching later this week. "Girls have the power to effect real change, and each year, we see Girl Scouts across the country do that by taking measurable actions that improve our world," said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. "Whether it's creating a bee-pollination program in Upstate New York or spearheading STEM programs for children in underserved communities in Orange County, California, these young women have...

Georgia State Erases Turner Field and Welcomes Latest in FieldTurf Technology

01 01 1970

Georgia State Stadium, the new home of the Georgia State University Panthers and former ballpark of Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, will debut with the newest, most advanced monofilament FieldTurf surface available. Atlanta, Georgia, June 30, 2017 - A high-performance synthetic turf system is currently being installed at Georgia State Stadium, formerly Turner Field. Planned to debut on Aug. 31 when the Georgia State University Panthers host Tennessee State University, the new surface features FieldTurf’s latest monofilament technology. Construction is set to be complete in mid- July. "We are excited to be using the latest FieldTurf technology in Georgia State Stadium. Our goal was to provide the highest quality surface for our student-athletes from day one when we open our new stadium. We are pleased to take advantage of the latest innovation from FieldTurf." Doug Justice, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Georgia State As the new home of GSU’s football...

GAINSCO Selects VUE Software's Distribution Compensation Platform

01 01 1970

Philip West, CIO of GAINSCO notes, "Our business challenge is managing multiple compensation hierarchies, bonus structures, and performance reporting. VUE Software's Distribution Compensation platform will streamline our internal business processes, improve management of our sales channel, and enable financial growth. Also, VUE's modular design will allow us to expand into other VUE distribution applications as our business requirements change." "With a history of successful P&C Insurance partnerhsips, VUE is very excited to be working with GAINSCO. With our robust, cutting edge Compensation solution, GAINSCO will be able to streamline their complex commission and incentive payouts, positioning them for future growth," said Jeff Sloan, Vice President of Sales, North America. GAINSCO markets their products to more than 4,500 independent insurance agents...

Five U.S. Delegates Among 100 Young Leaders Appointed to Help Tackle Global Food Security Challenge at International Agriculture Summit

01 01 1970

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Fintech leader OppLoans Appoints Sal Hazday to COO Role

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, July 18, 2017 -- OppLoans, a leading online lending platform, has hired veteran business executive, Sal Hazday, as Chief Operating Officer. OppLoans leverages strong technology and analytics to provide liquidity with flexible payment options to non-prime consumers. Hazday will lead operational excellence while driving new product strategy and ensuring continued best-in-class customer service rankings.Hazday joins OppLoans from ADP, where he most recently led its Small Business Services division that provides Payroll, HR and Time & Attendance solutions to over 500,000 small business clients. Prior to that role, he ran ADP's Insurance Services agency, which manages over $1 billion in client premiums. Hazday obtained a bachelor's degree from Yale and an MBA from Stanford. "Sal is a well-known industry veteran who brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to OppLoans," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans....

Fintech Leader OppLoans Appoints Andy Pruitt to Chief Technology Officer Role

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, October 19, 2017 -- OppLoans, the nation's leading socially responsible online lender, has announced the appointment of Andy Pruitt to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Pruitt is a renowned technologist and company founder. At OppLoans, Pruitt will lead the development team to improve the proprietary OppLoans technology platform to offer borrowers faster, safer, and more responsible online borrowing. Pruitt is a hands-on technologist who has helped start and grow three Chicago-area software companies. A University of Chicago graduate, Andy lives in Hyde Park with his family and volunteers his technical expertise at local schools. "Andy Pruitt is the most well-rounded technology leader in the city of Chicago," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans. "This high-caliber addition to the team, in this critical role, is a powerful statement of our commitment to bringing safer and more advanced financial technology solutions to the underbanked...

FinTech Firm OppLoans Advances to #219 on Inc. Magazine's 2017 List of 500 Fastest-Growing Companies

01 01 1970

    CHICAGO, IL, August 16, 2017 -- OppLoans, the country's leading socially responsible online lender, has achieved the rank of #219 on Inc. Magazine's 2017 list of the 500 fastest-growing privately owned companies. "It was an honor last year to claim the 445th position on this prestigious list," said Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppLoans. "To leap forward 226 spots in 12 short months is further proof that OppLoans is leading the transformation of the FinTech industry. This past year, we've cemented our reputation for delivering untouchable customer service--as evidenced by our unheard of 4.8 out of five-star rating on Google with over 1,500 reviews."In the past year, OppLoans has launched major subprime borrower advocacy initiatives like OppU, a free online personal finance curriculum. The firm has also made enterprise-level technology improvements that help provide the fastest possible application and funding process for customers. Additionally,...

Finn Partners Launches New Global Specialty Dedicated to Pharma, Health and CSR: "Health and Social Impact"

01 01 1970

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 () -- Finn Partners, a global marketing and communications agency, today launched its "Health and Social Impact" specialty group to develop regional, national and global corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns for the health sector. The team is led by Amy Terpeluk, senior partner, CSR & Social Impact, and guided by Finn Partners Health Practice managing partner Gil Bashe. "Health and Social Impact" is already engaged across numerous client assignments in cancer, mental health, nutrition and women's health advocacy.    "Finn Partners is a leader in creating issues-focused national and regional social movements for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and non-government organizations, that improve human health and have sustainable impact," said Ms. Terpeluk. "Whether working in Japan, Eastern Europe and North Africa, or in Texas and Tennessee, our goal is to marshal...

Festo Names AWC its Newest Distributor

01 01 1970

HAUPPAUGE, NY March 23, 2017 Festo today named AWC to distribute process automation products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Festo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of pneumatic and electric motion actuation components and subassemblies. AWC offers customers a team of more than 400 engineers, technical support and service specialists across 30 local customer care centers, located mainly in the southern U.S. “AWC’s motto ‘Winning Together’ is our commitment to proactively provide the right information, products and assistance to our customers,” said Bob Wenyon, President and CEO. “Working together with our trusted technology partners, such as Festo, enables us to keep that promise.” For more information on Festo, call 800-993-3786 and visit http://www.festo.us. AWC can be reached at 800-364-0292 and http://www.awc-inc.com. ### About Festo    Festo is a leading...

Female Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Class and Collective Action Against Medtronic for Gender Discrimination in Pay and Promotions

01 01 1970

    MEMPHIS, TN, July 03, 2017 -- On June 30, 2017, two female employees of Medtronic filed a complaint in federal court in the Western District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs bring claims for gender discrimination in pay and promotions. They bring their case individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated women, including current and former female employees of Medtronic who worked there at any time within three years prior to filing the complaint. The complaint alleges that Medtronic discriminates against female employees through its policies and practices concerning job assignment, career advancement, performance evaluations, promotion, and compensation. Medtronic is a Minnesota medical technology company with various locations around the country, including Memphis, Tennessee. According to its website, Medtronic "is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around...

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