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DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Employer Direct Healthcare (EDH), a market-leader in the surgical benefit space, announced the hiring of Jerry Fiala as a Vice President of Business Development.

“We are thrilled to have Jerry join our team,” said John Zutter, CEO of Employer Direct Healthcare. “His experience in the COE sector, with very large employers in particular, will help SurgeryPlus® continue to scale as the leading solution in our category.”

“I am truly excited to join the team at Employer Direct Healthcare,” said Jerry Fiala.  “At EDH, our business is focused on building greater value for self-funded plan sponsors in search of enhanced employee benefits, clinical outcomes, and a superior member experience, all while lowering the cost of care.  I became familiar with EDH during my career at Cleveland Clinic, and am now looking forward to growing their organization by contributing to the innovation

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Mastercard today appointed Craig Vosburg as chief product officer and named Linda Kirkpatrick to succeed him as president, North America, with both positions effective January 1, 2021.

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Craig Vosburg (Photo: Business Wire)

Craig Vosburg (Photo: Business Wire)

As chief product officer, Vosburg will lead a newly integrated products and engineering organization for the company. This includes all areas that are integral to growing Mastercard’s business and executing on opportunities in multi-rail, digital and B2B payments – consumer products, commercial products, acceptance solutions, real-time, account-to-account and push payments, processing, open banking and Mastercard Labs. These teams, including those added through the acquisitions of Vocalink, Transfast, Transactis and Finicity and the anticipated close of the Nets Corporate Services transaction in early 2021, will have a singular focus on serving Mastercard customers with end-to-end accountability for developing and delivering the

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Orchid Medical promotes Danielle Hague to Vice President of Business Development with expanded leadership responsibility in the Southeast.

ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) December 03, 2020

Orchid Medical, one of the fastest-growing providers of ancillary medical management services in the workers’ compensation industry, today announced the promotion of Danielle Hague to vice president of business development.

“Danielle has extensive knowledge of our industry, services and clients with an ability to transform that knowledge into actionable results.” said Tim Howlin, chief sales officer of Orchid Medical. “She is extremely deserving of this recognition and we’re excited to see her role expanded to include driving new business growth throughout the southeast.”

Hague joined Orchid Medical in 2014 as a member of the ancillary services operations team where she gained valuable knowledge of the company’s service delivery model. Consistently recognized for her dedication and customer service excellence, Hague was promoted to manager of client services

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that President Trump is prepared to sign the McConnell proposal put forward on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning marked the start of resumed negotiations on the next round of federal aid legislation, and with a December 11 government shutdown looming, it’s unclear whether an agreement will be reached on a new relief package.

By Tuesday afternoon, Mitch McConnell had unveiled a trimmed-down relief package and on Wednesday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that President Trump will sign McConnell’s new stimulus proposal.

While testifying during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Mnuchin said, “The president will sign the McConnell proposal that he put forward yesterday. We look forward to making progress on that,” Reuters reported.

During a phone call between Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi– the last call between the two took place in October– Pelosi issued a statement that said additional stimulus

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International business leader and EV expert to drive company’s strategic vision and continued growth

Wrightspeed, a leading manufacturer of range-extended electric powertrains for heavy local transport, today announced the appointment of Alan Dowdell as vice president of business development. Dowdell is an international business leader and will lead the buildout of Wrightspeed’s strategic vision, focus on the creation of new partnerships and drive new resources to expand and grow the organization.

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Wrightspeed Appoints Alan Dowdell as Vice President of Business Development (Photo: Business Wire)

Wrightspeed Appoints Alan Dowdell as Vice President of Business Development (Photo: Business Wire)

“Alan Dowdell shares our vision for cleaner, more efficient urban transportation,” said Kevin Landis, chairman, Wrightspeed. “His breadth of EV knowledge and successful track record of securing key strategic partnerships will continue to propel our company forward and position Wrightspeed for further success.”

Alan Dowdell is an EV expert with more than 24 years of

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ATLANTA–(Business Wire)–Peachtree Hotel Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, today named Jamey Cua vice president of business development for its hotel operations and management division, Peachtree Hospitality Management (PHM). In the newly created role, Cua will be responsible for creating growth in third-party management partnerships by leveraging industry relationships and identifying new management opportunities.

“We looked across the industry for an individual who could both help grow our business and fit in well with our established team,” said Brent LeBlanc, executive vice president, Peachtree Hotel Group. “Having worked with Jamey in the past, I know he brings the full package to the position—industry-wide contacts, a deep understanding of third-party management and the ability to connect with people almost instantaneously. I am confident he will help us methodically and strategically grow our portfolio of third-party management contracts as the industry seeks solutions to survive the

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Mastercard today announced the appointment of Richard Verma as Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs where he will oversee the company’s public policy, regulatory affairs and litigation teams around the world, reporting to Tim Murphy, General Counsel, Mastercard.

Verma brings over 25 years of international experience across senior levels of business, law, diplomacy, and the military. He joins Mastercard from The Asia Group, where he served as Vice Chair and Partner. He is the former U.S. Ambassador to India, a position he held from 2014 to 2017. In addition, Verma was the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, where he led the Department’s efforts on Capitol Hill, and was the former National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader for many years.

“Rich is a proven leader with extensive experience in public policy, geopolitics, trade and international law,” said Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard. “In

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For most small business owners and their families — particularly those that have suffered so much because of the pandemic — there is little to be thankful for this holiday season. Except for one thing: Donald Trump. “I’m disappointed that he lost,” a client told me last week. “But I’m thankful for the four years we had.”  

She’s not alone. 

While many are celebrating the president’s election loss, millions of small business owners and their employees who made up the historic 74 million people that voted for him will lament his departure in the new year. Sure, they are frustrated with his behavior, communication style, personality and leadership flaws that significantly overshadowed the many policy achievements of his administration … and cost him the election. But — at least economically — they are thankful for what he did.

For example, during the president’s tenure, economic growth picked up significantly

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During the past four years, the Trump administration has
significantly scaled back the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau, the agency created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that was
meant to shield Americans from potential wrongdoing on the part of the
country’s largest financial firms.

But thanks to a recent decision by the Supreme Court,
regulatory experts expect the CFPB to be much more aggressive over the next
four years.

That Biden has this opportunity at all, though, is ironic,
said Prentiss Cox, a law professor at the University of Minnesota. “Biden’s
authority to appoint a new CFPB director is courtesy of the industry lawsuit
challenging the authority of the agency,” Cox said.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the CFPB’s structure was unconstitutional, granting President Trump the authority to remove the agency’s director. The plaintiffs in the case had sought to shut down

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What’s in a name? It’s a simple question, and one that President Trump was asking when it came to the Boeing 737 MAX.

The airliner has been cleared to fly again by the FAA, nearly two years after a pair of crashes that killed a total of 346 passengers. Boeing CEO David Calhoun sounded the right notes in making the announcement, the full statement of which you’ll find below.

But I couldn’t help but notice the one big thing Boeing didn’t do, since it’s what President Trump suggested back in April 2019. 

Specifically, they didn’t change the name.

“What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!),” Trump tweeted on April 15, 2019, at 6:29 a.m., if the timestamp is to be believed, “but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with

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