Ex-Goodyear charter school executive gets jail in fraud case

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PHOENIX (AP) — The former vice principal of a Goodyear charter school has been sentenced to four months in jail and five years of probation in a fraud case.

State prosecutors said Joann Vega was sentenced Wednesday for her role in enrolling fake students to obtain funding from the Arizona Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

On Sept. 14, former principal Harold Cadiz was sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Cadiz and Vega worked at the now-closed Bradley Academy of Excellence, a K-8 charter school.

Prosecutors said the two reported hundreds of fake student profiles to the state education department to fraudulently get $2.5 million in additional funding for the financially failing school.



After Bradley Academy abruptly closed its doors in December 2017, it was discovered the school included 191 fake students in

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Prodigy Education adds key players to executive team to propel the company’s extraordinary growth in 2020

– Three new c-suite leaders are the cornerstones for Prodigy’s ambitious 2021 expansion plans based on its five-year ambition to become the world’s leading education platform –

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Prodigy Education, a market-leading educational technology company, recently appointed Kulsum Qasim as Chief Marketing Officer, John Stetic as Chief Product Officer, and Jean-Luc Dery as Chief Technology Officer. This strategic investment in leadership will allow Prodigy to accelerate its growth at this pivotal moment for educational technology.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to level-up our executive team and organization from a startup to a world-class software company,” said Rohan Mahimker on behalf of himself and co-CEO Alex Peters. “We’re looking to grow from 350 employees to thousands in the next five years and Kulsum, John and Jean-Luc all bring strong experience to help take us there. Their innovation and focus will help us inspire a

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CompoSecure’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Recognized as Top Woman in Business

Michele Logan acknowledged for shaping the cultural and economic future in New Jersey

CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today announced that co-founder and executive chairman, Michele Logan, was awarded “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJ Biz. Logan was recognized during a virtual event for her contributions to the New Jersey business community.

Logan and the other CompoSecure founders created a new category in the payment industry with metal cards. The company has seen double-digit growth and today has over 700 employees. CompoSecure has tripled its global market footprint and now distributes premium financial cards to more than 20 countries around the world. According to a recent ABI Research report, “CompoSecure is the only large-scale manufacturer of metal cards globally.” Logan had the vision to grow CompoSecure into what it is today.

“This acknowledgment recognizes the hard work of our entire workforce, from

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GoldMining Announces Appointment of Alastair Still as Executive VP, Chief Development Officer

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – GoldMining Inc. (the “Company” or “GoldMining”) (TSX: GOLD) (OTCQX: GLDLF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alastair Still as Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer of GoldMining and as Director of Technical Services of its subsidiary, Gold Royalty Corp. (“Gold Royalty”) effective October 1, 2020.

Garnet Dawson, CEO of GoldMining, commented: “With over 25 years industry experience including leadership roles with major gold miners, most recently as Director, Corporate Development with Newmont, Alastair will have an immediate impact at GoldMining, and we are excited to welcome him to the team. Alastair’s diverse background with Agnico Eagle, Kinross Gold, Placer Dome, Goldcorp and Newmont in mine operations, project development and corporate development is the perfect mix of skills and experience as we seek to execute our two-pronged strategy of expanding our property portfolio of resource stage gold projects through

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Medly Pharmacy Expands Executive Team With Appointment of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2020  /PRNewswire/ — Medly Pharmacy, a full-service, digital pharmacy that offers free same-day prescription delivery, has expanded its executive team by welcoming two new members to the company’s C-suite. Robert “Rob” Horowitz will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Prasad Pola will join as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Medly Logo (PRNewsfoto/Medly Pharmacy)

The expansion of the executive team coincides with Medly’s plan to expand its platform nationally, following its Series B funding round. With a deep understanding of how to effectively manage and strategize a company’s financials, Mr. Horowitz will be responsible for focusing on Medly’s growth into additional markets. Mr. Pola, working from the same blueprint, will be examining all product technologies for optimization, steering Medly toward what is most efficient for the company, and its existing and new customer base.

“We are very pleased to welcome both

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Education Department clarifies Trump executive order on student loans

Those are the same terms Congress agreed on in the last stimulus package. Lawmakers suspended education debt payments through Sept. 30 after the Trump administration in March gave borrowers the option of postponing payments for at least 60 days as the pandemic battered the economy.

As the deadline approached and Congress was unable to reach an agreement on an extension, Trump stepped in this month. But the president’s order created more questions than it gave answers about how the suspension would be applied. And by giving borrowers the option of halting their payments, rather than making the process automatic, and ignoring the treatment of loans in default, consumer advocates worried that many would fall through the cracks.

On Friday, the department addressed many of those concerns, though others remain. Chief among them is that the order still excludes more than 7 million borrowers whose federal loans are held by private

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Wabtec Appoints Eric Gebhardt as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) today announced the appointment of Eric Gebhardt to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective September 14. In this role, Gebhardt will lead Wabtec’s global technology and investment strategy, new product development, and global engineering organization.

A respected technologist with more than 30 years of experience, Gebhardt built his career developing innovative technology solutions in power generation, battery storage, renewables, and distributed power. He comes to this role as former Managing Director of KCK-US, an investment firm focused on the energy, life science, and industrial sectors. Prior, he spent nearly 30 years with General Electric in a variety of global engineering and leadership roles where he was responsible for driving the strategic direction for product and portfolio development, including Chief Technology Officer of GE Power, Chief Product Management Officer for Energy Connections, Chief Platforms and Operations Officer for Current, and Chief Technology

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Demand Science Group Acquires Cobena and Adds to Executive Team as It Enters Next Level of Market Growth

DANVERS, Mass. – September 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​Demand Science Group, the parent company of PureB2B, a leading global provider of full-funnel lead and demand generation for B2B technology companies, today announced it has acquired business intelligence and data sciences firm Cobena and has hired industry veteran Bill Harrigan as SVP of M&A and Corporate Development. Both moves are part of Demand Science Group’s (DSG) strategic next-level growth strategy, and come days after the arrival of Peter Cannone as Chief Executive Officer.

“Adding Cobena to our platform of companies furthers our innovative capability to help B2B technology organizations thrive in the age of big data and grow their revenue,” said Peter Cannone, CEO of DSG. “The talented Cobena team, through its expertise and powerful data science tools, helps customers understand their current data and predict their company’s future, this insight delivers significant competitive advantage and enables

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Harbor Custom Development, Inc. Appoints Fortune 500 Financial Executive, Lynda Meadows, as Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Meadows Brings 25 Years of Related Real Estate Development, Financial, and Public Company Experience

Gig Harbor, Washington , Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harbor Custom Development, Inc. (Harbor or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:HCDI), an innovative and market leading real estate company involved in all aspects of the land development cycle, today announced the hiring of Fortune 500 financial executive, Lynda Meadows, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective immediately with a start date of September 21, 2020.

Ms. Meadows is a 25-year industry veteran whose impactful roles at companies such as Weyerhaeuser Company (Fortune 500 REIT), Quadrant Homes, Builders Capital and the international consulting firm, Currie & Brown, illustrate the depths of her broad experience and knowledge.

Sterling Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, stated, “It is a pleasure to welcome Lynda to the Harbor team. Her industry skills and breadth of knowledge within all aspects of homebuilding, financial

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SAP Supervisory Board Appoints Sabine Bendiek as New Executive Board Member to Lead Human Resources and Operations

WALLDORF, Germany, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Microsoft Germany Management Board Chairwoman Sabine Bendiek has been appointed to join the SAP Executive Board as chief people officer and labor director in early 2021.

In this role, Bendiek will lead the Human Resources organization and people strategy for SAP. This includes attracting the best talent in the industry, providing a growth and learning environment for employees, and ensuring a consistent leadership culture to enable inclusion, accountability and agility.

“In Sabine Bendiek, we have found an exceptional executive who not only can drive a business-centric Human Resources function as the heart of our ongoing transformation, but also has deep operational experience,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. “On behalf of the SAP Supervisory Board I welcome Sabine and wish her a very successful and smooth start to

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