February 23, 2010 in People
During 1994 and 1995, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel of the WMD Commission investigating intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Baker was General Counsel of the National Security Agency, where he led NSA and interagency efforts to reform commercial encryption and computer security law and policy. From 1979 to 1981, he helped start the Education Department and served as deputy General Counsel of that Department. He was also a law clerk to Hon. John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to Hon. Frank M. Coffin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and Hon. Shirley M. Hufstedler, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
February 21, 2010 in People
Charles (Chuck) F. Wald was previously the deputy commander of U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), a position he held from 2002 until his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 2006. In this position, he was responsible for all U.S. forces operating across 91 countries in Europe, Africa, Russia, parts of Asia, the Middle East, and most of the Atlantic Ocean. Prior to that, he served as the US Air Force deputy chief of staff for Air and Space Operations at the Pentagon.
December 16, 2009 in People
During the credit crisis in the summer of 2007, Goldman Sachs earned handsome profits when their competitors were being badly affected by tumultuous credit markets. According to MarketWatch, “Just before the market turned, Goldman traders got a hunch and began shorting and hedging the mortgage securities that were eating away at rivals’ revenue. Trading revenue soared 70% that quarter to $8.23 billion. It was Goldman’s last quarter in a series in which each new profit report exceeded expectations and prior results.” The New York Times described the earnings by saying that “Goldman’s good fortune cannot be explained by luck alone.”
December 15, 2009 in People
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was born in Nainital, India, on August 20, 1940. He was educated at La Martiniere College in Lucknow and at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Jamalpur, Bihar. In 1970, Pachauri began working with the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, where he held several managerial positions. He later attended the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, where he obtained an MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics, and also served as Assistant Professor from August 1974 to May 1975 and Visiting Faculty Member in the Summer of 1976 and 1977 in the Department of Economics and Business.
October 23, 2009 in People
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III was born in Hope, Arkansas on June 14, 1946. He attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1969, Mr. McLarty received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminsitration and was elected to the Arkansas State legislature at the age of 23. Between 1974–1976, he would go on to serve as chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party. Following his chairmanship, Mr. McLarty became the youngest board member of Arkla, Inc., a prominent natural gas company.
August 19, 2009 in People
Larry C. Glasscock is chairman of the board for WellPoint, Inc. He was elected to that position on November 30, 2005. He served as president and chief executive officer of the company from November 2004 (following the merger between Anthem, Inc., and WellPoint Health Networks) until his retirement from day-to-day operations on June 1, 2007.
August 16, 2009 in People
Hanway joined Insurance Company of North America (INA), a CIGNA predecessor company, in 1978 as assistant controller, and was appointed to management and executive roles of increasing responsibility through the merger in 1982 of INA and Connecticut General, which formed CIGNA. Since 1999, he has acted as a a Director of CIGNA. In January of 2000, Mr. Hanway became Chief Executive Officer of CIGNA.