Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph [MC1973] ‘Clock Is Ticking’

2015-Jul-28

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clock-is-ticking-for-time-inc-s-ceo-1438051150?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks_1

Business Media & Marketing 
Clock Is Ticking for Time Inc.’s CEO
Joe Ripp pushes online video, ‘native’ ads and ‘big data’ to save the company Henry Luce built; ‘slow and steady death’
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
July 27, 2015 10:39 p.m.

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In April, Time Inc. Chief Executive Joe Ripp flew to Procter & Gamble Co. ’s headquarters in Cincinnati determined to reverse an ominous trend.

Like many other marketers, the consumer-products giant is shifting more of its advertising online. P&G, the world’s largest advertiser, cut its print spending on Time Inc.-owned publications by a third last year, according to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media.

Mr. Ripp’s message: We have what you’re looking for. He outlined Time Inc.’s plans to invest aggressively in digital media, including online video, and to use “big data” it collects about readers to help target ads, say people familiar with the meeting. A spokesman declines to say how P&G responded.

Since taking the top job at Time Inc. nearly two years ago, the 63-year-old Mr. Ripp has been racing to reinvent what was once one of America’s most powerful media companies. He also is trying to counter the narrative that Time Inc. is a lumbering, old-guard print publisher unable to adapt to the digital age.

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The son of a former production chief at aircraft manufacturer Grumman Corp., Mr. Ripp worked his way through Manhattan College stocking supermarket shelves at night. Now he flies his own twin-engine Piper Navajo and owns a vacation home in Nantucket, Mass., where he is vice commodore of the Great Harbor Yacht Club.

A shock of white hair is the most visible sign of Mr. Ripp’s long history at Time Inc. He joined the magazine group in 1985 as assistant comptroller and became Time Warner’s finance chief in 1999.

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Ripp, Joseph [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Fahey, Michael [MC1992] principal RSR Partners

2015-Jul-27

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/rsr-partners-appoints-michael-fahey-principal-firms-financial-services-legal-regulatory-practices

RSR Partners Appoints Michael Fahey as Principal in Firm’s Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices
People on the Move.
By RSR Partners (Open Post) July 27, 2015
RSR Partners Appoints Michael Fahey as Principal in Firm’s Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices

GREENWICH, Conn. — RSR Partners, a leading board and executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Michael Fahey as principal in the firm’s Financial Services and Legal and Regulatory Practices. With more than 15 years international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution, Mr. Fahey will not only serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s financial services clients, but also strengthen its compliance capabilities.

Announcing Fahey’s appointment, RSR Partners Chief Executive Officer Barrett Stephens stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mike to our firm. His leadership experience with cross-functional and cross-border teams in corporate development, legal, and compliance will help an array of our clients navigate the increasingly-complex regulatory environment.”

“I am excited to join RSR Partners at a time during which financial companies – and their boards – are facing ever-growing pressure from investors, government stakeholders, and the general public. Given this new reality, the need for the right human capital has never been greater,” Fahey said. “And I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues to provide strategic talent advisory services to both our existing and future financial services clients.”

Prior to joining RSR Partners, Mr. Fahey was a managing director with Avenue Pacific. Before that, he worked for 11 years in a variety of C-suite capacities for consumer and financial services company Affinion Group. He also worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Fahey earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

RSR Partners is a leader in corporate governance consulting, director and senior-level recruiting, and strategic talent advisory. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, the company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.

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Fahey, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1992.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fahey, Michael [MC1992]

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JNEWS: Gordon, Sandy [MC1988] one of Ramapo’s 4 best athletes of all time

2015-Jul-27

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/4150702788513776105/mt-rushmore-see-who-was-voted-as-ramapos-4-best-athletes-of-all-time/

Mt. Rushmore: See who was voted as Ramapo’s 4 best athletes of all time 

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Sandy Gordon, Soccer, Basketball and Softball, 1984: Gordon was an All-State selection in all three of her sports and reached the 100-goal and 1,000-point milestones in soccer and basketball. She continued her hoops career at Manhattan College, where she became the career assists leader and was a two-time All-MAAC selection. 

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Gordon, Sandy [MC1988]

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JNEWS: Dunne, Niall (MC1998) on Sustainable Development

2015-Jul-27

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/niall-dunne/are-we-on-track-to-seize-_b_7847402.html

Niall Dunne Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group plc

Are We on Track to Seize the Real Power of Sport? How We Can Go #Beyondtheathlete Towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Posted: 07/22/2015 11:51 am EDT Updated: 07/22/2015 11:59 am EDT

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Dunne, Niall (MC1998)

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JNEWS: Mitchell, Nick [MC1981] Archbishop Stepinac coach

2015-Jul-19

http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/2015/07/17/westchester-twilight-track-field-series/30191639/

Summer nights bring athletes to Westchester Track & Field Series
Dan Reiner, dreiner@lohud.com 4:10 p.m. EDT July 17, 2015

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The 55-year-old decathlete

Many athletes can point to a specific memory that inspired them to pursue their sport. For Nick Mitchell, it was watching Bruce Jenner win the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Mitchell, entering his ninth year as track and field coach at Archbishop Stepinac High School, didn’t run a race until his sophomore year at Manhattan College. After college, he began to fine-tune his skills, focusing on the decathlon events. He went on to win gold medals in five summer Empire State Games in the event.

At age 55, he knows he won’t reach any personal best times or distances at this point in his career, but he sets “realistic” goals for himself before each Twilight Series season. He uses the meets to continue his decathlon career, often completing all ten events in just a few hours. At one meet a few years ago, Mitchell completed a whopping 16 events.

“I want to go with people of my ability. I don’t care if they’re 15 or 40 or 80,” he said. “I think it’s great that we have athletes of all different abilities here competing at their highest level.”

The Westchester Summer Twilight Track & Field Series is operated in conjunction with the Town of Cortlandt Recreation Department and the Taconic Road Runners Club. Want to compete? 

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Mitchell, Nick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Nick is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mitchell, Nick [MC1981]

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JNEWS: Bracken, Donagh J. [MC1958] publisher of History Publishing Company

2015-Jul-13

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12843648.htm

Monday, July 13, 2015

History Publishing to Enter Children’s World, Begins with Illustrated Story of The Statue of Liberty
Publisher of history books for adults is entering publishing for childen with a series of illustrated books focusing on the sites and monumets that are pillars of American development..

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,”

Palisades,NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2015

History Publishing Company is entering the market for children’s books with an illustrated history of The Statue of Liberty. HPC will be acting as distributor for Libby’s Books LLC, a new company that will be focusing on the monuments and historical places in the United States. Each 5” by 8 ”book, containing twenty four pages that are illustrated panels, will tell the story of the subject monument or sites, how it or they came to be, their meanings and, in illustrated detail, will explain any inscriptions or carvings on the subject edifice. Each page will feature Libby, a little dog that accompanied the Statue from France and will appear in all future editions as Libby is “off to see America.”

The illustrations in The Statue of Liberty are by international designer Simone Eisold and the crafted text by D.J. Bracken. Simone Eisold is a graduate of the University of Pforzheim’s School of Design in Germany. She has held executive positions in fashion in Rome and New York. D.J. Bracken writes of matters of history under his full name Donagh J. Bracken. He is a graduate of Manhattan College and the author of “The Words of War” contrasting “New York Times” and “Charleston Mercury” coverage of the same battles during the Civil War. He is also the publisher of History Publishing Company

“The mission of Libby Books is to acquaint children with the basic facts of America which are manifested so well in all the monuments and historic sites across the nation,” said Ms. Eisold. “We have elected to bring a modicum of entertainment into the books which should provide an element of delight for the child reading the book,” she added. “Libby will be on a road trip across this great nation and I am sure the delight Libby experiences will be passed on to the children reading a Libby Book.” The first Libby Book “The Statue of Liberty” will be in the HPC warehouse July 20.

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Bracken, Donagh J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Donagh is a member of the Class of 1958.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bracken, Donagh J. [MC1958]

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JNEWS: Serre, Mary [MC????] women’s club lacrosse coach UofMinn Duluth.

2015-Jul-13

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/3784505-biz-buzz-july-13

ACCREDITATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

* Mary Serre, an instructor at Edge Pilates Studio in Duluth, completed her functional anatomy and Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer certification, along with her current Balance Body Mat certification. She will teach group reformer classes, group mat classes, private sessions and other Pilates-based group classes. Serre has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. She is the  women’s club lacrosse coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Serre, Mary [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mary.

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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