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Kelly Huston
From Huston's Cal OES bio page: "Prior to the Governor’s office, Kelly served as the Vice President of Corporate Communications & Marketing for a Northern California real estate & land development corporation with a multi-million dollar marketing budget and over $2 billion in total company sales transactions annually." But they do not specify the name of this corporation.

Keith Forster

From Forster's bio page at Witt | O'Brien's: "Prior to the formation of ERST/O’Brien’s, Mr. Forster worked extensively in the oil and gas industry, concentrating his efforts primarily in auditing and financial reporting."

Mylan Inc. Early this year, generic drug maker Mylan merged with a Dutch company and renounced its U.S. citizenship in a paper transaction known as an inversion. Now the company is trying to thwart a hostile takeover bid and claims it is eligible for U.S. government intervention since it remains “a U.S. issuer under all of the formal and informal guidelines.”

anyone want to help fill in the profile for Council of Conservative Citizens, the white supremacist group that influenced Dylann Roof?

Through GalaxE, Timothy Bryan has created the “Outsource to Detroit” program. The initiative is creating an IT hub in Michigan.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan co-wrote an editorial with JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon emphasizing the importance of government-business partnerships in rebuilding cities.

After Michael B Hancock took a Comcast Corporation-paid trip to the Superbowl worth $40,000 he signed a letter in favor of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Inc.

Sweet Briar College Currently experiencing controversy surrounding the Board's announcement that the College would close after the 2015 school year. Executives state that the college is in an unsolvable financial crisis, while advocates for the college (such as the nonprofit Saving Sweet Briar) claim that the college has mainly suffered from poor leadership over the past several years.

Top Fortune 500 companies in NYC
For information on Fortune's definition of revenue, types of companies included/excluded on the list, etc. see the drop-down note on "methodology" at

Barbara Byrd-Bennett Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned as chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract.

In a letter dated last week, Byrd-Bennett said she planned to step down Monday. She did not give any reasons for her decision.

Byrd-Bennett has been on paid leave since mid-April, when school officials released wide-ranging subpoenas from the federal investigation. Her paid leave was scheduled to end next week and she had not been expected to return to her post. Public Schools

National Security Agency Talking heads who have been "backstopping" the NSA, while cashing large checks from the agency's largest corporate contractors

Michael P Honer Michael P Honer previously ran Huron Recovery which was driven into bankruptcy by its creditors in 2006. Around the same time that he was voted out of his leadership position at Huron he started Geiter Done, which now receives large sums of money from the city of Buffalo for demolitions. For more information see the Buffalo news article titled "The wrecking crew" in the sources section of the profile.Huron RecoveryGeiter Done of WNY

Charles VanEppsAlthough, Charles VanEpps is categorized under sales and support on the official Regional Environmental Demolition website, several sources that were not reliable/primary enough to cite in littlesis seem to indicate that he has a more significant leadership role, perhaps as a partner to Enrico D. Liberale.Enrico D LiberaleRegional Environmental Demolition Inc

Joseph R Russo declared chapter 13 bankruptcy while doing business as P and J Construction Company Inc In 2002. Joseph R RussoP and J Construction Company Inc

Ellen Shareef
Ellen Shareef the owner of Amir's Vision faced legal problems because she did not pay workers prevailing wages at Amir's Vision. C & R Abatement & Construction, INC. may be the same company under a different name. Ellen Shareef's husband, Jabril Shareef faced similar legal problems involving his company, Shareef Enterprises Inc.
Shareef Enterprises INC.Amir's VisionC & R Abatement & Construction, INC.Jabril Shareef

Tom Toporczyk, William Denton, and Tina Lopez, all of Topor Contracting, plead guilty to charges related to falsifying pre-demolition asbestos surveys. Here's the link to the source.

Tom ToporczykWilliam DentonTina LopezTopor Contracting

Sorry, @digger

-- that was NYU's Board of Trustees (not NYU Langone, the hospital).