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Federico Buenrostro Jr

California Public Employees Retirement System

"A former chief officer of Calpers, the nation’s largest public pension fund, was sentenced by a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday to 4-1/2 years in prison on a bribery conviction.

Federico Buenrostro, who served as chief executive officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from 2002 to 2008, had admitted to accepting gifts, travel and other benefits totaling approximately $200,000."


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Linda Katehi "The chancellor of the University of California, Davis, was removed from her post and put on administrative leave on Wednesday April 27 2016 pending an independent investigation into possible violations of university policies, including using university funds to scrub negative references to the school on social media.

The chancellor, Linda P.B. Katehi, had been the target of student protests and criticism by California lawmakers. In addition to the controversy over paying to improve the university’s online profile, she had been criticized for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation from a publisher of student textbooks and a for-profit education company, which critics said were conflicts of interest."University of California Davis

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Marlene M Ricketts "Very few of the party's moneyed elite have had the gumption to openly fund a mission to destroy the billionaire's chances of winning the nomination.

Until now.

New campaign-finance reports show that Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire T.D. Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts, contributed $3 million to Our Principles PAC, a super PAC that blistered Trump with negative ads, voter guides and mailers ahead of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Katie Packer, who helped manage Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, runs the group.

Virtually all the money the committee raised in January came from Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs." http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politi...J Joe Ricketts

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American Red Cross A very sad case history of how a troubled Red Cross got very much worse in recent years. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-co...Gail J McGovern

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Guo Guangchang "As Chinese authorities intensify their scrutiny of the financial industry, the billionaire chairman at one of the country’s biggest private conglomerates is missing, a local financial news magazine reported on Thursday. The billionaire, Guo Guangchang, described by the domestic press as “China’s Warren Buffett,” may have been taken away by police, either under arrest or in custody for questioning, the news magazine Caixin reported, citing people familiar with the matter. He is the chairman of the Fosun Group, which owns the Club Med chain of resorts and a stake in the Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, as well as positions in insurance companies and property holdings." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/busines...

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Christy WaltonLukas Walton Walmart heir everyone believed was one of the richest women in America is actually poorer than people thought: "Christy’s fortune is $27 billion less than widely believed, according to Bloomberg.

When John T. Walton died, it was assumed he passed his fortune on to his widow. Instead, recently unsealed court documents reveal he gave half of his then-$17 billion to charitable trusts and a third to his only child, Lukas Walton.

That leaves 17% to Christy. As a result, the estimated value of her fortune has dropped to about $5 billion from $32 billion.

While Christy’s position amongst the richest of the rich drops with the news, the rank of her son, Lukas, has shot up. Now, he is the 103rd-richest person in the world, worth about $11 billion, and, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, as much as $25 billion if certain trusts are included."


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MacArthur Foundation Fellows MacArthur Foundation Fellows Profiles of 2015 recipients of "genius grants" have been added to this list


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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.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/...Chicago Public Schools

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National Security Agency Talking heads who have been "backstopping" the NSA, while cashing large checks from the agency's largest corporate contractors https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/0...

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Corinthian CollegesECMC Group The miserable afterlife of Corinthian College, the for profit operator of Everest Colleges and other schools, began this week, The firm was once valued at billions but was delisted by NASDAQ on February 17 2015. Debt collector ECMC Group has now purchased some of Corinthian's campuses, intending to continue to operate them as affiliates of Zenith Education Group, Inc. the new non-profit college subsidiary of ECMC. Apparently, ECMC plans to bring over many of Corinthian's staff - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalper...

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Largest charitable gifts in 2014 This list includes both cash gifts and pledges made in the current year. Does not include gifts of artwork or gifts from anonymous donors. While these donors did make large charitable commitments in 2014, others did so without the donors nor the charity formally announcing their support.

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Carly Fiorina "Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. The National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff."


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Thunderbird School of Global ManagementArizona State University "Arizona State University has reached a deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, ending the business school’s quest to shore up its finances by attracting a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports. Arizona State will pay off roughly $22-million of Thunderbird’s debts, and the business school will keep most of its faculty and staff.

Thunderbird reached a deal last year to be taken over by the for-profit company Laureate Education Inc., but alumni protested and the school’s accreditor nixed the deal in March. Arizona State was one of the institutions in talks to take over Thunderbird before it decided on Laureate.

As part of the deal, Thunderbird will stop offering master’s degrees in business administration and instead focus on its master’s program in global management. The Arizona Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditor, have both approved the deal."


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Michele Dunne A prominent American scholar and ex-diplomat critical of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been barred from entering Egypt, in what appears to mark a new escalation of the government’s clampdown on dissent. The incident appears to be the first time in decades that Egypt has turned away a Western scholar.

Some Egyptian scholars with international reputations and credentials have also faced restrictions after criticizing the military takeover.


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Emil Michael "A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.

The executive, Emil Michael, made the comments in a conversation he later said he believed was off the record. In a statement through Uber Monday evening, he said he regretted them and that they didn’t reflect his or the company’s views." http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-exe...

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Squire SandersPatton Boggs LLP Squire Sanders and Patton & Boggs agreed to merge in May 2014, to form Squire Patton and Boggs. The merger was made necessary, in part, by a substantial judgement against Patton & Boggs involving Chevron's activities in Ecuador.


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Forbes Top 50 Givers (2013) Not surprising that no names on this list new to LittleSis; a recent report shows that from 2006 to 2012, wealthy Americans have reduced their giving by 5%, the poorest Americans - with incomes of $25,000 or less - have increased theirs by 17% http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Wealth...

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@cassie Try this link http://agcchicago.org/school/team/#filter...

for the board of the Academy Global Citizenship...bios pop up as you click on the pictures!

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Frank BisignanoJPMorgan Chase Concern about recent turnover in the JP Morgan security area in light of recent hacking -

"A number of staff members followed Frank Bisignano, JPMorgan’s former co-chief operating officer, to First Data last year. This year, First Data agreed to pay JPMorgan over accusations that by wooing other executives to the payment processor, Mr. Bisignano had violated the terms of his former employment contract.

By then, First Data had already hired JPMorgan’s chief information officer, Guy Chiarello; its cybersecurity czar, Anthony Belfiore; its head of compliance, Cindy Armine; and Tom Higgins, JPMorgan’s head of operation control." http://goo.gl/9tLnUS

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Take Back ChicagoLatin School of Chicago Please take a look at the 51 board members of the Latin School. Still a lot of connections to be added from the bios. Your help would be welcome!