Women with cybersecurity backgrounds earning seats on corporate boards

Bloomberg Business reports a sudden surge in women, with cybersecurity backgrounds, earning seats on corporate boards.  In early 2015, American International Group Inc. added Linda Mills to its board, attracted partly by her expertise in cybersecurity. In February, Wells Fargo & Co. selected Suzanne Vautrinot for its board for similar reasons. Before that, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. picked Janice Babiak. Bloomberg analyzed trends from the last five years, as data theft has risen to the top of corporate concerns, and found that 16 of the largest U.S. companies have appointed one or more directors with cybersecurity credentials, 10 of them…

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McMillen named president, CEO of Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association

Tim McMillen was recently named as the new president and CEO of the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association. He was placed by Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner of DHR International’s Sports Practice. McMillen is a former congressman and regent at the University of Maryland. He has given himself 45 days to establish a strategic plan for the association and is going to use that time to talk to athletic directors and establish a deeper understanding of their needs from a trade group. He’ll also look to grow the association’s revenue streams, which essentially consist of dues and sponsorships. “I have a…

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Weak September jobs report

CNNMoney reported that the U.S. economy only added 142,000 jobs in September and the number of jobs created in July and August were revised down. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney predicted there would be 204,000 jobs gained in the month. With the disappointing report, the unemployment rate stayed at 5.1%, its lowest level in seven years. The weak September jobs report could be a sign that slowing global economic growth is beginning to hurt the U.S. job market. At least one large U.S. company — Caterpillar — cited the global slowdown for announcing 10,000 job cuts over the next few years. Uncertainty abroad can…

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