2016 Back Issues


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31 Jan-2016 Markeplace
32 Feb-2016 Lisa Su
33 Mar-2016 Mathieu Chantelois
34 Apr-2016 Elizabeth II
35 May-2016 Fred Armisen
36 Jun- 2016 Janet Yellen
37 Jul-2016 Craig Reedie
38 Aug-2016 Hillary Clinton
39 Sep-2016 Donald Trump
40 Oct-2016 Mary T. Barra
41 Nov-2016 David J. Skorton
42 Dec-2016 Sarah Kauss



January 2016
VOL.4 No.1
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Marketplace by CBC

Marketplace is Canada’s consumer watchdog, revealing what Canadians need to know to protect themselves, their families and money from slick scams and misleading claims. Innovative, insightful and irreverent, Marketplace is Canada’s top-rated investigative program.

Last season, an average of more than one million Canadians tuned in each week to this award-winning series for repairmen horror stories, hidden-camera investigations into pharmacists and homeopaths, deceptive food labelling, shady lenders, and much more.

Each week, MARKETPLACE’s ensemble cast of journalists investigate a number of relevant, topical issues.

This season, Marketplace reveals how your double double is causing trouble, what’s really in your cheap fashion jewelry and why you may not want to trust those “best before” dates.

David Common

David wakes up every morning at “Dark o’Clock” to host World Report, the morning national newscast with more than a million listeners. He also remains a Correspondent with CBC News, and has become quite good at moving, with postings to New York, Paris, Toronto, Fredericton, Winnipeg and Regina.

Born in Winnipeg, David grew up in Toronto, went to York University in Toronto and Stockholm University in Sweden. He started with CBC as an intern at our London, England bureau in 1998.

David knows travel – he’s reported from more than 50 countries, from the beaches of the Seychelles Islands to eight separate trips to Afghanistan. He helped cover the 2003 invasion of Iraq, toured the Arctic on a Canadian icebreaker, covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, elections in the US, and once interviewed Elmo from Sesame Street. Common has received several awards, nominated for a Gemini twice – winning once under the Best Reportage category. He’s also one of the CBC’s multi-skilled journalists, able to shoot and edit his own stories as needed.

He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

Asha Tomlinson

Asha is pleased to call Windsor home once again as host of CBC Windsor News. She studied at the University of Windsor, graduating with an Honours degree in Communications and after completing a freelance program with CBC Windsor, she has never looked back. Tomlinson, a native of Toronto, has worked in three provinces and one territory as an Anchor and Reporter. She started as a writer in Toronto and quickly moved in front of the camera, reporting in London, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. She also made the trek to the great white north working for the CBC in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

In 2011, she joined CBC News Network as breaking news reporter and host. Her breaking news coverage includes reporting on the bankruptcy filing for the city of Detroit, the train derailment in Lac Megantic and the Alberta flooding. Tomlinson has been embedded with the Canadian military in the high Arctic and was on scene at the worst mass shooting in Toronto’s history and she also reported on the Newtown shootings in Connecticut. To mark Black History Month in 2013, she co-produced and hosted the first-ever special program on CBC News Network called Being Black in Canada. A dancer at heart, Tomlinson has been a hip hop teacher for more than a decade and created an introductory dance course at the University of Alberta. She’s also a former CFL cheerleader for the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts. She enjoys participating in community events, she’s acted as co-host for the 2013 Harry Jerome Awards, she’s been an ambassador for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and was part of a youth mentorship program in Edmonton. She says, “local viewers want news that reflect their community and I hope to tell the stories that matter most to Windsorites.”

Charlsie Agro

One of the newest members of the Marketplace investigative team, Charlsie’s reporting helped get a long-delayed care facility for seniors built in Windsor and broke the fake Buddhist monk scam story in Toronto.

“On Twitter, I’m considered the monk police,” she says. At Marketplace, she’s investigating supplements to see if what’s in the bottle lives up to what’s on the label.

Charlsie has worked as a CBC reporter across southern Ontario, in Edmonton and Victoria.

Charlsie is training for her first triathlon and represented Canada in field hockey at the junior world cup in Poland.

She lives near Toronto with her husband and their mini-dachshund Winston.



VOL.4 No.2
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Dr. Lisa Su
President and Chief Executive Officer-AMD

Dr. Lisa Su is AMD’s president and chief executive officer and also serves on the company’s board of directors. Previously, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD’s products and solutions.

Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts.

Dr. Su spent the previous 13 years at IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions, including vice president of the Semiconductor Research and Development Center responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s silicon technologies, joint development alliances and semiconductor R&D operations. Prior to IBM, she was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center (SPDC).

Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. Dr. Su was named “2014 Executive of the Year” at the EETimes and EDN 2014 ACE Awards and was honored in MIT Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Innovators in 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for Analog Devices, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

As President and CEO of AMD, Lisa Su is driven by one simple goal: ensure that the brightest engineering minds who call AMD home are focused on developing high-performance compute, graphics, and visualization technologies that will change the world.

By age 10, Lisa developed a taste for engineering by taking apart and fixing her brother’s remote control cars to see how they worked. However, during her freshman year at MIT in 1986 when she took a position as an undergrad research assistant manufacturing test silicon wafers for graduate students, she came to truly understand the power and potential of semiconductors. She focused her remaining education, including a masters and doctorate from MIT, on understanding and advancing state-of-the-art semiconductor device technologies. It was during this period when Lisa began to see a future defined by semiconductors becoming intertwined with nearly every aspect of daily life.

“AMD is at our best when we are taking bold, calculated risks and aggressively pursuing the leading-edge technologies that change the world.”



MARCH 2016

VOL.4 No.3
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Mathieu Chantelois is Executive Director of Pride Toronto and a passionate advocate for Toronto’s LGBTQ community. In 2003, he and his partner, Marcelo, were among the first to be legally married in North America. He has a long history of volunteer service to community and charitable organizations and has served on numerous Boards of Directors.

In 2006, he was named Chair of the Board of The 519 Church Street Community Centre and helped raise $6 million for The 519’s capital campaign. He was a member of the Board of Montreal’s Divers/Cité festival for 10 years, was Co-Chair and spokesperson for the the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research’s Spring for Life fundraiser, and Honorary Chair of Toronto’s Green Space Festival. He is currently a Director on the Ciné-Franco’s Board.

A Montreal native, Mathieu moved to Toronto in 2000 to be a cast member on U8TV: The Lofters, the longest-running reality TV show in history, which was broadcast online and on the Life Network. He created, hosted and co-produced SoGay TV, the first original series to air on PrideVision TV. His TV credits also include hosting ReadOut and COVERguy on OUTtv. Mathieu can be heard frequently on CBC’s French language radio broadcaster, Radio-Canada, covering a wide range of social, cultural and political issues.

An active journalist with a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University and two years of doctoral study of the sociology of communications at l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Mathieu has written more than a thousand stories published in French and English entertainment magazines and was Editor-in-Chief of Le magazine Cineplex.

He has interviewed celebrities from Madonna to Catherine Deneuve and Oscar winners from Matthew McConaughey to Penélope Cruz.

He was the National Director of Marketing and Communications for Boys and Girl Clubs of Canada and 2015, was named one of 50 Most Influential Torontonians by Toronto Life magazine. Mathieu’s depth of experience and expertise is helping shape a successful future for Pride Toronto.

He’s looking forward to presenting Toronto’s first ever Pride Month in June and will welcome Justin Trudeau, the first sitting Prime Minister to walk in the Pride parade at the end of the festival, on July 3, 2016.

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts an annual festival in downtown Toronto, which takes place each year during the last week of June.

Pride Week celebrates our diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, creativities, families, friends and lives. It includes a three-day street festival with over eight stages of live entertainment, an extensive street fair (including community booths, vendors, food stalls), a special Family Pride program, a politically charged Dyke March, a Trans March and the famous Pride Parade.

A ten day event, Pride Week is one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over 1.2 million people. An award winning festival, Pride Week is one of only eight officially designated City of Toronto “Signature Events”, is recognized as one of the “Top 50 Festivals in Ontario” by Festivals and Events Ontario, was awarded the “Best Festival in Canada” award by the Canadian Special Event Industry two years in a row and received the “Best Arts & Culture Event” award for 2011.

June 2016 is Pride Month in Toronto.

Happy Pride! I can’t wait to see the Rainbow flag flying high at Queens Park and Toronto City Hall after the official proclamation kicking off Canada’s first-ever Pride Month on June 1st.

Pride Month features extended human rights programming and cultural events throughout the city. It also highlights the strong, supportive partnerships Pride Toronto has developed with leading arts institutions and cultural groups, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto International Film Festival, OCAD University, Luminato Festival, Harbourfront Centre and PFLAG Canada.

The annual Trans* March, Dyke March and Street Fair are not to be missed and our 36th annual Pride Toronto Parade will make Canadian history when Justin Trudeau becomes the first sitting Prime Minister of Canada to participate in our massive celebration.

Join us in welcoming diverse communities, friends and allies from across Canada and around the world. Our 2016 festival theme is YOU CAN SIT WITH US, capturing the spirit of openness and inclusion. But I hope festivalgoers don’t stay sitting down! Pride Month is a chance to dance, celebrate our victories, honour our history and continue the fight for justice and equality.

I hope to see you there.

Mathieu Chantelois
Executive Director, Pride Toronto



APRIL 2016

VOL.4 No.4
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Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Her Majesty – The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is currently the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She was crowned in 1953 and her 60 years on the throne was celebrated in June 2012 with the Diamond Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. She is the mother of Prince Charles, heir to the throne, as well as the grandmother of princes William and Harry. As the longest-serving monarch in British history, she has tried to make her reign more modern and sensitive to a changing public.

Elizabeth has modernized the monarchy as well. She had dropped some of its formalities and made certain sites and treasures more accessible to the public. As Britain and other nations have struggled financially, she has welcomed the elimination of the Civil List, which was a public funding system of the monarchy dating back roughly 250 years. The royal family continues to receive some government support, but the queen has had to cut back on spending.

Not one for the spotlight, Elizabeth likes quiet pastimes. She enjoys reading mysteries, working on crossword puzzles and even watching wrestling on television.



MAY 2016

VOL.4 No.5
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Fereydun Robert “Fred” Armisen
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Father Fereydun Armisen
Mother Hildegardt Mirabal
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $ 7 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Music Group Trenchmouth
Famous for actor, voice artist, screenwriter, producer, director, singer, musician, and comedian

Fred Armisen is an Emmy Award-nominated writer, musician and actor known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and Portlandia.

Known for his versatility and creating odd, memorable characters, comedian Fred Armisen is one of the secret weapons of Saturday Night Live. He’s a great utility player, always delivering the goods without overshadowing any of his other cast members. With his 2011 sketch comedy Portlandia, Armisen became one of the defining voices of skewering a very specific type of 2000s-era hipster, proving that there will be a long life for him after Saturday Night Live.

Born on December 4, 1966, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Fred Armisen pursued a career as a musician before making it big in comedy, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. He became known for his wide-ranging impersonations on the show while simultaneously working in film on projects like The Rocker, Deck the Halls and Easy A. He has also created and starred on the IFC series Portlandia.

In 2014, it was revealed that Armisen would be the bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Entering his second marriage, Armisen wed Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss in October of 2009, though the two would divorce in May 2011.

Moss spoke very briefly about the difficulty of the marriage, with Armisen speaking in a Howard Stern interview of his pulling away. He has also been romantically linked to former SNL co-star Abbey Elliott.

In 2013, Armisen had his final season with SNL after 11 years. In August of the same year, Armisen continued his behind-the-scenes work by directing a live concert webcast of the band King of Leon.

Fred’s nationality is American. And his ethnicity is white and belongs to German and Japanese descent.

Armisen’s current relational status is facing and in the past, he has been married twice. Fred sexual orientation is straight.



JUNE 2016

VOL.4 No.6
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Janet L. Yellen took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014, for a four-year term ending February 3, 2018.

Dr. Yellen also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, taking office in October 2010, when she simultaneously began a 14-year term as a member of the Board that will expire January 31, 2024.

Dr. Yellen is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley where she was the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics and has been a faculty member since 1980.

Dr. Yellen took leave from Berkeley for five years starting August 1994. She served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System through February 1997, and then left the Federal Reserve to become chair of the Council of Economic Advisers through August 1999.

She also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997 to 1999. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010.

Dr. Yellen is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has served as President of the Western Economic Association, Vice President of the American Economic Association and a Fellow of the Yale Corporation.

Dr. Yellen graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a degree in economics in 1967, and received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1971. She received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997, an honorary doctor of laws degree from Brown in 1998, and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Bard College in 2000.

An Assistant Professor at Harvard University from 1971 to 1976, Dr. Yellen served as an Economist with the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in 1977 and 1978, and on the faculty of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1978 to 1980. Dr. Yellen has written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, while specializing in the causes, mechanisms, and implications of unemployment.
Dr. Yellen is married and has an adult son.



VOL.4 No.7
JULY 2016
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Sir Craig Reedie

As the new President of WADA, and having been involved with the organization since the start, it is remarkable to think that WADA has only been in existence for under 15 years, particularly when one considers all that has been achieved in this short period of time.

Since its formation in 1999 as an urgent response to a crisis in sport, WADA has evolved into a global leader tasked with harmonizing, coordinating and promoting an effective fight against doping in sport.

WADA is a unique partnership between the sport movement and governments, with its main aim being to protect the clean athlete and provide a level playing field for all. This unique partnership helps foster the combination and complementing of sports’ and governments’ respective resources and assets, and results in a coordinated and cohesive approach to anti-doping. Furthermore, it underlines the fact that if we, the anti-doping community, are to succeed in levelling the playing field, it will require the will of everyone who wants, and believes in, pure and fair sport.

Unfortunately, all these years later, doping still exists in sport, but we can be optimistic with the new revised World Anti-Doping Code which will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

WADA its World Anti-Doping Agency

This Code goes a long way to answering some of the questions that our community has faced in recent years and, as the President of this organization, I believe that the collaborative approach WADA adopts will spur us all on to confront the biggest challenge facing Olympic sport today. The fight against doping in sport has received a major boost with the announcement by the President of the IOC of the creation of a fund of $10 million to be directed to enhance research. This creates a very exciting new opportunity and is gratefully acknowledged by WADA and all its stakeholders.

Collaboration between all stakeholders and a united determination to protect the clean athlete and maintain clean and fair sport must be central to all that we do. Many of the resources on this website are directed to those organizations and individuals who have a stake in the fight for clean sport, so I hope you find this a useful platform for further information. On behalf of the clean athletes across the world, we thank you for your interest and continued support.

Master of Arts (1962); Bachelor of Law (1964), University of Glasgow (Great Britain).Badminton, golf, athletics, rugby, squash. Secretary of the Scottish Badminton Union (1964-1974) then President (1977-1979); Council member, Vice-President, Chairman (1970-1981) then President (1981-1984) of the International Badminton Federation (IBF – became later World Badminton Federation); Council member (1984-1992) then Treasurer (1990-1992) of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF); Chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) (1992-2005); member and Deputy Chairman of the United Kingdom Sports Council (1996-2002), Member of Executive Committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (1997-2006); Member of Executive Committee and Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Chairman of Finance and Administration Committee (1999-2013); WADA President (2014); Director of Manchester 2002 Ltd (2001-2002); Member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) (2001-2009); Director of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (2005-2012); Board member, Olympic Lottery Distributor (2005-2013)

Honorary Doctor of the University, University of Glasgow (Great Britain) (2001); Honorary Doctor of Laws, St Andrews University (Great Britain) (2005); Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brunel University (Great Britain) (2009); Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, University of Lincoln (Great Britain) (2010); Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of the West of Scotland (Great Britain) (2012); Honorary Doctor of Science, Glasgow Caledonian University, (Great Britain) (2013); Honorary Doctor of the University, University of Stirling (Great Britain) (2014)



VOL.4 No.8
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, going on to earn her law degree from Yale University. She married fellow law school graduate Bill Clinton in 1975. She later served as first lady from 1993 to 2001, and then as a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009. In early 2007, Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became apparent that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. After winning the national election, Obama appointed Clinton secretary of state. She was sworn in as part of his cabinet in January 2009 and served until 2013. In the spring of 2015, she announced her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.


Shortly after winning the U.S. presidential election, Obama nominated Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. She accepted the nomination and was officially approved as the 67th U.S. secretary of state by the Senate on January 21, 2009.During her term, Clinton used her position to make women’s rights and human rights a central talking point of U.S. initiatives. She became one of the most traveled secretaries of state in American history, and promoted the use of social media to convey the country’s positions. She also led U.S. diplomatic efforts in connection to the Arab Spring and military intervention in Libya. On 20 January 2007, two years to the day before the next presidential inauguration, Senator Clinton filed with the Federal Elections Commission to declare her formation of an exploratory presidential campaign committee. Nine months later, she formally declared her candidacy for the U.S. Presidency. This was unprecedented. Clinton proved to be the first woman in history who occupied a position of elective national office as a member of a national party to enter and remain in a presidential primary race to the end of the season. She was also, of course, the only wife of a former President to enter any type of electoral race on a national level and the unusual precedent vied only with her own record in having run for and been elected to the U.S. She and her daughter joined her husband as named members of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation in 2013. There she focused on early childhood development efforts, including an initiative called Too Small to Fail and a $600 million initiative to encourage the enrollment of girls in secondary schools worldwide. As part of her 2016 platform, she has emphasized raising incomes, improvements to the Affordable Care Act and reform of campaign finance and Wall Street. She favors allowing pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, expanding and protecting LGBT and women’s rights, and instituting family support through paid parental leave and universal preschool.

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, and an activist. But the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for throughout her life.



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Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers, and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.

During the 2014 political cycle, Mr. Trump was a top contributor and fundraiser for Republican efforts. Mr. Trump also campaigned across the country, with each candidate winning by a record margin.

Mr. Trump has over 25 million followers on social media. He frequently uses this platform to advocate for Conservative causes, Republican candidates and to educate the public on the failures of the Obama administration. Mr. Trump appears on Fox and Friends on Monday mornings and devotes much of his time to media interviews in order to promote a Free Market, the importance of a strong family, a culture of Life, a strong military and our country’s sacred obligation to take care of our veterans and their families. Mr. Trump has long been a devoted supporter of veteran causes. In 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of World War II, only 100 spectators watched New York City’s Veteran Day Parade. It was an insult to all veterans. Approached by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chief of New York City’s FBI office, Mr. Trump agreed to lead as Grand Marshall a second parade later that year. Mr. Trump made a $1 million matching donation to finance the Nation’s Day Parade. On Saturday, November 11th, over 1.4 million watched as Mr. Trump marched down Fifth Avenue with more than 25,000 veterans, some dressed in their vintage uniforms. A month later, Mr. Trump was honored in the Pentagon during a lunch with the Secretary of Defense and the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump World Tower at the United Nations Plaza, 40 Wall Street, and Trump Park Avenue. His portfolio includes the historic Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida and his ever expanding collection of award-winning golf courses (seventeen thus far) which span the U.S from Los Angeles to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and internationally from Scotland and Ireland to Dubai. He recently added the iconic golf resorts of Turnberry, Scotland, and Doonbeg, Ireland, to his portfolio and Trump National Golf Club Washington, DC, has been highly acclaimed. The Trump Hotel Collection has grown to include properties in Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Panama and Toronto in addition to Trump SoHo/New York and the acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West which once again won the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award as well as the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago was awarded the #1 Hotel in the US and Canada by Travel & Leisure Magazine.


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Previously, Barra served as GM Vice President, Global Human Resources; Vice President, Global Manufacturing Engineering; Plant Manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; Executive Director of Competitive Operations Engineering; and in several engineering and staff positions. In 1990, Barra graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after receiving a GM fellowship in 1988. Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University). Barra is a member of the General Dynamics Board of Directors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Economic Club and as a member of The Business Council. She is also a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees for the Detroit Country Day School.

In 2014, Barra and her husband, Tony, chaired the Detroit International Wine Auction, raising a record $2.4 million for scholarships and community arts programs through the College for Creative Studies. In 2012, they chaired the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 30th annual dinner, which raised nearly $1.7 million for cancer research.

In 2016, Forbes magazine named Barra the “World’s Most Powerful Woman in Business” and number five among the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” In 2016, Barra was ranked first for the second consecutive year on Fortune magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” In 2014, she was named to Time magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”


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David Jan Skorton born on November 22, 1949, is an American physician, academic, non-profit and university administrator. He leads the Smithsonian Institution, the national research museums of the United States, as its 13th Secretary. A cardiologist, he was president of Cornell University from 2006 to 2015. Before arriving at Cornell, he served as president of the University of Iowa, where he had been a longtime professor and then vice president. He began his a career as a professor of medicine and engineering.

Skorton, a specialist in congenital heart disease, will be the first medical doctor to lead the Smithsonian. He will take over as secretary in July 2015.

He is an “extraordinary fit for the Smithsonian,” said John McCarter, former president of Chicago’s Field Museum and the chairman of the nine-member secretarial search committee appointed by the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents. The Smithsonian said an acting secretary will be named to run the Institution during the six months between Clough’s departure and Skorton’s arrival.

The appointment was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead an institution that is at the heart of the country’s cultural, artistic, historical and scientific life,” said Skorton, who is 64. He called for fresh thinking and new alliances to serve society through science, technology, humanities and the arts to develop the next generation of thought leaders.


Recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (2009)

Exemplary President in Governmental Relations Award, Association of Public and Land-grant universities.

Avraham Harman Leadership Award, American Jewish Committee (2012)

In 2015, Skorton was awarded the Arts and Sciences Advocacy Award from the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). CCAS bestows this award upon an individual or organization demonstrating exemplary advocacy for the arts and sciences, flowing from a deep commitment to the intrinsic worth of liberal arts education.

Major publications

Truesdell SC, Skorton DJ, Lauer RM. Life insurance for children with cardiovascular disease. Pediatrics 1986; 77:687-91.

Collins SM, Skorton DJ, editors. Cardiac Imaging and Image Processing. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1986.

Thedens DR, Skorton DJ, Fleagle SR. Methods of graph searching for border detection in image sequences with applications to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 1995; 14:42-55.

Skorton DJ, editor-in-chief, Brundage BH, Schelbert HR, Wolf GL, eds., Braunwald E, consulting ed. Marcus Cardiac Imaging. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1996.

Skorton DJ and Davisson R. No Foreign Exchange Devalues Our Universities. The Wall Street Journal: Manager’s Journal, August 2, 2005, p. B2.

Skorton DJ, chair. Task Force on Diversifying the New York State Economy through Industry-Higher Education Partnerships Final Report: Prepared for Governor David A. Paterson. December 14, 2009.


VOL.4 No.12
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founded by Sarah Kauss

Sarah Kauss is a Harvard Business School grad and former Ernst & Young tax consultant. She hit a winning formula with her stylish and sustainable stainless steel water bottle company, S’well. The bottles are now found almost everywhere: Nordstrom, the Container Store, Starbucks, Williams Sonoma, J. Crew, Athleta and many more. Kauss received a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Kauss worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California. Kauss received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

From 2010 to 2014, Kauss donated a portion of her company’s profits to WaterAid, an organization that helps people without clean water sources.

The company partners with organizations such as American Forest, Drink Up, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and No Shave November. In 2015, her company donated $100,000 to UNICEF and partnered with its Tap Project to provide children with clean water.

S’well is a reusable water bottle. S’well was founded by Sarah Kauss in 2010. Kauss started the company after attending a panel at her five-year Harvard Business School reunion focused on the global clean water crisis.

She initially invested $30,000 of her own savings and operated out of a brownstone in Manhattan.

The company sells bottles that hold 9 US fluid ounces (270 millilitres), 17 US fl oz (500 ml) or 26 US fl oz (770 ml).

They are double insulated stainless steel and reusable. By April 2015, S’well was selling over 90 different styles. The manufacturer claims the bottles are non-leaching, non-toxic and maintain the content’s temperature for 12 to 24 hours.