David Waterman was appointed secretary of the board of directors of Block Communications Inc. This is in addition to his role as the general counsel for the company.
As part of the company’s strategy to bolster its marketing technology services, Bulldog Solutions, Inc. has appointed Ben Gawiser the new vice president of engineering. He will play a leading role in product development and oversee engineering functions including software development, user interface design and product management.
Mark Psiaki, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, was presented with the Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) 2013 Tycho Brahe Award. He was recognized for his contributions to the theory and practice of spacecraft attitude and orbit determination and to the advancement of GNSS algorithms for satellite navigation.
California Governor Edmund G. Brown has appointed James Famiglietti to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Board seeks to protect the quality of the water in the region by “formulating and adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water bodies, and by prescribing and enforcing requirements on domestic and industrial water discharges.”
John McDonnell has been elected the chairman of the board of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. This follows McDonnell’s service as a trustee since 2000 and vice chair since 2007. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Danforth Center seeks sustainable solutions to global challenges such as crop improvement to address hunger and malnutrition, and biofuels to provide a source of renewable energy.
Jerald Murphy has been appointed CEO of ACBB-Bits, LL. A subsidiary of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, the company is a telecommunication services provider exclusively for community banks.
Kimberly Ritrievi, president of the Ritrievi Group LLC, has joined the Tetra Tech board of directors. Tetra Tech, with headquarters in Pasadena, California, is a global provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. Employing a staff of over 14,000 worldwide, the company supports government and commercial clients in solving problems such as those involving natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and water supplies.
The University of Connecticut Health Center has announced that Dr. Cato Laurencin was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized by AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, for his international leadership in biomaterials sciences and engineering, advancements in musculoskeletal regeneration and dedication to mentoring students.
Imperial College London announced that Alice Gast will be its 16th president and noted that she also will be the first woman and the first from overseas to hold this position. The appointment will become effective in September of this year.
It was announced that John Drzik is president of global risk and specialties at Marsh, Inc., effective January 1. In his new role, Drzik will oversee a number of Marsh & McLennan Companies. He also was named chair of the newly formed Marsh and McLennan Companies Global Risk Center.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Foundation has named Jonathan Huberman, president and CEO of Tiburon, Inc., to its board of directors.
Time Warner Inc. has promoted Karen Magee to executive vice president, chief human resources officer. This is effective as of January 2014.
Harvey Bernstein, vice president of McGraw Hill Construction, Industry & Alliances, has joined the corporate advisory board of the World Green Building Council.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., has announced that Afsheen Afshar is among its new class of managing directors. This is effective as of January 2014. He moves from the position of vice president of strategy.
The Mayo Clinic has announced that Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, was elected a new member of its board of trustees.