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Former Pixar Exec Named Commissioner of TTS

Former Pixar executive Rob Cook has been selected as the Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) for the General Services Administration.

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Austin City Manager Marc Ott Selected to Head ICMA

Marc A. Ott, city manager of Austin, TX, has been selected by the executive board of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) as the organization’s next executive director.  Ott will assume his new position on Oct. 31, and will oversee all aspects of ICMA...

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Two New Members Named to SBA’s National Women’s Business Council

The Small Business Administration’s National Women’s Business Council has two new members. Effective immediately, Jen Earle, CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and Rose Wang, serial entrepreneur and Women Impacting Public Policy Representative, will each serve a three-year appointment to the council, which advises the president, members of Congress, and the SBA on important issues that impact women business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

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New Members Appointed to Development Center Advisory Board

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has named five new members for a three-year term to the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board.

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Urban Land Institute Names Carey as Head of Foundation

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Kathleen B. Carey as president and chief executive officer of the ULI Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Institute that supports ULI’s programs, services and activities.

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NLIHC Taps Housing Insider for Top Spot

Diane Yentel will head the National Low Income Housing Coalition when low-income housing veteran NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley retires in April.

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Four New Members Named to Vets’ Small Biz Task Force

The new task force members represent veteran service and military organizations. The new members are: Victor Klingelhofer, Vietnam Veterans of America; Max Kidalov, Naval Postgraduate School; Davy Leghorn, American Legion; and Amanda Bainton, Military Officers Association of America.

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Commercial Real Estate Development Group Honors Ware Malcomb -- Again

Ware Malcomb, a widely respected international design firm, has been recognized for its national leadership in commercial real estate design by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, for the fourth consecutive year.

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Block to Assume New Post as HUD Point Man on Homelessness

Bill Block, the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Northwest Regional Administrator, is stepping down from his current position and assuming another key role at HUD focused on ending homelessness.

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NC Developers Association Names State’s Top Developer for 2015

The North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) has selected Sandy Dunbeck, senior vice president of the High Point Economic Development Corp., as the “2015 Economic Developer of the Year” in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

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