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Jeffrey Davis Jeff Perry is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives who represented the 5th Barnstable District from 2003-2011. He was the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress in Massachusettss 10th congressional district in the 2010 election, Perry has an associates degree from Bristol Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Curry College. After leaving the force, Perry started a private investigation business. In 2002, Perry was elected as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and he represented the Fifth Barnstable District, covering the town of Sandwich plus portions of Barnstable and Mashpee. He was last reelected by a 70% to 30% margin in 2008, in 2010 he resigned to run for the U. S. House, his term ends in January 2011. He was succeeded by Republican Randy Hunt, Perry is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Cape Cod Community College, and previously taught constitutional law at Bridgewater State College.
Perry is an ally of Mitt Romney, and an admirer of Ronald Reagan and he is the author of a self-published book titled, My GOP, It is Time for Republicans to Get Back to the Principles of Ronald Reagan. While in the State House, Perry cosponsored a bill opposing a proposal to reopen a dredge dumping site in Buzzards Bay. He has supported the efforts of Democratic Governor Deval Patrick to bring casinos to Massachusetts, Perry unsuccessfully sponsored legislation to require residency verification as a condition for receiving public benefits. Perry opposed allowing police to pull over motorists for not wearing seat belts and he has supported maintaining criminal penalties against possession of small amounts of marijuana. Perry is a member of a legislative commission on drugs. Perry said he hopes efforts by Governor Deval Patrick to reduce earmarks will succeed, but until “each legislator has to fight or were going to get left out. ”Thus, he requested earmarks himself, such as $25,000 for the Sandwich Glass Museum, and $16 million to bring widespread broadband access to Cape Cod.
He opposed using state funds for a sex change operation and has supported tax credits for home heating costs. Perry supports giving state lottery proceeds to local governments, Perry has advocated reducing the state’s gasoline excise tax in July and August to stimulate the tourism industry. In 2002, Perry ran against Democrat Ruth W. Provost in the election to represent the newly created Fifth Barnstable district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The vote was 51% to 49% for Perry, in 2004, Perry won 66% to 34% over Democrat Garry N. Blank in the election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the Fifth Barnstable district. In 2006, Perry was reelected in an uncontested election, in 2008, he received 70% of the vote to 30% for Democrat Glenn S. Pare in the race to represent the Fifth Barnstable district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
2. Akio Toyoda
Akio Toyoda is the president of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyoda received his MBA from Babson College in 1982, in 2000 he joined Toyotas board of directors. In 2005 he was promoted to vice president. In January 2009 he was announced as the president of the company. On June 23,2009, he was confirmed as the new president of the company, along with four new executive vice presidents, the previous president and CEO Katsuaki Watanabe became vice chairman, replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa. Toyoda, who promoted sports models like the Lexus IS-F and Lexus LF-A and he participated as a driver at the ADAC24 hours at the Nürburgring three times under the pseudonym Morizo Kinoshita. In 2009 he reached the 87th position overall and the position in his class with his LF-A Prototyp No.14. In 2012 he was named Autocars Man of the Year, on February 17,2010, Toyoda was called up to Washington by the U. S. Congress. Seven days later, he issued a statement to the Congress. He focused on three key issues, including recalled vehicles and he stated that he is deeply sorry repeatedly, many lawmakers were asking tough questions regarding the recalled vehicles.
Toyoda was born in Nagoya to Shoichiro Toyoda, the descendants of Sakichi Toyoda, who established Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, have long dominated the upper management of Toyota Motors, which was incorporated in 1937. His 52-year-old son, Akio Toyoda, was the chief contender for the office of president when Katsuaki Watanabe was to have relinquished that post to become Chairman, in 2009, Mr. Watanabe was awarded only the Vice-Chairman job, possibly a subtle commentary on the quality crisis. Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership,15 Japanese Managers and the Companies Theyre Leading to New Growth
Lycos became one of the first profitable internet businesses in the world, beating earnings estimates for 19 consecutive quarters. As Lycos CEO, he led the company to more than a dozen online companies, including early web success stories such as, Wired. com, HotBot, WhoWhere, Quote. com. After the Telefónica acquisition, he served as the CEO of Terra Lycos. Terra Lycos, whose market capitalization exceeded $30B would eventually reach 100 million users and have operations in 37 countries, Davis was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1956. The youngest of four, he lost his mother when he was 13 and he attended Northeastern University from 1974-1979, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn an M. B. A. from Babson College in 1985, Davis is the author of Speed is Life, Street Smart Lessons from the Front Lines of Business. The book focused on advice for operating a company. In 2001, Davis left Terra Lycos to join the venture capital firm and he has served on the boards of John Hancock Financial, Terra Lycos, Lycos and Lycos Europe, as well as Childrens Hospital Boston, and the Rivers School.
He advised The National Press Club on matters relating to internet commerce and regulation
Patricia E. McQuistion is retired lieutenant general of the United States Army. She served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U. S. Army Materiel Command from 2012 until her retirement in 2015, Patricia McQuistion received her initial army officer training in the ROTC program at the University of Akron in Ohio. She graduated with a bachelor of degree in biology and received her commission as a second lieutenant for the U. S. Army Ordnance Corps in 1980. C. Patricia McQuistions nomination for promotion to colonel was received by the Senate along with 429 others on February 2,2000, colonel McQuistion assumed command of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania on July 12,2001 and held that position until July 2003. She was nominated for promotion to the rank of general on August 31,2005. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on October 28, two years she assumed command of the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 12,2007. Patricia McQuistion was appointed as commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, brigadier General McQuistion was relieved from her command in Columbus on August 6 and assumed her new command on August 20.
She was subsequently nominated for promotion to the rank of general on October 15. This nomination was reviewed and approved by the Senate on October 28. She received this promotion on November 10, after serving in Germany for two years, she was appointed commanding general of the U. S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Illinois on April 5,2011. Major General McQuistion was relieved from her previous command on August 25, Patricia McQuistion was nominated for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general on January 25,2012. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 26 and she was relieved from her previous command on July 27. She received her promotion on August 2 and assumed her position as deputy commander and she served in this position for two and a half years until her retirement on April 10,2015. Lieutenant General Patricia E. McQuistion, U. S. Army Materiel Command Major General Patricia E. McQuistion, U. S. Army Sustainment Command
Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, established in 1919. Babsons central focus on education has made it the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States. It was founded by Roger W. Babson as a business institute. Now co-ed, Babson College offers bachelors degrees in business administration, through Babsons F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, the college offers masters degrees in business administration, accounting, entrepreneurial leadership, and management. Often referred to as the Entrepreneurs College, Babson is renowned for immersing its students in the entrepreneurial lifestyle, Babson currently offers undergraduates nearly 55 entrepreneurship-related courses. These courses are taught in tandem with traditional liberal arts courses, every entrepreneurship course at Babson is taught by professors who have started, bought, or run successful businesses. Babson currently has an acceptance rate of 26%. Babson College has consistently appeared on the U. S.
News & World Report rankings as the one college in entrepreneurship education for nearly three decades. In 2014, CNNs Money Magazine named Babson the number one college in the country for value, and in 2015, the Economist ranked Babson second on its 2015 list of best colleges and universities in outperforming earnings expectations. Babsons MBA program has ranked number one in entrepreneurship for over twenty years by U. S. News & World Report. On September 3,1919, with an enrollment of twenty-seven students, Roger Babson, the founder of the school, set out to distinguish the Babson Institute from colleges offering mainly instruction in business. The Institute provided intensive training in the fundamentals of production, the curriculum was divided into four subject areas, practical economics, financial management, business psychology, and personal efficiency. The programs pace assumed that students would learn arts and sciences content elsewhere, mr. Babson favored a combination of class work and actual business training.
Seasoned businessmen made up the majority of the faculty, to better prepare students for the realities of the business world, the Institutes curriculum focused more on practical experience and less on lectures. The institute maintained a business environment as part of the everyday life. The students, required to wear professional attire, kept regular business hours and were monitored by punching in and they were assigned an office desk equipped with a telephone, adding machine, and Dictaphone. Personal secretaries typed the students assignments and correspondence in an effort to reflect the business world. Roger Babson aimed to prepare his students to enter their chosen careers as executives, Babson is involved in a Three College Collaboration with Olin College and Wellesley College
Anthony R. Chiasson is an American hedge fund manager and co-founder of Level Global Investors LP, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund management firm. Level Global was launched in 2003 with about $500 million in assets under management, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the Justice Departments request to review the case on October 5,2015. The appeals court ruling and the dismissal of the indictment against Chiasson stand, Chiasson grew up in Portland and attended Cheverus High School. In 1995, Chiasson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Chiasson began his career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers in the equity research department, and in 1999, he joined SAC Capital Advisors as a senior technology analyst. Chiasson co-founded Level Global Investors LP in 2003, in 2010, Goldman Sachs’ Petershill Fund bought a minority stake in the business. Level Global had about $500 million in assets under management when it launched, Level Global’s growth was primarily driven by institutional investors including, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Aetna Inc.
and Cornell University. Chiasson is married and has two children and his family resides in New York City. Chiasson grew up in Portland, Maine and he previously served on the board of his alma mater, Cheverus High School. Chiasson formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Babson College, in 2009, Chiasson made a gift to Babson College to fund the Summer Venture Program. This program is an intensive 10-week boot camp for entrepreneurs who receive an array of services and mentoring from professors. Chiasson funded a Presidential Scholarship at Babson which was geared towards supporting need-based students from the State of Maine who are committed to pursuing a career in business, in early 2012, Federal prosecutors from the U. and Nvidia Corporation. Chiasson was found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of fraud on December 17,2012. Chiasson and Newman appealed their convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, located in Manhattan, the Appeals Court said the Government presented no evidence that he engaged in insider trading and that the judge misread the law.
On April 16,2015, the judge dismissed the indictment and this is the first time an appeals court has overturned convictions in connection with the Justice Department’s crackdown on insider trading. The priority the Department placed on insider trading has been met with criticism by some editorial boards, both requests were denied without comment on April 3,2015. On April 16,2015, the judge dismissed the indictments, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the Justice Departments request to review the case on October 5,2015. The appeals court ruling and the dismissal of the indictment against Chiasson stand
Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian-born Swiss businessman and philanthropist. In November 2012, the wealth was estimated at US$14.8 billion by Bloomberg. According to Forbes, Bertarelli has a net worth of $8.3 billion. Born in Rome, his family moved to Switzerland in 1977 and he graduated from Babson College in 1989, and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993. His grandfather founded Serono, a company that moved from Rome to Switzerland. Bertarelli became CEO in 1996 and, along with his sister Dona, changing the companys focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased from $809 million in 1996 to $2.8 billion in 2006. The company gained fame from its discovery of a hormone used in the treatment of female infertility. Bertarelli and his family sold the company to Merck KGaA of Germany in January 2007 for US$13.3 billion, Bertarelli currently co-chairs – with his sister Dona – the Bertarelli Foundation which focuses on marine conservation and life sciences research. Between 2002 and 2009, he served as a director of UBS AG.
The group is active in two areas, Life sciences and asset management, including real estate, chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in London, Jersey and Luxembourg. The name of the joint initiative is Campus Biotech and its intention is to turn the site into a ‘centre of excellence in the fields of healthcare and life sciences’. It was the first time a team had won the coveted sailing trophy on its first attempt. Team Alinghi hired sailors from many different nationalities, including Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth, respectively skipper, Bertarelli was Team Alinghis only Swiss national serving as navigator in 2003 and subsequently as an afterguard runner and grinder in 2007, when Team Alinghi defended the Americas Cup in Valencia. On July 3,2007, Alinghi beat Team New Zealand in race 7 by 1 second to retain the Americas Cup, winning the series 5-2. Société Nautique de Genève and Bertarellis efforts to organize the 33rd Americas Cup following their 2007 victory in Alinghi were subject to legal challenges by the Golden Gate Yacht Club.
The race finally took place in February 2010, in Valencia, Bertarelli was the primary helmsman of his boat Alinghi 5, which lost both races against the challenger USA17 by a considerable margin. Bertarelli was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Sciences from Plymouth University in 2013, Bertarelli met Kirsty Roper, a former 1988 Miss UK and songwriter, while on holiday in Italy in 1997. The couple married in 2000, and have three children, the couple live in Gstaad and spend time in their house on the shores of Lake Geneva
Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who first came to prominence by finishing 13th in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event. Since then, Lee has enjoyed success in other poker tournaments. In October 2008, Lee won the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Shoot-out event at the World Poker Finals, as of 2012, his live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000. Since September 2005, Lee has written the Sunday poker column for the Boston Herald, in April 2006, Lee joined the ESPN. com Poker website as a regular columnist. In July 2008, Lee released his first book, The Final Table, Volume I, based on the first book’s success, Lee released his second book, The Final Table, Volume II, in December 2008. He has been a guest columnist for several magazines, debuting in May 2007, Lee hosts a poker radio show in the Boston metropolitan area and on the online poker radio station Rounders Radio. The Bernard Lee Poker Show incorporates interviews with guests including well known players. In addition to current poker news and related information, Lee utilizes calls and e-mails from listeners to discuss poker topics and tips.
In March 2008, Lee was the co-commentator, alongside legendary sports announcer Howard David, since May 2008, Lee is the lead commentator for the Eastern Poker Tour Championship Tournament seen in New England on Comcast Sports Net. In June 2008, Lee was the co-commentator for the coverage of the WSOP $5,000 preliminary no-limit hold ‘em events in Las Vegas. In June 2009, Lee was the commentator for the live coverage on ESPN360. com for the WSOP $10,000 world championship limit hold ‘em event in Las Vegas. In November 2010, Lee was a guest commentator for live coverage on ESPN360. com for the WSOP main event final table, launched in August 2009, Lee is the co-host for ESPN. com’s weekly poker show, ESPN Inside Deal. This show not only some of the biggest players in the game and cover poker news each week. Guests have included Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, Pius Heinz, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton, in 2011, the show was featured on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3. com during the breaks and received rave reviews.
Since 2005, Lee has been teaching poker to private students, Lee caught the attention of the WPT Boot Camp for his teaching ability. Since then, he has several camps and is trained to teach both tournament and cash strategies. In 2009, Lee joined the staff of the WSOP Academy as an instructor. Lee was educated in the New England area, Lee currently lives just outside Boston, Massachusetts with his wife of over ten years and two children
9. Craig Benson
Craig R. Benson is an American politician and businessman. He served as the 79th Governor of New Hampshire from 2003 to 2005, Benson first came to public attention when he founded Cabletron Systems, now known as Enterasys Networks, which became one of the largest employers in New Hampshire. Benson attended Chatham High School in Chatham, New Jersey, after receiving a bachelors degree in finance from Babson College in 1977, Benson attended Syracuse University, graduating with an MBA in 1979. In 1983, Benson and partner Robert Levine started Cabletron Systems in Levines garage, the company moved to Rochester, New Hampshire in 1985 and went public in 1989, with what was the largest IPO in Wall Street history. In 1991, Benson was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc, the company grew to have over $1.8 billion in annual revenue, but over time Cabletron began to face heavy competition in the industry. Benson resigned in 1999, and Cabletron was dissolved into four companies in January 2000. The companys fragmentation brought layoffs, declines in stock price, Benson began running for governor of New Hampshire in 2001, promising to use technology and greater efficiency to save money in state government.
Political signs appeared across the Granite State proclaiming This is Benson Country and he was elected governor on November 5,2002, in an open race to succeed the retiring governor, Jeanne Shaheen. In the primaries, Benson spent more than $15 million—$11 million of it his own money—in an effort to defeat former State Senator Bruce Keough, Senator Gordon Humphrey to win the Republican nomination, making Bensons victory one of the most expensive in American history. In the general election, Benson overwhelmingly defeated Democratic state Senator Mark Fernald,59 percent to 38 percent, Benson successfully made Fernalds support for a statewide income tax the dominant issue in the race. Benson spent more than $9 million, again mostly his own money, as Governor, Benson pushed for state agencies to institute across-the-board budget reductions, and used a custom made, extra large VETO stamp to reject a state budget he thought was too large. Bensons administration came under criticism following the resignation of Attorney General Peter Heed, while an investigation cleared Heed of any wrongdoing, it revealed improper interference by Bensons security commissioner.
Further criticism stems from the awarding of a nearly $900,000 no-bid contract by his volunteer adviser Linda Pepin. Benson frequently used volunteers in his office to do gubernatorial work and this move was controversial, while proponents noted that Benson was generously allowing the state to save money, critics were concerned that it would limit scrutiny of the volunteer staff. Reporters discovered that one of volunteers, Angela Blaisdell, was New Hampshires official liaison with the federal government on homeland security. Under Wiggin, the DES had fined Benson in 1998 and 2003 for excavating beach sand without a permit at his Rye oceanfront home, Benson was criticized, by both supporters and critics, for a management style that was considered autocratic. In an interview with The New York Times, Benson stated that one of his first acts after being elected was to purchase a large and those in attendance were to stand during meetings, and any latecomers were locked out. Its to remind people were here to get in and do our business and get out, Benson resides in Rye, New Hampshire with his wife Denise and their two children