City of Burien Council Position No. 1:
- Lauren Berkowitz: 2394 52.33%
- Jack Block, Jr.: 2167 47.37%
- Write-in: 14 0.31%
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<p>Lexington native Joel Curran, a senior executive in one of the world's largest public relations agencies, has been named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's first vice chancellor for communications and public affairs.</p><p>Chancellor Carol Folt announced the appointment, effective Dec. 2, which was approved by the UNC Board of Trustees. She selected Curran after a national search and the work of a search committee led by Trustee Steve Lerner and former interim vice chancellor for development Julia Grumbles.</p><p>Curran, a UNC alumnus and North Carolina native, is a 27-year veteran of the public relations industry in a career that has included leading key offices for prestigious agencies and corporate communications offices for The Walt Disney Co.</p><p>Currently, he is the managing director of the flagship New York office for MSLGROUP, the world's fourth largest public relations and engagement agency and the strategic communications group for the Paris-based Publicis Groupe. In that role, he is responsible for nearly 200 employees. Previously, he ran MSLGROUP's Midwest operations. </p><p>"Joel Curran is a highly respected public relations professional who has an intimate understanding of the strategies and techniques essential to effectively reaching the University's key audiences in today's complex communications environment," Folt said. "He has a real love for the mission of higher education and Carolina, and is an outstanding addition to our senior leadership team."</p><p>At Carolina, Curran is a member of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Board of Advisors. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1986. </p><p>As vice chancellor, Curran will be the University's senior public relations professional and manage the overall efforts to help interpret and promote Carolina's mission with key audiences. He will oversee a University Relations staff that works closely with other campus colleagues supporting schools and units. The central staff produces top-level stories and content for the University's homepage and includes units responsible for media relations, official social media accounts, internal communications, and print and web design.</p>
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Meanwhile, RBS has suspended two traders in connection with a worldwide probe into the possible manipulation of the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, the Financial Times claimed. UK, US and Swiss regulators are investigating whether banks colluded to set rates. RBS declined to comment.
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In: Finance4 Nov 2013
While prosecutions of responsible executives are widely recognized as providing a strong deterrent to fraud by corporate executives, companies themselves need to do more to deter and detect such misconduct. Where senior executives of a company are involved in committing, condoning or failing to investigate allegations of fraud, the C&E program of the company will not be considered to be effective. At a minimum, companies need to consider additional methods to mitigate the risks of such conduct. In this regard, the requirements reflected in recent DPAs for the chief of the C&E program to have direct access to the board, and not to be subordinate to the legal department, provide additional checks on potential executive misconduct. More, the requirement to tie executive bonus compensation to C&E standards provides a direct incentive for proper conduct, and serves as an additional deterrent for misconduct. Implementing these requirements voluntarily deserves serious consideration by any company seeking to enhance its C&E program, and to manage the risk associated with the potential for fraud in the C-suite.