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University of Phoenix Parent Company To Go Private

The publicly-traded owner of the University of Phoenix – Apollo Education Group – has announced it is being taken private by a group of investors in a $1.1 billion deal, according to the Washington Post.

The agreement comes weeks after the company reported a decline in revenue and another round of layoffs at the for-profit college.

Jeanne M. Sullivan Joins Personal BlackBox Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:10

Personal BlackBox (PBB), a digital marketing solutions company, announced today that experienced venture capitalist Jeanne M. Sullivan has joined the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately, according to a Business Wire press release.

Personal BlackBox (PBB) has developed a revolutionary enterprise platform that fundamentally improves the digital relationship between brands and their customers by putting data ownership in their customers’ hands.

Chris Neugent, Post Consumer Brands President & CEO, Appointed to Welch’s Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:09

Welch’s, a family-farmer owned cooperative and the leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, announces the appointment of Chris Neugent, President and CEO of Post Consumer Brands, to its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

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The Conference Board and Leading Professional Firms Join Forces

The Conference Board announces the launch of The Directors’ Collective, a new initiative that brings together the independent research and thought leadership of The Conference Board with the subject matter and global expertise of professional services firm KPMG, executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and law firm Khaitan & Co.

John L. "Kip" Miller Joins Biological Dynamics’ Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:59

Biological Dynamics Inc., a privately held molecular diagnostics company and a pioneer in the field of Alternating Current Electrokinetics (ACE)-based diagnostics, announces the appointment of the fifth member of the Board of Directors, John L. “Kip” Miller, according to a Business Wire press release.

Miller is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of developing and growing global life science businesses, most notably at Life Technologies (now ThermoFisher Scientific) and BD Biosciences.

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