Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Promotes Dr. Jennifer Buss to Chief Executive Officer and General Al Gray to Chairman, Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jennifer Buss to Chief Executive Officer, and selection of General Al Gray as the new Chairman of the Board. Dr. Buss will immediately assume all duties and responsibilities that accompany the CEO position at the Institute. She was also named a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to lead the Institute. I’ve been invested in its mission since I arrived,” Dr. Buss said. “I am committed to progressing the Institute and its contributions to policy in ever-changing science and technology.”

Dr. Buss replaces Mike Swetnam, who passed away in September. “Mike challenged and inspired me every day. It is because of his mentoring, and the leadership of General Al Gray, that I am ready for this new opportunity.”

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Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger, Retired Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC joins Exro Board of Directors

Exro Technologies is pleased to announce Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger to the Board of Directors

  • Retired Global Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and current President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC Technical Consulting joins Exro Board of Directors
  • Possesses decades of experience in the automotive industry
  • Committed to accelerating commercialization of Exro’s technology into global powertrain sectors and automotive applications

CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / September 29, 2020 / Exro Technologies Inc. (TSXV:EXRO)(OTCQB:EXROF), a leading technology company which has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and powertrains, is pleased to announce that Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger, an accomplished engineering leader in the automotive industry, has joined the Exro Board of Directors (“Board of Directors”).

 

As a retired Global Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and current President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC, with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Wurmlinger brings a global perspective to innovation and product development in the

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Benchling Appoints Biotech and SaaS Veterans to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Benchling announced today that it appointed Jennifer Goldsmith, former Veeva SVP, and Ron Gill, former Netsuite CFO, as independent board directors. Goldsmith brings an extensive background at the intersection of life sciences and software, including experience taking Veeva through IPO, while Gill brings deep financial experience helping SaaS platforms scale globally. The appointments come on the heels of Benchling’s strongest quarter ever, in which Benchling continued its strong growth with new and existing global corporations across pharmaceuticals, agriculture, materials and more.

“Jennifer and Ron are industry veterans with rare expertise in scaling cloud software companies to over $1B in revenue,” said Sajith Wickramasekara, Benchling CEO and co-founder. “Jennifer is one of the few people who has built transformative and enduring software for the life sciences. Her extensive industry knowledge and experience as a product leader will help us navigate

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Real estate tech company Porch adds five new directors to board ahead of public stock listing

Seattle-based Porch today named five directors that will join the company’s board when it goes public later this year.



a large brick building with a clock: Porch’s Seattle headquarters. (Porch Photo)


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Porch’s Seattle headquarters. (Porch Photo)

The real estate technology venture and home improvement marketplace announced plans in July to become publicly traded through a merger that values the Seattle company at $523 million. Porch will combine with PropTech Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.

The board members will join on Porch’s first day of public trading. They include:

  • Javier Saade, founder and managing partner of Impact Master Holdings; venture partner at Fenway Summer Ventures; former associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Chris Terrill, former CEO of HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List; board member of Realogy Holdings Corp. and Infogroup.
  • Regi Vengalil, CFO of Egencia (Expedia’s corporate travel division); former global head of corporate development and strategy at Expedia Group. He will serve as
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