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    1. Ambac Appoints Alexander D. Greene to Its Board of Directors

      Ambac Appoints Alexander D. Greene to Its Board of Directors

      Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (AMBC) , a holding company whose subsidiaries provide financial guarantees and other financial services, today announced the appointment of Alexander D. Greene as an independent Director, effective immediately. Mr. Greene has also become a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

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    2. Chairman of Troubled South Africa Utility Eskom Steps Down

      Chairman of Troubled South Africa Utility Eskom Steps Down

      By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi has stepped down, the South African power utility said on Tuesday, after its board accused him of acting improperly by suspending the chief executive. Eskom's [ESCJ.UL] board said that with the departure of Tsotsi, who had dismissed the accusations as minor issues, the company could focus on challenges facing it and ...

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    3. U.S. hedge fund slams Vivendi over Vincent Bollore role

      U.S. hedge fund slams Vivendi over Vincent Bollore role

      PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management criticized the corporate governance of French media group Vivendi, saying that it was giving too much leeway to chairman and largest shareholder Vincent Bollore to boost his stake at "undervalued prices". The fund, also known as PSAM, is trying to rally other minority shareholders to vote for two resolutions at an upcoming annual ...

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    4. Lennar Appoints Armando Olivera to the Board of Directors

      Lennar Appoints Armando Olivera to the Board of Directors

      MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Armando Olivera to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 13, 2015. Olivera was President of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. and one of the largest ...

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    5. comScore Adds Joan Lewis to its Board of Directors

      comScore Adds Joan Lewis to its Board of Directors

      RESTON, Va., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced that Joan M. Lewis, formerly Senior Vice President of Global Consumer and Market Knowledge at The Procter & Gamble Company, has been appointed as a member of the company's Board of Directors, effective today. Ms. Lewis' appointment fills the vacancy created by the ...

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    6. Pembina Pipeline Corporation Appoints New Board Member

      Pembina Pipeline Corporation Appoints New Board Member

      NYSE: PBA) announced today that Mr. Gordon J. Kerr has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 15, 2015. Mr. Kerr currently serves on the Board of Directors of Laricina Energy Ltd. and is a member of the Management Advisory Council of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Mr. Kerr is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerplus Corporation ...

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    7. Dyadic Appoints Michael Tarnok As Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

      Dyadic Appoints Michael Tarnok As Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

      JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today the appointment of Michael Tarnok as the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tarnok will continue to serve on the company's audit and compensation ...

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    8. Cryoport Appoints Richard J. Berman to its Board of Directors

      Cryoport Appoints Richard J. Berman to its Board of Directors

      LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (OTC BB:CYRX) ("Company"), the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for life sciences serving markets including immunotherapies, stem cells, cell lines, contract research organizations, vaccine manufacturers, and IVF, today announced the appointment of Richard J. Berman to its Board of Directors. Mr. Berman ...

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    9. xG Technology Appoints General James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) to its Board of Directors

      xG Technology Appoints General James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) to its Board of Directors

      SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a developer of patented wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, has announced that James T. Conway, a retired Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective January 6, 2015. The election of General ...

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    10. Distinguished Economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer to be Added to the Board of Directors of General Employment Enterprises ...

      Distinguished Economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer to be Added to the Board of Directors of General Employment Enterprises ...

      NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ­General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) ("the Company" or "General Employment") a provider of specialty staffing services today announced the addition of Dr. Arthur B. Laffer to the General Employment Board of Directors. Dr.  Arthur Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm.  A ...

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    11. Sienna Labs Appoints Clint Carnell to Board of Directors

      Sienna Labs Appoints Clint Carnell to Board of Directors

      Mr. Carnell brings extensive leadership experience to Sienna Labs with a successful 20+ year track record of building companies and creating shareholder value. Clint recently served as an advisor to Covidien plc as executive in residence.  From 2011-2014 he was President, Chief Executive and Chairman of myoscience, inc., a silicon valley based medical device company specializing in using cold to ...

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    12. Altair ProductDesign Names John Calabrese to its Board of Directors

      Altair ProductDesign Names John Calabrese to its Board of Directors

      TROY, Mich., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced that John Calabrese, former General Motors Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering, will join a newly formed board of directors for Altair ProductDesign, a wholly owned subsidiary focused on product development, enterprise solutions, and customer site services.  The board has been established for the U.S.-based entity, but ...

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    13. CircleUp Appoints Scott Sanborn As Director

      CircleUp Appoints Scott Sanborn As Director

      SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CircleUp (www.circleup.com), an online marketplace for private equity investing, announced today that Scott Sanborn has joined the company's board of directors. Mr. Sanborn will continue his leadership role as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer at Lending Club (LC), which recently completed an initial public offering. "CircleUp has ...

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