October 27, 2013 |
The gig: William D. Fay is group vice president and general manager for the Toyota division of Toyota Motor Sales USA. That puts the 57-year-old in charge of overseeing all sales, marketing and consumer support for the regional sales offices and distributors for both Toyota and its sub-brand Scion. Driving to the basket : Fay didn't think much about cars growing up in West Orange, N.J. He was "more of a sports kid," he said. He played basketball in high school and for Monmouth College, where he graduated with a degree in business administration in 1978.
October 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rolled out the welcome mat to returning Environmental Protection Agency workers furloughed during the 16-day shutdown, offering muffins and his hope that Washington can avoid a repeat of the budget battle in three months. "There's no guarantees of anything,” Biden said. “What you saw last night is Democrats and a significant number of responsible Republicans saying, 'Enough.' There was no economic rationale for any of this.” Biden, during a brief break from shaking hands and offering hugs to dozens of EPA employees, said he hopes both parties learn lessons from the shutdown and that “we can regain the trust of the American people.” “Economically we are the indispensable nation.
October 4, 2013 |
The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such matters as structuring production deals, copyright issues, contract disputes with talent and fights over intellectual property. Beltway insider: Born and raised in Washington, Rogovin was a Capitol Hill insider before he could crawl.
September 23, 2013 |
A man who was missing and presumed dead after Colorado's historic flooding has turned up alive, officials said Monday. The 46-year-old man from Drake, north of Boulder, had been spotted in his cabin just before floodwaters claimed it, Larimer County sheriff's spokesman John Schulz said. "He told us that he was able to climb out of a window just prior to the home being washed away," Schulz said. Officials also said Monday that of the 1,200 people unaccounted for after floods deluged Colorado this month, only six remained missing.
September 21, 2013 |
Vice President Joe Biden, in the Mexican capital Friday for meetings with top government officials and business leaders, said he was glad to be focusing on trade rather than on security issues and argued that an economically prosperous Mexico would strengthen the economy of the United States. Biden said that his visits to Mexico as a senator in previous decades were "mostly about security issues -- mostly about drugs, mostly about immigration. And finally -- finally -- we have reached the point we should have reached a long time ago, I think ... where we're looking at the relationship as partners.
September 15, 2013 |
INDIANOLA, Iowa - Vice President Joe Biden affixed himself to President Obama's record Sunday in a possible nod toward a third White House bid, saying the middle-class recovery would be the bellwether for the administration's success. Speaking at an annual political gathering that draws the state's Democratic stalwarts, Biden repeatedly cited what he called his "seamless" partnership with Obama, accentuating an aspect of his resume that didn't exist in 1988 and 2008, when he previously sought the presidency.
September 9, 2013 |
The Clippers on Monday promoted Seth Burton to vice president of communications to replace Joe Safety, who resigned in June after 20 years with the organization. Burton, who is entering his eighth season with the Clippers, previously served as director of communications and assistant director of communications. Burton, 36, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the communications department and serve as the team's primary media contact, among other duties. In a related move, Dennis Rogers has been promoted to director of communications and digital media, responsible for shaping and implementing strategic changes on the team website and social media platforms while also facilitating interviews and media requests.
August 22, 2013 |
Lakers guard Steve Blake has been named as a vice president on the National Basketball Players Assn. Executive Committee. Welcome #thenbpa two newest Executive Committee members VP @SteveBlake5 @ATolliver44 !!! #nbpa2013 - NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 22, 2013 Meeting in Las Vegas, the union voted Clippers all-star Chris Paul as president, replacing Derek Fisher of the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose term expired. Free agent Roger Mason was named first vice president.
August 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The son of Vice President Joe Biden will return home to Delaware on Thursday after undergoing a “successful procedure” at a Houston hospital, the vice president's office said Wednesday. Beau Biden, the vice president's eldest son and Delaware's attorney general, has been undergoing medical tests in Houston this week to determine the cause of what was described as “an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation.” According to the Delaware attorney general's office, Biden was admitted to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago last week after he felt disoriented following a long drive to Indiana on family vacation.
July 30, 2013 |
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley , District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University.