Policy & Advocacy
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11/14/2018

Richard Cho will become the next CEO of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, effective Nov. 26. Cho was deputy director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness for three years.

11/14/2018

Fifty-two percent of participants in an SEI Nonprofit Management Research Panel survey of 105 nonprofit and private organizations said they plan to increase environmental, social and governance spending within the next three years. Sixty-nine percent want to use ESG spending to align their investments with their mission.

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ESG
11/14/2018

The Mayo Clinic's School of Medicine has received a $200 million donation from philanthropist Jay Alix, who will also join the organization's board of trustees. The school will use some of the funds to further efforts toward innovation and technology, and will apply the rest to recruitment initiatives designed to increase student diversification.

11/14/2018

Defense budget increases are most often directed to active service members, creating a growing challenge to reservists as demands on them have led to an operational tempo on par with that of the active component, writes ROA Executive Director Jeffrey Phillips. Treating active-duty service members and reservists differently, even if unintentional, can lead to neglect and inequity in policy and funding matters, he writes.

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The Hill
11/14/2018

Confirmations of two Defense Department nominees -- for Central Command and Special Operations Command -- are among Congress' tasks now that it has reconvened. In addition, differences between the House and Senate regarding border wall appropriations keep the possibility of a partial government shutdown in play.

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Defense News
11/14/2018

Maj. Gen. Troy Kok of the Army Reserve's 99th Readiness Division administered the oath of enlistment to new recruits last week at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York. "As you start your military careers, you continue the great legacy of what our military is about, what our freedoms are about, and what it means to serve," Kok said.

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Army Reserve
11/14/2018

Air Force Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee and Ericka Kelly, chief of Air Force Reserve Command, called for "an agile, combat-ready force" as they introduced the Air Force Reserve's new vision statement and priorities. In addition, they shared the new mission statement: "Provide combat-ready forces to fly, fight, and win."

11/14/2018

Boston-based LPL Financial is partnering with the Army Reserve on a nationwide program to train veterans to become financial advisers. "We are proud to offer veterans a chance to transition to a new career," LPL executive Jeffrey Czajka said in reference to the Army Reserve Private Public Partnership effort.

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Financial Advisor
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Army Reserve, LPL Financial
11/13/2018

HealthTech4Medicaid is a new nonprofit group that includes about 40 health technology company CEOs who want to speed technology innovation to improve care for Medicaid recipients. The group represents more than $1 billion in venture capital, and its goals include increasing access to care, improving quality and decreasing costs.

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Medicaid
11/13/2018

Learning to lead well requires a combination of "learning and doing," writes Wally Bock. Accept that mistakes are a part of growth and commit to the work that gets less fanfare, such as working side-by-side with teams to model the behavior and performance you expect, he writes.

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Three Star Leadership
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Wally Bock