Leadership Pasadena Names Patti Traglio as Recruitment Chair

first_imgPeople Leadership Pasadena Names Patti Traglio as Recruitment Chair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 7:28 pm Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Patti TraglioLeadership Pasadena is excited to announce the appointment of Pasadena resident Patti Traglio as the Recruitment Chair for Leadership Pasadena for 2017-2018. Patti is a current member of the Leadership Pasadena class of 2017 and will work with the Leadership Pasadena Board to expand opportunities for community members who are interested in becoming empowered, inspired and connected leaders of Pasadena’s diverse community. Applications for the next Leadership Pasadena will begin in February 2017. Classes begin in September 2017.“Patti’s professional career in corporate rewards and retention strategy allowed her to immediately see the immense value and ROI of the Leadership Pasadena program to individuals, corporations and community organizations. She is a perfect choice to lead our recruitment drive for the next LP class to begin next September 2017,” according to Board member and volunteer Executive Director Cindy Bengtson.“I’m delighted to become more deeply involved and work with the Leadership Pasadena Board, Alumni and current class members to create a “best in class” service leadership experience. From the first information session to the most recent networking event, I have been extremely impressed with the caliber of leaders and opportunities to gain personal leadership skills and also participate in a service leadership project with a highly notable non-profit organization. Our mission is to make a sustainable difference in our community. My new role allows me to do the work I enjoy the most – networking, program management, problem solving, critical thinking, professional development and working with professional coaches and mentors, and community outreach. A program like this offered in a corporate setting could easily be 2 to 3 times the cost. This is a valuable benefit to employers and employees alike, and we are excited to grow our reach and enable architects of change to enrich our community,” per Patti.Patti grew up in West Covina and attended St. Lucy’s High School and Santa Clara University. She established her professional roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and had a successful sales and marketing career with global organizations including Nedlloyd Lines, Tiffany & Co. and Michael C. Tina. She has over 20 years of professional experience helping organizations appreciate great work and develop inspiring leaders. In her most recent role as a Managing Director of Client Solutions at O.C. Tanner Company, she had the primary relationship responsibility for Fortune 500 clients facilitating reward, recognition and employee engagement business solutions. Her clients have included Northrop Grumman, Jacobs Engineering, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Amgen, American Honda, Caltech, Cedars-Sinai and many more. She is passionate about creating “best places to work” cultures and knows the value of investing in people to drive great work- making a difference people love.“Patti is a creative problem solver and strategist and with her extensive business development skills she will help Leadership Pasadena attract the best and brightest emerging leaders who are looking for opportunities to take their personal and professional development to the next level and immerse themselves in a unique program that benefits the individual, their organization and the community,” per Board member Lisa Cavelier.Leadership Pasadena is a hands-on, community leadership program that immerses you in Pasadena’s rich history, government and world renowned organizations and institutions. This is a unique program for those who want to play an active role in Pasadena’s future. The program provides participants with 24 hours of personal leadership training, 8 hours of one on one executive coaching, 60 hours of Pasadena community education and 40 hours of community service learning. Participants build meaningful connections with the area’s business, government and community decision-makers. With its many civic, non-profit and community organizations and its diverse communities, there is a large need for empowered and connected community leaders to address the concerns and issues of the Pasadena area together with respect and determination and results. Leadership Pasadena creates these leaders. http://www.leadershippasadena.org/ Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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The first rule of FinTech security

first_imgThe first rule of FinTech Security is we don’t talk about FinTech security!  The second rule is everyone must have security.  Sound familiar?  That’s how it feels in many technology circles.  Today’s information security world is booming with not just products and services, and the security threats therein, but multiple interpretations of the word “security”.The ProblemEver get the feeling no matter how much is done with security, it’s never enough?  Your information security people are not satisfied, or are approaching your meetings with more bad news?  Where does practical application versus security goals align with risk avoidance?  Here is a reality:  To sell a product or service means to engage in risk.  Technology is a market and delivery mechanism, and threat vector.Cue Gene Kim’s book The Phoenix Project.  Gene Kim got his start in Information Security with open source Tripwire software.  His career is peppered with work in IT controls and standards, making a career of showing how the compliance industry is woefully behind.Probably the single most prolific example of information security practices gone afoul is the character in the book, John, where risk avoidance and security compliance wins over business value and productivity.  Stifling!  With PCI compliance and vulnerability issues, John constantly reminds leaders in his company of the risk to security.  Coming from auto lending, John’s perception of security is alive and embraced by many.  Not only is that character hard to read, I drew parallels having worked in FinTech.  I’ve often threatened security teams with buying the book and dropping on their desk so they understand where the rest of the company is coming from.  Clearly, there are opportunities.  Not one admitted to reading it.What to do?  Here are a couple of thought strategies.Security Alignment StrategiesDo security people understand the business?  If no, start immediately.  How can you secure that which you do not understand?  Like all other areas of the business, competency must be shown first before security engineering can begin.Are you hiring ethically salient security people or questionably ethical characters with security knowledge?  Two different things.  If your security team disappears in your office supply or broom closet for hours and looks like a 80s rock band, you may have a problem (i.e, Fifth Estate — Wikileaks).Understanding what DevSecOps is trying to do.  The need for Agile and public cloud services is not going away.  In fact, companies like Microsoft are enticing organizations there as IT transitions from ownership to right to use subscription models.  DevSecOps is a cooperative system where business operators are supplied with tools and processes to help with security decision making – not leaving it up to security staff members to manage alone.How many tools do you really need?  If you have more than seven toolsets that are large portions of IT spend, you may have a problem with a runaway security program.Information technology’s primary role is making sure projects return business value.  IT is responsible for making sure projects are done in a supportable manner, which includes security.  I recommend reading Mark Schwartz’s book, The Art of Business Value for more information on IT’s role in business.These thought strategies are a good start understanding the business, recognizing technology needed and implementing security that works for the business at hand. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jonathan Merrill Jonathan is the Director of IT Infrastructure at Lanvera.  Mr. Merrill is a leader with a reputation for delivering simple and creative solutions, in the toughest environments, to complex problems … Web: www.lanvera.com Detailslast_img read more

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The best small entrepreneurs in tourism are chosen: Applications open for only two more days

first_imgOnly two more days are open for applications #first time, by which Zagrebačka banka provides strong entrepreneurs with an original tourist product with strong professional and financial assistance for promotion. An expert jury will select the 15 best entries, two of which will win a major marketing campaign that includes a TV spot, while the rest will be promoted on digital channels.  Owners of catering businesses, family hotels, farms, but also everyone else who thinks they have an original idea, location, project or product can apply for the #first time project. Applications are accepted via the web for the first time.hr until September 30th, and in the evaluation of projects, the specificity of the tourist offer, the interestingness of the undiscovered destination, persuasiveness and motivation will be important. With this platform, Zaba supports the development of year-round domestic tourism. More about the project can be found on the page prviput.hr. “So far, small entrepreneurs have expressed great interest in the #first time project, and we are extremely glad that we have found great support from professional and competent institutions. All of them recognized our goal, and that is that with this project we want to help Croatian tourism, especially small entrepreneurs who are important to be able to position themselves in the market in this challenging year. Since the beginning of the year, we have launched many significant socially responsible projects, and #first time is another contribution to the community in which we live and do business and in which we want to be part of the solution” said Iva Barbarić, Marketing Director of Zagrebačka banka.center_img The project will be followed by an online website prviput.hr which will function as the largest online platform for the promotion of unique domestic destinations. The period when it is difficult to travel outside the country, is ideal for discovering undiscovered places in Croatia that stand alongside world destinations, and this online site will be the ideal place to find all the necessary information. By applying to the competition, small entrepreneurs in tourism, who are most affected by the corona crisis, have the opportunity to win a free marketing campaign that will provide them with visibility and present their entrepreneurial stories.last_img read more

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Davies, Smith shake off rough start to season, look for WCHA awards

first_imgDespite a rocky start to the 2009-10 season, Wisconsin junior Brendan Smith is the nation\’s top-scoring defensemen.[/media-credit]This weekend’s WCHA Final Five features five ranked teams loaded with talent, and the third-ranked Badgers have multiple players flaunting gaudy statistical seasons.Two of those skilled individuals, senior forward Michael Davies and junior defenseman Brendan Smith, are in solid position to earn postseason recognition for their efforts, but that did not seem likely after the first series of the season.It was before that series that Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves made one of the hardest decisions a coach ever has to make.October 16th marked the start of the 2009-10 season for Eaves and the Badgers, but that wasn’t the case for Davies.He watched the entire series in a suit and tie.According to Eaves, the senior St. Louis native needed to prove his work ethic to the coaching staff before he could see time on the ice.“It started in the summer because Michael wasn’t where we wanted him to be conditioning wise,” Eaves said. “We had a very honest talk, and unless he met a certain criterion he probably wasn’t going to play.”Smith, on the other hand, suited up for the season opener, but after a shaky night in his own zone, Eaves knew Smith’s play needed to improve, and he felt the first round draft choice needed to be held to the standards expected of a veteran defenseman.“It was a heart-to-heart talk, and it was hopefully a moment in his life that he’ll remember,” Eaves said. “It was time to hold him accountable as to what he needed to do for him to be effective — being responsible with and without the puck.“We didn’t want him to just be a one-way player.”Wisconsin lost that season opener to Colorado College, but the Badgers salvaged a point by earning a tie in game two.UW was in a fight to the bitter end with Denver to win the regular season WCHA title (a fight Denver won), and the failure to grab those points proved to be costly. But Eaves hoped the short-term damage would allow the two players to grow.“It might have hurt us that weekend to be quite honest with you, but the hope was that is would help us in the long run,” Eaves said.A tough pill to swallowComing into his senior year Davies had posted over 70 career points in three seasons.Thanks to his tremendous stick handling, Davies became known for his offensive skill in space, but his abilities weren’t on display at the start of his final season, and that was a difficult reality to accept.“It was obviously disappointing, coming back as a senior and not being in the lineup,” Davies said. “Coach said I didn’t deserve to be playing and looking back on it maybe I didn’t deserve to be out there.”Davies needed to better condition himself for the rigors of WCHA play, and once that was in place, his work in the offensive end still needed improvement. The UW coaching staff wanted to see more than the pretty dekes and toe-drags.They wanted to see grit.“The message was to get my nose in the corners and just be a tough player to play against,” Davies said about the conversation he had with Eaves.Smith’s meeting was admittedly emotional, and the benching took its toll on the talented defenseman.“It was very tough. That was the first time I was a healthy scratch in my life,” Smith said. “I was very disappointed. It was hard, but I think it helped me out. Coach and I talked a lot; we had a lot of meetings, and ultimately I knew I had to play better defensively.”Message receivedA week later Davies and Smith returned to action, and they have been mainstays in the lineup ever since.As UW prepares for St. Cloud State in the semifinals of the WCHA tournament, it’s Davies who leads the team in points with 48 and Smith who has been identified as a Hobey Baker award candidate.For Eaves, the growth of these two players from the rocky start of the season has been a joy to watch.“It has been very rewarding,” Eaves said. “Whenever a young man maximizes his potential it’s one of the best things about coaching.”Davies has improved his game along the boards while showing a willingness to deliver hits, and the offensive production has followed.He has been the facilitator of the power play, displaying flawless passes right to the sticks of his teammates. And he is currently riding a three-game scoring streak heading into round two of the WCHA playoffs.So, what role did the early season benching play in Davies’ breakthrough season?He says it’s one of the main reasons he’s improved.“Had I not sat those two games, I don’t think I’d be the productive player that I am today,” Davies said.Much like Davies, Smith has taken his game to another level after his removal from the lineup.“It definitely shook me,” Smith said of the benching. “But it motivated me to prove what kind of player I am.”Smith has accepted his defensive responsibilities and refined his game at the back end, but that hasn’t limited his offense.In fact, Smith, who recorded four points in the first round of the WCHA tournament, is the highest scoring defenseman in the country.Both players were sent an early season message; both players have excelled as a result. And according to both Badgers, the key to their success centers on one key attribute — consistency.“Anybody can get taken out of the lineup at any time and it’s a privilege to be playing,” Smith said. “Ever since [the benching] I’ve taken that to heart. Every practice and every game you have to be your best.”Davies echoed his teammate’s sentiments.“I used to be very inconsistent, I’d put up three points one night and then go pointless the next five,” Davies added. “It’s all about consistency at this level, and the reason I’ve been so good this year is because I’ve been consistent.”Postseason conference awards will be handed out Thursday before round two and both Davies and Smith will be in attendance, along with several other Badgers, hoping to be recognized by the WCHA.The seasons they each have compiled are noteworthy considering where it all began, but though the potential recognition is appreciated, Davies and Smith have their minds set on different award, one they can share with their teammates.“It’s an honor to be up for those individual awards,” Davies said. “But hopefully we can keep it going and eventually get that team award at the end of the season.”last_img read more

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