Daily Archives: March 4, 2019

YPO Names Elizabeth Zucker 2019-2020 Chairman

DALLAS, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the election of Elizabeth Zucker to YPO’s highest elected office, the 2019-2020 chairman of the YPO Board of Directors.

Zucker is the 68th member to hold this office and will succeed current YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken. She will begin her term on 1 July 2019.

A member of the YPO Saint Louis Gateway and YPO Mid-America chapters, Zucker is the Managing Partner at Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company and a subsidiary of I3 Group, Inc.

Through a hub and spoke business model and Zucker’s leadership, Interior Investments of St. Louis, LLC, has grown to a USD40 million dealership.

“I am honored by the board’s election as YPO chairman for the 2019-2020 term. YPO has been an incredibly powerful influence on my life, business and family. I look forward to my continued service to YPO as it has brought incredible friendships and experiences into my life that I cherish deeply,” says Zucker.

The YPO chairman is elected by member peers on the board. Zucker continues the legacy of YPO’s founder and first president, Ray Hickok, who set the standard for peer leadership. Today, more than 30 past YPO chairmen are actively engaged with the organization.

“YPO’s greatest assets are embedded in the lives, experiences and gifts that our members share with us each day,” says Gerken. “Elizabeth exemplifies what it means to be a leader creating a world of impact. I know that she will lead with passion and be an extraordinary ambassador of YPO and our more than 27,000 members.”

Zucker joined YPO in 2007. She quickly became involved in YPO leadership, holding more than seven chapter officer roles. In 2014, she joined the Central U.S. Regional Executive Committee and served from 2013-2015 as the Regional Integration Officer. From 2015-2016, she served as the Central U.S. Regional Chair.

In July 2016, Zucker became a member of the YPO Board of Directors. Throughout her tenure, she served on the YPO Membership Committee, Governance and Succession Committee, Chapters and Regions Committee, Compensation and HR Committee and as YPO Council Chair.

About YPO:

YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit ‪ypo.org.

YPO Media Contact:
Amy Reid, areid@ypo.org, +1 646 678 0575 (United States)

EB5 Capital Begins Receiving I-829 Approvals for San Jose Marriott Hotels Project

WASHINGTON, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EB5 Capital announced today that investors in its San Jose Marriott Hotels project have begun receiving I-829 approvals from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS issues approval of the removal of conditions of residency for EB-5 investors who have completed their conditional residency period and have demonstrated that their investment has resulted in the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs. I-829 approvals permit continued residence in the U.S. without conditions or restrictions and opens a path to U.S. citizenship for EB-5 investors.

“An I-829 approval demonstrates the complete success of a project chosen by a regional center, affirming the project has met USCIS job creation requirements,” said Angelique Brunner, EB5 Capital’s President. “We look forward to seeing additional notices of I-829 approvals for this project in the coming weeks.”

San Jose Marriott Hotels is a $35 million equity investment in Huntington Hotel Group’s construction of a dual-branded Marriott Residence Inn (175 keys) and SpringHill Suites (146 keys) hotel in San Jose, CA. Located only a half mile away from San Jose International Airport and five minutes from downtown San Jose, the hotels opened in 2015 and continue to outperform their original operating projections, consistently rating as top performers among their competitive hotel set. The project created more than 1,230 EB-5 qualifying jobs, which is over 17 jobs per investor.

“Our ability to help investors achieve permanent residency in the United States is one of the key criteria for someone considering an EB-5 investment,” said Natalia Pronina, Investor Relations Manager. “We look forward to continuing our work and maintaining a flawless track record of projects successfully reaching the I-829 approval stage.”

About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital is a leader in the EB-5 immigrant investor industry, raising foreign capital from investors in more than 55 countries for investment in job-creating real estate projects across the United States. EB5 Capital owns and operates six USCIS-authorized Regional Centers that serve 15 states and the District of Columbia. With a portfolio of 25 projects, EB5 Capital maintains a 100% project approval rate from the USCIS. For more information, visit http://www.eb5capital.com.

Ben Carter
(202) 652-2437

The Graduate Management Admission Council Welcomes BI Norwegian Business School Into GMAC Membership

Norway’s Largest Business School Broadens GMAC Footprint in the Master’s Space

RESTON, Va., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, announced today that BI Norwegian Business School has become the organization’s newest member.  Norway’s largest business school brings GMAC’s total membership to 226.

Select business schools are invited to apply for GMAC membership by its Board of Directors. Each school goes through a comprehensive application process that addresses the sustained commitments to supporting GMAC’s mission: providing the tools and information necessary for schools and talent to discover and evaluate each other.

“We place the same level of value on the diversity of our membership as we do on the diversity in the classroom,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC. “BI Norwegian Business School is our first member school from Norway and is the second largest business school in Europe.  We welcome their deep-rooted perspective in the Master’s space and look forward to the insights they will bring as we work to ensure no talent goes undiscovered.”

BI Norwegian Business School 
BI Norwegian Business School is Norway’s only triple accredited School. It is also a founding member of the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management Masters Network (QTEM), which brings together schools, international corporate partners and a growing number of graduate students from around the world. The welcoming of the BI Norwegian Business School into membership broadens GMAC’s footprint in the Master’s space as well as the diversity of our membership base.

GMAC Membership
To be considered for membership in GMAC, schools complete an application process and must meet the following criteria: maintain a selective admissions process; offer a master’s program in business administration, management subjects or equivalent; and actively support GMAC’s mission and use the GMAT exam or other GMAC assessments as part of their admissions and enrollment processes. They also participate in GMAC governance, including voting on Board elections and other matters that may come before the Council.

About GMAC
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, we are committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate and connect with each other. We work on behalf of the schools and the graduate management education community, as well as guide candidates on their journey to higher education, to ensure that no talent goes undiscovered.

GMAC provides world-class research, professional development opportunities and assessments for the industry, designed to advance the art and science of admissions. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment, recognized by more than 7,000 programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India, South Africa, and the Philippines, and the Executive Assessment (EA), specifically designed for Executive programs around the world.

Our flagship portal for graduate management education resources and information, www.mba.com, receives 14 million visits a year and features the School Search matching tool and Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS™) database, matching candidates and business schools.

GMAC is a global organization with offices in Hong Kong, China, Gurugram, India, Singapore, London, United Kingdom and the United States. To learn more about our work, please visit www.gmac.com.

Media contact:
Geoffrey Basye, Director of Media Relations, GMAC
+1 (703) 668-9799 or gbasye@gmac.com

O Graduate Management Admission Council recebe a BI Norwegian Business School como membro do GMAC

Maior escola de Administração da Noruega amplia a presença do GMAC na área de mestrado

RESTON, Va., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), uma associação global de escolas de pós-graduação em administração, anunciou hoje que a BI Norwegian Business School tornou-se o mais novo membro da organização.  A maior escola de administração da Noruega eleva o número total de membros do GMAC para 226.

Seletas escolas de administração são convidadas pelo Conselho de Diretores do GMAC a postularem a associação. Cada escola passa por um abrangente processo de candidatura que aborda os comprometimentos sustentados para dar suporte à missão do GMAC: fornecer as ferramentas e informações necessárias para as escolas e a habilidade para descobrirem e avaliarem umas às outras.

“Nós aplicamos o mesmo nível de valor na diversidade dos nossos membros à medida que ampliamos a diversidade na sala de aula”, disse Sangeet Chowfla, Presidente e CEO do GMAC. “A BI Norwegian Business School é nossa primeira escola-membro da Noruega e a segunda maior escola de administração na Europa.  Sua perspectiva profundamente enraizada na área de Mestrado é bem-vinda e esperamos suas percepções à medida que trabalhamos para garantir que nenhum talento passe despercebido”.

BI Norwegian Business School 
A BI Norwegian Business School é a única escola da Noruega com certificação tripla. É também membro fundadora da Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management Masters Network (QTEM), que reúne escolas, parceiros corporativos internacionais e um número crescente de estudantes pós-graduados de todo o mundo. A entrada da BI Norwegian Business School como membro amplia a presença do GMAC na área de Mestrado, bem como a diversidade da nossa base de associações.

Associação ao GMAC
Para serem consideradas para uma associação ao GMAC, as escolas realizam um processo de candidatura e devem atender aos seguintes critérios: manter um processo de admissão seletivo; oferecer um programa de mestrado em administração ou temas relacionados; e apoiar ativamente a missão do GMAC e usar o exame GMAT ou outras avaliações do GMAC como parte dos processos de admissão e cadastramento. Elas também participam da governança do GMAC, inclusive da votação nas eleições da Diretoria e outros assuntos que podem vir antes do Conselho.

Sobre o GMAC
O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) é uma associação de importantes escolas de administração. Fundado em 1953, estamos comprometidos com a criação de soluções para escolas de administração e candidatos para descobrir, avaliar e conectar uns aos outros da melhor maneira. Nós trabalhamos em nome das escolas e da comunidade de pós-graduação em administração, além de orientarmos os candidatos em sua jornada na educação superior, para garantir que nenhum talento passe despercebido.

O GMAC oferece oportunidades de pesquisa, desenvolvimento profissional de alto nível e avaliações para a indústria, criadas para desenvolver a arte e a ciência das admissões. De propriedade e administrado pelo GMAC, o Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) é a avaliação de escolas de pós-graduação em administração mais amplamente utilizada, reconhecido por mais de 7.000 programas em todo o mundo. Outras avaliações do GMAC são o exame NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™), para ingresso em programas de pós-graduação em administração na Índia, África do Sul e nas Filipinas, e a Avaliação executiva (AE), especificamente criada para programas executivos em todo o mundo.

Nosso principal portal para recursos e informações sobre pós-graduação em administração, o www.mba.com, recebe 14 milhões de visitas por ano e possui a ferramenta de alinhamento School Search entre o Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS™) e os candidatos e escolas de administração.

O GMAC é uma organização global com escritórios em Hong Kong; China; Gurugram, Índia; Singapura; Londres, Reino Unido; e nos Estados Unidos. Para saber mais sobre nosso trabalho, visite www.gmac.com.

Assessoria de imprensa:
Geoffrey Basye, Director de Comunicação Social do GMAC,
+1 (703) 668-9799 ou gbasye@gmac.com

Le Graduate Management Admission Council accueille la BI Norwegian Business School comme membre du GMAC

La plus grande école de commerce de Norvège élargit l’empreinte du GMAC dans l’espace du Master

RESTON, Va., 04 mars 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), association internationale de grandes écoles de commerce de premier rang, a présenté aujourd’hui la BI Norwegian Business School en tant que tout dernier membre de l’organisation. La plus grande école de commerce de Norvège porte à 226 le nombre total de membres du GMAC.

Les écoles de commerce sélectionnées sont invitées à poser leur candidature à l’adhésion au GMAC par son Conseil d’administration. Chaque école suit un processus de candidature complet qui tient compte des engagements soutenus à l’appui de la mission du GMAC : fournir les outils et informations nécessaires aux écoles et aux talents pour se découvrir et s’évaluer mutuellement.

« Nous accordons la même valeur à la diversité de nos membres qu’à la diversité des salles de classe », a déclaré Sangeet Chowfla, Président-directeur général du GMAC. « La BI Norwegian Business School est notre première école membre norvégienne et la deuxième plus grande école de commerce en Europe. Nous nous félicitons de sa vision profondément ancrée dans l’espace du Master et nous nous réjouissons des connaissances qu’elle apportera au fur et à mesure de notre collaboration afin de s’assurer qu’aucun talent ne reste non découvert ».

BI Norwegian Business School 
La BI Norwegian Business School est la seule école norvégienne qui possède une triple accréditation. Elle est également membre fondatrice du QTEM (« Quantitative Techniques for Economics et Management Masters Network »), qui regroupe des écoles, des entreprises partenaires internationales et un nombre croissant d’étudiants de troisième cycle du monde entier. L’accueil de la BI Norwegian Business School comme membre élargit l’empreinte du GMAC dans l’espace du Master ainsi que la diversité de notre base de membres.

Adhésion au GMAC
Pour être considérées comme membres du GMAC, les écoles suivent un processus de candidature et doivent répondre aux critères suivants : maintenir un processus d’admission sélectif ; offrir un programme de Master en administration des affaires, matières de gestion ou équivalent, et soutenir activement la mission du GMAC mais aussi utiliser l’examen GMAT ou d’autres évaluations GMAC dans le cadre de leurs processus d’admission et d’inscription. Elles participent également à la gouvernance du GMAC, y compris en votant pour les élections du Conseil d’administration et pour d’autres questions pouvant être soumises au Conseil.

À propos du GMAC
Le Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) est une association mondiale de grandes écoles supérieures de commerce. Fondé en 1953, il s’est engagé à créer des solutions pour les écoles de commerce et les candidats afin de mieux se découvrir, s’évaluer et communiquer entre eux. Nous travaillons au nom des écoles et de la communauté de l’enseignement de gestion des cycles supérieurs, et guidons les candidats dans leur parcours vers l’enseignement supérieur, pour veiller à ce qu’aucun talent ne reste non découvert.

Le GMAC offre des opportunités de recherche et de développement professionnel de niveau international et des évaluations pour l’industrie, conçues pour faire progresser l’art et la science des admissions. Détenu et administré par le GMAC, l’examen Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) est l’évaluation des écoles de commerce supérieures la plus largement utilisée, reconnue par plus de 7 000 programmes dans le monde entier. D’autres évaluations du GMAC comprennent l’examen NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™), pour l’entrée dans les programmes supérieurs de gestion en Inde, en Afrique du Sud et aux Philippines, et l’Executive Assessment (EA), spécifiquement conçu pour les programmes Executive à travers le monde.

Notre portail phare pour les ressources et les informations sur la formation en gestion des cycles supérieurs, www.mba.com, est visité par 14 millions par an et comprend l’outil de concordance School Search et la base de données Graduate Management Admission Search Service® (GMASS™), permettant de trouver l’école de commerce qui correspond le mieux au profil d’un candidat.

Le GMAC est une organisation mondiale qui possède des bureaux à Hong Kong, en Chine, à Gurugram, en Inde, à Singapour, à Londres, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis. Pour en savoir plus sur nos travaux, veuillez consulter www.gmac.com.

Contact presse :
Geoffrey Basye, Directeur Relations avec les médias du GMAC
+1 (703) 668-9799 ou gbasye@gmac.com