Heritage Ministries Names New Interim CEO

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) GERRY – The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Lisa Haglund has been named as the interim CEO for the company, replacing the previous CEO David Smeltzer.Officials with the company were not at liberty to explain specifically why Smeltzer left his position. WNYNewsNow has reached out to set up an interview with Haglund in the near future.Haglund began her career with Northwest Bank where she worked for over twenty years, prior to joining the Heritage organization. Haglund attended Alfred State College as well as the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking at Penn State. She has also been an active member of her community, with involvement ranging from Chautauqua Leadership Network to the St. Susan Center.“It is this combination of business acumen, integrity, and Christian values that made her the obvious selection as we take next steps in an exciting future for Heritage,” Heritage Board of Directors shared.Heritage Ministries was founded in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations across the United States.last_img read more

Mark Burbach leaves Blue Sky Group

first_imgMark Burbach has left Blue Sky Group, fiduciary manager for Dutch airline KLM’s pension funds, after eight years as chief investment officer.He has joined Osool Asset Management in Bahrain, which runs government and military pensions as well as social security funds.At Blue Sky Group, Burbach oversaw the investment team responsible for €20.5bn of assets for KLM’s three schemes – for ground staff, cabin staff, and pilots – and a number of other Dutch corporate pension schemes.Prior to joining Blue Sky Group, Burbach spent more than five years as CIO at Pensioenfonds TNO, the €3bn pension fund of the Dutch technical research institute TNO. He has also worked as an investment manager at the former builders’ sector pension fund HBG. It is the second senior departure to hit Blue Sky Group in the space of three months. In March, Kees Verbaas, Blue Sky’s head of fund management, left to join Altis Investment Management, the €50bn fiduciary management subsidiary of NN Investment Partners. He starts at Altis on 1 June.Burbach spoke to IPE earlier this year about how Blue Sky Group was coping with the mounting level of investment-focused regulation facing asset managers. For the full interview, click here.Blue Sky Group had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Migne worried after exit of key CHAN players

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne passes instruction to his players during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Ahead of the first leg of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Tanzania at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne is faced with a headache.The pre-season transfer window has left his CHAN team in tatters with several key positions left vacant. Faruk Shikalo moved to the Tanzanian Premier League after signing with Yanga while midfielder Francis Kahata moved to cross-town rivals Yanga. Striker John Avire, by the coach’s own admission is AWOL while winger Paul Were might not be available as he is trying to work on a move out of the country.His biggest headache is the goalkeeping and striking departments as he had made up his mind that Shikalo would be his starter between the sticks while Avire who earned lots of praise from his performance at the Cup of Nations was expected to lead the line in attack.“Avire, I don’t know where he is maybe you can tell me. If you have any news you can tell me,” the tactician stated on the absence of Avire.Harambee Stars striker John Avire during his debut against Madagascar in a friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Sofapaka forward had been at the centre of a transfer saga that left the Football Kenya Federation Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi as a casualty after he stepped aside following his implication in an alleged foiled transfer of the forward to an unnamed club in Egypt.In his absence now, Migne has to look on Piston Mutamba, Nicholas Kipkurui and last season’s Kenyan Premier League top scorer for solutions though he says they lack in experience at the high level.“It’s difficult like when we lost Faruk. We need to find an option but now I don’t have an answer. I know Piston but for Kip and Enosh, I don’t know them at this kind of level. It is another step for them but we will see,”“Of course we have lost a lot of mature players for this level. It will be difficult but it will be a good opportunity for some players to show me their qualities. We will play with players without huge experience,”“It will be a big difference between us and Tanzania. Except Dennis (Odhiambo) and Philemon (Odhiambo) we don’t have many players who played at AFCON. For them, they have seven or eight players who played,” the tactician further stated.Harambee Stars goalkeepers Faruk Shikalo and John Oyemba arrive at the training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis goalkeeping department also has Migne worried as he is left with John Oyemba who didn’t have much of playing time at Kariobangi Sharks last season, Ulinzi Stars skipper James Saruni and Bandari’s second choice from last season Mike Wanyika who he called up early this week.The tactician has admitted that there is a scarcity of good goalkeepers in the country but believes with the investment in the FKF Centre of Excellence, the problem can be solved in the next few years.“We don’t have lots of talented keepers and that’s the reality. Even Matasi (Patrick) I would like to put pressure on him, but as at now he is the best we have. We need to think about the improvement and development for this department in the team from the youth. We need to work hard and try build some strong keepers,”The tactician will now have a headache of choosing who to start against Tanzania on Sunday between the three uncapped shot stoppers.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uganda Cranes striker completes move to Moroccan side

first_img Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019allan kyambaddeEmmanuel OkwiHassan WasswaKCCA FCKhalid AuchoMike Azirapatrick kadduRS Berkanetadeo lwangaTimothy Awany Kaddu (Centre) with some of his Berkane teammates on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Cranes striker Patrick Kaddu has sealed a move to Moroccan side RS Berkane.Kaddu joins Berkane from Uganda Premier League defending champions KCCA FC, for whom he has featured in the last two seasons.The former Maroons FC striker is understood to have penned a 4-year deal at the Moroccan giants on Tuesday morning and started his training immediately.Kaddu was part of the Cranes team that performed fairly well at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt as they reached the knock-out stages of the competition for the first time in 41 years.During AFCON, Kaddu was Uganda’s primary striker, scoring the Cranes first goal of the tournament in the 2-0 victory over DR Congo.The 23-year-old who also had a brief stint at Kira Young in 2015/16 is benefiting from his AFCON adventures just like several other Ugandans who moved after the tournament.The Likes of Abdu Lumala, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Tadeo Lwanga, Mike Azira, Emmanuel Okwi, Awany and Kyambadde have already moved to new clubs.After the departure of both Timothy Awany and Allan Kyambadde, Kaddu becomes the third high profile player to exit the KCCA FC this offseason.However, they have also re-enforced, securing the services of John Revita, Simon Sserunkuma and Erisa Ssekisambu. KCCA FC is also believed to be nearing a deal to sign Bright Stars’ captain Nelson Ssenkatuka.Comments last_img read more