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NYSE Names Executive Vice Chair and Adds to Its Board

NYSE Names Executive Vice Chair and Adds to Its Board

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced on Tuesday that Betty Liu has been appointed as the company’s Executive Vice Chair. She will also join the NYSE Group Board. The former Bloomberg Television host will take up the position following NYSE’s acquisition of her start-up firm Radiate, an educational media company she founded just two years ago. The firm generates content aimed at entrepreneurs and people in managerial positions. Much of this content is produced in conjunction with company CEOs. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania graduate started her career in financial journalism as a Hong Kong-based regional correspondent and youngest-ever Taiwan Bureau Chief for Dow Jones Newswires. After she left Dow Jones, she worked for several years as the Atlanta Bureau Chief for the Financial Times. Her years of international experience working for major news organizations include CNBC and the Financial Times, and she has also written for the WSJ and Far Eastern Economic Review. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and speaking some Cantonese, Liu has been stationed in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on assignments. In her new role, which she assumes June 9th, Liu will be charged with building the NYSE leadership network, cultivating connections through live events, and creating opportunities for organizations to connect across the NYSE’s listed community of 2,400 companies. She will be based in NYC. More here.

Booker Wants to Increase Associate Degree Attainment

Booker Wants to Increase Associate Degree Attainment

Bob Menéndez Intros Bill Aimed to Lower Gas Prices

Bob Menéndez Intros Bill Aimed to Lower Gas Prices