Dale Earnhardt Jr. becomes executive director of iRacing

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now the executive director of iRacing, the Chelmsford-based simulated racing platform viewed as an integral part of NASCAR’s growth strategy.

Th 46-year-old Earnhardt, who twice won both the Daytona 500 and the Xfinity Series championships, is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Earnhardt said he began iRacing since its start in 2004 and that he now wants to take part in its operations.

“Realizing iRacing’s potential early, its success has always been important to me,” said Earnhardt in a release.

His duties will include partner and community relations, user experience, development of the platform’s stock car offerings, marketing, partnerships, and licensing.

“Whether it was connecting iRacing with NASCAR in 2008, making other partner introductions, developing content, laser-mapping race cars, Beta testing new technology,” Earnhardt said, “it has been a privilege to be a small part of iRacing’s expansion. Even more, it

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U.S. will ‘vigorously defend’ TikTok executive order despite ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok after a federal judge halted the action.

FILE PHOTO: A reflection of the U.S. flag is seen on the sign of the TikTok app in this illustration picture taken September 19, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File Photo

U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone on Friday blocked the Commerce Department order set to take effect on Nov. 12 that would have effectively barred ByteDance-owned TikTok from operating in the United States.

The Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “comply with the injunction … but intends to vigorously defend the (executive order) and the Secretary’s implementation efforts from legal challenges.”

Beetlestone enjoined the agency from barring data hosting within the United States for TikTok, content delivery services and other technical transactions.

President Donald Trump’s administration contends

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Record Retrieval Leader Compex Appoints Paul Boroditsch as Chief Executive Officer

Compex Legal Services, Inc., a leading national provider of record retrieval and insights services announced today that Paul Boroditsch has been named Chief Executive Officer.

Paul brings more than 20 years of strategic management experience, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Optum (UnitedHealth Group). During his tenure at Optum, Paul led large scale businesses driving substantial organic growth and differentiated products and services- improving quality, and reducing costs across providers and payer constituents. Prior to Optum, Paul held executive roles at Anthem and began his career leading large scale consulting engagements. Paul holds a BA in Management Information Systems and an MBA, both from the University of Michigan.

“Paul brings an impressive track record building high-performing organizations, implementing new operating models, and harnessing technology to drive top- and bottom-line growth,” said Ryan Pertz, Principal at Windjammer Capital Investors who partnered with Compex in early 2020. “Paul

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Sylvia Bugg Named Chief Programming Executive At PBS

PBS has promoted Sylvia Bugg to the role of Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming – replacing Perry Simon who left this summer.

The public broadcaster has expanded the top content role with the appointment of Bugg, who was previously VP of General Audience Programming at PBS.

Bugg will report to PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and will oversee all non-children’s content and lead PBS’s programming strategy across its broadcast and digital platforms. She will also be responsible for the acquisition and development of programming for PBS and its member stations.

This comes as PBS lines up a raft of new programming including new titles to celebrate its 50th anniversary of the Masterpiece strand, which will launch series including Glenda Jackson’s Elizabeth Is Missing and All Creatures Great and Small in 2021.

In her previous role, Bugg oversaw the PBS editorial team and led the

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PBS Promotes Sylvia Bugg to Chief Programming Executive

a woman posing for a picture: Sylvia Bugg PBS

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Sylvia Bugg PBS

PBS has promoted programming executive Sylvia Bugg to chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming.

In her new position, Bugg will oversee all non-children’s content and lead programming strategy across all broadcast and digital platforms. She will also be responsible for the acquisition and development of programming for PBS and its member stations, “with a particular focus on sharing important stories that reflect the diversity of our country,” according to PBS.

She will report directly PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger.

“At a time when the work of public television is more important than ever, Sylvia is the ideal leader to take on this critical role,” Kerger said in a statement. “Throughout her impressive career, she has brought an extraordinary portfolio of programming to audiences across

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The Executive Selection: Zenith

In honor of the release of the original El Primero A384 50 years ago, Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith is now paying tribute to the renowned chronograph by releasing the El Primero A384 Revival. With the original being one of Zenith’s signature timepieces that was introduced to the world in the late 1960s, its new version now looks set to be enjoyed by a whole new generation of watch enthusiasts.

a close up of a person wearing a costume: Zenith El Primero A384 Revival

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Zenith El Primero A384 Revival

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It however remains powered by the original El Primero movement, which is known for being one of the first automatic chronographs and can be seen in all its glory once you check out its back case. The watch’s “ladder” bracelet is also eye-catching- it has an unusual open design to match its avant-garde look. (Fun fact: the bracelet was made by specialist company Gay Frères, who has also

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Jared Shepard, Intelligent Waves’ Founder & CEO Named a Top Finalist for GovCon Executive of the Year

Intelligent Waves, a leading-edge trusted IT systems integrator that delivers high-impact transformational IT solutions to the Government’s most mission-critical challenges, today announced that the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has named Jared Shepard, its Chief Executive Officer, as one of the 2020 Executive Of The Year GovCon finalists. Reviewed by a panel of expert judges, Shepard joins a distinguished list of strategic executive business leaders who are committed to driving growth and making an impact through community outreach.

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In Northern Virginia’s GovCon community, Jared Shepard is regarded as an exceptional corporate leader that managed to turn his daily life experiences as a soldier, while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, into building a high-energy GovCon firm, that leads by example and boldly innovates to create solutions that make the impossible possible.

Intelligent Waves’

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