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Highland Capital Names Charitable Giving Manager

The Dallas based financial services firm Highland Capital Management has looked to appoint an individual to oversee all of its philanthropic activities. As a result it has recently named Linda Owen as its new charitable giving manager. Owen has a long history of managing a number of non profit organizations. She has been the president of The Dallas Foundation as well as the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Linda is also a current civic leader and is therefore very familiar with the community as well as how to help non profit organizations reach their objectives. With her experience as a civic leader and non profit manager, Owen will have the necessary expertise to help guide Highland Capital Management into becoming one of the most generous organizations in terms of making a difference in its community.

With the new appointment of Linda Owen as charitable giving manager for Highland Capital Management, James Dondero believes that he now has a highly qualified individual to help his firm reach one of its top goals. Dondero is someone who is devoted to improving the welfare of his community. Each year James looks to make up to $3 million in charitable contributions for a number of causes. These causes include healthcare, veteran’s affairs and public policy. Over the years Dondero has donated his funds for these causes as well as a number of organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Center for Brain Health, Uplift education and also the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. By making contributions to a number of causes and organizations, James Dondero is able to help improve the lives of many people as well as the overall community of the Dallas Metro area.

James Dondero is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He is also the current acting president and therefore leads the firm on a daily basis. For over 20 years Dondero has helped make Highland Capital Management one of the leading firms that manage hedge funds and also credit. James has also helped develop a type of investment known as collateralized loan obligations. His firm has been in existence since the year 1993. Dondero’s previous experience was as a chief investment officer in which he managed funds for American Express of amounts up to $2 billion. James was also a credit investor when he first began his career.

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Jax the Jack Russell Won’t Eat Anything But Beneful

I have a Jack Russell Terrier Named Jax. Clearly my whole family did not put much thought into picking Jax’s name. However, we did put a lot of thought into what type of dog food we were going to give Jax for his whole life when we first got him as a puppy. Jax is a very athletic dog and has been since we got him as a puppy. Not only is Jax very athletic and likes to play outside but he is very vocal and is not afraid to bark if things don’t go his way or he doesn’t like something. Due to Jax being vocal it was hard at first to find him the right dog food as he would sit and bark at his bowl if he didn’t like the way it tasted which would result in me going back to the pet store to find another type of dog food each time. After this happening about 5 times a cashier at Wal-Mart suggested I get Jax Beneful dog food due to the fact that she too has a picky dog who happens to like Beneful by PurinaStore a lot instead of other dog food brands out there. Luckily for me, Jax seems to have a lot in common with the Cashiers dog because the only type of dog food that will get him to be quiet is Beneful and it is the only dog food that I can get him to eat also. I have not tried to give Jax Beneful dry dog food yet mainly because I am letting him try every single one of their wet dog food’s first before letting him try the dry dog food ones. This week Jax gets to try Beneful chopped blends in the beef flavor, roasted chicken recipe, beef and chicken medley, and simmered chicken medley.  Thank you Beneful for creating your products as without you I’m not sure I could get Jax to eat.

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Deere Is Getting Things Poppin With Lime Crime

Doe Deere is truly a dynamic woman that has taken the world by storm. Deere is a woman that has a deep love for color and a passion for life. Deere has made it her goal to live life to the fullest and to follow her dreams. Deere is a woman that was born in Russia, and later she and her family moved to New York. Deere had an interest in fashion from a very young age. She knew that it was an industry that she was going to want to work in. After graduating from high school, Deere studied fashion. Deere wanted to be able to make her own line of clothing, and that is exactly what she did. In 2009 she launched her Lime Crime fashion line. She made clothing, and she used herself as the main model. Many individuals liked her style and they bough from her clothing line. Deere wanted to match her makeup to her clothing, and that was what she did. The only problem that she found was that she could not always get makeup that was as bright as she wanted it to be. To solve that problem, Deere decided that she was going to make her own makeup brand.

A few years after launching her clothing line, Deere started a makeup line. She called the makeup line by the same name as her clothing line. Lime Crime offers everything that makeup did not have before. It is made with rich and highly pigmented colors, and it is made with super great quality ingredients that are vegan and cruelty free. The Lime Crime cosmetic line is now a makeup line that is sold all around the world. Deere was able to make Lime Crime come about with just a few hundred dollars and a dream.

Deere could have never imagined the success that her brand is experiencing now. Deere not only is passionate about herself and her dreams, but she also wants to inspire others to find their passions and follow their hearts as well. Deere gives motivational speeches to Women; these speeches encourage them to break out on their own and to make their dreams a reality. Deere is a firm believer in finding true happiness, and she is her own best advocate.

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Legendary Business Executive Stephen Murray Passes Away

Former CEO of CCMP Capital has passed away. Steve Murray, who took over the mantle at CCMP Capital in 1989, has been instrumental in the rise of the organization. CCMP Capital has changed its name several times before attaining the current one – Please read more: This Old Thing? Private Equity Honcho Drops Little Place Uptown for $11M.

Formerly known as Chase Capital Partners, it was changed to J.P Morgan after JPMorgan Partners purchases it. The metamorphosis enabled the private equity firm to rise and become of the leading private equity firms in the world.
In 1984, Stephen Murray graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College. Due to his ambition and urge to learn, he joined Columbia Business School for a master in the same field. In 1989, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics.

The education and skill he acquired in the two schools played a great in shaping his decision making. It is the knowledge that made him rise and get to the helm of CCMP Capital. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:

The strategic rise and movement from one organization to the other have armed Stephen with the experience to get through the business world. While in Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, he joined the Credit Analysis Training Program.

The program equipped him with an eye for detail and the skill to analysis credit in an objective manner. He acceded to a few more organization before ending up at Chemical Bank in 1991. In the year, Chemical Bank had purchased Manufacturers Hanover Corporation. Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

In 1996, Chemical Bank merged with Chase Manhattan Corporation. The transactions continued until 2007 when Stephen Murray was announced CEO of CCMP Capital.

Stephen Murray learned the lessons of giving to the less fortunate at a tender age.

It explains why he participated, vastly, to philanthropic activities. Stephen supported many organizations including; Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Food Bank, Columbia Business School and Stamford Museum.

He served in the Chairman’s Board, as a member, in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organization is located in Metro New York. Also, Stephen served as the Vice Chair of Boston College’s Board of Trustees.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:

A month before passing away, Murray left CCMP Capital on reasons termed as ‘health-related’. There is inadequate information regarding his condition in the time he was gone.

However, despite his demise, people celebrate the role he played in the Credit market. More people see Stephen as a legendary business executive.