Governor Wolf Appoints Ahmeenah Young to the Gaming Control Board

first_img October 06, 2016 Governor Wolf Appoints Ahmeenah Young to the Gaming Control Board SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf appointed Ahmeenah Young, who has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.“Ahmeenah’s business acumen, vast experience, and commitment to serving her community make her a natural fit for the Gaming Control Board,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I am confident that she will serve the people of Pennsylvania with integrity and honesty.”From 2008 – 2013, Ahmeenah served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority where she was responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operation of a facility consisting of 1 million square feet of saleable space, sales and marketing, public relations, customer service and hospitality training, and fiscal management of a $35 million budget. During her tenure, she completed a $786 million expansion construction project that resulted in more than 2,800 jobs and over two million hours worked during a recessionary period.Prior to becoming the President and CEO, Ahmeenah held a number of various positions at the   Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority including Executive Vice President & General Manager and Executive Vice President of External Affairs. From 2003 – 2006, Ahmeenah was the General Manager of the Independence Visitors Center and from 2001 – 2003 she served as the Vice President of Corporate Diversity at SearchWide LLC where she was responsible for the recruitment, placement and retention of senior executives, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industry, municipal government, cultural arts, and transportationThe Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board protects the interest of the public by ensuring the integrity of legalized gaming through the strict enforcement of the law and regulations, the licensing of qualified individuals and entities, and fulfilling the objectives of legalized gaming in the Commonwealth to deliver a significant source of revenue, assist the horse racing industry, provide broad economic opportunities and enhance tourism.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Syracuse to honor the late Dick MacPherson with patch

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 29, 2017 at 3:58 pm Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss SU appeared in five bowl games during MacPherson’s 10-year tenure and overall, his teams combined for a 66-46-4 record. Syracuse was ranked as high as fourth in a national poll during his tenure.MacPherson, a Korean War veteran, is known for catapulting the Syracuse program into national prominence, which extended beyond his time as coach, into the 1990s. In 1987-88, SU finished 11-0 in the regular season and tied Auburn, 16-16, in the Sugar Bowl. He was consensus pick for National Coach of the Year. Over his final four seasons, SU went 36-10-3.His success at the college level launched a career in the NFL. After the 1990 season, he was named head coach of the New England Patriots. He coached there for two seasons before retiring. Commentscenter_img Syracuse football will wear a patch on its uniforms this season in memory of the late Dick MacPherson, who coached SU from 1981-1990. MacPherson died earlier this month. He was 86.The orange patch features orange lettering that reads “Mac,” a nod to MacPherson’s nickname of “Coach Mac.” The same design will also appear on the Carrier Dome’s turf.In a statement, SU athletic director John Wildhack called the patches “a tribute to the lasting impact (MacPherson) had on Syracuse University.”last_img read more

Hertha Hale, 98, Winfield: June 7, 1916 – Nov. 16, 2014

first_imgHertha HaleHertha C. Hale, of Winfield, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at South Central Medical Center in Arkansas City,  at the age of 98.Hertha was born the daughter of Emil and Anna Matilde (Haack) Ruhnke on Wednesday, June 7, 1916 in Ray, North Dakota.On October 6, 1941, Hertha and Merwin F. Hale were united in marriage in Fairbault, MN. Together they celebrated over 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1982.Hertha was caring woman at heart. She treasured her family and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hertha kept busy by reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and dominoes and by quilting and making afghans for her family. She will be missed by all that knew her.Survivors include her daughters: Beth Nagy and her husband Carl of Arvada, CO, Cheryl Heimer and her husband John of Wellington, Yvonne Vasilauskas and her husband George of Castle Rock, CO, Carla Wicke of Topeka, KS, Margo Wicke of Topeka, KS, grandsons: Wayne Oblander and his wife Corrine of Winfield, KS, Michael Oblander and his wife Gina of Denver, CO, Erich Heimer and his wife Taresa of Wellington, KS, Nic Vasilauskas and his wife Sarah of Highlands Ranch, CO, granddaughters: Kristin Thomas and her husband Joe of Helena, MT and Anna Powell and her husband Ryan of Petal, MS, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Anna Ruhnke, sister, Louise Krause, sister, Martha Andersen, brother, Lawrence Ruhnke and sister-in-law, Inez Ratliffe.A memorial service for Hertha will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield, KS.A private family interment will be held at the Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg, SD later this Spring.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 910 Mound Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more