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GE Appliances names new leadership

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that after providing nearly six years of strong and valued leadership to the company, CEO Chip Blankenship has elected to exit the business at the end of 2017. Succeeding Blankenship as President & CEO is Kevin Nolan, currently VP and Chief Technology Officer for GEA and Qingdao Haier, who will be joined in the newly created GEA Executive Council by Melanie Cook, currently GEA’s VP of Sourcing, in the role of Chief Operating Officer; and Rick Hasselbeck, currently GEA’s Chief Marketing Officer, in the role of Chief Commercial Officer. Nolan, Cook and…

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LouisvilleKY’s youth summer jobs program to get a big boost from JPMorgan Chase

Here is JPMorgan Chase’s press release announcing the grants… Five-Year Investment Aims to Bridge the Gap between High School Students and Summer Job Training  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $17 million, five-year commitment to U.S. cities working to increase the number of teens with access to quality summer work experiences that put them on a path to greater economic mobility. As part of the firm’s more than $325 million global investment in skills development, this nationwide effort will help equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed and bridge the gap between…