TBED People and Orgs

March 20, 2013

Rebecca Blank, the acting U.S. secretary of Commerce, is expected to be the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the recommendation April 5.

President Obama announced he has chosen Thomas Perez, the head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, to be the next secretary of Labor. The nomination, announced Monday, will require Senate confirmation.

Lars Hasselblad Torres has been named the director of the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development's Office of the Creative Economy.

David Goodman was appointed director of the Ohio Development Services Agency by Governor John R. Kasich. Previously, Chris Schmenk held the position.

Vincent Mikolay has been hired as managing director of business outreach and international trade for the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development.

Tim Priest has been hired as Innovate Washington's chief marketing and development officer.

Aram Nerpouni has been named president and chief executive officer of BioEnterprise. Last Sept., Nerpouni was named interim president of BioEnterprise in place of Baiju Shah.

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