Recognizing Diversity at AdColor Awards
The Bottom Line: New black judge, black tech entrepreneurs, Hootie's and Badu's career changes and more.
On the Move, and Notable
Boston: Wayne Budd, 69, will receive a Lifetime Achiever award from the American Lawyer on Oct. 26. Budd was a co-founder of Budd, Wiley & Richlin, a mostly black law firm in Boston. Budd has been attorney general of Massachusetts, U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and an associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, the department's third-highest post. He is a senior counsel for the Boston office of Goodwin Procter and was general counsel for John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
Quentin P. Riggins has joined Alabama Power Co. as vice president and director of governmental affairs. The former Auburn football player spent 17 years in Alabama government service.
Dallas: Stephen Myles was hired as a business development executive at RN Jobs USA, a health care company. Previously, Myles spent 17 years in banking.
Houston: Ricky A. Raven, a law partner at Thompson & Knight, has been appointed chair of the board of directors of the University of Houston Alumni Association.
Philadelphia: Derek Green, who works for the City Council of Philadelphia, has been appointed president of the board of directors of Center in the Park, a nonprofit community center in Northwest Philadelphia focused on the needs of older people.
North Carolina Triangle: Emerick Woods has just been hired as the CEO and president of Talari Networks, Inc. The company creates private network technology for wide-area networks. Woods founded several tech companies and completed two IPOs. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a computer science degree from Yale.
Adrienne Lumpkin is president of Alternate Access, Inc., an information-technology company. The Harvard MBA, who previously worked for IBM and Hewlett-Packard, joined the board of the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.
Seattle: Miles Craigwell was hired by Kibble & Prentice/USI, a financial-management company, as a sales executive. The Brown University graduate and former NFL tryout is a member of the U.S. national rugby team. Follow on Twitter and watch his video.
Washington, D.C.: Suzanne Ffolkes was hired by Research!America, a group dedicated to increasing medical research funding, as vice president and director of communications. She had been director of media advocacy at the American Heart Association.