FW CDO Chad Phelps to Resign

first_img Ogle’s memo to employees: Phelps’ decision to leave comes just weeks after CEO David Nussbaum stepped down to take a position as chief executive at America’s Test Kitchen. During that time, the company also made two quick divestitures of its World Tea Media group and its HOW Design events. Thanks, Jim Phelps joined the company about eight years ago and instantly made a mark by overseeing a digital transformation that a led to a significant ecommerce operation.  His departure will also trigger a reorg of the company’s digital team “in several ways,” says Ogle.  F+W chief digital officer Chad Phelps is resigning from the company, according to an internal memo from interim CEO James Ogle.  Again, I appreciate Chad staying on for the next short while to ensure we stay the course with this important business. I am in Fort Collins this week and we will continue to talk through these changes; but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I would like to hear from you as your input will be valuable in setting our long term direction. In the spring of 2014, F+W underwent a corporate rebranding and then sold a majority stake to Tinicum, a private investment firm.   Early last week Chad Phelps, Chief Digital Officer, tendered his resignation effective December 1st. Chad has been a driving force for F+W for eight years and he is ready for a new challenge. We thank him for his tremendous effort transforming a primarily print-focused media company to the ecommerce and content leader we are today. While at F+W, Chad has also created a talented and results-driven team, second to none. The Digital Media team formerly centralized under Chad will be reorganized in several ways. Chad and I have spoken about this at length mindful of what’s best for the business and least disruptive in the short term. There will be some ‘moving parts’ so I ask everyone associated with these changes to be flexible knowing the ultimate structure we end up with will be dependent on the final candidate we choose to fill our search. And that you continue to perform the important work you do without interruption as we head into the critical holiday shopping season. Chad and I have had the pleasure of working together for nearly 15 years and I want to thank him personally for the innovation, drive, and passion he brings to his work. I hope you will join me in wishing him well in the next venture of his career. Chad will stay on through the next six weeks to allow for a smooth transition as we search for our next leader of the digital business.  According to the memo, Phelps’ last day will be December 1, allowing the company time to find his replacement.  Between 2008 and 2014 ecommerce revenues grew from $6 million to $60 million, and the company now has about 33 online stores that generate more than 100,000 transactions each month.  last_img read more

Air Force Launching Seminar Series on Partnerships

first_imgThe Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) program is offering a series of seminars on a range of topics to support installation and community leaders as they carry out efforts to form new partnerships.The monthly brownbag series, which is open to Air Force personnel and community stakeholders, begins next week with a session on intergovernmental support agreements. Brownbags scheduled so far include:Intergovernmental Support Agreements 101 (July 27)Legal Aspects of How to Draft Successful Partnership Agreements (Aug. 24)Building and Completing Successful Business Case Analyses for Partnerships (Sept. 21)Morale, Welfare and Recreation: How Bases and Communities are Working Together to Provide Better Services (Oct. 26)Future topics will include:Driving High-Return-on-Investment Partnerships: Examples from the AFCP ProgramIntroduction to the AFCP ProgramCivil Engineering Partnerships: How These Partnerships are Changing the Way the Air Force Does BusinessFor more details about the series and to register, visit the AFCP website. For more information, contact Yvonne Fernandez at fernandez_yvonne@bah.com, or Marta Dunn at dunn_marta@bah.com.Since January 2013, the AFCP Program has inspired 53 installations and communities to partner across a wide range of functions. The 200 agreements that installations and their host communities have signed have generated $39 million in benefits for the Air Force and $24 million in community benefits, according to the Air Force. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for October 25 Woman Arrested On Warrant Crash Sends 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 25, 2018:Melinda N. Rhone (54, Medford) was arrested on a warrant. She was initially pulled over and given a written warnings for speeding on 93 North, between Exits 38 and 39. (2:45am)Police conducted a school bus evacuation drill at the North Intermediate. (8:46am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. (10:05am)Animal Control Officer rescued injured owl with possible broken wing on Kelley Road and brought to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (1:11pm)Police and Fire responded to an oven fire on Pouliot Place. (1:53pm)A caller reported an 80-year-old patient walked out of Woodbriar facility. Police responded. Situation checked OK. Daughter had signed her father out and staff was with him the entire time. (5:29pm)Police notified DPW that the street sign for Fletcher Lane is missing. (6:07pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Lake Street. Entrapment. 2 occupants sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. Both vehicles towed. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more