Published 2:17 PM EDT Aug 4, 2019
New director of develop named at Hayes
FREMONT -The Hayes Presidential Library and Museums has hired the former director of Heidelberg University’s annual giving program as its new director of development.
Sue Berryman will lead the Hayes Presidential’s fundraising efforts, which include grant writing, seeking donations, sponsorships, the annual Gateway to the Future appeal and planned gifts. She began working in the position in July.
“I love talking and meeting with people,” said Berryman, of Fremont. “This place is just phenomenal. The history is amazing. I’m amazed at the community support and involvement here.”
At Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Berryman directed the university’s $1 million annual fund and organized alumni and donor recognition events and receptions, the university’s endowment and stewardship program and assisted with major gift planning.
Before working at Heidelberg, she was the associate director of development at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Fremont from 2004 to 2012.
She has an associate’s degree in banking and finance from Terra State Community College.
“I believe Sue is going to do amazing things here at Spiegel Grove and for our community,” said Christie Weininger, Hayes Presidential executive director. “The week before she was officially on the job, she attended an exhibit opening as a guest. We needed an extra pair of hands and she just jumped in and started helping out. That says a lot about her.”
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Whirlpool recognized for diversity practices
BENTON HARBOR, Mich – Whirlpool Corporation is recognized among the top companies engaging in effective practices of diversity and inclusion on the 2019 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index.
The annual index is intended to help identify gaps in representation within the workplace and creates a road map to drive internal change. Whirlpool Corporation is one of 15 organizations named as a Leading Inclusion Index Company out of 148 participating organizations.
“We are proud and grateful for this recognition of our inclusion and diversity efforts, as we continue in our commitment to create a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging,” said Camille Cunningham Pierce, senior director of Global Inclusion & Diversity at Whirlpool Corporation. “We are undoubtedly more successful because of the acceptance and inclusion within our walls.”
Turnpike given ‘A ’ bond rating
BEREA – The Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission’s approximately $462 million outstanding senior lien revenue bonds were affirmed at ‘AA’ and $1.5 billion outstanding junior lien revenue bonds at ‘A ’. The rating outlook on all bonds is stable.
The ‘AA’ and ‘A ’ ratings reflect the Commission’s roles as an essential national transportation corridor between the northeastern and midwestern United States, underpinned by a mature, stable traffic base with limited competition.
The report also recognized that the Ohio Turnpike has historically produced consistently sound financial results with a 3.2 percent growth in commercial vehicle transactions offsetting a 2.9 percent decline in passenger vehicle transactions in 2018.
“Fitch recognizes the Ohio Turnpike is a strategic and stable transportation corridor and is deserving of its ratings affirmation,” said Executive Director Ferzan M. Ahmed. “The commission is proud that the ‘AA’ rating of our senior bonds is currently the highest rating that Fitch has given to any toll road.”