College Democrats of America
Howard M Glicken Chairman of the Board
(Washington D.C. July 9, 2012) The College Democrats of America (CDA) are thrilled to announce reconstituting the CDA Board of Directors. The Board will consist of elected officials and party leaders who will actively advocate and support the work of College Democrats across the country. We are especially excited that former Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Finance and longtime party activist and leader, Howard M Glicken, has agreed to serve as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Glicken served as Chairman of the CDA Board for ten years during the 1990s, where he was instrumental in helping the College Democrats develop chapters across the country and build its presence and participation within the Democratic Party nationally.
“We are overjoyed that Howard will be leading our efforts to build a new CDA Board of Directors,” CDA President Alejandra Salinas said. “The Board of Directors will help the CDA team advocate for the youth in our country at the highest levels of the Democratic Party and put resources directly in the hands of our state and chapter leaders.”
Howard Glicken said, “I am thrilled to rejoin the College Democrats family. For ten years, I vehemently expressed to Democratic Party leaders throughout the country that, the future of this country and our party are the youth. We need to provide them with an opportunity to become involved and participate in the system. They will be our future leaders. I am looking forward to helping Alejandra and CDA continue to spread that message. That message is more important than ever today given the climate in Washington. I will do everything I can to make sure we are heard and can participate in helping make our country a better place for all.”
Mr. Glicken also served as a member of the National Finance Board of Directors and a Managing Trustee of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a Trustee of the Florida Democratic Party, State Finance Chair for Al Gore for President 1988, State Finance Chair for Sen. Bob Kerrey for President in 1992, State Co-Finance Chair for President Clinton and a Trustee of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation.
“Howard brings incredible experiences and relationships to the Board of Directors,” CDA Vice President Jeremy Feigenbaum noted, “and most importantly, he brings an understanding of what it takes to run a youth organization, and he is dedicated to supporting our work. We will enter 2012 more prepared than ever before.”
College Democrats of America (CDA)
The College Democrats of America is a National Democratic Organization consisting of over 1100 Colleges and Universities with more than 100,000 student members. The mission is to actively participate, support and influence the Democratic Party on a local, state and national level. Many of the CDA members over the years have gone on to successful government and public service careers.
ROK engages The Americas Group to market RHS across Latin America
The Americas Group to market ROK Homeland Security service in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
Ticker Symbol: RKG
8th November 2011
ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology development company, has today announced the appointment of high-level consulting, marketing and merchant banking firm, The Americas Group, to market its ROK Homeland Security (RHS) service across Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK said “The Americas Group is an extremely well connected, proven and successful company in the delivery of international products, services and technologies into Latin America and, as such, we are very pleased to be working with such a high-powered company on the deployment of RHS into this potentially massive territory for us.”
ROK Homeland Security is a mobile phone-based service, developed by ROK, which provides real-time, secure technologies to assist law enforcement officers in the gathering and management of information in a variety of formats including encrypted data based communications and improved spatial awareness capabilities.
RHS has been specifically designed for use in counter-terrorism operations, criminal investigations, counter-narcotic operations, physical security, evidence-gathering and field communications.
“ROK Homeland Security is a fantastically effective product which we know will be of enormous benefit to law enforcement agencies.” Said Howard Glicken, Chairman of The Americas Group. “We are delighted to be showcasing the full range of its capabilities to a broad range of potential customers across Latin America.”
Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.
In addition to being co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products which achieves in-salon retail sales of approximately US $900m annually through more than 100,000 salons worldwide. John Paul is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.
ROK has pioneered many new and innovative technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space, including high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi) as well as multi-language text-to-speech technologies amongst others.
HOWARD GLICKEN TO CHAIR MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION ADVISORY BOARD
Business Leader is Founding Benefactor of Southern Florida Chapter’s Hotel InterContinental Ball Fort Lauderdale, FL – Howard M. Glicken, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Coral Gables-based Americas Group, has been elected chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida’s Advisory Board. In this role, he will support the foundation’s fundraising endeavors, specifically focusing on securing major gifts.
Glicken, a former member of the foundation’s Board of Directors, has been instrumental to the success of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, the nonprofit organization’s (www.sfla.wish.org) largest annual event. “We are privileged to have someone the caliber of Howard Glicken accept this important position,” said Norman Wedderburn, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. “His influence throughout the region and commitment to our mission will position us to grant more wishes and positively impact more lives.” Glicken has more than 35 years business and political experience in Latin America and currently heads The Americas Group (www.theamericasgroup.net), an advisory and merchant banking firm. He has served as a private sector advisor in the Clinton Administration and been an early promoter of bringing U.S. business and investments to the region. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida annually grants more than 500 wishes and has made more than 7,000 dreams come true in its history. The nonprofit organization brings hope, strength, and joy to children and families in Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. The average cost to fulfill a wish is $5,000.
To learn more, refer a child, volunteer, or make a donation, call 888-773-WISH (9474) or visit www.sfla.wish.org.
The Americas Group Real Estate LLC has acquired 1,290 acres of land in Merida, Mexico in the Yucatan region to develop a health care/wellness oriented, popularly priced retirement community in partnership with Pedro Aspe, the former Finance Minister of Mexico and two of the largest community developers in the country. This development will be used as a prototype for other proprietary retirement communities in different regions of Mexico to address the approximately 78 million U.S. baby boomers who are approaching retirement.
We believe that with the recent decline in the value of personal assets and net worth coupled with spiraling U.S. healthcare costs and the high price of living expenses that a considerable percentage of this population group will consider moving and retiring to a hospitable country like Mexico which can provide a quality of life and services at a much reduced cost. We intend to target the moderate fixed income segment and make it user friendly for them to test the lifestyle change by offering rental opportunities which leave them with the option of returning to the U.S. if they are not satisfied or in the case of being satisfied they will be offered an opportunity to buy.
This project is an example of The Americas Group’s creative and practical solution to the difficult challenges of living in today’s new economic environment.