Resolve, a company dedicated to lowering medical bills on behalf of patients, today announced the addition of Brian Ramirez as Vice President of Growth and Marketing. The move marks a significant addition to the Resolve team, bringing a decade of experience in fintech and a strong track record of helping consumers navigate financial challenges.
Brian’s expertise lies in creating innovative solutions that lower accessibility hurdles for consumers, thereby promoting financial stability. His career includes pivotal roles in various fintech establishments, all of which shared the mission to assist underserved consumers. His most notable achievements include his transformation from the first employee to CEO at an early robo-advisor, WiseBanyan, which was later acquired. More recently, Brian was the CMO and Co-Founder of Retirable, a fintech platform dedicated to helping older adults generate retirement income with confidence.
“Brian embodies the values and mission of Resolve,” said Braden Pan, CEO of Resolve. “His extensive experience across consumer fintech in marketing, product, and strategy, combined with his passion for helping consumers overcome financial obstacles, makes him an ideal fit for this role. As we continue to grow and evolve, Brian’s expertise will be instrumental in expanding our reach and amplifying our impact.”
Brian graduated with a BA from Pomona College and later earned an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
As VP of Growth and Marketing at Resolve, Brian will play a key role in shaping the company’s growth strategies. He will focus on expanding the company’s market presence, enhancing customer experience, and broadening Resolve’s service offerings. With Brian at the helm of Growth and Marketing, Resolve is poised to further its mission of preventing everyday medical bills from bankrupting everyday Americans.
“I am thrilled to join the Resolve team and look forward to contributing to a mission that I am deeply passionate about,” said Brian Ramirez. “I’ve seen firsthand the stress and complexities that medical bills can bring. With Resolve, I see an opportunity to apply my fintech experience to a cause that can truly make a difference in people’s lives.”
Resolve prides itself on being a champion for consumers, dedicated to finding significant savings on medical bills and eliminating the associated stress. Brian’s appointment as VP of Growth and Marketing strengthens the Resolve team and aligns with the company’s commitment to delivering value to its users.
Resolve lowers medical bills on behalf of patients. They offer a stress-free solution to handling medical bills, allowing patients to focus on what truly matters. To date, Resolve has helped thousands of people save over $30M on their medical bills.
Blomgren joins the Board of Directors of the national adult dream-granting organization
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – June 6, 2023 – PRLog — Chad Blomgren, U.S. Army veteran and senior director, managed markets of Gilead Sciences, has joined the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults.
Blomgren has been a member of the Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans Advisory Council since its 2021 inception and will continue to work closely with the organization’s Dreams for Veterans program to enhance the Dream experience for veterans and their families.
Blomgren takes an active role in in the program, having already visited four veteran Dream recipients to deliver and celebrate their Dream. It’s a cause very close to his heart. Blomgren comes from a large family of proud service members and veterans, including his father, three brothers, son, niece, and 60 other immediate family members.
“From the moment my wife and I delivered our first Dream, Joe’s, almost 18 months ago, I knew I would have a long-lasting connection with Dream Foundation,” says Blomgren. “Providing a positive impact for those in the final stages of their lives means everything to me.”
Blomgren has spent the past ten years with biotechnology research company Gilead Sciences and for the past five years has co-led the Gilead Veteran Engagement Team (GVET), an employee resource group of over 500 Gilead employees living the GVET mantra of “Serving Those Who’ve Served” and their spouses.
“Chad’s knowledge and passion will certainly improve the final days of our country’s veterans, active service members, and members of the Reserve and National Guard,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “He has already been such a committed member of the Dreams for Veterans Advisory Council. I know our work together has just begun and welcome his guidance and commitment with open arms.”
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 34,000 final Dreams since being founded in 1994. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission, please visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.
About Dreams for Veterans:
Dream Foundation created Dreams for Veterans in 2014 to tailor the Dream experience to veterans, service members, and their families. Dream recipients are terminally-ill U.S. military veterans, active service members, and members of the Reserve and National Guard in every state and Puerto Rico. This program acknowledges these groups and honors their service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. For more information, please visit: DreamFoundation.org/veterans.
Corporate communications and branding media veteran Gregory Ho has been appointed Senior Advisor with the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA).
In this full-time role, Ho will support AVIA CEO Louis Boswell and work closely with the teams in Singapore and Hong Kong, focussing particularly on the curation of AVIA events and conferences as well as membership development and engagement. He will continue to be based in Singapore.
“As our industry continues to evolve during this period of tremendous flux and transition, I’m delighted to have Greg joining the team. His deep experience and understanding of our industry and his extensive network of contacts will be a tremendous asset as we continuously strive to represent and support the industry’s and our members’ needs including the opportunity to share, learn and engage with each other through our various events and conferences,” said Boswell.
The AVIA membership includes key players in every segment across the entire video industry and eco-system in Asia Pacific and facilitates opportunities for members to engage through a series of activities including 8 industry conferences in 2023 as well as a select number of bespoke member events.
“I look forward to working with Louis and the small but mighty AVIA team as we continue to support the industry and our members, shining the spotlight on growth opportunities and the most pressing challenges through our events and conferences – sharing, discussing and debating what matters most to us. I’m honoured to have this opportunity to give back to the industry that I love and has been my career for the past 3 decades,” said Ho.
Ho most recently spent 9 years with Warner Bros. Discovery in Hong Kong and Singapore where he led Corporate Communications and Marketing for the media and entertainment conglomerate’s entire portfolio of brands, services and businesses as well as Warner Bros., CNN, Cartoon Network and HBO, across Asia Pacific. He also had a long spell with Sony Pictures Entertainment – which included leadership roles overseeing Marketing, Communications, Ad Sales, Research, Channel Management and Operations for its networks in Asia. He began his career with positions at CNBC Asia and Mediacorp Singapore.
About the Asia Video Industry Association
The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.
For media enquiries and additional background please contact: Charmaine Kwan Head of Marketing and Communications Email: email@example.com Website: www.avia.org LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/asiavideoia Twitter: @AsiaVideoIA
Dominique Da Diva and Chey Parker, two powerful and prominent national radio personalities based out of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, will launch the fourth season, episode one of their popular podcast, entitled, “Diva Unfiltered,” on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 10 am ET via YouTube. Dominique and Chey, a popular comedic radio personality duo, will continue to share biweekly via their podcast, unfiltered and uncut insights on entertainment, relationships and pop culture, while also featuring conversations with celebrity guests.
The “Diva Unfiltered” podcast will target women of color who’ve “graduated from college, mastered their professional field, and still go to the hood and get their hair and nails done,” say Dominique and Chey. “Black women are not monolithic. We are iridescent. We birthed the culture. And we are unapologetically unfiltered.”
In season four, episode one, this dynamic duo of Dominique and Chey have designed a podcast in a talk show format, which delves into the chatter surrounding Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez as well as a plethora of other culturally trending topics. After finding a new home at the Creative Space in Hyattsville, Maryland, Dominque and Chey are more than ready and are super excited to share with the world, their wit, comedic timing, and knowledge of hip hop, augmented by their love and respect for the “culture” on their bi–weekly “Diva Unfiltered” podcast platform. In addition to discussing hot trending topics, they’ll be debuting their merch line and highlighting businesses in each episode. Click here or on this YouTube Link (https://youtu.be/QKNvVk6rosI) to watch this amazing podcast.
Dominique and Chey are both engaging, motivational speakers, teachers and event hosts. They are well versed in a myriad of topics including, but not limited to, women/female empowerment and leadership, HBCUs, Black Women in Media, Entrepreneurship, Blacks and Female Entrepreneurship, just to name a few. Both ladies are available for appearances and interviews regarding the “Diva Unfiltered” podcast, speaking engagements as well as sponsorship opportunities as it relates to the podcast/show. You can follow both radio media personalities on all of their social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @dominiquedadiva and @iamcheyparker. Please email Carla Welborn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240.475.7283 to discuss directly.
About Dominique Da Diva: Dominque Da Diva is a syndicated radio personality, who can be heard simultaneously, daily across seven markets within the United States, co-hosting “The QuickSilva Show with Dominique Da Diva,” from three to seven pm ET, Monday through Friday. Dominique can also be seen as a contributing host on the Emmy-nominated Fox 5 Good Day DC morning show as well as on the #1 rated Lion Lunch Hour Fox 5 DC show. Full of personality and comedic one-liners, Dominique continues to exemplify what Beyonce’ means when she says, “a diva is a female version of a hustler.” She’s graced stages alongside prominent celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry, Kendrick Lamar, along with our beloved 44th President, Barack and Michelle Obama. The media diva is a humble recipient of MSBC’s 2016 Rising Radio Star Award as well as an honoree of Diddy’s DeLeon 100 Trailblazer Award 2017, featured in Billboard Magazine.
About Chey Parker: Chey Parker is a media personality and entrepreneur who has worked in media and entertainment as a writer, editor, producer, and on-air talent for more than a decade. A Hampton native, Chey graduated graduate magna cum laude from Howard University in 2013 with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. She has worked with several heavy-hitting media outlets, including C-SPAN, the British Broadcasting Company, Radio One, iHeartMedia, and PBS. Chey Parker is currently a media personality for 93.9 WKYS in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region, taking over the airwaves in the midday on Saturday and Sunday. You can also frequently hear her in other day parts on the station, including weekday middays and nights. Expanding her airwave takeover, Chey also cracks the mic every week day from 10 am to 3 pm for The Midday Connection on 101 Jamz in Charlottesville. Most recently, Chey was a co-host on 93.9 WKYS’s hit show, “Angie in the Morning,” and host of her own late-night show and digital beauty show on all Radio One platforms, “Inside Chey’s Boutique.”
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Reflecting on the most visceral aspects of the human reality, MTS’ Dayton, Ohio musician, singer and songwriter Pete Price has now released his first full-length album. Released in March 2022, “Department of the Interior” combines blues, americana, and rock genres and provides an intriguing collection of tracks that includes everything from rockers and bangers to ballads and introspective songs. Drawing comparisons to Jackson Browne’s “The Pretender” album, Pete Price is also influenced by legendary artists such as Neil Young, James Taylor, and Simon and Garfunkel.
The album title, “Department of the Interior,” comes from Pete Price’s inner reflection on the juxtaposition of physical, spiritual and emotional elements that each human possesses within themselves. With an attempt to understand the natural order and the role humans play in it, Pete Price has created a timeless album.
“Department of the Interior” was recently named one of the Best Dayton Album Releases of 2022 by Dayton.com.
Price began recording his 12-song album in Nashville early in 2021, beginning with the song, “One More Time” at Direct Image Studios with Ken Royster as sound engineer. The Nashville studio musicians Price used have recorded many hit records with top artists such as Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, and other well-known musicians. Price also recorded 4 songs for his album in Dayton with Gary King at Dayton Sound Studios.
Listen to “Department of the Interior” at https://open.spotify.com/artist/0o5k5fpwcAiEL2gEOxceJ1?si=Bx8Ujt5FTqGyMbIe33APjA
A live version of the album, recorded at the CD Release party, will be released later this year.
Having started his musical career in the late 1980s, Pete Price joined The Fries Band in early 1992, servings as the band’s lead guitarist for more than 30 years. In addition to his notable work with The Fries Band, Pete’s independent musical endeavors have created a cult following of their own, while also receiving critical acclaim. More details about Pete Price and the dynamic new album can be seen at http://www.petepricemusic.com.
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