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Diahann Lassus to Participate on Panel Discussion at the London Olympics Sponsored by Rutgers Business School Thought Leadership

The scrolling snippets on CNBC and the BBC, radio bulletins on Bloomberg Radio, and headlines across the business news pages have not been pretty lately. Banking scandals, the instability of the Euro Zone, the looming "fiscal cliff" faced by the US government, manipulation of LIBOR, and questions about the viability of the EURO, have weighed on investors, businesses, and citizens around the globe.

As part of its Thought Leadership series, Rutgers Business School has assembled a panel of experts to discuss ways to solve these challenges and bring fresh ideas to achieve sustainable economic growth. The backdrop of this discussion will be at the London Olympics on August 5th at the USA House, the Business & Hospitality Center of the US Olympic Committee.

Joining the discussion will be Meyer S. (Sandy) Frucher, Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.; Jean-Michel Six, Chief European Economist, Standard & Poor's; Diahann W. Lassus, founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Lassus Wherley, a wealth management firm; and Michael P. Albanese, Global Head of Clearance, JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA.

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Rutgers alumni and friends at the USA House, located at the Royal College of Art, will be able to network, mingle with Olympians and benefit from Rutgers Business School’s Thought Leadership. The USA House is where US Olympic Medalists celebrate their victories.

As part of the Thought Leadership at the London Olympics, Rutgers Business School has invited former Olympians to participate in a discussion about athletic excellence that will take place in the afternoon of August 5th. Wendy Hilliard, the first African American to represent the United States on the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team and four-time US National Team Coach, will be the featured speaker.

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the United States’ oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers is the 8th oldest University in America and one of nine Colonial Colleges that includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Columbia. Rutgers Business School prides itself in excellence, diversity and access. Over 6,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs in Newark and New Brunswick, MBA, Executive MBA, Masters of Accounting and PhD programs.

Lassus Wherley was founded in 1985 by Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and Clare E. Wherley, CPA, CFP ®. We have two offices to serve our clients, one in New Providence, NJ, and the other in Bonita Springs, FL. Lassus Wherley is a Fee-Only wealth management firm with expertise in financial planning, investment management, tax preparation, trust services, and family office support. We work with individuals, couples, families, pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, corporations and other business entities. Using a team approach that we have developed over more than 25 years, we have helped hundreds of clients build secure financial futures and achieve peace of mind. Lassus Wherley is a nationally certified Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning. The Lassus Wherley website is www.lassuswherley.com.

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Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

May 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

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