Archive for 2012BestOfreport SmartBlogs

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners are joining together Jan. 1 to form the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. David Hebert, who will serve as CEO of the combined organization, shared his thoughts on the importance of the coming year for health care and why NPs need to not only play a role but to help lead the changes.[…] Continue Reading »

Simon Lewis was appointed chief executive officer of GFMA in January and chief executive of AFME in October 2010. Previously, he was director of communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman at 10 Downing Street. He has held a number of senior corporate roles, including director of corporate affairs at Vodafone, Centrica and NatWest. He was appointed as the first Communications Secretary to the Queen in 1998.[…] Continue Reading »

Kevin Ertell is vice president of e-commerce at Sur La Table. He has worked exclusively in retail for more than 27 years and has focused his expertise on e-commerce since 1997. Previously, he worked at ForeSee Results, Borders and He is a member of’s Board of Directors and the NRF Foundation Board of Directors.

As Sur La Table’s VP of e-commerce, what are the key issues on your mind this year?[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief publishes scores of daily and nondaily e-mail newsletters across dozens of industries, and each year, we highlight industry thought leaders in select publications as part of our “Best Of” reports.

You may have noticed a number of these Q-and-A interviews on the SmartBlogs network this past week but didn’t get a chance to read them all.[…] Continue Reading »

Tim Ryan is the president and CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

What progress was made on regulatory reform rulemaking in 2012?

SIFMA remains strongly supportive of comprehensive, balanced reform to financial regulation, both here in the U.S. and globally. We’ve supported rules when we believe regulators have gotten them right, and objected to proposals we feel miss the mark.[…] Continue Reading »