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Matt Powers has been named director of sales for Bridgestreet, an international provider of corporate apartments. He can be reached at

Former NYSAE president Mary Ann Tuft, CAE, will receive an Honorary Fellowship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Fellowship pays tribute to Mary Ann’s dedicated leadership to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her long-standing humanitarian efforts to advance human health. Tufts is president of Chicago-based Tuft & Associates, an executive search firm she established in 1988. Prior to founding her company, she served as chief staff officer of the Radiological Society of North America and the National Student Nurses Association. She has previous experience consulting for the National League for Nursing and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

The American Red Cross has partnered with PuroClean, a national property emergency restoration franchise, as a member of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program. The company is the first partner in the American Red Cross' history to incorporate the Disaster Responder Program logo on all its collateral and vehicles throughout North America. PuroClean’s emergency services include fire and smoke restoration, water restoration, flood water removal, and mold and mildew removal.

Three of the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s largest meetings of 2011 made significant contributions to Hawai‘i schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and communities, all while attracting more than 25,000 participants from around the world, resulting in more than $120 million in state revenue. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP); American Psychiatric Association (APA); and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) worked to improve the mental and physical health of Hawai‘i communities through these efforts and the donation of more than $17,000.