Insuring the Hawks or Not?

In today’s world there is insurance for just about everything including wrongful termination just in case you fire someone for improper reasons. The continuing saga of the former Atlanta Hawks ownership group, headed by Bruce Levenson, and former GM Danny Ferry now includes an insurance company, AIG and a lawsuit. Basically, the AHBE which was owned by Levenson (, is claiming that the insurance policy they had purchased from AIG should pay for the settlement that Ferry received after the Time he left the Hawks organization. We are talking about a lot of money, although the exact sum was not disclosed, so this case is not likely to end quickly.

Bruce Levenson, 67, and his partner, Ed Peskowitz, founded United Communications Group (UCG) in 1977. UCG continues to specialize in oil industry data information including an awesome little mobile application that helps drivers find the best gas prices called GasBuddy. Publishing was profitable, indeed, so Bruce Levenson got to indulge in many an American’s fantasy – owning a professional sports franchise. Levenson headed the group of investors that purchased the Atlanta Hawks from Turner Broadcasting in 2004.

Levenson, as majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment, LLC (AHBE) owned the Hawks and the rights to Philips Arena for approximately 11 years. The team recorded winning seasons in 5 of those 11 years and had an overall record of 372 wins versus 432 losses. The Hawks hired Danny Ferry in June 2012 as President of Basketball Operations and General Manager thus beginning the odyssey that is now being litigated in the Superior Court of Fulton County, GA. How this all turns out, waits to be seen. Information on this article can be sourced from Wikipedia.


Andrea McWilliams: From File Clerk to Powerful Lobbyist

Today, Andrea McWilliams runs her own million-dollar consulting and lobbying firm with her husband. She is known as a highly-skilled lobbyist, reliably getting her clients the results they desire. Local and national news organizations including The Wall Street Journal and USA today have described her as a fierce political strategist and expert fundraiser. She began her career, though, as a file clerk at the Texas Capitol in Austin making minimum wage as she worked toward her government degree at the University of Texas. Finally, at age 21, she rose to the level of chief of staff for a Texas state representative and began making a name for herself in the political landscape.

Taking a hiatus from the political realm, she worked in public relations for Public Strategies, Inc. Drawing on both these experiences, she and her husband started McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a consulting and lobbying firm working with clients from both the public and private sectors. Andrea McWilliams grew the firm by exploring the new direction of the lobbying world. She makes an effort to work across the aisle helping pass bipartisan policy for causes like cleaner energy.

She gained the reputation as an expert in her field achieving recognition like the “Austin Under 40” award and the “Style Setter” award by Austin Fashion Week. Austin Business Journal also portrayed Andrea McWilliams in their “Profiles in Power” section.

Amidst all her success, philanthropy is a priority for Andrea McWilliams, and she fights for these causes with the same passion she displays in her professional life. She has helped with events like the Marathon Kids gala and the Mamma Jamma Ride. Andrea McWilliams is loyal to Austin, her hometown, and supports her city through involvement with the boards of Preservation Austin, Ballet Austin and Pease Park Conservancy among others.


Securus Technologies Shows Great Impact

The company, Securus Technologies is leading the public safety field, and they want their customers and the people to know just what they are working on now. That is why they have invited them to see their Dallas, TX complex. The people will be able to see the latest technologies that they are working on, and why they are so important. One recent technology that they have launched for their customers is that of Video Visitations.


Video Visitations help the correction facilities by keeping the inmates in a calmer attitude. They are allowed to see and talk to their loved ones video on a regular basis, and this induces safety throughout the facility. The customers are so grateful to the company for creating this technology because it has benefited them immensely.


Securus Technologies is running the show in the public safety field because they are creating more and more technologies on a weekly basis that help solve and prevent crimes. They work in both the criminal and civil sides of the justice system, and the government uses them on a continual basis in their correction facilities. They deal with prisoners numbering in the millions with investigations, interviews, videos and more in an effort to instill safety, and to keep everyone in good spirits. The company wants the world to be a safer place, and when they have such a great staff that wants the same thing, they will succeed. They will continue to be in the headlines, and people will take not of all the accomplishments that they are accruing.



Vinny Parascandola – The Impressive Leader

AXA multinational insurance corporation is the world’s largest and most efficient in providing a wide range of insurances. This french insurance group can help its clients when it comes to preventing from all types of risks such as the risk of disability, liability risk, as well as the risk of potential health problems. Also, there is a life insurance and the auto insurance which are two most important reasons why some insurance company exist. Even if it is not common that one insurance group includes all types of insurance, AXA is well-known for covering all areas of clients needs.


History of AXA corporation dates from 1816 when Mutual Insurance Company was founded in New York. After 43 years, Henry Hyde decided to found new enterprise called Equitable Life Assurance Society of America. In 1999 company change its name in ”AXA” which is chosen because it is a word that is easy to pronounce in any language.


With the main location in Paris, AXA advisors have offices in all countries of North America, Western Europe and some countries of Eastern Europe. Also, it is located in biggest countries of Asia and Oceania, as well as in some countries of Africa.

Vincent Parascandola

With the 25 experience in the insurance business, Vincent Parascandola, also known by name ‘Vinny’, is Executive Vice President of this company. Throughout his outstanding career, he was awarded many times for his contribution in the risk management field.

Vinny Parascandola is particularly known for his impressive leadership skills and also as one of the approved and popular public speakers in the insurance industry.