Singles’ Guide to the Hot New New Year’s Resolutions

High School graduate Marta Ortega is picking up the reigns as Interim Chief Executive Officer of fashion retailer Zara on January 1. Ortega has turned the business into a $17 billion powerhouse, operating over…

Singles’ Guide to the Hot New New Year’s Resolutions

High School graduate Marta Ortega is picking up the reigns as Interim Chief Executive Officer of fashion retailer Zara on January 1. Ortega has turned the business into a $17 billion powerhouse, operating over 7,500 stores in 124 countries. That’s two stores in every country.

Sofia Richie is dating Dylan Sprouse of “The Suite Life”, but she doesn’t realize she’s a serial dater of swashbuckling foreigners. Why did she become a hubby-to-be? Because Justin Bieber ran around with Sofia’s bestie, Hailey Baldwin.

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The fabled head of top telecom operator AT&T, Randall Stephenson, is a man on a mission. The 53-year-old founder of U-verse has embarked on a drive to bring superfast Internet to areas of his home state of North Carolina that have been without it for years. Stephenson has also pledged to invest $10 billion in the equipment, staff and broadband technology. Stephenson promises to bring superfast Internet to one million homes in North Carolina over the next three years.

André Bauer, owner of the nationally recognized Bauer Performance Driving School, is passing the helm to a seasoned lieutenant: Laura Contreras Becerra. Bauer said Becerra “has devoted her entire career to helping people become better drivers, and she has earned this role.” Becerra has been with Bauer Performance since 2003, when she moved from Grand Prairie, Texas, where she’d been a teacher. Before that, she worked as a teacher in Arkansas and Los Angeles.

Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and son of evangelist Billy Graham, will take over as president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse on January 1. It’s a big switch for Franklin, a longtime church minister, who took over as president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse in 2005.

Maria Menounos took on her biggest job yet: co-hosting “Extra” alongside Mario Lopez. She has made an effort to shed the “You’re just watching E!” image, changing up her hair, wardrobe and hairstyle while enhancing her career. Who knows what she can achieve in 2018, should she stick with her New Year’s resolution? Will she be celebrating her 50th birthday?

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