Ralph Whitworth, a principal and co-founder of Relational Investors, was elected to Genzyme’s board. He will serve as chairman of the strategic planning and capital allocation committee.
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals named Robert Whelan Jr. to its board of directors. Whelan was a Fellow at the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative from 2008-2009.
Julie England, former vice president and general manager of RFID at Texas Instruments, joined the board of directors at Intelleflex.
RailAmerica appointed Ray M. Robinson and John E. Giles to its board. Robinson is a former AT&T executive and Giles is RailAmerica’s president and CEO.
Sheli Z. Rosenberg was recently named to General Growth Properties’ board of directors. Rosenberg is the former president, CEO and vice chair of Equity Group Investments.
Conseco elected David K. Zwiener to its board of directors. Most recently, Zwiener was CFO at Wachovia.