Thursday October 23, 2014

Omnimedia Taps Dienst as CEO, Morningstar Appoints Biehler CFO, Amgen Names Phillips 66 CEO to Board, more

Hulu Adds Former Disney Exec to CFO Post. Former Surgeon General Named to Herbalife Board.

Daniel W. Dienst was named CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. He was recently appointed to the MSLO board of directors and will continue to serve in that role. Founder and Non-Executive Chairman Martha Stewart, stated, “We are excited to welcome Dan as the new CEO of MSLO.  He is a highly respected and experienced public company CEO with strong operating and financial discipline and a clear track record of creating significant value for shareholders.  Dan will take on the important responsibility of leading the company and ensuring that we are able to deliver on our strategy for renewed growth.”

8×8 Inc. elected Jaswinder Pal Singh to succeed Mansour Salame on its board of directors. Salame has served on the 8×8 board since January 2012 and resigned last week to pursue other opportunities. This change to the 8×8 board is effective immediately. Singh is currently a full professor of computer science at Princeton University and chairman and co-founder of Gwynnie Bee Inc., an Internet technology company in the retail space. “JP brings a wealth of technology and business expertise to 8×8,” said 8×8 CEO Vik Verma. “As one of the early technology pioneers in the SaaS industry, his knowledge of web-based and cloud technologies and their accompanying business applications is invaluable and will be a tremendous resource to 8×8 as we ramp our investment in R&D to refine and expand our cloud communications and collaboration suite of services.” Verma continued, “On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Mansour for his service to 8×8 and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Stéphane Biehler

Stéphane Biehler 

Morningstar Inc. named Stéphane Biehler CFO. He has served as chief accounting officer and corporate controller for NYSE Euronext since 2007. Biehler will join Morningstar upon completion of the merger between NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange, which is targeted for Nov. 4. “We’re pleased to welcome Stéphane to Morningstar,” CEO Joe Mansueto said. “His experience at the NYSE and Archipelago, and with global technology and financial services firms, was particularly attractive to us. We look forward to having Stéphane on our team.”

Amgen appointed Greg C. Garland, chairman, president, and CEO of Phillips 66, to its board of directors. He will serve on the governance and nominating and audit committees. “We are pleased to welcome Greg Garland to the Amgen Board. In addition to his leadership experiences as a chief executive officer, Greg brings more than 30 years of international experience in a highly regulated industry,” said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO of Amgen. “At a time when Amgen is expanding its global presence to serve more patients, we look forward to Greg’s contributions to the Board.”

AK Steel has elected Vicente Wright to its board of directors, effective Nov. 1. He previously has served as chairman of the board as well as president and CEO of California Steel Industries. He also has held several executive and managerial positions with other metals and mining companies, including Vale SA in Brazil, Japan, and the United States, and has served as a member of the board of the American Iron and Steel Institute as well as other metals companies in Brazil, Argentina, and France. “Vicente’s extensive experience in the metals and mining industries, along with his outstanding business acumen, will allow him to provide valuable insights for our company,” said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president, and CEO of AK Steel.  “A great addition to our board of directors, we welcome Vicente and look forward to his many contributions.”

Annie’s Inc., a leading natural and organic food company, appointed Zahir Ibrahim executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer, effective Nov. 13. He was most recently vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer at Molson Coors Brewing Co. ”In addition to having deep technical skills and valuable consumer products experience, Zahir is a highly capable leader and a strong fit with the Annie’s culture,” said CEO John Foraker. “Zahir brings proven experience in building strong finance teams with enhanced analytical and business partnering capabilities, as well as in delivering improved processes and systems. His contributions will further strengthen the foundation of our finance and IT functions, providing critical support as we continue to grow and expand.”

Michele Buck

Michele G. Buck 

New York Life has elected veteran consumer products executive Michele G. Buck to its board of directors, effective Nov. 1.  She is president, North America, for The Hershey Co., a leading global manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products and one of America’s most iconic brands. Ted Mathas, chairman and CEO of New York Life said, “The entire board is looking forward to having an individual with Ms. Buck’s extensive marketing experience, as well as leadership and business-building skills, in our deliberations.”

 

 

Michael Geltzeiler

Michael Geltzeiler 

Michael Geltzeiler will join the ADT Corp. as CFO. He is currently CFO and group executive vice president at NYSE Euronext. “Michael has a proven track record serving as CFO at public companies with subscriber-based revenue models,” said CEO Naren Gursahaney. “His extensive capital markets experience, operational skills and financial acumen will help us to deliver value for our shareholders. Under Michael’s leadership, we will build on the important step we recently took towards executing on a capital structure plan that supports our overall business strategy. We are pleased to have him join our executive team.”

 

 

Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida elected Julie H. Daum as a director. She has been a director of Spencer Stuart, a privately-held global executive search firm, since 1993.  As co-head of the North American Board and CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart, she has helped place over 1,000 directors on corporate boards, including the boards of Coach, Delta Air Lines, American Express, General Motors, CVS Caremark and Amazon. “We are very pleased to welcome Julie to our board of directors. Her corporate governance expertise and diverse experience will enhance the talent and diversity of our board as we move forward to the next stage of our evolution,” stated Dennis S. Hudson III, Seacoast’s chairman and CEO.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. named William R. Klesse, chairman of the board and CEO of Valero Energy Corp., and Gene L. Batchelder, former senior vice president and chief administrative officer at ConocoPhillips Co., to its board of directors. “The election of Bill and Gene reflects the board’s intent to bring on new directors with experience in the energy industry,” said Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, chairman of the board. “We’re delighted they are joining us, and we look forward to working closely with them.”

Antonio Urcelay

Antonio Urcelay 

Toys“R”Us Inc. has named Antonio Urcelay CEO. He has served as company’s interim CEO since May. Additionally, Hank Mullany has been named president, effective Nov.5. In a joint statement, the Toys“R”Us, Inc. board of directors said, “When we started this search, we were looking for a leader with global experience, deep retail knowledge, proven capabilities and outstanding leadership skills. As the search progressed, we found exactly the right combination of these attributes in Antonio and Hank. Antonio’s extensive knowledge of global markets makes him uniquely qualified to lead the organization as we expand rapidly in Asia and other parts of the world. He has impressed all of us with his vision and leadership of the team throughout the search process. Hank brings a fresh perspective to the business, which, in combination with his operational strengths, will help build on the significant progress that has been made in advancing the U.S. business. Together, we believe they will be a powerful team that shares an unwavering commitment and passion for serving our customers, reenergizing the business and further positioning the company for long-term growth.”

State Street Corp. appointed José E. Almeida, chairman, president, and CEO of Covidien PLC, to its board of directors. Almeida joined Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) in 1995 and held leadership positions in global manufacturing and corporate engineering. He has served as chairman of Covidien’s board of directors since March 2012 and as president, chief executive officer and a director of Covidien since 2011. Almeida currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced Medical Technology Association, Partners in Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization aimed at bringing medical care to those most in need globally and is a member of the Business Roundtable. “We are very pleased to welcome Joe to our board,” said Joseph L. Hooley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp. “His strong track record of driving global expansion at a large, public company in the healthcare industry contributes valuable perspective and his history of fostering product innovation within a highly competitive business environment will add to our board’s expertise.”

E*TRADE Financial Corp.  named Christopher M. Flink to its board of directors. Since 1997, Flink has served as a partner with IDEO, a global design and innovation firm. He serves as a member of the board of directors for Fiserv Inc., as well as on advisory boards for Target Corp. and JetBlue Airways. “Chris brings a vast understanding of customer-focused innovation, particularly as it relates to enhancing the digital user experience,” said Paul Idzik, CEO of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. “His track record as an advisor and change agent for some of the world’s most successful consumer brands, financial services, and technology companies will add an important perspective to our Board.”

Laura K. Thompson

Laura K. Thompson

Upon Executive Vice President and CFO Darren R. Wells’ promotion to president of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s  Europe, Middle East, and Africa business unit,   Laura K. Thompson will succeed Wells as executive vice president and CFO.  “Laura has played a key role in the turnaround of our North America results. During her career, she has been an outstanding executive, promoted through a series of progressively larger leadership positions, including directing our business development activities, leading investor relations, and overseeing several strategic initiatives,” Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard J. Kramer said. “Laura’s deep knowledge of Goodyear, her business and financial background, and her strong relationships both inside and outside the company make her ideally suited to take on her new role as CFO.”

The Men’s Wearhouse has appointed B. Michael Becker to its board of directors. Becker spent his career as an audit partner for Ernst & Young LLP from 1979 until his retirement in 2006. Doug Ewert, Men’s Wearhouse president and CEO, stated, “I’m pleased to welcome Michael to the board. He brings extensive accounting experience in our industry, highlighted by years in public accounting as well as his service as a current board member and audit committee chairman at Vitamin Shoppe Inc.” With the addition of Becker, The Men’s Wearhouse Board comprises 10 directors, eight of whom are independent.

BlackRock Inc. has elected Cheryl D. Mills, former counselor and chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to its board of directors. Mills, who left the U.S. Department of State in February, will join the board on Nov. 20 as an independent director. Laurence D. Fink, BlackRock chairman and CEO, said, “For nearly two decades, Cheryl has been an extraordinary advisor to the highest levels of government. She brings unique insight in public policy, international diplomacy and economic development that will add further dimension and breadth to our already well-regarded board of directors. Throughout her career, she has held important positions in business and has proven her capabilities in a rapidly expanding and changing marketplace. She will make an exceptional addition to our board.” With the addition of Mills, BlackRock’s board will expand to 19 members, including 13 independent directors.

Loews Corp. has announced David Edelson, a senior vice president, will succeed Peter Keegan as CFO after Keegan retires in May 2014. Keegan will stay on at Loews as senior advisor. Additionally, Mark Schwartz, Loews’s controller, will become vice president and chief accounting officer.

Qualcomm Inc. has named former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (2001-2009) Clark Randt to its board of directors. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a diplomat, attorney, and businessman who has a comprehensive understanding of Chinese industries and businesses, and he currently serves as the president of Randt & Company LLC. ”We are fortunate to welcome Ambassador Randt as a member of Qualcomm’s Board of Directors,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm. “As China remains a key emerging region, his extensive background in working with China’s government and businesses will provide invaluable insight to Qualcomm’s board as we look to further expand the Company’s footprint in the country’s rapidly growing and evolving wireless ecosystem.”

The AES Corp. has appointed Charles Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons Corp., to the AES Board of Directors, effective Nov. 1, 2013. He has spent over 30 years with Parsons in various operations, finance and business development roles. He was appointed CEO and named chairman of the Parsons board in 2008. He served as CFO of Parsons prior to becoming CEO. During his tenure as CEO, Harrington has focused on expanding into strategically important new business areas and has led Parsons to record profitability. “Chuck has a strong record of driving innovation and sustainable results. He is a welcome addition to the AES Board,” said Charles Rossotti, AES board chairman. “His experience and leadership in global engineering and construction are valuable to AES as we strive to improve lives by providing energy and infrastructure solutions in the markets we serve.”

American Vanguard Corp. has elected Morton D. Erlich to its board of directors. He chair the audit committee. Erlich has extensive experience in accounting, arising from his 34-year career with KPMG LLP. During his tenure at KPMG, he served as audit engagement partner for numerous public and private companies in a wide range of industries and as a managing partner of the firm’s Woodland Hills office. In addition to his audit and accounting work he also developed expertise in merger, acquisition and due diligence projects, as well as SEC compliance and employee benefit plan audit. Since 2006, he has been on the board of directors of Skechers USA Inc., where he has served as lead independent director and chairman of both the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee and as a member of the compensation committee.

Avaya announced that Kiran Patel and Ronald Rittenmeyer have joined its board. Patel most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of the Small Business Group of Intuit from December 2008 to September 2013. Patel is currently on the board of KLA-Tencor Corp. Rittenmeyer has served as chairman, president and CEO of Expert Global Solutions, a global provider of customer care support since 2011. Prior to his current position with Expert Global Solutions, he served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems Corp. Rittenmeyer is currently on the board of American International Group and Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Noodles & Co. elected Jeffrey W. Jones as an independent member to its board of directors. Jones was also appointed to chair the audit committee. He is the CFO of Vail Resorts and currently serves as a member of the US Bank advisory board as well as an executive in residence at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Jones held CFO positions with Clark Retail Enterprises and Lids Corp. “We welcome Jeff to the Noodles & Company board and are pleased to have him join us,” said Kevin Reddy, chairman and CEO, Noodles & Co. “He brings 29 years of valuable financial experience as a leader in the hospitality, retail and real estate industries as well as significant experience as both a management member and independent member of public company boards.” Founded in 1995, Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world. 

AT&T Inc. has elected Beth Mooney to its board of directors. She is chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp. Mooney’s career in the banking industry spans more than three decades. She joined KeyCorp in 2006 as vice chairman and head of Key Community Bank and served as president, chief operating officer and executive director from 2010 to 2011. Mooney will serve on the Corporate Development and Finance Committee of AT&T’s board of directors. “Beth is an exceptional executive and will be a great addition to our board,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer. “Her outstanding record of leadership, management expertise and accomplished career in the financial services industry will be invaluable to us.”

McKesson Corp. announced that James A. Beer will join the company as executive vice president and CFO on Oct. 9, 2013. Beer will be responsible for overseeing all financial functions for McKesson and replaces Jeff C. Campbell, who left the company in June 2013 to become CFO of American Express Company. Beer will also join McKesson’s executive committee. Beer comes to McKesson from Symantec Corporation where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer managing the worldwide finance organization with responsibility for accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, investor relations, corporate development, purchasing, and audit. “James Beer is exceptionally qualified to lead our finance organization as chief financial officer,” said John Hammergren, chairman and CEO of McKesson. “His extensive experience as the CFO for leading, publicly traded companies across several industries provides him with the ideal background and perspective to help guide McKesson’s continued success.”

Lear Corp., a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, has appointed to Richard H. Bott to its board of directors. He has worked in investment banking for more than 35 years at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse), where he provided financial structuring and strategic advice to numerous large American and international corporations, with a focus on industrial, automotive and transportation companies.  Bott currently serves on the board of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. ”Following a comprehensive search process, we are extremely pleased to welcome Dick to Lear’s board of directors,” said Henry D.G. Wallace, Lear’s non-executive chairman. “We sincerely appreciate the active involvement and support of Mick McGuire from Marcato Capital Management LLC, who participated with us in this process.”

Eve Burton

Eve Burton

AOL Inc. has appointed Eve Burton, senior vice president and general counsel of Hearst Corp., to its board of directors. Burton brings to AOL extensive leadership experience in the media industry spanning print and digital publishing, cable networks and broadcasting, and online media. Burton also has a wealth of expertise in government affairs. At Hearst, Burton has overall responsibility of day-to-day management for the Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services to all of Hearst’s 200 businesses around the world, including labor relations and government affairs. She is also one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners, including Apple, Amazon and Google, among others. “Eve Burton is one of the most experienced leaders in our industry, and she will bring a unique and meaningful viewpoint to AOL,” said Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman and CEO. “Eve has substantial operational and partnership knowledge in all areas of the global media business. Eve is an exceptional person, and we welcome her to the AOL board.”

Linda Crompton

Linda Crompton

The Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) appointed Linda Crompton as the chapter’s first president. She was formerly the president and CEO of BoardSource, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards.  Prior to BoardSource, she served as the president and CEO of Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C. Chapter Board Chair Diane D. Miller noted, “Linda brings deep experience working with both corporate and nonprofit organizations. We are delighted to have someone of her national prominence as the president of our NACD chapter.”

Air Products will add three new independent directors to its board and will commence a search to identify a successor to Chairman and CEO John E. McGlade, who will retire in 2014. McGlade will continue to serve as chairman and CEO during the search process and then as chairman for an agreed-upon transition period in 2014.  The incoming CEO will also join the board as a director. The three new independent directors will join the board immediately. Two of the new independent directors, Edward Monser and Matthew Paull, will stand for election at the Air Products 2014 Annual Meeting. The third independent director, Seifi Ghasemi, will stand for election at the 2015 annual meeting. With the addition of the three new directors, three current Air Products directors will retire prior to the 2014 annual meeting in order to maintain an optimal board size.

Sotheby’s named Patrick S. McClymont, a partner and managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., to succeed William S. Sheridan as CFO, effective Oct. 7. “We are very fortunate that in Patrick we have someone with sterling credentials, extensive financial expertise, and a deep knowledge of our business. We welcome him to Sotheby’s,” said Bill Ruprecht, chairman and CEO. Sheridan will remain with Sotheby’s through the end of 2013 to support the CFO transition.

Hertz Global Holdings announced Elyse Douglas, senior executive vice president and CFO, is stepping down. The company has appointed David J. Rosenberg, currently CFO of Hertz International, to serve as CFO on an interim basis while internal and external candidates are considered to fill the CFO position.

The Home Depot named Helena B. Foulkes to its board of directors. Foulkes will be a member of the finance and leadership development & compensation committees. Her appointment gives the company 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent. She is executive vice president and chief healthcare strategy and marketing officer for CVS Caremark Corp. “I’m pleased to welcome Helena to our board and look forward to the unique insight she brings from her years of retail experience and leadership,” said Frank Blake, chairman and CEO.

Northrop Grumman Corp. elected William H. Hernandez, retired senior vice president and CFO of PPG Industries Inc., to its board of directors. The addition of Hernandez increases Northrop Grumman’s board of directors to 13 members, 12 of whom are nonemployee directors. “We are delighted that Bill Hernandez has joined our board of directors,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “His extensive corporate experience and financial expertise will contribute to our company’s focus on performance for our shareholders, customers and employees.” Hernandez served as senior vice president, Finance, and chief financial officer of PPG Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of chemical and industrial products, until his retirement in 2009. Prior to that, he was PPG’s corporate controller from 1990 to 1994. Hernandez previously held a number of positions with Borg-Warner Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

Western Digital Corp. appointed Akio Yamamoto to its board of directors. Yamamoto is vice president, executive officer and a director of Hitachi Medical Corp. and has served Hitachi Ltd. companies for more than 25 years. Yamamoto succeeds Kensuke Oka of Hitachi Ltd. and joins Masahiro Yamamura as Hitachi Ltd.’s two representatives on the Western Digital board.
“We appreciate the wisdom and contributions of Kensuke Oka as a member of our board of directors since shortly after our acquisition of HGST,” said Tom Pardun, Western Digital chairman of the board. “We welcome Akio Yamamoto to our board and look forward to benefitting from his insights and perspectives as we continue to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders.“

SanDisk Corp., a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, has appointed D. Scott Mercer to its board. Mercer brings to SanDisk more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, in both senior executive and board positions.“We are pleased to welcome such a recognized industry executive to SanDisk’s board,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk. “Scott further deepens and strengthens the leadership capabilities of our board, and brings valuable experience in the storage industry.” Mercer also currently serves as a director of Polycom and QLogic Corp.  He is the former CEO and chairman of the board of Conexant Systems, interim CEO and director at Adaptec, and served as the CFO of Western Digital Corp. Mercer also held senior operating and finance roles at Dell, Inc., LSI Corp. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Nexus Enterprise Solutions announced the election of Gunnar Counselman to the board. “Gunner Counselman has a proven track record in developing technology, raising capital and launching organizations that have helped reshape higher education in the digital age,” said James Bayardelle, Nexus CEO. “The impact Gunnar has had on the education industry will help Nexus build on its effort to transform the traditional lead generation business into a digital marketplace that benefits both the buyer and the provider of our prospecting services.” Counselman is the founder and chief executive of Fidelis Education, an enterprise technology Platform as a Service (PaaS) company for education. Counselman earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and served as a human source intelligence officer in the Marine Corps, where he was deployed to Iraq, Bosnia, the Horn of Africa and Central America. After business school, Counselman was employed at Bain & Co. where he consulted to a variety of media, private equity, and technology companies. Counselman left Bain to consult independently to education companies, colleges, and private-equity clients while building the resources necessary to launch Fidelis. He’s also a board member at the Marine Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco. Additionally, Nexus reports that John Limansky has resigned from his role as both company president and member of the board to pursue other interests.

MetLife appointed former U.S. Ambassador William E. Kennard to its board of directors effective today. “I am pleased to welcome Ambassador Kennard to MetLife’s board of directors,” said Steven A. Kandarian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of MetLife. “His strong knowledge of public policy and global investment expertise will prove to be a great resource to MetLife and its shareholders. Until August, Kennard served as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and worked to promote transatlantic trade and investment and eliminate regulatory barriers to commerce Prior to this role, Kennard served for eight years as managing director of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, and was a member of the board of several companies owned by it. From 1997 until 2001, Kennard served as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. In this capacity, he developed policies that shaped how Americans use wireless phones and the Internet. Kennard has served on the boards of directors of numerous companies, including The New York Times Company, Sprint Nextel Corp., Handspring Inc., and eAccess Ltd.  

LogicSource, a leading sourcing solutions firm in Norwalk, Conn., owned by Bain & Co., announced the appointment of Gregory Hunt, CFO and treasurer of Apollo Investment Corp., to its board. Hunt’s track record as a proven, senior-level financial executive includes stints at Yankee Candle, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Syratech, and Samsonite. “We’d been pursuing Greg for a while,” joked LogicSource CEO David Pennino. “With his deep financial experience comes a rare strategic business perspective. His mandate has been operational improvement and growth wherever he’s worked—and that’s exactly what LogicSource is bringing to the sphere of sourcing and procurement—so it’s a great fit.”

8×8, Inc., provider of cloud communications and computing solutions, appointed Ian Potter to its board. Potter will become a member of the compensation committee. Potter, who resides in Singapore and France, brings more than 25 years of international business development, management, and operational experience to 8×8. He was most recently a managing director of Morgan Stanley & Co. in Singapore, having moved there in 1994 to establish the firm’s commodities trading and risk management business across Asia. “Ian’s international business acumen, expertise in launching and growing multinational enterprises and deep knowledge of European and Asian business practices and regulatory matters will be of immense value to 8×8 as we expand upon our current success in the U.S. to meet the growing worldwide demand for our cloud-based services,” said Vik Verma, CEO of 8×8.

WellPoint Inc. named John Short and Elizabeth Tallett to its board of directors, effective Sept. 18, and Oct. 1, 2013, respectively. Tallett has more than 35 years of global biopharmaceutical and consumer products experience, including operating and strategic leadership roles at a number of healthcare and technology companies. She is a principal of Hunter & Partners LLC, a health care consulting firm. Short is the former CEO of RehabCare Group, a publicly traded rehabilitation services provider that was acquired by Kindred Health Care in 2011. He is a principal of Short Consulting LLC, a health care consulting firm. “We are pleased to welcome John and Liz to our board of directors,” said George Schaefer, chairman of the WellPoint Board of Directors. “Their extensive health care industry experience and leadership will bring valuable insight to our Board as we continue to position the company for success.”

HSN Inc. has appointed Matthew Rubel to its board of directors, bringing the number of board members to 10. He currently serves as a senior advisor with TPG Capital, a global private investment firm with over $50 billion of capital under management. Rubel was previously the chairman, president, and CEO of Collective Brands, a retailer and marketer of lifestyle, fashion, and performance brands. He also serves on the boards of SUPERVALU Inc. and Hudson’s Bay Company. “We are honored to have Matt join our board,” said Arthur Martinez, chairman of the board. “Matt’s proven record of building brands and transforming retail businesses will be a strong strategic asset to our board.”

International Paper Co. named Admiral Jay L. Johnson to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1, 2013.  Johnson retired as chairman and CEO of General Dynamics in December 2012, one of the largest defense contractors in the world. Prior to leading the aerospace and defense company, he was the CEO of Dominion Virginia Power, where he oversaw the electric transmission and distribution services to more than 2.3 million customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Johnson also served as the chief of naval operations and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1996 until 2000, highlighting his more than 30 years of military service. “Jay’s career in both the military and business, and his outstanding record of leading organizations, brings a unique and valuable perspective to the International Paper board of directors,” said John Faraci, chairman and CEO. ”We are extremely pleased to have him join our board.”

BankUnited Inc. has elected Tere Blanca to its board of directors. She is the founder, president, and CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc., a Miami-based commercial property real estate advisory services and brokerage firm. Prior to launching Blanca Commercial Real Estate, she served as senior managing director for Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc., where she led the firm’s South Florida operations. “BankUnited is fortunate to welcome Ms. Blanca to our board of directors,” said John A. Kanas, chairman, president, and CEO. “Her vast knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and her exemplary leadership within the business community will make a noteworthy contribution to our board.”

Saks Inc. announced that upon completion of the merger with Hudson’s Bay Co. both Stephen I. Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks, and Ronald L. Frasch, president and chief merchant of Saks, would be leaving the company. Donald Hess, lead director of Saks’ board, commented, “Steve and Ron have been a great team over the last nine years. They are admired and respected throughout both the company and the retail industry. Their leadership, strategic focus, collaboration, creativity, and enthusiasm for the business have molded Saks into an iconic omni-channel luxury retailer. Together, they have created an exceptional management team, a special company culture, and a distinct fashion point of view. Through their leadership, the whole is truly so much greater than the sum of the parts.” The planned merger transaction between Saks and HBC has been approved by each company’s board of directors and is expected to close before the end of the calendar year, subject to approval by Saks shareholders and other customary closing conditions.

Ford Motor Co. elected James P. Hackett, Steelcase CEO, and John C. Lechleiter, chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly, to the board of directors. Hackett is also a board member at Fifth Third Bancorp; Lechleiter serves on the Nike board. “Jim brings nearly three decades of global design and new business development experience to Ford’s board of directors,” said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford. ““John’s vast experience and knowledge in the science arena brings a unique skill set to the board that is aligned with Ford’s long-term sustainability strategy.”

Linda Bammann and Michael Neal are joining the JPMorgan Chase & Co. board, and Lead Independent Director Lee Raymond will be taking on more duties, in an effort to exercise extra supervision over Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon following opposition to his joint role this proxy season. Bammann, a former Freddie Mac director and Banc One Corp. chief risk officer, is expected to be formally elected Sept. 16. Neal plans to join the board in January following his retirement at the end of 2013 from his vice chairman position at General Electric.

Salesforce.com appointed John V. Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and Robin Washington, CFO of Gilead Sciences to the board. The appointments fill vacancies left by the departing Stratton Sclavos and Shirley Young. Washington also serves on the Honeywell board.

Melina E. Higgins was elected to the Genworth Financial board. Higgins is a former managing director and partner at The Goldman Sachs Group, where she served as head of the Americas and co-chair of the GS Mezzanine Partners funds’ investment advisory committee. She is a member of the Mylan board. “Melina’s investment experience and background in financial services bring a valuable perspective to the board as it continues to work with management to rebuild shareholder value,” said James S. Riepe, Genworth non-executive chairman of the board.

Questar named Rebecca Ranich to the board. Ranich was most recently a director at Deloitte Consulting, where she led the organization’s Federal Government Energy Advisory and Sustainability services. She is vice chair of the Gas Technology Institute board. “Rebecca brings a wealth of industry experience to our board,” said Questar Chairman and CEO Ron Jibson. “We’re very fortunate to add someone who’s respected nationally and internationally for her strategic focus and insight into the key issues affecting energy today.”

Forest Laboratories named Brenton L. Saunders, former Bausch + Lomb CEO, as successor to Howard Solomon’s CEO position, effective Oct. 1. Saunders has served on the Forest Laboratories board since August 2011, and currently chairs its compensation committee. Solomon will remain nonexecutive chairman of the board through the company’s 2014 annual meeting. Saunders previously held a number of senior leadership positions at Schering-Plough Corp. and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kenneth E. Goodman, presiding independent director and a member of the committee of independent directors overseeing succession planning, said, “We have long thought Brent would be an ideal CEO to succeed Howard when the time came. Over the course of our announced search and rigorous board process, during which we seriously evaluated a number of excellent candidates, this belief became crystal clear. We are delighted that, following the recent sale of Bausch + Lomb, Brent became available at just the right time. He is strategic, innovative, experienced and the right leader for Forest today. We are confident he will drive growth and even greater success for the Company, its shareholders and our employees.”

JoS A. Bank Clothiers appointed Byron “Bud” Bergren, former chairman and CEO of Bon-Ton Stores, to the board of directors and its audit committee. Bergren lead Bon-Ton’s acquisition of SAKS – Northern Department Store Group, and is a former member of the National Retail Federation board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Bud Bergren as an independent member of our board of directors. The company is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of Bud’s deep knowledge of the retail and apparel industries and his successful experience with acquisition integration. His contribution will be invaluable to us as we continue to execute our long-term strategies for profitable growth and increased shareholder value,” said Robert N. Wildrick, chairman of the board of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.

Ingersoll-Rand named former KBR CFO Susan K. Carter as successor to CFO Steve Shawley. Carter previously was CFO at Lennox International and held financial leadership positions at Cummins, Honeywell International, Crane Co., and DeKalb Corp.

Patrick J. Ward

Patrick J. Ward

Cummins CFO Patrick J. Ward is joining the DuPont board of directors, effective Oct. 23. Ward has served in a number of leadership positions since joining Cummins in 1987, including vice president and engine business controller. “Pat is an accomplished global business leader who possesses tremendous financial expertise and experience,” said DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. “We look forward to the wealth of knowledge and insight that Pat will bring to the DuPont board.”

Sprint elected Sara Martinez Tucker, CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative, to the board. Tucker most recently served as the under secretary of education in the U.S. Department of Education, and previously served as CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “I could not be more pleased that a person with the talent, track record and relevant experience of Sara has agreed to join the Sprint board,” said Masayoshi Son, Sprint chairman. “We are committed to recruiting a world-class independent board of directors.”

Cardinal Health named Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) CEO Patricia A. Hemingway Hall a board member. Previously, Hemingway Hall was president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and COO of HCSC. She is a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Health Care Leadership Council, and Manpower Group boards. “We are extremely pleased that Pat is joining our board of directors,” said George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health. “Pat has had a distinguished career, and we know that she’ll make tremendous contributions to our board. Pat’s experience in leading large and complex businesses, combined with her health care and payor knowledge, will be particularly relevant as health care continues to evolve. We are excited to welcome Pat to the Cardinal Health board.”

Laurie Brlas

Laurie Brlas

Newmont Mining appointed Laurie Brlas as CFO. Brlas was most recently executive vice president and president of global operations at Cliffs Natural Resources, where she served as CFO from 2006 to 2012. Previously, she was CFO at STERIS Corp. She chairs the audit committee of the Perrigo Co. board.

The Western Union Co. named Frances Fragos Townsend a member of the company’s board of directors and its compliance committee. Townsend is executive vice president of Worldwide Government, Legal, and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings. Previously, she was assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, chairing the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. She is a member of the SIGA Technologies and Scientific Games Corp. boards. “Frances Fragos Townsend has extensive public policy, government, legal and regulatory experience,” said Jack M. Greenberg, nonexecutive chairman of the board of Western Union. “She brings to the board valuable insights regarding the conduct of business in a highly regulated industry, and her business and government experience will be very helpful to the Company as it continues to evolve its strategy.”

E*TRADE Financial appointed Richard J. Carbone, Prudential Financial executive vice president and former Prudential CFO, to the board of directors. Carbone is former managing director and controller of Salomon Brothers and former controller of Bankers Trust Co. “Rich is a respected leader with an accomplished track record in the financial services industry,” said Paul Idzik, CEO of E*TRADE Financial Corp. “His work in helping shape Prudential into the highly effective and focused financial organization it is today makes him a terrific fit. Rich’s deep insight and seasoned perspective will serve our company, our customers and our owners well.”

Retired Army General Ann E. Dunwoody and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Senior Executive Tomago Collins joined the Republic Services board. Dunwoody is president of First 2 Four, and serves on the L-3 Communications and Logistics Management Institute boards. Don Slager, CEO, said of the appointments, “We are very pleased to welcome Ann and Tomago to our board. Their combined expertise in logistics, strategic planning and communications will serve Republic well as we continue to build positive momentum in our growth trajectory. We look forward to working with them and welcome the experience, vision and counsel they will bring to Republic.”

Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior

Gap appointed Cisco Systems Chief Technology and Chief Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior to the board of directors. Prior to joining Cisco, Warrior worked at Motorola for 23 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles including chief technology officer and leader of the company’s Energy Systems Group. She has previously served on the Corning and Ferro boards. “Padma is an accomplished business leader with nearly 30 years’ experience within the technology industry, as both a strategist and innovator,” said Glenn Murphy, Gap chairman and CEO. “As we increase our investment in serving customers across all channels, Padma’s relevant expertise will be an asset to our board and management team.”

Harris Corp. elected Vyomesh I . Joshi to the board. Joshi recently retired after a 32-year career at Hewlett-Packard, where he most recently served as executive vice president of the Imaging and Printing Group. He is a member of the Wipro Limited board, and served on the Yahoo! board from 2005 to 2012.

Catherine P. Lego

Catherine P. Lego

Catherine P. Lego, founder of Lego Ventures and former general partner of The Photonics Fund, joined the Fairchild Semiconductor board. Lego also serves on the SanDisk and Lam Research boards and chairs their audit committees. “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Lego to our board,” said Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s chairman and CEO. “Cathy’s depth of industry knowledge and experience, financial, accounting and business development expertise, and interest and commitment to corporate governance, will be great additions to our board. We are fortunate to have her on our team, and we look forward to working with her.”

Hain Celestial Group named Stephen J. Smith, former CFO of Elizabeth Arden, as successor to retiring Ira J. Lamel’s CFO position. “After an extensive global search, I am pleased to welcome Stephen Smith as our new Chief Financial Officer and a key member of our leadership team,” said Irwin D. Simon, Founder and CEO of Hain Celestial. “Steve has an extensive background in working with consumer products companies on a global basis and brings a demonstrated ability to implement business analytics for high-performance strategic growth. Steve is the right person to work with our management team in achieving our next level of growth.”

Walter Rakowich

Walter Rakowich

Iron Mountain appointed Walter Rakowich, former CEO of Prologis, to the board of directors. Rakowich also held the COO and CFO positions at Prologis before being promoted to CEO in 2008, where he served until the company’s merger with AMB Property in 2011. Currently, he is a member of the Host Hotels & Resorts board and its audit committee. “We feel very fortunate to add Walt to our board,” said Iron Mountain Chairman Al Verrecchia. “Walt brings invaluable insight as someone who has led a publicly traded, global real estate company. I look forward to working with him.”

 

 

David B. Burritt

David B. Burritt

United States Steel elected COO Mario Longhi a board member and successor to Chairman John P. Surma’s CEO position, which he will take Sept. 1. Surma will remain as executive chairman through Dec. 31, when he plans to retire from the company and its board. The company also named David B. Burritt, former Caterpillar CFO and vice president of global finance and strategic services, as successor to Gretchen R. Haggerty’s CFO position effective Aug. 31.

Eric Wolford is joining the Riverbed Technology board of directors. Currently, he serves as president of the company’s Product Group, and plans to retire from that position in the fourth quarter of this year. “Eric’s breadth and depth of industry expertise has benefited Riverbed for the past eleven years,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman and CEO at Riverbed. “IT organizations are looking to re-architect today’s enterprise IT infrastructures in pursuit of cost efficiency, manageability, and flexibility. As we enter into our twelfth year in business and continue to see growth from our application acceleration and performance solutions, we look forward to the many contributions and new perspectives that Eric will bring to our team as a member of the board.”

Mary Kay Haben

Mary Kay Haben

The Hershey Co. appointed Mary Kay Haben, retired Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. president, to the board of directors. Haben is a member of the Bob Evans Farms board and of the Equity Residential board of trustees. Previously, she served on the Liz Claiborne board, and was Wrigley’s group vice president and managing director, North America prior to the company’s acquisition by Mars. “Mary Kay is a seasoned leader who brings a great wealth of relevant food and confectionery experience to her role as a member of the Hershey board,” said James Nevels, chairman of the board. “She is an accomplished executive with extensive experience managing businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry and has an impressive track record in growing brands and developing new products.”

Andrew Feldstein

Andrew Feldstein

BlueMountain Capital Management Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer Andrew Feldstein joined the PNC Financial Services Group board. Feldstein is former managing director and head of Structured Credit, head of High Yield Sales, Trading & Research and head of Global Credit Portfolio at JPMorgan. “Mr. Feldstein brings a reputation for innovation and additional risk management expertise to the board,” said PNC Executive Chairman James E. Rohr. “His vision and experience should benefit PNC as we seek to grow our business and further strengthen our balance sheet.”

Applied Materials named Gary E. Dickerson CEO and Michael R. Splinter executive chairman of the board, effective Sept. 1. Splinter has served as CEO since 2003, and became chairman of the board in 2009. Dickerson is currently company president, and previously served for seven years as CEO of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates. “As president, Gary has proved to be an outstanding leader and partner, focusing Applied on new strategies for profitable growth through our unmatched strength in precision materials engineering,” said Splinter. “I welcome him to the board and have every confidence that his vision and personal drive will translate into remarkable success in leading Applied Materials as our next CEO.”

Pershing Square Capital Management’s William A. Ackman resigned from the J.C. Penney board of directors after publicly releasing letters criticizing fellow board members for not attempting to replace CEO Myron “Mike” Ullman. In addition, the board named Ronald W. Tysoe, former vice chairman of Federated Department Stores, a director. The board noted it plans to name another member in the near future. Tysoe is also a member of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Scripps Networks Interactive, Cintas, and Taubman Centers boards of directors. Thomas Engibous, chairman of the board, said, “The company is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of Ron Tysoe’s judgment and experience at this important time. His deep knowledge of the retail industry and his financial expertise will be invaluable to us as we continue the work underway to return J. C. Penney to profitability and growth. I would like to thank Bill Ackman for his service on the board over the past two years.”

Nancy Killefer

Nancy Killefer

Avon Products elected Nancy Killefer, McKinsey & Co. senior partner, to the board. Killefer has held a number of leadership positions at McKinsey, and currently also leads the firm’s people committee and serves on its governing board. Previously, she served as CFO and COO of the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a member of the IRS Oversight Board. “We are so pleased to welcome Nancy to Avon’s board. Her proven leadership in strategy development and execution, brand-building, and organizational efficiencies across sectors will contribute greatly as Avon progresses through its turnaround,” said Doug Conant, chairman of the board.

 

 

Thomas "Tony" K. Brown

Thomas “Tony” K. Brown

Retired Ford Motor Co. Group Vice President of Global Purchasing Thomas “Tony” K. Brown is joining the 3M board. Brown joined Ford from United Technologies, where he was vice president of Supply Management. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Brown to our board,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman and CEO. “He is a talented and proven business leader, and will bring valuable insight and global purchasing management and supply chain experience to the board and our company.”

K2 Intelligence, a leading investigative and risk analytics services firm, elected Thomas Glocer, former chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters to its board of directors. “As a recognized leader in the information services industry, Tom brings significant expertise in technology and global M&A.  This perspective is extremely important to us as we grow our tech-powered corporate intelligence business,” said Jeremy M. Kroll, K2′s CEO and president.  “Tom has taken a strong interest in K2 since its development and we are pleased to officially welcome him as a board member.” Before joining Reuters, Glocer was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris, and Tokyo.  He is a member of the board of Merck & Co, Morgan Stanley, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

LifeLock appointed Gary Briggs to the LifeLock board of directors. Briggs brings marketing expertise for high growth businesses with premier brands, and he was recently named chief marketing Officer for Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, Briggs served as an advisor to the CEO of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google. “LifeLock delivers market leading consumer protection powered by innovative science, technology and analytics, and it is important to have the perspective of top technology leaders,” said LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. “We believe that Gary’s marketing experience and industry leadership will provide LifeLock with important insights that will further fuel our momentum.”

The National Association of Corporate Directors elected Raymond V. Gilmartin, former Merck chairman and CEO, to the board. Gilmartin is currently lead director of the General Mills board and previously was a director of Microsoft and the Public Service Enterprise Group. He is past chairman of the United Negro College Fund, and served on the Harvard Business School board of dean’s advisors. “NACD is pleased to welcome Raymond to the board,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “His vast business experience across industries and his extraordinary insights and wisdom will be great additions to our board.”

Saiyid T. Naqvi

Saiyid T. Naqvi

Freddie Mac elected former PNC Mortgage CEO Saiyid T. Naqvi to the board of directors. Naqvi led PNC Mortgage from 1995 until it was sold by PNC Financial Services Group in 2001, and returned to supervise the bank’s integration of National City Mortgage as CEO. He also served as president of Harley Davidson Financial Services, CEO of DeepGreen Financial and CEO of Setara Corp. He is a former director at Genworth Capital and Hanover Capital Mortgage Holdings.

Morgan Stanley named Rayford Wilkins Jr., former CEO of Diversified Businesses at AT&T, to the board of directors. Wilkins previously held several leadership roles at AT&T and its predecessor companies, including CEO of SBC Pacific Bell, and currently holds directorships at Valero EnergyAmérica Móvil, and YP Holdings. He will serve on the board’s nominating and governance committee. James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Wilkins to our board. He brings highly relevant leadership experience, both domestic and international, having managed through extensive change and transformation during his long career. His perspectives will benefit our other directors, our management and our shareholders.”

Heather A. Wilson

Heather A. Wilson

Heather A. Wilson, president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is joining the Peabody Energy board of directors. While in Congress, Wilson was the senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. “Dr. Wilson is an exceptional leader with a broad perspective on energy, mining and global affairs, who leads an institution that is bringing forth the next generation of mining talent,” said Chairman and CEO Gregory H. Boyce. “Her extensive expertise in global intelligence, energy and strategy, will be of great value to Peabody’s platform.”

HallStar Chairman and CEO John J. Paro is joining the Calgon Carbon board. Paro serves on the American Chemistry Council board and its executive committee and small and medium business enterprise committee. Commenting on the announcement, Randy Dearth, Calgon Carbon’s CEO, said, “With John’s background in manufacturing and marketing, as well as his proven success in leading a global specialty chemical company, he is a very good fit for our board, and I look forward to his perspective.”

Mark E. Goldstein

Mark E. Goldstein

Actuant will promote current COO Mark E. Goldstein to CEO upon the planned retirement of Robert C. Arzbaecher in Jan. 2014. “With our vision, strategies, and leadership team solidly in place, I now believe it is an appropriate time to transition the chief executive responsibilities to Mark, who has been an integral part of Actuant’s success for over a decade,” Arzbaecher commented. “Mark brings excellent strategic, operational and talent development skills to the role and is passionate about delivering outstanding returns to our stakeholders.”

Bank of America appointed two new board members, expanding the the board’s size to 15 members. Clayton Rose is a professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School and is a former senior executive of J.P. Morgan & Co. Rose is also a director at XL Group. Pierre de Weck is a member of the Group Executive Committee and global head of Private Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank. Previously, he was a member of the Rhodia SA and Clariant International boards. “Clayton and Pierre are strong leaders who understand the operations of global financial institutions. Their joining the board enhances the already strong diversity of experience our board contributes to the benefit of shareholders,” said Bank of America Chairman Charles O. Holliday, Jr.

Virginia P. Ruesterholz

Virginia P. Ruesterholz

Frontier Communications elected Virginia P. Ruesterholz, former president of Verizon Services Operations, to the board of directors and its compensation and retirement plan committees. Ruesterholz also served as president of Verizon Telecom and president of Verizon Wholesale Markets. She is a member of The Hartford board of directors. “Virginia Ruesterholz had a leading role in developing Verizon’s network, technology and growth strategies. Her in-depth knowledge of communications—wireline, IP, video, and more—and expertise in all aspects of operations and customer and vendor support—will help Frontier enhance shareholder and customer value,” said Maggie Wilderotter, chair and CEO of Frontier.

First Solar appointed Sharon Allen, retired U.S. chair of Deloitte LLP, to the board of directors. Allen is a member of the Bank of America board and its audit and corporate governance committees.

The Men’s Wearhouse appointed Allen I. Questrom, former chairman and CEO of Neiman Marcus and Federated Department Stores, to the board of directors. Questrom is also a member of the Sotheby’s and the Glazer Family of Companies boards, and previously served as chairman of Deb Shops and as a member of the Footlocker and Wal Mart Stores boards. Doug Ewert, Men’s Wearhouse and CEO, stated, “I’m pleased to welcome Allen to the board. He brings extensive experience in our industry, highlighted by his service as the CEO of several large publicly traded retailers. Allen’s expertise in customer service, merchandising, marketing and finance, will be a great benefit for all of our stakeholders.”

General Atlantic Special Advisor Tracy L. Bahl is joining the TeleTech Holdings board. Bahl is a former CEO of Uniprise and former chief marketing officer for UnitedHealth Group. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Tracy as a member of TeleTech’s board of directors,” said Ken Tuchman, chairman and CEO of TeleTech. “His experience in driving innovation and growth at General Atlantic, UnitedHealth Group and Cigna will be a tremendous asset to the board as we accelerate our activities in the rapidly growing healthcare services sector.”

Align Technology named Andrea L. Saia a member of the board and its audit committee. Saia also serves on the Coca-Cola Enterprises board, and previously was the global head of Vision Care in the Alcon division of Novartis AG and was CEO of its CibaVision Corp. subsidiary. “Andrea brings valuable expertise and experience to our board of directors,” said Thomas M. Prescott, CEO of Align Technology. “Her deep knowledge of the healthcare, medical device, and consumer products industries combined with a strong marketing background from leading consumer companies such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Revlon is a great fit for Align and will greatly contribute to our Invisalign business.”

Norman Yeung, recently retired CEO and founder of YEL Electronics Hong Kong Ltd., has been appointed to the Bel Fuse board. Yeung also served on the AVX Corp. board.

Alliant Energy named Susan D. Whiting, vice chair at Nielsen, to the board of directors. Whiting has held various management positions at Nielsen, including executive vice president and chair of the company’s global media business.

MetLife appointed Kurt M. Campbell, founding partner, chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, to the board of directors. Previously, Campbell was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, and co-founded the Center for a New American Security nonprofit. “I am pleased to welcome Kurt to MetLife’s board of directors,” said Steven A. Kandarian, chairman and CEO of MetLife. “Kurt’s significant public policy background and deep knowledge of the Asia region, combined with his experience advising companies across a broad range of industries, will certainly benefit MetLife and its shareholders.”

MDU Resources elected Mark A. Hellerstein and William E. McCracken to the board. McCracken is a member of the NACD board and co-chaired NACD’s Blue Ribbon Commission on board diversity. He is retired CEO and chairman of CA Technologies, where he is now an executive advisor. Previously, he served on the IKON Office Solutions board. Hellerstein is the retired CEO and chair of St. Mary Land & Exploration, now SM Energy Co. He is a former member of the Transocean board. Hellerstein will join the board’s audit committee, while McCracken will serve on the nominating and governance committee.

E*TRADE Financial named Moore Capital Management senior portfolio manager Mohsen Fahmi a board member. Fahmi has held various positions at Moore Capital, including chief operating officer. Previously, he served as chief investment officer for The World Bank. “Mohsen brings a superb record of financial service industry experience to the E*TRADE Board, in particular, strong risk management expertise,” said Paul Idzik, CEO of E*TRADE Financial. “His addition will complement an already strong set of skills on our board.”

James L. Kroeker

James L. Kroeker

Former SEC Chief Accountant James L. Kroeker joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as vice chairman. Kroeker is former partner in the National Office Accounting Services group of Deloitte & Touche, and a former FASB practice fellow. “I’m very pleased to welcome Jim to his new role as vice chairman of the FASB,” said FASB Chairman Russ Golden. “With Jim’s deep knowledge of and experience in accounting issues, all of us at the FASB know he will prove to be a tremendous asset to the organization.”

Ecolab retired President of the Europe, Middle East, Africa sector Phillip J. Mason is joining the Lincoln Electric Holdings board of directors, expanding it to 13 members. Mason also served in a range of corporate planning, marketing, business development, and finance organizations at Ecolab. ”We are pleased to welcome Phil to the Lincoln Electric board,” said John M. Stropki, executive chairman. “Phil is an accomplished leader who brings over thirty five years of global corporate experience and has an impressive track record in driving measurable change. His expertise in achieving profitable growth and developing a strong brand presence in developing regions will bring tremendous value to our organization as we seek to capitalize on our international footprint and drive increased shareholder value.”

Dennis M. Kass

Dennis M. Kass

Legg Mason named Dennis M. Kass successor to W. Allen Reed’s chairman position. Kass has served on the board since April 2013, and is former chair and CEO of Jennison Associates. Previously, he spent more than a decade with JP Morgan’s Investment Management unit. Reed will remain on the board as chair of the finance committee.

Pioneer Natural Resources appointed three new members of the board of directors: Larry R. Grillot, a geophysicist who previously worked for Phillips Petroleum; Stacy P. Methvin, former president of a number of  Shell Oil upstream, downstream, and chemical businesses divisions; and Phoebe A. Wood, former vice president of Finance, Planning and Control of Arco Alaska. Wood is also on the boards of Leggett & Platt, Invesco, and Coca-Cola Enterprises. “We are pleased that Larry, Stacy and Phoebe have agreed to join our board of directors,” stated Scott D. Sheffield, Pioneer’s Chairman and CEO. “They bring substantial knowledge of our industry with their extensive oil and gas experience. Their strengths complement the expertise currently represented on the board.”

Alex A. Molinaroli

Alex A. Molinaroli

Johnson Controls Vice Chairman Alex A. Molinaroli will be promoted to company CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective Oct. 1, 2013. Molinaroli succeeds Stephen A. Roell, who will remain as chairman until his retirement Dec. 31. Molinaroli previously served as Johnson Controls’ president of the Power Solutions business.

Warren East, former CEO of ARM Holdings, joined the Micron Technology board. East is also on the De La Rule board, and served on the ARM board as COO. Previously, East served with Texas Instruments.

 

Dawn Hudson

Dawn Hudson

NVIDIA named former PepsiCo North American beverage business CEO and current Parthenon Group Vice Chair Dawn Hudson to the board of directors. Hudson previously served in a number of top marketing, strategy, and management roles at PepsiCo. She is a member of the Lowe’s Home Improvement, Allergan, and Interpublic Group of Companies boards of directors. “We are delighted to have Dawn join NVIDIA’s board of directors,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA. “She has been a senior executive at one of America’s great companies and has extensive experience as a company director.”

Former Illinois Tool Works Executive Vice President of Decorative Surfaces and Finishing Systems Jane Warner joined the Regal Beloit board. Warner is a member of the Tenneco and MeadWestvaco Corp. boards. “We are extremely pleased to have Jane join our board. Her global experience in business and manufacturing will be a great asset to us as we continue to execute our growth strategy,” stated Mark Gliebe, Regal Beloit’s chairman and CEO.

Sheila G. Talton

Sheila G. Talton

OGE Energy appointed Sheila G. Talton, CEO and founder of Gray Matter Analytics, to the board. Previously, Talton served in a number of leadership positions at Cisco Systems and Electronic Data Systems. She is a member of the Wintrust Financial and ACCO Brands boards. “Sheila will be a great addition to the OGE board,” said Pete Delaney, OGE Energy chairman and CEO. “Sheila’s expertise in the information technology area brings an important perspective to the boardroom in light of our smart grid implementation. She is a thought-leader in helping organizations increase value through breakthrough applications of technology. We look forward to Sheila’s contribution to our efforts to further leverage technology to improve the utility customer experience and drive operational efficiency.”

The Coca-Cola Company elected Ana Botín, Santander UK plc CEO, to the board of directors. Botín previously led corporate and investment strategies at JPMorgan, and served as executive chairman of Spain’s Banco Español de Crédito. “Ana brings an international perspective and a high level of financial expertise to our company,” said Muhtar Kent, chair and CEO. “Her knowledge of global macroeconomic issues, experience as an entrepreneur and commitment to sustainable communities will be invaluable as we continue to grow and develop our business around the world.”

Texas Instruments appointed Ambassador and former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to the board of directors. Kirk is currently senior of counsel in the Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Previously, Kirk was a partner at Vinson & Elkins and is former mayor of Dallas. “We are very excited to have Ron join our board. The market that TI operates in today is an international one that crosses borders on every continent,” said Rich Templeton, TI’s chair and CEO. “Ron’s recent experience as the nation’s lead representative and negotiator on international trade policies, as well as his prior experience in private practice focused on public finance and public policy, give him a perspective that is highly relevant to our business and new to our boardroom.”

Former ConocoPhillips Executive John E. Lowe is joining the Apache Corp. board. Lowe is a member of the Phillips 66 and Agrium boards, and previously held executive vice president positions at a number of ConocoPhillips divisions, including Exploration & Production and Commercial. “John brings 30 years of experience and strategic leadership in the global oil and gas industry,” said Charles J. Pitman, chair of the Apache board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. “His background will enable him to assess the opportunities and risks that Apache will confront in the years ahead.”

SUPERVALU named the final two members of its reconstituted board: Eric G. Johnson, CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods, and Sam Duncan, SUPERVALU CEO. Johnson is also a member of the Lincoln National board, where he chairs the finance committee. Previously, Duncan was chair and CEO of OfficeMax and CEO of ShopKo.

Retired General George A. Joulwan joined the Emergent BioSolutions board. Joulwan served in a number of leadership positions in the U.S. Army, the Pentagon, and as a special assistant to the President of the United States. Fuad El-Hibri, executive chairman of the board of Emergent BioSolutions, stated, “General Joulwan has devoted his four-decade career to serving the country, protecting our freedoms, and architecting peace around the world. He is a true and distinguished public servant, who is highly-respected in the global military community. As we expand our portfolio with specialized products that address the needs of U.S. and worldwide governments, his expertise and stature will be invaluable in guiding Emergent’s management team towards further growth.”

Rogers Corp. appointed Ganesh Moorthy, COO of Microchip Technology, to the board of directors. Moorthy has also held the company’s executive vice president positions and vice president position in several Microchip divisions.

HP added three new members to its board of directors, expanding its membership to 12: Former Liberty Media CEO Robert R. “Dob” Bennett, Former Microsoft Chief Software Architect Raymond E. Ozzie, and Former McDonald’s CEO and Current Walgreen Chair James A. Skinner. “As we move forward with our turnaround, it’s a huge benefit to be able to get advice from a board made up of such experienced business and technology leaders,” said Meg Whitman, CEO. “For their part, Dob, Ray and Jim have just about seen it all during their careers. I’m very grateful for their support, as well as the ongoing support from all of the directors.”

Former PetSmart Chairman and CEO Robert F. Moran is joining the HanesBrands board of directors. Moran previously served as PetSmart’s COO, and is also a member of the GNC Holdings board. “We are delighted to have Bob join our board with his wealth of retail leadership experience and a strong finance background,” Hanes Chairman and CEO Richard A. Noll said. “Bob’s successful international career and North American retail experience will be assets to our company.”

Dunkin’ Brands Group elected Carl Sparks, CEO of Travelocity Global, to the board of directors. Previously, Sparks was president of Gilt Groupe and served in a variety of leadership roles at Expedia, including chief marketing officer of Expedia.com. He is also a member of the Vonage Holdings board of directors. “Carl is one of the pre-eminent business leaders in the digital business space, and we are delighted he has joined Dunkin’ Brands’ board of directors,” said Nigel Travis, chairman and CEO, Dunkin’ Brands Group. “With his extensive online and digital background, he will be a tremendous addition to our Board. We look forward to benefiting from his insights as we continue to develop new and compelling programs to enhance the engagement with our communities worldwide.”

Citi elected two new members to its board of directors: Gary M. Reiner, operating partner at General Atlantic, and James S. Turley, former Ernst & Young chairman and CEO. Reiner is former CIO of General Electric, where he also served as vice president of corporate and business development. He is a member of the Hewlett-Packard board. Turley joined Ernst & Young in 1977, where he held various leadership positions, including deputy chairman and regional managing partner for the Upper Midwest. “We are pleased to have Jim Turley and Gary Reiner join Citi’s board of directors,” said Michael E. O’Neill, chairman of the board. “Mr. Turley’s extensive background at Ernst & Young and his leadership in the field of auditing make him an excellent addition to the board and specifically to our audit committee. Mr. Reiner brings a deep wealth of experience from his time at a leading global corporation and will lend his expertise to key priorities across the company including increasing productivity and helping to oversee important initiatives in our Operations and Technology functions. Both of these new directors will bring considerable insight to the board as Citi continues to leverage its unmatched global strengths.”

University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Scholar in Residence Brian G. Cartwright joined the HCP board. Cartwright is former SEC general counsel and former Latham & Watkins senior advisor. “We welcome Brian Cartwright as the newest member of our board of directors,” said Jay Flaherty, HCP’s chairman and CEO. “Brian’s wealth of experience and expertise in regulatory, risk management and corporate governance matters will serve as a tremendous asset to HCP.”

Christopher Reidy

Christopher Reidy

Becton, Dickinson and Co. appointed former ADP Corp. CFO Christopher Reidy as CFO. “It is a pleasure to welcome Chris to our executive management team,” said Chairman and CEO Vincent A. Forlenza. “He possesses significant financial and operational expertise, complemented by strategic and execution skills. He is well positioned to help drive BD’s strategy of accelerating growth through innovation, geographic expansion and operating effectiveness to create value for our customers and shareholders.”

Intevac named Wendel Blonigan CEO. Blonigan was most recently founder and CEO of Orbotech LT Solar, and is former COO of Photon Dynamics. He succeeds Founder and CEO Norman Pond, who will remain as board chair. “We are delighted that Wendell will become CEO of Intevac,” commented Pond. “He has a demonstrated track record of success managing high-technology equipment businesses as well as successfully bringing innovative products to market.”

James ("Jim") Carlson

James (“Jim”) Carlson

Omnicare appointed James (“Jim”) Carlson, former CEO and chair of Amerigroup Corp., to the board of directors. Carlson founded HealthSpring, which he sold to MetraHealth in 1995, and served as an executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group. He is a member of the Kinetic Concepts board. “Jim is well regarded for his leadership of managed care Medicaid populations,” said John Workman, Omnicare’s CEO. “As we continue to fulfill our mission of providing cost-effective healthcare to the patient populations that need it most, we look forward to benefiting from Jim’s insight and wealth of relevant experience.”

 

 

Steven P. Rasche

Steven P. Rasche

Steven P. Rasche will succeed the retiring CFO of The Laclede Group Mark D. Waltermire, effective Oct. 1. Rasche is currently CFO for Laclede Gas Company and senior vice president of finance and accounting for The Laclede Group.

TIBCO Software promoted Matt Langdon, senior vice president of strategic operations, to CFO. “Matt has been instrumental in growing our business through his various leadership roles,” said Vivek Ranadivé, TIBCO’s chairman and CEO. “He brings the right mix of strategic insight, operating experience, and financial acumen to the CFO position, as we develop our business to pursue one of the most attractive opportunities in software. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Matt in his new role.”

Kerry Carr will succeed James Christl as CFO of Kid Brands, and will continue in her current position of chief operating officer. Before joining Kid Brands, Carr served in various executive positions at Avon Products, most recently as group vice president of the Long Range Business Review Initiative.

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Colorado Senator Kenneth Salazar joined the Target board. Salazar is slated to open a Denver office for the WilmerHale law firm, which he recently joined. “We’re very pleased to welcome Ken to our board,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Chairman and CEO of Target. “As an experienced public policy official and a highly-skilled lawyer, Ken brings a unique background and perspective to Target that will be invaluable as we continue to explore and seize new opportunities to drive profitable growth in this rapidly-changing environment.”

William D. Green

William D. Green

EMC appointed William D. Green, former chairman of Accenture, to the board of directors. Green is former Accenture CEO, and currently serves on the McGraw-Hill Financial board. Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO, said, “We are honored to welcome Bill Green to the EMC board. Bill is an experienced and seasoned leader with outstanding operating experience, a deep understanding of the IT industry and broad international business expertise. His contributions will serve to help EMC better execute on its strategy during this highly transformative time in our industry and ensure the company’s continued success.”

AngelHealthcare Investors Managing Director Robyn C. Davis joined the Brooks Automation board. Davis is a former director of Barents Group and a former strategy consultant at Bain & Co. “We are extremely pleased to have Robyn join our board,” said Dr. Stephen S. Schwartz, CEO of Brooks. “She brings vast business experience and leadership, particularly in the area of life sciences, and will be a valuable contributor to the company’s continued success.”

ARRIS Group named Doreen Toben, former Verizon CFO and Verizon Communications executive vice president, to the board. Toben is also a member of the Fifth & Pacific and The New York Times Co. boards.

Host Hotels & Resorts expanded its board membership to ten directors with the appointment of Mary L. Baglivo, a Brand Value Advisors partner. Baglivo is former chairman and CEO of the Americas division of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide. She is also a member of the PVH board and its compensation committee.

Rodney (Rod) C. Adkins

Rodney (Rod) C. Adkins

UPS named Rodney (Rod) C. Adkins, senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at IBM, a member of the board of directors and its audit committee. Adkins was previously senior vice president of the Systems and Technology Group at IBM. “Rod’s experience as a senior executive at one of the world’s largest innovation and technology companies will be important to UPS as we execute our transformative, global strategies,” said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. “His perspective on strategy, manufacturing and supply chain management, engineering, technology development, and operations, will be important as UPS advances innovative solutions to our customers.”

Cindy B. Taylor, CEO and board member at Oil States International, is joining the AT&T board. Taylor also serves on the Tidewater board, and previously was a director at Global Industries. “Cindy is an outstanding executive and will be a terrific addition to our board of directors,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO. “Her successful leadership of Oil States and experience and expertise in finance, accounting and international business will be valuable.”

Texas Roadhouse added Kathy Widmer to its board. Widmer is chief marketing officer at Elizabeth Arden, and previously worked with Johnson & Johnson in a number of marketing management positions. Kent Taylor, CEO and chairman of the board, commented, “Kathy brings a wealth of global marketing experience and knowledge to our board. We are so pleased that she has joined the Texas Roadhouse family.”

Intuit CEO Brad Smith is joining the Nordstrom board of directors, expanding its membership to twelve. Smith led a number of Intuit’s major businesses in his time with the company, and previously held a number of sales, marketing, and management roles with ADP, PepsiCo, Seven-Up, and Advo. He is a former Yahoo! board member. “Brad adds to the already strong talent and diverse expertise represented on our Board,” said Enrique Hernandez, Jr., chairman of the board. “In addition to his corporate governance experience as a public company director, he brings an impressive track record of leading a successful customer-driven business with a reputation for developing innovative products and solutions. We’re delighted to have him on our team and look forward to his contribution as we work to improve the service experience and extend our reputation with customers and shareholders alike.”

Harman International Industries added two new members to the board: John W. Diercksen, Verizon Communications executive vice president, and Adriane Brown, COO of Intellectual Ventures. Diercksen is former executive vice president of strategy, development, and planning at Verizon. Brown is a former senior vice president of energy strategy at Honeywell International. “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Diercksen and Ms. Brown to our board of directors and look forward to their wisdom and counsel,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman’s chairman and CEO. “With a wealth of expertise ranging from M&A to financial management to patents and innovation, these strong perspectives will be tremendous assets to our board.”

Lennar’s board of directors elected Teri McClure, general counsel, corporate secretary, and management committee member of UPS, to the board. McClure also serves as the UPS senior vice president of Legal, Compliance, Audit, and Public Affairs. Previously, she practiced with the Troutman Sanders law firm. “We are pleased to add an individual with Teri McClure’s exceptional experience and qualifications to our Board of Directors,” said Sidney Lapidus, lead director of Lennar’s Board. “We believe that Teri’s experience as a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company, recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s most admired companies, combined with her operational capabilities and business experience will be a valuable addition to our board.”

Andrew B. Benett

Andrew B. Benett

Andrew B. Benett will join the Viad Corp. board and its corporate governance & nominating and innovation & marketing strategy committees. Benett is global president of Havas Worldwide and chief strategy officer of Havas Creative Group. Previously, Benett was global CEO of Arnold Worldwide. Paul B. Dykstra, chairman and CEO of Viad, said, “We are excited to welcome Andrew Benett to the Viad board of directors. He brings extensive experience in the areas of innovative marketing solutions and digital media, as well as deep knowledge of the digital and social media revolution impacting businesses. In addition, Andrew has extensive experience working with some of the world’s most well known brands. We are confident that he will be an invaluable resource for our business units and look forward to benefiting from his insights.”

Live Nation Entertainment appointed Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, to the board of directors. Johnson is also chairman of the Qualcomm Labs board. “Peggy is an exemplary executive who will bring extensive technology expertise and an incredible international record to our accomplished and experienced group of directors,” said Greg Maffei, chairman of the Live Nation board.

Monte E. Ford will join the Akamai board. Ford has served as the CEO of Aptean Software and CIO of AMR Corp. and Associates First Capital. “We are honored to welcome Monte to our board of directors and look forward to benefiting from his extensive leadership experience in technology, including having served as a software company Chief Executive and a CIO of two Fortune 100 businesses,” said Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai. “We believe that his passion for transforming the customer experience through innovation will be invaluable to Akamai as we work with CIOs of leading enterprises from around the world.”

Bristol-Myers Squibb elected Harman International Industries Chairman and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal to the board and its committee on directors and corporate governance. Before joining Harman, Paliwal served for 22 years with ABB Group. He is also a member of the ADT Corp. board. “We are very excited to have Dinesh join our Board,” said Lamberto Andreotti, CEO. “He is an accomplished leader who has worked in senior positions in Asia, Europe, and the United States. I am confident his insights gained from more than 30 years of broad international experience will be of great value to our company.”

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters added three new members to its board of directors: American Express Chief Marketing Officer John D. Hayes, Credit Suisse Senior Advisor Susan Saltzbart Kilsby, and former Proctor & Gamble Vice Chairman of Healthcare Strategy Robert A. Steele. Two directors are retiring from the board, leaving 11 members once all appointments are in place. GMCR’s Chairman Norm Wesley said, “John, Susan and Rob are terrific individual leaders with prestigious careers and significant global experience. Each will be a tremendous asset to GMCR as we continue to drive single-serve beverage category expansion and pursue growth opportunities leveraging the strength of our Keurig® brewing technology.”

AES Corp. named former PPL Corp. Chairman and CEO James Miller to the board. Previously, Miller was PPL’s president of U.S. generation businesses, and executive vice president of USEC. He is also a member of the Rayonier, Lehigh Gas Partners, and Crown Holdings boards of directors.

PartnerRe added Debra J. Perry and Greg F.H. Seow to the board of directors. Perry is a principal of Perry Consulting and a member of the Korn/Ferry International board. She has held a number of senior roles in the financial services sector, including as a senior executive at Moody’s. Seow is a member of the Wheelock Properties, AIA Singapore, and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority boards of directors. Previously, he was a senior executive at the Government of Singapore Investment Corp.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Dean and William R. Berkeley Professor of Business Administration David A. Thomas has been appointed to the DTE Energy board. Thomas is a member of the Posse Foundation Board. “We are pleased that David has agreed to join our board of directors,” said Gerard M. Anderson, DTE Energy chairman and CEO. “As a proven business leader and researcher, his experience with various corporate boards and his leadership in the areas of corporate culture and organizational behavior will make him a valuable asset on our board.”

Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Kirkland H. Donald is joining the Entergy Corp. board. Donald spent 38 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and is currently COO and a board member at Systems Planning and Analysis. He previously served as director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. “We are fortunate to add someone of Admiral Donald’s experience, expertise and integrity to our board of directors,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman and CEO. “He has honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy, and has held important leadership positions in the Navy’s nuclear program. His advice and counsel on a wide range of issues, including nuclear, of importance to our owners, customers, employees and communities will be extremely valuable.”

Newfield Exploration named Steven W. Nance, president and manager of Steele Creek Energy, and John W. Schanck, CEO of Sonde Resources, to the board of directors. Nance also serves on the boards of The Williams Companies and Cloud Peak Energy. Schanck is former co-CEO of Samson Investment and former managing partner of Tecton Energy, and is a member of the Penn West Petroleum and Sonde Resources boards.

Former Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman was appointed to the Old National Bancorp board. Skillman is currently CEO of Radius Indiana. “We are very pleased to have Becky Skillman join our board of directors,” said Old National Board Chairman Larry Dunigan. “She has focused her career on serving the community, and that experience will complement Old National’s community banking commitment. In addition, her expertise and leadership in economic development and civil service will be a tremendous asset to Old National.”

Oxford Industries elected Thomas C. Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Co., to the board. “We are delighted and honored to welcome Tom Gallagher back to our board of directors,” commented J. Hicks Lanier, Chairman of Oxford Industries. “Tom is very familiar with our company and was a member of our board as we began to acquire lifestyle brands and transition away from our private label manufacturing roots. In addition to his knowledge of Oxford, the extensive executive responsibilities at Genuine Parts and service on the boards of other companies will make him an exceptional addition to our board.”

Phil Horlock

Phil Horlock

LoJack appointed Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird Corp., to the board of directors. He previously served as Blue Bird’s CFO, and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in his more than 30 years with Ford Motor Company, including chairman and CEO of the Ford Motor Land Development Corp. “Phil’s transportation industry background, global market insights, financial acumen and strategic expertise make him an ideal choice to help guide LoJack’s further development as a global brand, providing safety, security and protection products for the automotive aftermarket,” said Chairman Rory Cowan.

Teradyne CFO Gregory R. Beecher is joining the Hittite Microwave Corp. board of directors and its audit committee. Before joining Teradyne, Beecher was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is also a member of the MKS Instruments board, where he chairs the audit committee. “We welcome Greg to the Hittite board and believe his experience and background is well suited to serve Hittite’s needs as we implement our strategy for the future,” said Franklin Weigold, board chairman.

Lynn Good

Lynn Good

Duke Energy’s board voted to promote current CFO Lynn Good to CEO, succeeding Jim Rogers, who will continue to serve as board chairman. Previously, Good served in senior management roles at Cinergy, a Duke predecessor company, and was a partner for Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. “After a responsible and deliberate selection process by the board of directors, we are delighted that Lynn will become our next president and CEO,” said Duke Energy Lead Director Ann Maynard Gray, who led the board’s special committee to select the next CEO. “The selection committee considered several exceptional internal and external candidates and determined that Lynn’s leadership abilities and strategic vision for Duke Energy’s continued growth make her the ideal choice.”

Weyerhaeuser Company named Doyle Simons CEO effective August 1, succeeding the retiring Dan Fulton, who will remain as executive chairman through October 2013. Simons most recently served as chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland until its acquisition by International Paper in February 2012. “As former CEO and chairman of Temple-Inland, Doyle has a proven track record of driving performance to achieve results,” said Chuck Williamson, chairman of Weyerhaeuser’s board of directors. “He has deep experience in the forest products industry, broad business and functional expertise and a passion for operational excellence. I know he will bring tremendous energy, vision and leadership to Weyerhaeuser as the company continues to optimize its assets, increase efficiency and pursue sustainable growth.”

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) elected the Honorable Cari M. Dominguez to serve on the board. She brings a wealth of directorship experience on public, private, and nonprofit boards, as well having a background in both government and the private sector. Dominguez is currently a corporate director of ManpowerGroup and Triple-S Management Corp. and a trustee of the Calvert SAGE Fund.
Previously, Dominguez served on the nonprofit boards of Loma Linda University and Medical Center, the Leadership Foundation of the International Women’s Forum, and the Human Resources Planning Society. Aside from her directorships, she has held various senior human resources positions at Bank of America, including director of executive programs. Dominguez also has a rich background in corporate governance as a partner in two international executive search firms—Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart—serving in their financial services, human resources, and corporate board practices.
Additionally, Dominguez was previously the chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and served in the U.S. Department of Labor in several roles, including Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards and director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She was recognized as one of the “80 Elite Hispanic Women” and one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country” by Hispanic Business magazine.

Kathleen L. Brown

Kathleen L. Brown

Sempra Energy appointed Kathleen L. Brown, retired Goldman Sachs Midwest division investment banking chairman, to the board of directors. Previously, Brown served as managing director of Goldman’s Los Angeles-based western region public sector and infrastructure group, and held a number of senior leadership positions with Bank of America. She is also a member of the Forestar Group board. “With her extensive background in investment banking and public service, Kathleen Brown provides our board with valuable experience in a broad range of financial and legal issues,” said Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy.

Retired Admiral Mike Mullen is joining the Sprint board of directors upon the closing of its acquisition of SoftBank, and will also serve as the company’s security director. Mullen was 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and previously was 28th chief of Naval Operations for the U.S. Navy. “Admiral Mullen is an admired leader with an impeccable record,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “We are fortunate that a person with his experience, accomplishments and reputation will be a member of our new board.”

AMR, parent company of American Airlines, and US Airways Group announced the members of the board of directors of the combined company, American Airlines Group, effective after the closing of the companies’ expected merger. As previously announced, the board will be composed of 12 members. Thomas Horton, chairman, president and CEO of AMR will serve as chairman of the combined airline’s board through its first annual meeting of shareholders. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group, will serve as CEO and a member of the board. Parker will assume the position of chairman following the conclusion of Horton’s service. In addition, the board will be comprised of the following individuals: John T. Cahill, lead independent director, James F. Albaugh, Jeffrey D. Benjamin, Michael J. Embler, Matthew J. Hart, Alberto Ibarguen, Richard C. Kraemer, Denise M. O’Leary, Ray M. Robinson, and Richard P. Schifter.

The TJX Companies shareholders elected Dawn Lepore, former CEO and chairman of Drugstore.com, to the board of directors. Lepore most recently served as interim CEO at Prosper Marketplace, and previously held a number of leadership positions at Charles Schwab, including chief information officer. Ben Cammarata, chairman of the board, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Lepore to our board of directors. Dawn brings extensive experience and expertise in e-commerce and information technology, including a strong background in building and operating online retail businesses. We believe that Dawn’s deep, valuable knowledge and experience will be important complements to our board as TJX sees e-commerce as a significant long-term strategy to enhance the off-price experience for our customers and drive profitable sales. On behalf of our board, we are very much looking forward to working with Dawn as we continue to pursue TJX’s many near- and long-term growth opportunities.”

Alliance One International named Jeffrey A. Eckmann, Carl L. Hausmann, and John D. Rice to the board. Eckmann is a retired group president of Reynolds American who served in a number of senior leadership positions in his time with the company. He is former CFO of Brown & Williamson Tobacco. Hausmann was previously managing director of Global Government and Corporate Affairs at Bunge Limited until his retirement. Prior to joining Bunge, Hausmann was CEO of Cereol. Rice is former Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. vice chairman. Mark W. Kehaya, chairman of the board, said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jeff, Carl and John to Alliance One’s board of directors. The experience of these proven leaders – Jeff in the tobacco industry, and Carl and John in the global agribusiness arena – will be a tremendous asset to the company and its shareholders. Their valuable perspectives and strategic advice will be a great contribution as we shape the future of Alliance One.”

Forest Laboratories appointed Vincent J. Intrieri to the board as part of an agreement with Investor Carl C. Icahn. In return, Icahn agreed to vote his shares in favor of Forest’s 11 director nominees and not run a proxy contest at the company’s annual meeting. Intrieri is also a member of the CVR Energy, CVR Refining, Navistar International, Chesapeake Energy, and Federal-Mogul boards of directors.

Vicky A. Bailey, president of Anderson Stratton International, is joining the Cleco Corp. board. Bailey is also currently a director at EQT and Cheniere Energy. She has previously served as commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a member of the North American Electric Readability board of trustees, and as president of PSI Energy.

Lee M. Tillman

Lee M. Tillman

Dennis H. Reilley

Dennis H. Reilley

Marathon Oil Chairman and CEO Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. announced his intention to retire; the board elected Lee M. Tillman to the board as a director and named him CEO successor, effective Aug. 1. The board intends to nominate Lead Director Dennis H. Reilley to nonexecutive chairman upon Cazalot’s retirement Dec. 31. Tillman most recently served as vice president of Engineering for ExxonMobil Development Company.

Former CSC Defense and Intelligence Group President Austin Yerks is joining the NCI board. Yerks previously led business development and strategic marketing efforts for the operational business units of CSC’s Federal sector. “We are pleased to have Austin Yerks join our board,” stated Charles K. Narang, chairman and CEO. “Austin is one of the leading executives within the Federal IT sector, with a proven track record of innovation, technical excellence, and solving customer challenges. Austin’s breadth of knowledge and industry experience will contribute greatly in creating long-term value for our customers, employees, and stockholders. As we look to the future and the execution of our strategic goals, we are pleased to have such a proven leader join our board.”

Deborah Ratner Salzberg

Deborah Ratner Salzberg

CubeSmart elected Deborah Ratner Salzberg to its board and corporate governance and nominating committee at its annual meeting on May 29th. Salzberg is the president of Forest City Washington, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate firm.

Andrew Cole joined Liberty Global as a nonexecutive director following last week’s Virgin Media acquisition. Cole served on the Virgin Media board, and is a leading executive at Asurion. He is a telecoms specialist, having previously worked one-on-one with Steve Jobs advising on Apple products.

Diamond Foods appointed Raymond P. Silcock as executive vice president and CFO, effective June 11, 2013. He succeeds Michael Murphy, who has served as interim CFO since Feb. 8, 2012. Silcock was most recently CFO of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.  “We are pleased to have Ray join the Diamond team,” said Brian Driscoll, president and CEO of Diamond Foods. “He brings us extensive food and beverage industry, financial operations and capital structure experience. We look forward to leveraging his expertise, which includes a strong track record of managing and improving finance and accounting functions, as well as improving balance sheets, as we continue to focus on the Company’s strategy to drive long-term, profitable growth for our shareholders.”

Questcor Pharmaceuticals added Angus C. Russell, retired CEO of Shire, to the board. Russell previously served as Shire’s CFO and chairman of its Leadership Team. “Angus is a respected biopharmaceutical industry leader with a proven track record in specialty pharmaceuticals,” said Virgil D. Thompson, chairman of Questcor’s board of directors. “Over his many years at Shire, Angus spearheaded and achieved numerous initiatives and helped to transform the company into the global industry leader that it is today. We look forward to benefitting from Angus’ 32 years of experience in the specialty pharmaceutical industry as we continue to focus on the treatment of patients serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.”

CACI International appointed William L. Jews, former CEO of CareFirst, to the board of directors. Previously, Jews served in a number of leadership roles with business, professional, civic, governmental, and educational organizations. CACI Executive Chairman J.P. (Jack) London said, “The selection of William L. Jews continues CACI’s history of appointing strongly credentialed and highly qualified industry leaders to our board. Jews brings outstanding experience as a business executive with an exceptional track record of organizational growth and customer satisfaction, along with significant expertise in board governance and public service. We welcome him to CACI and look forward to his contributions in helping to lead our company and sustain our commitment to delivering shareholder value.”

Lindsay Corp. named retired ITW Executive Vice President Robert E. Brunner to the board. Brunner also held positions of increasing responsibility in ITW’s automotive fastener business and other general management positions. He is a member of the Leggett & Platt and NN, Inc. boards. “We are very pleased to have Bob join the board as an independent director,” said Michael N. Christodolou, Lindsay’s chairman. “His strong background in manufacturing, international markets and acquisitions, combined with his corporate governance experiences serving on public company boards, will allow him to make significant contributions to Lindsay’s continued success.”

The CEO and chairman roles at Urstadt Biddle Properties will be separated, with current Chairman and CEO Charles J. Urstadt continuing in his chairman role. Willing L. Biddle, current COO and director, has been promoted to CEO.

Michael W. Bell

Michael W. Bell

Former Manulife Financial CFO Michael W. Bell is joining State Street as CFO, effective upon the retirement of Edward J. Resch in August. Previously, Bell held senior executive roles at Cigna, including seven years as company CFO and two as president of Cigna Group Insurance.”We’re delighted to welcome Michael to our management team,” said Chairman and CEO Jay Hooley. “His impressive career experience as CFO of two large global companies and knowledge of financial markets, combined with strong leadership and management skills, will enhance our commitment to having a best-in-class finance team and to delivering long-term value to our shareholders.”

Legg Mason elected John V. Murphy, past chairman of the Investment Company Institute and Korn/Ferry International Asset and Wealth Management advisor, and John H. Myers, retired CEO of GE Asset Management, to the board of directors. Murphy, who will join the audit and compensation committees, is former chairman and CEO of OppenheimerFunds and served in a number of leadership roles at MassMutual Financial Group. Myers is joining the nominating & corporate governance and risk committees. He spent nearly four decades with General Electric, and has served with Angelo, Gordon & Co. as a senior advisor since his retirement in 2006. Current Directors Dennis Beresford and Nicholas St. George plan to retire from the board in July.

Richard J. Harshman

Richard J. Harshman

Allegheny Technologies CEO and Chairman Richard J. Harshman is joining the Ameren Corp. board. Harshman is former chairman and CEO of ATI, where he previously served as COO, CFO, and a member of the executive management committee. “As a current CEO and former CFO of another Fortune 500 company, Richard Harshman exudes leadership, breadth of knowledge and financial understanding to assist in the decision-making of our investments for the future. His experience and understanding of the business are great complements to our current board,” said Ameren Chairman and CEO Thomas R. Voss.

L-3 Communications named Ann E. Dunwoody, the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general, to the board. Dunwoody lead the Army Materiel Command, one of the Army’s largest commands, and served as strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army, and as executive officer to the director of the Defense Logistics Agency. “I am very pleased to welcome General Dunwoody to L-3’s board of directors,” said Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s chairman and CEO. “She is an accomplished, strategic leader, with a wealth of experience in the complexities of global logistics and large-scale operations. Her exemplary military achievements and broad scope of managerial responsibilities make her a strong addition to L-3’s board. I look forward to her contributions and guidance.”

The Diebold board of directors appointed Andy W. Mattes, former senior vice president of global strategic partnerships at Violin Memory, as company CEO and director. Current CEO Henry D. G. Wallace will remain as nonexecutive chairman. Mattes is also former chief sales officer of the HP Technology Solutions Group and former general manager of Enterprise Services for the company’s Americas region.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group CFO Martin M. Ellen joined the Eagle Materials board. Ellen is former CFO and senior vice president of finance at Snap-on. He now serves on the alumni advisory board of Northwestern University. “With more than 25 years of broad experience, Marty brings with him an exceptional management, finance and audit background, and we’re fortunate to have him join our board,” said Eagle’s Chairman Laurence Hirsch. “We are confident that Marty will help us further develop and execute our corporate strategy.”

Susan J. Sutherland

Susan J. Sutherland

NACD Governance Fellow and retired Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Senior Partner Susan J. Sutherland was named to the Montpelier Re Holdings board of directors. Sutherland primarily represented U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance companies, investment banks, and private equity firms in insurance-related corporate transactions. She chairs the governance committee of the Literacy, Inc. board and is a member of the New York Theatre Ballet board. Sutherland has been included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and IFLR1000.

 

 

Sharon Price John

Sharon Price John

Build-A-Bear Workshop appointed former Stride Rite Children’s Group President Sharon Price John CEO. Former CEO Maxine Clark will retire, remaining a member of the company’s board. Previously, Sharon held roles of increasing responsibility at Hasbro and Mattel. “I am delighted to welcome Sharon John as Build-A-Bear Workshop chief executive officer and chief president bear and believe she is a perfect fit for our company,” said Mary Lou Fiala, nonexecutive board chair. “Sharon possesses a deep knowledge of the toy industry and the retail landscape and has a proven ability to assess brands and create a strategy that generates sales and profitability growth.”

The board of Federal-Mogul Corp. a global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies, and of leading brands in the worldwide automotive aftermarket, named Kevin P. Freeland to the position of co-chief executive officer of Federal-Mogul and CEO of Federal-Mogul’s Vehicle Components Segment, effective June 17, 2013. “The Board is pleased to welcome Kevin to Federal-Mogul, and we look forward to his leadership in growing the aftermarket division and building upon its world-class products and strong customer base,” said Carl C. Icahn, chairman of Federal-Mogul’s board of directors.

Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders elected William C. Weldon to the board of directors. Weldon served as chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson from 2002 to 2012, vice chairman from 2001 to 2002 and as worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, from 1998 to 2001. With the addition, the ExxonMobil board stands at 13, 12 of whom are non-employee directors.

Elizabeth Bastoni

Elizabeth Bastoni

BIC appointed Elizabeth Bastoni as an independent director of the board on May 15. She succeeds Gilles Pélisson. “I sincerely wish to thank Gilles Pélisson who accompanied and advised us during the last 12 years and I welcome Elizabeth Bastoni, whose competencies as regards to human resources will complement those of the other board members” said Bruno Bich, chairman of the board.

Shutterfly announced the addition of Ann Mather and Michael Zeisser to its board of directors.  Mather is a corporate finance executive who has driven global accounting and strategic business initiatives for some of the world’s most recognized brand names including Pixar and Disney. Zeisser has worked in the consumer internet industry since its inception, first as a Partner with McKinsey & Co. and then a senior deal-maker at Liberty Media. “Ann Mather and Michael Zeisser are perfect additions to Shutterfly’s board of directors, bringing their deep knowledge of eCommerce & consumer brands in the U.S. and abroad,” said Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO at Shutterfly. “Their combined industry experience will be a tremendous asset to Shutterfly as we continue to expand our company footprint.”

John (Jack) F. Remondi

John (Jack) F. Remondi

Sallie Mae announced its board of directors has appointed John (Jack) F. Remondi CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Albert L. Lord, vice chairman and CEO, who is moving up his plans to retire from the board and executive management. “Our board of directors has determined that Jack is the one to build on Al’s long legacy of success and lead Sallie Mae through its next strategic transformation,” said Anthony P. Terracciano, chairman. Additionally, the board authorized management to pursue separation of the company’s existing businesses into two, separate, publicly traded entities—an education loan management business

Exelon named Kenneth W. Cornew, formerly executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Exelon business unit Constellation, senior executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Exelon Generation, and Joseph Nigro, formerly senior vice president, portfolio management and strategy, Constellation, executive vice president, Exelon, and CEO, Constellation. The changes are effective immediately. “One of the key benefits of the Exelon-Constellation merger is our ability to increase the value of our generation assets by matching load with generation and optimizing portfolio management. These leadership changes are designed to help us achieve these critical objectives,” said Christopher M. Crane, Exelon’s president and CEO. “Ken and Joe have been key members of our leadership team for many years and share a deep understanding of energy markets. I have every confidence in their ability to provide solid leadership to these critical businesses of Exelon.”

Sterling Construction announced that Executive Vice President, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Treasurer Elizabeth D. Brumley has resigned, and Kevan Blair, CFO of Sterling’s Utah-based subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction has been named CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer on an interim basis.

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) elected Dr. Reatha Clark King to serve as chairman of the board, effective May 23, 2013. She succeeds the Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, who has served as chairman of the NACD board since 2009 and will remain on the board through May 2014. King has served on the boards of ExxonMobil, Wells Fargo, H. B. Fuller Co., Minnesota Mutual Insurance Co, and Lenox Group in addition to several nonprofits. She has been an NACD member since 1993 and an NACD director since 2005, chairing the governance committee in recent years. King holds a PhD in thermochemistry from the University of Chicago, an MBA from Columbia University and 14 honorary degrees. Previously, she was president and executive director of the General Mills Foundation and vice president of General Mills. “NACD is an increasingly valuable asset to corporate boards, especially as regulators, investors and stakeholders closely scrutinize boardroom decisions,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Reatha is a seasoned director, an experienced business woman and an outstanding choice to chair the NACD board.”

Donald R. Kimble, a finance executive with more than 25 years of experience in financial services, will join KeyCorp as its CFO, effective June 3, 2013. He will be responsible for Key’s financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.  “Don Kimble is a tremendous addition to Key’s leadership team. He possesses deep financial services experience and strong leadership skills with a proven ability to help businesses drive growth and efficiency. Don brings a unique perspective and a forward focus that make him an incredibly valuable addition to the team,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth E. Mooney.

Comments on “Omnimedia Taps Dienst as CEO, Morningstar Appoints Biehler CFO, Amgen Names Phillips 66 CEO to Board, more”

  • Thanks for this updated info…this has helped us to update our corporate database.

  • Interesting to note is that one-third of the new board of director announcements summarized here in Directorship were women (19 out of 58) in addition to one promotion of a seated woman director to Chairmanship. Among the CFO announcements included here, another third were women (4 out of 12). For future reference, it might be helpful to separate out promotions to C-Suites from nominations to Boards of Directors. See for example how Alice Krause handles it at http://www.newsonwomen.com

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