Appointments Archive

Jul 09, 2020
Akcea recruits CCO
Nasdaq-listed Akcea Therapeutics has hired Tracy Palmer Berns as chief compliance officer (CCO). In her new position, Berns is responsible for Akcea’s compliance program, with a focus on policy development and training. She also works with other members of the executive team to offer strategic counsel regarding the development of business goals and compliance matters concerning the company’s commercial products and investigational therapies. Boston-based ...
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Jul 07, 2020
QTS finds successor to retiring general counsel
Matt Thomson will join NYSE-listed QTS Realty Trust later this year as successor to general counsel, secretary and vice president Shirley Goza, who is retiring. Goza will step down, effective December 31, having spent 14 years leading the company’s legal and governance functions. Thomson will start at Overland Park, Kansas-based QTS during the latter part of 2020 and will be co-general counsel with Goza between then and her retirement to work on the transition....
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Jul 02, 2020
Athenex promotes top attorney
Nasdaq-listed Athenex has promoted Teresa Bair to the position of executive officer as general counsel and senior vice president for administration. Bair joined Athenex in 2015 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently being senior vice president for legal affairs and administration at the Buffalo, New York-based biopharmaceutical company. In her new role she reports to Athenex CEO Johnson Lau and oversees all legal matters for the compan...
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Jul 01, 2020
MSG owner hires general counsel
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp (MSG Entertainment) has hired Scott Packman as executive vice president and general counsel, effective today. The position is a new one for MSG Entertainment as a result of it becoming a stand-alone company in April 2020 when The Madison Square Garden Company separated its sports and entertainment businesses through a spin-off transaction, a spokesperson says. Packman’s career has involved working on business and leg...
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Jun 23, 2020
Valero general counsel becomes CFO
NYSE-listed Valero Energy Corporation is promoting Richard Walsh, vice president and deputy general counsel, to become senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 15, 2020. Walsh will be filling the seat vacated by Jason Fraser, who has been executive vice president and general counsel since January 2019. Fraser has been appointed executive vice president and CFO at Valero, also effective July 15. He in turn is succeeding Donna Titzman, who is retiring...
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Jun 22, 2020
Ingevity general counsel to retire
Katherine Pryor Burgeson has opted to retire as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of NYSE-listed Ingevity Corporation. Burgeson is taking part in the company’s early-retirement program, which it announced earlier this month in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Burgeson will continue with the specialty chemicals company during a mutually agreed transition period. Ryan Fisher, Ingevity’s deputy general counsel, chief legal officer (CLO) for ...
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Jun 17, 2020
Prevail Therapeutics appoints general counsel
New York-based gene therapy company Prevail Therapeutics has recruited Kira Schwartz to fill the new role of general counsel. Schwartz was previously senior vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Allergan – formerly Actavis, which adopted the Allergan name after buying it in 2015 – where she was in charge of a legal group supporting corporate governance, business development, finance, human resources, supply chain and real estate fu...
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Jun 16, 2020
Philip Morris hires former US Steel general counsel
Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired Suzanne Rich Folsom as senior vice president and general counsel, leading the company’s legal, ethics and compliance function. Folsom, who recently penned an article on dealing with crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, will take up her new role on July 1. She succeeds Marc Firestone, who is retirin...
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Jun 15, 2020
Cadence hires CLO and secretary
San Jose, California-based Cadence Design Systems has hired Alinka Flaminia as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. In her new role, Flaminia heads the electronic design company’s global legal operations, including corporate social responsibility issues, compliance and government affairs. She reports to CEO Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence’s CEO. Flaminia joins Nasdaq-listed Cadence from Mellanox Technologies, which was recently acquired...
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