Appointments Archive

Nov 22, 2010
Advantage IQ, a provider of strategic energy management solutions, has appointed Donato Capobianco to the newly created position of senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Capobianco will provide legal advice on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters for Advantage IQ and its subsidiary, Ecos IQ. 
‘Donato is an important addition to our executive team as we grow the business, leveraging the data we capture for our clients to deliver strategi...
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Nov 22, 2010
Real estate services and investment firm Grubb & Ellis has named Mathieu Streiff as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces Andrea Biller, who has left the company. 
‘Mat has played a key role within our management team for several years,’ says Thomas D’Arcy, president and CEO of Grubb & Ellis, in a press release. ‘We are extremely confident that his legal experience, strategic thinking and proven management skills w...
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Nov 22, 2010
Pita has been a member of the 26,000-strong body for 10 years and first joined the board in 2005. 
He has held senior legal roles at many large and respected US public companies, including senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Las Vegas Sands, general counsel at Tyson Foods, and vice president and general counsel at BellSouth International.
He is joined on the board by new members Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel at American ...
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Nov 22, 2010
Craig Hunt has been tapped as chief administrative officer and general counsel of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. He has been promoted from the role of senior vice president, secretary and general counsel. 
‘Craig has provided critical leadership to the company, especially throughout the restructuring process. He will be a key member of the senior leadership team going forward,’ said Ralph Hake, chairman of the board of directors.
Hunt’s tenure with the comp...
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Nov 12, 2010
Winners' summary Rising starIrving Gomez - IntelRick Hansen - Chevron Most innovative CSR disclosureTimberland Most effective shareholder communicationIntel Best legal team in an M&A transactionKraft Foods Best proxy statementUnitedHealth Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)Constellation Energy Corporate governa...
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Nov 12, 2010
There’s been no shortage of change in the corporate governance world in 2010, and while most attention has been focused on Washington, there was another important change that took place late in the year: the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals appointed Ken Bertsch to the position of CEO and president. Bertsch replaces David Smith at the helm of the organization, which, now in its 84th year, is one of the oldest governance groups in the ...
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Nov 02, 2010
A majority of corporate directors feel that boards are still having trouble in effectively managing the size of CEO compensation packages but feel that their own compensation committees are generally well equipped to deal with strategic pay issues, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Most directors also feel that investor input on e...
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Oct 20, 2010
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals has appointed a new CEO. Ken Bertsch, currently executive director, corporate governance at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, will take up the new position December 6. He replaces David Smith who served as president for almost 20 years. ‘We’re delighted to bring a recognized thought leader in corporate governance issues and trends to lead th...
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Oct 14, 2010
Executive compensation is at the forefront of the current governance debate. A considerable portion of the newly enacted legislation centers on how executives should be paid, and what restrictions, if any, might be applied. Central to the discussion is improving the way executive compensation is linked to corporate performance, both in the medium and long term. The prevailing wisdom is that paying executives in stock and/or options helps align the interests of the ...
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Oct 14, 2010
Significant shifts continue to take place in the proxy solicitation market. Following on from the creation of three new firms over the summer, and the exit of another well established player, another important move has taken place with Paul Schulman joining MacKenzie Partners. Schulman, who takes on the role of senior vice president at MacKenzie, joins the firm from Altman Group...
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