Appointments Archive

Oct 06, 2010
Dear readers, The title for this letter should really be ‘Who is the best corporate secretary, general counsel, compliance officer, or other governance professional in the country?’ but that is just too long. So who is the best? I can’t tell you that right now but I can tell you which individuals and companies made the short-list for the Corporate Governance Awards 2010. We received entries from some of the biggest and best companies in the US and...
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Oct 01, 2010
Few people understand what’s in a name – or the need to closely guard it – quite as well as Barbara Eisenberg, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of women’s clothing and footwear maker Ann Taylor. When Eisenberg first joined Ann Taylor back in 2001 she inherited the formidable task of wresting the company name from a Chinese manufacturer that was not only busy selling its own clothing under the Ann Taylor name, but also, as Eisenberg rec...
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Sep 22, 2010
Wendy Cassity has joined Denver, Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals Company as vice president, general counsel and secretary. Cassity succeeds Dale Huffman, who announced his decision to leave Thompson Creek in early August. ‘Wendy has extensive experience in corporate securities law and mergers and acquisitions, and will be responsible for overseeing all legal matters for Thompson Creek,’ 
chairman and CEO Kevin Loughrey comments in a statement announcing h...
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Sep 22, 2010
AECOM Technology has appointed Nancy Laben to the position of senior vice president of legal and general counsel. She takes over from Eric Chen, AECOM’s former general counsel, who has moved into the position 
of senior vice president 
of corporate finance. In her new role Laben not only manages the 
company’s legal department but also oversees the 
compliance and ethics program and is responsible for all SEC-related 
disclosure requirements. ...
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Sep 22, 2010
Terry Eller has succeeded Michael Futch as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at NYSE-listed Granite Construction. In addition to these roles, she serves as the company’s corporate compliance officer. Eller joined Granite in May as deputy general counsel. In her new role she is responsible for all legal, compliance and secretarial functions, including providing counsel to both the board and senior management. Eller is no stranger to the...
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Sep 22, 2010
Colfax Corporation has selected Lynne Puckett for the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Puckett succeeds Thomas O’Brien, who has announced his retirement after 25 years at the company. To help facilitate the transition, O’Brien continues to serve Colfax in an advisory role. Puckett comes to Colfax from private practice, where she served as a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells. While at Hogan, she specialized in mergers an...
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Sep 22, 2010
Apache Corporation has promoted Dominic Ricotta to the position of vice president and associate general counsel. The announcement comes hot on the heels 
of another executive appointment, that of Paul McKinney to the newly created role of vice 
president of the Gulf Coast onshore region. When it comes to his new role, Ricotta is hardly a novice – in fact, he has been with the Apache legal department since 1998. Before that he worked in private practice as a pa...
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Sep 22, 2010
The massive financial overhaul bill recently signed into law by President Obama has been called the most sweeping set of financial reforms since the Great Depression. Comprising hundreds of pages, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is full of mandates that will keep public companies on their toes for months, if not years, to come. While some of the act’s provisions take immediate effect, most will be phased in. A public company navigatin...
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Sep 22, 2010
Colfax Corporation has selected Lynne Puckett for the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Puckett succeeds Thomas O’Brien, who has announced his retirement after 25 years at the company. To help facilitate the 
transition, O’Brien continues to 
serve Colfax in an advisory role. Puckett comes to Colfax from 
private practice, where she served as a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells. While at Hogan, she specialized in mergers...
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Sep 22, 2010
NASDAQ-listed healthcare technology provider Allscripts has tapped Kent Alexander to join the company’s executive leadership team and assume the role of executive vice president and general counsel. In this position Alexander is responsible for all legal affairs, including employment-related matters, contracts, intellectual property and litigation. He joins Allscripts during a period of considerable growth: in June the company announced a merger with Chicago, Illi...
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