Appointments Archive

Sep 07, 2010
While the 2010 proxy season may have been unusually slow, the post-season has been nothing of the kind. Already in the past few months we have seen the entry of two new firms, and now a third team of industry veterans has thrown its hat into the ring. Joe Contorno, former managing director at the Altman Group, has teamed up with Tom Montrone, chairman and CEO of Registrar and Transfer Company (RTC), to form Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors. The formation of Eagle Ro...
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Sep 01, 2010
Governance doesn’t take a vacation over 
summer. It just keeps going!’ says Susan Permut, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at EMC Corporation. For Permut, it’s the season for shareholder outreach. ‘We do outreach all the time,’ she explains. ‘We talk to our shareholders during proxy season, but we also do an off-cycle outreach, which keeps us busy.’ In fact, EMC may be a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to sha...
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Aug 19, 2010
Healthcare provider Amerigroup Corporation has promoted Nicholas Pace to the position of executive vice president, general counsel and 
secretary. Pace takes over the role from Stanley Baldwin, who has announced his retirement and will officially step down at the end of the year. In the interim, Baldwin remains with Amerigroup as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary emeritus. Pace has been with Amerigroup since 2006, when he joined the compa...
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Aug 19, 2010
The Pacific Northwest-based bank holding company West Coast Bancorp has selected David Bouc to serve as 
its executive vice president and general counsel. In addition to his general counsel duties, Bouc manages the legal department and carries out the corporate secretarial functions. Bouc’s appointment coincides 
with some good news for West Coast Bancorp: the company reported an improved second quarter, and saw the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)...
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Aug 19, 2010
There has been a raft of executive-level appointments at Commercial Metals Company. The NYSE-listed steel manufacturer has promoted its vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of commercial markets, Ann Bruder, to the position of senior vice president of law, 
government affairs and global trade compliance, general counsel and 
corporate secretary. The length of Bruder’s title reflects the widening scope of her responsibilities since 
she joi...
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Aug 19, 2010
Paul Jones has joined Harley-Davidson as the company’s vice 
president, general counsel and 
secretary. In this position he reports directly to Harley president and CEO Keith Wandell.  Jones assumes the title from Gail Lione, who has served as the company’s top legal officer since 1997. Although Lione is stepping down from this position, she still holds her post as president of the Harley-Davidson Foundation. Jones’ appointment comes hot on the heels of s...
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Aug 19, 2010
Resolute Energy Corporation, the Utah-based oil and gas company, has appointed Michael Stefanoudakis to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In announcing the appointment, Resolute Energy CEO Nicholas Sutton says: ‘We are thrilled 
to have Michael join Resolute. He has vast 
experience in public company general counsel and secretary roles and holds a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry.’ Stefanoudakis does i...
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Aug 19, 2010
Zep, the Atlanta, Georgia-based manufacturer of cleaning solutions, has selected Philip Theodore to oversee its legal department in the role of vice president and general counsel. In this position Theodore also handles the corporate secretarial function and reports to Zep chairman, president and CEO John Morgan. In announcing Theodore’s appointment, Morgan remarks: ‘With the extensive public 
company and private practice experience Phil brings, we know he will...
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Aug 19, 2010
Brian Woram has joined KB Home, a Los Angeles-based, NYSE-listed home builder, in the role of executive vice president, general 
counsel and secretary. Woram assumes the title from Wendy Shiba, who has held it since 2007 and is leaving the company at the end of the year. In the interim – and 
to help facilitate the transition – Shiba has moved into the role of executive vice president and special counsel 
to KB Home. Woram comes to KB Home from H&am...
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Aug 11, 2010
Corporate action specialist and veteran of the proxy solicitation business, Sam Berrios, has joined Laurel Hill Advisory Group as senior vice president. Berrios, who will head the proxy solicitation division at Laurel Hill, brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and mutual fund proxy solicitation, demutualization, investor relations corporate actions and shareholder communications. Dr. William Catacosinos, Laurel Hill’s founder and chief executive of...
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