Appointments Archive

Aug 01, 2010
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, the transfer agency branch of NYSE-listed Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, has selected Lennie Kaufman to head up its business in the 
central US area, a 17-state region that has – according to the bank – great growth potential. ‘We see growth 
opportunity in the central US,’ says Peter Duggan, head of relationship 
management, in a release announcing Kaufman’s appointment. He adds that hiring someone with Kaufman...
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Aug 01, 2010
Olympus America, the healthcare product arm of the Tokyo-based 
technology giant, has promoted Donna Miller, its deputy general and ethics compliance officer, to the role of corporate vice president and general counsel. In her new position Miller reports to Olympus America president and CEO Mark Gumz and her responsibilities have been expanded to include oversight of the company’s enterprise risk management initiatives. The promotion comes on the heels 
of ano...
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Aug 01, 2010
When I was in private practice,’ recalls Laura Bednarski, senior vice president and associate general counsel at U.S. Bancorp, ‘I used to wonder, What do those in-house lawyers do all day long? I’m the one doing the work!’ The simple answer, as she now realizes, is that 'they’re just doing different stuff – a lot of stuff.’ For Bednarski,  this so-called stuff increasingly 
centers on compensation-related matters. ‘I think the biggest chang...
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Aug 01, 2010
PPG Industries, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has promoted Glenn Bost to the role of senior vice president and general counsel. Bost succeeds James Diggs, who announced his retirement earlier this year. In his new role Bost reports to company chief executive Charles Bunch and takes a seat on the executive and operating committee. His tenure in PPG’s legal department goes back 25 years: when he first came to the company his primary focus was finance an...
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Aug 01, 2010
Security giant Lockheed Martin has selected Maryanne Lavan as its new senior vice president and general counsel. She replaces James Comey, who announced his retirement in early June. Lavan has been with the company since 1990. When announcing her promotion, Lockheed chief executive Bob Stevens commented: ‘Having worked with her for more than a decade, I have great confidence in Maryanne’s ability to provide solid legal advice and to help guide our business decis...
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Aug 01, 2010
The California-based domestic airline Virgin America has selected industry veteran John Varley to fill the role of senior vice president and general counsel. In addition to assuming the responsibilities of the airline’s top legal officer, he also oversees both the government affairs program and the company’s sustainability efforts. Varley comes to Virgin America from Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Delta Air Lines, where he most recently held the position o...
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Aug 01, 2010
For the 300 governance and compliance 
professionals making their way to the wonderful mountain resort of Lake Louise, Alberta on August 22-25, the 12th annual Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) conference will be an extremely busy three and a half days. If attendees are to take full advantage of this outstanding event they need to 
carefully plan their sessions, roundtables, breakouts and networking events, not to mention the after-work social activities...
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Aug 01, 2010
Shutterfly, the NASDAQ-listed social media service provider, has selected Charlotte Falla to fill the role of vice president of legal and general counsel. In this position she oversees all legal affairs and manages the 
company’s corporate governance and securities compliance programs. She reports to Mark Rubash, the Redwood City, California-based company’s senior vice president and CFO. ‘Charlotte’s deep legal experience in technology, new media and e-com...
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Aug 01, 2010
Renee Jackson has joined the Dolan Company as vice president and general counsel. This marks the first time the NYSE-listed business publisher has appointed someone to the post of general counsel. The company has, however, had an in-house counsel position, which until recently was held by Katie Gettman. Gettman left Dolan for a 
private practice gig at the new law firm Halleland Habicht, and Jackson has assumed her responsibilities. As part of Dolan’s senior 
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Jul 01, 2010
It has always been considered rude to discuss money – or, more accurately, how much a person earns – in polite company. But it seems everywhere we turn money is nearly all people want to talk about. Compensation of CEOs, Wall Street bankers, hedge fund gurus and constant comparisons to the ‘average’ man dominates headlines. We are even going so far as to consider writing laws to govern what a person can be paid. As everyone else is doing, it why shouldn’t ...
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