CEO Moves this week include:
|WidePoint Corporation||The Innovative Lending Platform Association||GE|
|Arsenal Resources||Tidewater Inc.||Paradigm Outcomes|
|Chapters Health System||John Wiley and Sons, Inc.||The Foundation Fighting Blindness|
|Clinipace Worldwide||Shoes For Crews, LLC||The Weitz Company|
|r21 Holdings, Inc.||Readen Holding Corp||Starwood Capital Group|
|Appthority||Association of Science and Technology Centers||Tenex Health, Inc.|
|The Professional Association for Customer Engagement||The Cook & Boardman Group||SpeedPro Imaging|
|Dream Industrial REIT||Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation||Electric Cloud|
|New York Cruise Lines, Inc.||Townsquare Media, Inc.||The Humana Foundation|
|Northern Trust Corporation||Sierra Monitor Corporation||American Express Company|
|IMC Health Medical Centers||Donegal Mutual Insurance Company||The Benedictine Health System|
|The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People|
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WidePoint Corporation [MCLEAN, Va.] (NYSE: WYY) announce Jin Kang as Chief Executive Officer and President of WidePoint Corporation. Steve Komar, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and former CEO of WidePoint Corporation will resign.
The Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA) [WASHINGTON] announced the appointment of Scott G. Stewart as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Stewart joins the ILPA from the Financial Services Roundtable, where he was Senior Director of FinTech Initiatives.
GE [BOSTON] (NYSE: GE) announced that Rafael Santana, president and CEO of GE Latin America, has been named president and CEO of GE Transportation. Rafael Santana will succeed Jamie Miller, who will become chief financial officer of GE. With over 17 years of GE experience, Santana has held leadership positions in GE Oil & Gas, Power and Transportation before becoming the President & CEO of GE in Latin America. Prior to joining GE, Santana held leadership roles at ExxonMobil and British American Tobacco.
Arsenal Resources [PITTSBURGH] announced the appointment of Jon Farmer as President & CEO. David Wood, who joined Arsenal Resources in 2014 as Chairman and then CEO in 2015, will remain as Chairman of the Board. Farmer has been with Arsenal Resources since its formation in 2011, and most recently served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Farmer has spent his career at various Appalachian Basin operators, most recently Falcon Partners. He also has served on the board of Mountaineer Montessori.
Tidewater, Inc. [NEW ORLEANS] (NYSE: TDW) announced that Jeffrey M. Platt is retiring from his roles as CEO, President, and a director of Tidewater. The company has appointed Larry T. Rigdon as its interim Chief Executive Officer and President. Rigdon has stepped down from the audit committee. Rigdon has prior experience as an executive at Tidewater, retiring as Executive Vice President in 2002. Following his retirement from Tidewater in 2002, Rigdon successfully founded Rigdon Marine Corporation. Rigdon currently serves as a director of Professional Rental Tools, LLC.
Paradigm Outcomes [WALNUT CREEK, Calif.] announced the appointment of John Watts Jr. to the Chief Executive Officer position. Jim Hudak, who has served as Paradigm’s CEO since 2011, will become Executive Chairman. While at Anthem for 12 years, John held numerous management positions, including President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, President and CEO of Anthem National Accounts, and President and CEO of Anthem’s Commercial and Consumer Business. Since leaving Anthem, Watts has served as Executive Chairman of several venture or private equity backed companies including Healthplan Holdings, International Medical Group, Implantable Provider Group and MdDatacor. He also served as a Managing Director of CCI. Watts has also served on the boards of CareCentrix and Metcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and CDx Holdings.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. [HOBOKEN, N.J.] (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB) announced that Brian A. Napack has been named its new President and CEO, effective December 4. Napack succeeds Matthew Kissner, who has served as interim CEO since May of 2017. Kissner will remain as Chairman. Napack comes to Wiley from Providence Equity Partners, where he has been a Senior Advisor focused on investments in education and media. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Blackboard, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Burning Glass, Ingram Industries, Recorded Books, myON, Synergis Education, and Zero To Three, which he will transition off certain of these boards. Before joining Providence in 2012, Napack served as president of Macmillan. Prior to Macmillan, Napack was a partner at LEK Consulting. Before that, he founded and was CEO of ThinkBox. At The Walt Disney Company, he founded and ran Disney Educational Publishing and was a co-founder of Disney Interactive. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Simon & Schuster and A.T. Kearney.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness [COLUMBIA, Md.] announced that it has selected Benjamin Yerxa as its Chief Executive Officer. His most recent role was president and co-founder of Envisia Therapeutics. He also has extensive pharmaceutical and scientific management experience having served as a co-founder and in other senior executive positions in several ophthalmology-based R&D organizations, including Liquidia Technologies, Clearside Biomedical, Parion Sciences and Inspire Pharmaceuticals.
McGraw-Hill Education [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Lloyd Waterhouse as the company’s interim president and chief executive officer. He succeeds David Levin who is leaving the company. Waterhouse previously served as the president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education from June of 2012 until April of 2014. Waterhouse was also the CEO of Harcourt Education. Previously, Waterhouse was CEO and chairman of The Reynolds & Reynolds Company. Before Reynolds, Waterhouse held numerous roles at IBM. He was president of Asia Pacific Services Corporation. Waterhouse serves on the boards of McGraw-Hill Education, JDA, Sparta, Instructure, and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.
MolecuLight [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Anil Amlani as Chief Executive Officer. Amlani brings to MolecuLight extensive experience in the medical device and communication technology industries including roles as CEO, COO, and CFO.
Clinipace Worldwide [MORRISVILLE, N.C.] announced that Jeff Williams, Co-founder, President and CEO, has elected to move into an expanded advisory role with the company’s Board of Directors. He will be handing over his responsibilities to Jason Monteleone, who will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Monteleone, who has most recently founded Pivotal Financial Consulting, LLC. He has also been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Theorem Clinical Research, Chief Financial Officer of Omnicare Clinical Research, Senior Finance Director of MDS Pharma Services, and Finance Director at VIASYS Healthcare.
Shoes For Crews, LLC [WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.] announced that it has named Donald Watros as President and Chief Executive Officer. Watros will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. Stuart Jenkins, current President, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, will leave the Company. He most recently served as President of Hudson’s Bay International. Watros was Managing Director of Retail Operations at NRDC Equity Partners. Prior to NRDC and Hudson’s Bay Company, Watros served in financial and operations roles of increasing responsibility at Saks Fifth Avenue and the May Department Store Company.
The Weitz Company [DES MOINES, Iowa] announced that Kevin McClain has assumed the positions of president and chief executive officer following the retirement of Leonard W. Martling. McClain has been at Weitz for 18 years first starting as a project engineer in 1999. After holding nearly every operational position within the company, he gained his first executive leadership position in January 2012 as executive vice president. Prior to being named COO on January 1, 2017, McClain served as the president of Weitz’s commercial business segment.
r21 Holdings, Inc. [WARRENDALE, Pa.] has named Michael Appel Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Appel is assuming responsibilities from Melanie Cox, Interim Chief Executive Officer. Appel is a senior level retail and consumer goods executive with exceptional depth and diversity of background in Department Stores (Bloomingdale’s and Fortunoff), off-price (Loehmann’s) and multi- unit specialty retail (Laura Ashley, Lane Bryant, Caswell Massey, Wilkes Bashford, MacKenzie Childs, and Baccarat).
Readen Holding Corp [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTC PINK: RHCO) announced the appointment of Andrew Walker as CEO of the company. Current CEO Ronald Steenbergen will be taking a step back to focus on the day to day running of the company’s retail arm.
Starwood Capital Group [MIAMI] announced the appointment of Trisha A. Miller to be its CEO. Miller was previously an Executive Director of W. P. Carey, Inc., and CEO of Carey Financial, LLC, W. P. Carey’s broker-dealer subsidiary.
The Association of Science and Technology Centers [WASHINGTON] announced that Cristin Dorgelo has been appointed the new President and CEO. Dorgelo joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy team under President Obama in 2012. From 2014 to January 2017, she acted as Chief of Staff to President Obama’s science advisor and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. Prior to entering the White House, Dorgelo dedicated six years to the XPRIZE Foundation.
Tenex Health, Inc. [LAKE FOREST, Calif.] announced that it has appointed William Maya as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Maya will replace Bernard Morrey, who will step down as interim Chief Executive Officer and resume his previously held role as Chief Medical Officer. Most recently, Maya served as Chief Executive Officer at OrthAlign, Inc. Prior to OrthAlign Inc., Maya spent over twenty years serving as Chief Executive Officer at Vestara, LLC, DataLabs, Inc., Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Inc., and Birtcher Medical Systems. Maya currently also serves on the Board of Directors of three other companies.
The Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE) [INDIANAPOLIS] has announced the hiring of Stuart Discount, formerly the Chairman of the PACE Board of Directors, as its new CEO. Stuart has a long and distinguished career in the contact center industry, having founded his own BPO. Most recently, Discount held the position of Chief Commercial Officer for Allied Global BPO.
The Cook & Boardman Group [WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.] announced that Darrin Anderson joined the Company as its new Chief Executive Officer. Anderson succeeds CEO Chuck Hummel. Hummel has been named as Chairman of The Cook & Boardman Group. Darrin Anderson has held several leadership positions at industrial companies across his nearly thirty-year career, including as Chief Operating Officer of Crescent Electrical Supply Company, Regional and Operational Vice President at HD Supply, General Manager at SIRVA, President at Alliant Foodservice and various Management positions at Kraft Foods.
SpeedPro Imaging [CENTENNIAL, CO] announced that Larry Oberly will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Oberly is currently Vice President of Global Development at RE/MAX, LLC where he has COO-level accountability for global development, field services, technology and training.
Dream Industrial REIT [TORONTO] (TSX: DIR.UN) announced the appointment of Brian Pauls as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust, effective January 1, 2018. Pauls is a senior member of the management team at PAULS Corp LLC. Pauls will replace Brent Chapman who acted as Chief Executive Officer from January 2015.
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC) [NEW YORK] (NYSE: MIC) announced that its Chief Executive Officer, James Hooke, is expected to be appointed CEO of Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA). Hooke’s appointment as MQA CEO is expected to be effective on February 1, 2018. He will remain a member of the MIC board of directors.
Electric Cloud [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Carmine Napolitano as its next CEO. Napolitano, who previously served as the company’s CFO, succeeds Steve Brodie. Brodie will continue to work with Electric Cloud as a Strategic Advisor to the company. Napolitano has over 25 years of experience as a CEO, COO and CFO, working with industry-leading teams at both public and private companies including: Paradata, Blekko, Computer Access Technologies, LeCroy, Centric Software and Wavefront Technologies.
New York Cruise Lines, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Craig Kanarick as Chief Executive Officer. Kanarick succeeds Samuel Cooperman, who has held the role of interim CEO since January 2017. Cooperman will continue to serve as Chairman. Kanarick is the co-founder and former Chief Strategic Officer of Razorfish and most recently, the co-founder and former CEO of Brooklyn-based Mouth Foods.
Townsquare Media, Inc. [GREENWICH, Conn.] (NYSE: TSQ) announced the promotion of Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasad as Co-Chief Executive Officers. Steven Price, Townsquare’s founder and current Chief Executive Officer, will transition to a new role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Wilson joined Townsquare in September 2010 and most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Content & Digital Officer of the Company. Previously, Wilson was President of AOL Media from 2006 to May 2010. In his nine years at AOL, he also served in many roles including President, AOL Programming & Studios and Executive Vice President, AOL Programming. Prior to joining AOL in 2001, Wilson served as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing at Bertelsmann Music Group. Prasad co-founded Townsquare in 2010 and most recently served as Executive Vice President, Live Events of the Company. He previously worked at Thomas H. Lee Partners and Spectrum Equity Investors, and began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney.
The Humana Foundation [LOUISVILLE, Ky.] announced that Walter D. Woods has been appointed the foundation’s chief executive officer. Interim Humana Foundation leader Pattie Dale Tye will continue in her role with Humana Inc. Woods most recently served as president of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation. Woods has served in many executive-level roles, with organizations ranging from the AARP Foundation, to the World Bank, to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Northern Trust Corporation [CHICAGO] announced that Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2018. Michael G. O’Grady will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on January 1, in addition to his current position as President. Waddell will remain as Chairman of the Board. Before joining Northern Trust in 2011, O’Grady served as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Sierra Monitor Corporation [MILPITAS, Calif.] (OTCQB: SRMC) announced that it has named Jeffrey Brown as its president and chief executive officer. Brown succeeds Interim CEO Gordon R. Arnold, who will assume the position of Executive Advisor. Brown joins the company from Accuris Networks where he was the President and CEO. Prior to Accuris, Brown led various technology companies including Kineto Wireless, RadioFrame Networks and Data Critical Corporation. He also held senior positions at AT&T and PacTel Cellular communications.
American Express Company [NEW YORK] (NYSE: AXP) has appointed Stephen J. Squeri Chief Executive Officer and elected him Chairman of the Board, each effective February 1, 2018. Squeri will succeed Kenneth I. Chenault, who will retire. Squeri has been Vice Chairman since 2015 and prior to that was Group President of the Company’s Global Corporate Services Group.
IMC Health Medical Centers [MIAMI] has announced that the new IMC Health team will be led by Justo L. Pozo as Chief Executive Officer. Pozo was Co-Founder and President of Preferred Care Partners. Pozo is also a founder of Florida International University College of Medicine, and serves on several public, private and non-profit boards.
Donegal Mutual Insurance Company [MARIETTA, Pa.] (NASDAQ: DGICA) (NASDAQ: DGICB) announced that its chief executive officer, Donald H. Nikolaus, has taken a temporary medical leave of absence. Kevin G. Burke, president and chief executive officer of Donegal Group Inc., has been named to serve as acting chief executive officer of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company during Nikolaus’ leave of absence. Burke has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company since 2014 and in other positions since 2000.
The Benedictine Health System (BHS) [DULUTH, Minn.] has named Jerry Carley as president/CEO of Benedictine Health System effective Jan. 3, 2018. Carley replaces Rocklon B. Chapin who announced his retirement in March 2017. Carley is currently the president and CEO of CSJ Initiatives, Inc. Since 2015, he has served as a member of the BHS Board of Directors and its finance and strategy committees. Prior to his position of president/CEO at CSJ Initiatives, he held several progressively responsible roles including chief operating officer, senior vice president and then as president and CEO at Via Christi Villages and Via Christi Health, Inc. He also served as divisional director of operations for Care Initiatives, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, and as an administrator for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. Carley has served on the board of directors for LeadingAge Kansas.
TricorBraun [ST. LOUIS] announced that Court Carruthers will become the company’s President and CEO. He succeeds President and CEO, Keith Strope, who will become Executive Chairman. Carruthers has worked with AEA Investors over the last two years and has served on TricorBraun’s board of directors. He previously spent 13 years with W.W. Grainger Inc., serving in various global leadership roles, most recently as Group President, Americas. In addition, Carruthers brings considerable public and private board experience, including US Foods, Ryerson Holding Corp, and Follett Corporation.
Acuity Healthcare [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced the appointment of Melissa Low as Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Hospital of South Texas. Low joined the South Texas team in June 2017 as Chief Clinical Officer. In her previous position, Low served as the Director of Adult Emergency Services at Methodist Healthcare System and has also held leadership roles with Baptist Health System in San Antonio.
HBC [TORONTO] (TSX: HBC) announced that Gerald L. Storch has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer to return to his advisory firm, Storch Advisors. Richard Baker, who had previously served as CEO, will re-assume those duties in addition to his current role, on an interim basis.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [BALTIMORE] has elected Derrick Johnson as president & CEO. Johnson has served as interim president and CEO since July 2017. He formerly served as state president of the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP. He is also the founder and executive director of One Voice, Inc. Additionally, Johnson provided legal, technical and training support to communities spanning the south. He was appointed to the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission by the chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court.