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Compliance Week regularly tracks personnel moves, including the appointments of compliance, governance and risk officers and executives. Key changes at boards of directors are also tracked, as are changes at regulatory bodies. Please submit announcements to Compliance Week's Jaclyn Jaeger. Also, don't forget to check out Compliance Week's Help Wanted section for the latest job postings.

Weyerhaeuser Names New General Counsel

April 15, 2014

Weyerhaeuser has named Devin Stockfish as general counsel and corporate secretary. He will succeed Sandy McDade, who will retire as general counsel in July.
 

Foot Locker Names New General Counsel

April 15, 2014

Foot Locker, a specialty athletic retailer, has named Sheilagh Clarke as general counsel and secretary. She will succeed Gary Bahler, who is retiring on June 1.
 

New Member Appointed to IFRS Advisory Council

April 14, 2014

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, have appointed Steve Lim to the IFRS Advisory Council, effective as of April 1. Details inside.
 

Tiffany & Co. General Counsel to Retire

April 14, 2014

Patrick Dorsey, general counsel and secretary of Tiffany & Co. for the past 29 years, has decided to retire. Details inside.
 

Visa Reveals General Counsel Succession Plan

April 14, 2014

Global payments technology company Visa has named Kelly Mahon Tullier as deputy general counsel, effective June 16. Tullier, who will serve as a member of the company's executive committee, will transition to the role of general counsel on Oct. 1, 2014.
 

Condoleezza Rice Joins Dropbox Board

April 14, 2014

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, has joined the board of directors of cloud file storage company Dropbox. Details inside.
 

Landmark Aviation Names Chief Accounting Officer

April 14, 2014

Landmark Aviation, an aviation and aerospace company, has promoted Robert Hiegel to chief accounting officer.
 

Princeton University General Counsel Steps Down

April 14, 2014

Peter McDonough, a member of Princeton University's legal staff since 1990 and its general counsel since 2002, has announced his intention to step down from this position at the end of this academic year. Details inside.
 

Zynga Names Chief Accounting Officer

April 14, 2014

Zynga, a social game developer, has appointed David Lee as chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, effective today. Details inside.
 

ICAP Names Group Chief Risk Officer

April 10, 2014

ICAP, a UK-based voice and electronic dealer broker and provider of post-trade risk services, has appointed Wendy Phillis as group chief risk officer, effective April 14. Phillis will assume the role from Colin Smith, who is retiring.
 

BNY Mellon Names General Counsel

April 10, 2014

BNY Mellon, an investment management and investment services firm, has named J. Kevin McCarthy as general counsel, effective April 15. He will report to BNY Mellon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gerald Hassell and will become a member of the BNY Mellon executive committee. Details inside.
 

KKR Names New Global Chief Compliance Officer

April 10, 2014

Private-equity firm KKR reportedly has tapped Bruce Karpati, a former enforcement official with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as its global chief compliance officer. Details inside.
 

Laredo Petroleum Names Chief Accounting Officer

April 09, 2014

Laredo Petroleum, a company focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties, has promoted Michael Beyer to chief accounting officer. Details inside.
 

Ready Pac Foods Names New General Counsel

April 07, 2014

Ready Pac Foods has hired Michael Murray as general counsel. He will report directly to CEO Tony Sarsam. Details inside.
 

Portfolio Recovery Associates Names Compliance Chief

April 04, 2014

Portfolio Recovery Associates, a financial and business services company operating in the United States and the United Kingdom, has named Laura White chief compliance officer.
 

Former TeliaSonera CEO Resigns From Autoliv Board

April 03, 2014

Lars Nyberg, former CEO of Swedish telephone company TeliaSonera, which is currently under investigation for potential corruption violations, has withdrawn his name as a nominee for re-election to the board of Autoliv. In connection with his withdrawal from nomination, Nyberg also will resign as chairman of the board. Details inside.
 

Former FBI Chief of Staff Joins WilmerHale

April 01, 2014

Aaron Zebley, a former Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an assistant U.S. Attorney, has joined the law firm WilmerHale as a partner.
 

Stryker Names New Head of Legal and Compliance

April 01, 2014

Medical device company Stryker has appointed Michael Hutchinson to lead the company's legal and compliance function, in addition to serving in his current role as general counsel.
 

Former SEC Official Joins Mayer Brown

March 31, 2014

Matthew Rossi, former Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division, has joined the global law firm Mayer Brown as a partner in its securities litigation and enforcement group.
 

HMS Holdings Appoints General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

March 31, 2014

HMS Holdings, has appointed Gene DeFelice as general counsel and corporate secretary. Details inside.
 

FCC Names Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation

March 27, 2014

The Office of General Counsel has named David Gossett as Acting Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. Details inside.
 

Hamilton Insurance Group Names Chief Risk Officer

March 26, 2014

Hamilton Insurance Group, a Bermuda-based holding company for property and casualty reinsurer Hamilton Re, has promoted Peter Skerlj to the position of chief risk officer for Hamilton Re.
 

QBE Names Chief Risk Officer

March 26, 2014

QBE Insurance Group has appointed Jason Brown to the role group chief risk officer, effective as of March 24.
 

Fomer FBI Director Joins WilmerHale

March 24, 2014

Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is joining the law firm WilmerHale as a partner. Details inside.
 

Justice Department Names Acting Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division

March 21, 2014

The Department of Justice this week named David O'Neil as acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, as the agency awaits Senate confirmation for a permanent chief. Details inside.
 

Curtiss-Wright Names General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

March 21, 2014

Curtiss-Wright has promoted Paul Ferdenzi to the position of general counsel and corporate secretary, effective immediately. He succeeds Michael Denton, who retired in February.
 

GI Partners Appoints Chief Compliance Officer

March 20, 2014

GI Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, has hired David Smolen as general counsel and chief compliance officer.
 

InVivo Therapeutics Names Chief Compliance Officer

March 17, 2014

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings has appointed Tamara Joseph as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective March 24.
 

EXCO Resources Names Chief Accounting Officer

March 14, 2014

EXCO Resources, an oil and natural gas company, has appointed Richard Burnett as chief accounting officer, effective as of March 10.
 

Pall Corporation Chief Accounting Officer Retires

March 14, 2014

Pall Corporation has announced the retirement of Francis Moschella, corporate controller and chief accounting officer.
 

PENN Hires General Counsel

March 14, 2014

PENN Capital Management Company has named Lisa Matson as general counsel.
 

Former Apple Executive Joins GoDaddy Board

March 14, 2014

GoDaddy, a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has appointed Betsy Rafael to its board of directors.
 

New York Race Association Names Compliance Chief

March 12, 2014

The New York Racing Association has hired Kevin Rogan as chief compliance officer. He assumes the position formerly held by Ken Handal, whose contract was not renewed in 2013. Details inside.
 

Societe Generale Names Compliance Officer for Americas

March 12, 2014

Societe Generale has named Lisette Lieberman as chief compliance officer for the Americas. She will report to the general counsel for the region, Laura Schisgall. Lieberman will also serve be a member of the U.S. executive committee.
 

Fomer General Motors CEO Joins Lockheed Martin Board

March 10, 2014

Lockheed Martin has elected Daniel Akerson, former chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Company, to its board of directors, with immediate effect.
 

Apple CFO Joins Goldman Sachs Board

March 10, 2014

The Goldman Sachs Group has appointed Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer as an independent director, effective immediately. He also will be a member of each of the firm's audit; risk; compensation and corporate governance; nominating; and public responsibilities committees. Details inside.
 

Former TransUnion CEO Joins Allstate Board

March 10, 2014

Home and auto insurer Allstate last month elected Siddharth Mehta, former chief executive officer of TransUnion, to its board of directors.
 

Campbell Soup Company CEO Joins MetLife Board

March 10, 2014

Denise Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Company, has been elected to the board of directors of MetLife, a global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs.
 

Semtech Names General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

March 10, 2014

Semtech, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has appointed Charles Ammann as general counsel and corporate secretary. He succeeds Randall Holliday, who has announced his retirement.
 

Symantec Names Chief Accounting Officer

March 10, 2014

Security solutions provider Symantec has appointed Mark Garfield as chief accounting officer, effective March 10. He will report to Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert. Details inside.
 

Praxair Compliance Chief Joins Frontier Communications as General Counsel

March 07, 2014

Frontier Communications has appointed Mark Nielsen as general counsel and secretary, effective as of March 4. He reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maggie Wilderotter, and is a member of the senior leadership team.
 

Deutsche Bank Global Head of Compliance Joins Herbert Smith Freehills

March 06, 2014

Andrew Procter, former global head of compliance, government and regulatory affairs at Deutsche Bank, will join the law firm of Herbert Smith Freehills as a partner in the firm's global financial services regulatory practice in June. Details inside.
 

IFG Companies Names Chief Risk Officer

March 04, 2014

IFG Companies has hired Christopher Lewis as senior vice president and chief risk officer. Details inside.
 

Comerica Names Chief Risk Officer

March 04, 2014

Comerica, a financial services company, has named Michael Michalak as chief risk officer. Details inside.
 

Sysco Makes Executive Management Changes

March 04, 2014

Sysco has made several changes to its management team, including the appointment of a new chief legal officer; corporate secretary; and chief accounting officer. Details inside.
 

Southern Company Names Chief Compliance Officer

February 27, 2014

The Southern Company has named James Kerr as chief compliance officer and general counsel, effective March 8. Details inside.
 

JPMorgan's Top Compliance Officer Departs Bank

February 26, 2014

JPMorgan Chase's chief compliance officer, Cindy Armine, has stepped down from that post. Armine, who joined JPMorgan in 2011, has served during a tumultuous time at the bank. During the last few years JPMorgan has agreed to pay $23 billion in penalties to settle various offenses. More inside.
 

Phoenix Companies Appoints Chief Risk Officer

February 25, 2014

The Phoenix Companies has named Mark Griffin as chief risk officer. Details inside.
 

DiamondRock Hospitality Names Chief Accounting Officer

February 25, 2014

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a self-advised real estate investment trust, has promoted Briony Quinn to chief accounting officer.
 

SNC-Lavalin Hires Chief Compliance Officer

February 24, 2014

SNC-Lavalin, an engineering and construction company, has hired David Wilkins as chief compliance officer, effective March 1. Wilkins' appointment comes at a time when company is implementing a new ethics and compliance program. Details inside.
 
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