COO Moves this week include:
|Twitter, Inc.||The E.W. Scripps Company||Louisiana-Pacific Corporation|
|Corporate Office Properties Trust||Sofregen Medical Inc.||National Western Life Group, Inc.|
|American Electric Power||Genprex, Inc.||Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.|
|Cypress Healthcare Consultants||Westfall Group||Venture Global LNG, Inc.|
|Continuum Health Alliance||Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation||True Health Diagnostics|
|Telarix, Inc||Easter Seals Bay Area|
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Twitter, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] (NYSE: TWTR) announced that Adam Bain has informed the company of his decision to step down as COO. Anthony Noto who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since July, 2014, has been named COO. Noto in addition to being the COO will continue as the CFO until a new CFO is appointed.
The E.W. Scripps Company [CINCINNATI] (NYSE: SSP) appointed Chief Digital Officer Adam Symson to the new position of chief operating officer. Symson joined the Scripps TV division in 2002 and has held a variety of roles before taking over the company’s digital operations in 2011. He joined Scripps as executive producer of investigations and special projects for Scripps affiliate KNXV in Phoenix in 2002. He also has worked for CBS stations WBBM in Chicago and KCBS in Los Angeles and as an independent producer for CBS News and NBC News.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] (NYSE: LPX) announced that it has appointed Executive Vice President Brad Southern to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Southern joined LP in 1999 as controller for the specialty business. Southern began his forest products career with MacMillan Bloedel as a forester, where he held a variety of jobs in forestry, strategic planning, finance, accounting and plant management.
Corporate Office Properties Trust [COLUMBIA, Md.] (NYSE: OFC) announced the appointment of Paul R. Adkins as the Company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective November 28, 2016. Prior to joining COPT, he spent five years as a Principal at The JBG Companies. Notably, Mr. Adkins spent 21 years at CarrAmerica Realty (formerly NYSE: CRE) where, after working in Leasing from 1982‒1994, he ultimately was promoted to serve as that company’s President of Real Estate Services from 2001‒2003.
Sofregen Medical Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] named Chris White as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Sofregen, he was the Chief Business Officer at Entasis Therapeutics and AMAG Pharmaceuticals.
National Western Life Group, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] (NASDAQ: NWLI) announced the appointment of K. Kennedy Nelson to the position of President & Chief Operating Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, National Western Life Insurance Company. Ms. Nelson has been with National Western since 2002 and most recently served as Senior Vice President – Chief Actuary.
American Electric Power [COLUMBUS, Ohio] (NYSE: AEP) named Matthew J. Satterwhite president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power. Satterwhite previously served as senior counsel at AEP. He succeeds Gregory G. Pauley, who is retiring after 42 years of service at AEP. Satterwhite came to AEP as senior counsel in 2008. Prior to joining AEP, he served as the Public Utility Master Commissioner at the Supreme Court of Ohio for two years.
Genprex, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Julien Pham, MD, MPH, as Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Pham joins Genprex after previously serving as Founder and Chief Medical Officer at RubiconMD and as a clinical faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. [CORAL GABLES, Fla.] (NYSE: FDP) announced that Youssef Zakharia has been appointed to succeed Hani El-Naffy as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zakharia has held positions in the Company’s management for over 16 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and as the Company’s Vice President, Europe and Africa. Previously, Mr. Zakharia also served as Vice President for the Company’s Middle East and North Africa region, Vice President, Human Resources for the Company’s Europe, Africa and Middle East region and Director of Operations for the Company’s Europe, Africa and Middle East region. Before joining the Company, Mr. Zakharia served as the Director of Sales, Europe, Africa and Middle East for A.W. Chesterton and as Director of Operations for Nevada Power Company.
Cypress Healthcare Consultants [RICHARDSON, Texas] announced the hiring of Mark Lenhard as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Mark joins following several years with Presbyterian Communities and Services in Irving, Texas, where he served as Corporate Director of Operations.
Westfall Group [ATLANTA] announced that Robert Yi has been named president and chief operating officer. Yi served as chief operating officer and general counsel with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union, a $3.5 billion financial institution serving nonprofit organizations around the country. He was also managing partner of Ten Talents Partners, a private equity and consulting firm, and corporate real estate attorney with O’Melveny & Myers.
Venture Global LNG, Inc. [WASHINGTON] announced the hiring of John Brian O’Leary as Senior Vice President of Operations for the company. Before joining Venture Global, Mr. O’Leary acted as the Chief Operating Officer of Cameron LNG. John has over twenty-five years of experience with ExxonMobil in the areas of pre-operations, planning and commissioning of LNG terminals.
Continuum Health Alliance [MARLTON, N.J.] announced the appointment of Peter Bailey as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his role as President and COO, Bailey served as the Chief Executive Officer of LabVantage Solutions. His past experience includes various executive leadership roles at GE, including General Manager and Vice President of Clinical Data Services at GE Healthcare IT. Bailey was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and was also in sales and product management for Hitachi in both the US and Japan.
Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation [TORONTO] (TSX: ASP) announced that it has appointed Tricia Symmes to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Ms. Symmes served as General Manager for Alcon Canada (a Novartis company). Prior to joining Alcon, Ms. Symmes held roles of increasing responsibility within Novartis Canada including, Vice President Sales, and Vice President Specialty Medicines.
True Health Diagnostics [FRISCO, Texas] announced that Dr. Gary L. Smith is joining the executive team where he will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining True Health, Smith served as president of Sonic Healthcare USA, Chief Operating Officer of Med Fusion and a molecular diagnostic startup in Toronto, and various senior management roles with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp).
Telarix, Inc. [VIENNA, VA.] announced the addition of Rich Marano as Chief Operations Officer. Marano joins Telarix most recently serving as Executive Vice President at iconectiv where he led the Information Solutions business. Prior to that position he served as Vice President of Business Operations for Ericsson’s Support Solutions Unit and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Telcordia.