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July 17, 2007
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People moving into key executive positions

Lora Villarreal has been appointed executive vice president at Affiliated Computer Services. She has been with ACS for nine years, most recently as chief people officer.

Joseph Gabbert has joined McAfee Inc. as executive vice president of human resources. Prior to joining McAfee, Gabbert was executive vice president of worldwide human resources at EMC.

Diane Cook has been appointed vice president of human resources at Classic Residence by Hyatt. Previously, Cook was regional human resources director at Classic Residence by Hyatt. Before joining Classic Residence by Hyatt, she served as vice president of human resources and general counsel for Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She has also worked as a human resources director and labor relations counsel for ACS and Cummins Inc.

Joe Connell has joined MassMutual Retirement Services as managing director of institutional sales. Most recently he was regional director for RSM McGladrey Retirement Resources. Before that he was district manager for ADP Retirement Services.

Donna Regner Rizzo has joined MassMutual as managing director of institutional sales. Most recently she was mid-Atlantic corporate retirement sales manager for Merrill Lynch.

Clem Johnson has joined Crist Associates as full-equity partner. Johnson was previously at Russell Reynolds, where he was executive director of the Chicago office.

Cathye Smithwick has joined Delta Dental as group vice president of dental affairs. Prior to joining Delta, Smithwick was a principal and national practice leader for Mercer Health & Benefits.

Cynthia Miller has joined Castleton Group as a benefits specialist. Miller has six years of industry experience.

Martha Fay Africa has joined Hodge/Niederer/Cariani as a partner. She comes from Major, Lindsey & Africa, where she was also a partner.

Deborah A. Strain has joined Giamarco, Mullins & Horton, focusing on workers’ compensation law.

Tim Fielding has been named president and CEO of Snelling Staffing Services. Fielding was previously the company’s president and CFO.

Michael A. Ray has joined Crescent State Bank as Eastern Wake community executive. He is the associate vice president of the Franklin County Home Builders Association and has 13 years of banking experience.

Jennifer Tea has been promoted to vice president of compensation and benefits at Castleton Group. Prior to her promotion, Tea was director of client services.

Jeff Holmen has been named director of international business development at PreVisor. Holmen joins PreVisor from Hewitt Associates, where he managed European business development activities for the HR outsourcing business of its Amsterdam, Netherlands, office.

Scott Stimart has been named vice president of marketing and sales in the workforce development division at ACT. Prior to joining ACT, Stimart was vice president of sales and marketing at Fastek International.

Phillip Stewart has joined Kenexa as chief people officer. Prior to joining Kenexa, Stewart was the area human resources director for Dentsply International. Before that, he was with Sara Lee Corp. as an HR director.

Christopher Battaglia has been named publisher of Pensions & Investments. Battaglia joined Crain Communications, Pensions & Investments’ parent company, in 1991 and served in various sales positions, ultimately becoming ad director in 1998. Battaglia joined Pensions & Investments in 2002 as associate publisher.

Robert E. Gemignani has been appointed senior vice president and chief talent officer at Hill & Knowlton. Most recently, he was head of employee relations and HR activity at Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Prior to that, he was vice president of HR for College Sports Television and Vivendi Universal Entertainment. He has also held various HR positions with Barnes & Noble, Random House Publishing and McGraw-Hill.

Evan Davis has been named vice president of financial and strategic planning at MRINetworkTM. Most recently, he was CFO and vice president of Canadian operations for Yum Global Brands. Previously, he was senior director of field finance and planning in Yum Brands’ Dallas office.

James K. Foreman has rejoined Towers Perrin as managing director of HR services. Foreman worked at Towers Perrin for 20 years in a number of leadership positions, including managing director of the company’s health and welfare business before joining Aetna to become executive vice president of national businesses.

James J. Forese has been named nonexecutive chairman of the board of directors at Spherion Corp. Forese has served on the company’s board since 2003 and is operating partner and COO of Thayer Capital Partners.

Gary Bragar has been appointed HR outsourcing research manager at NelsonHall. Bragar joined NelsonHall from AT&T, where he was the HR outsourcing service delivery manager.

Patrick F. Goepel has been named president of HR services at Fidelity Employer Services. Prior to joining Fidelity, he served as president and CEO of Advantec. Before this, he was in marketing and sales position at ADP and Ceridian.

Jean-Baptiste Gruet has been appointed vice president of sales at Workplace Options. Prior to joining Workplace Options, Gruet was director of global business solutions at Shepell.fgi.

Warren Heaps has joined Birches Group as a partner. Before joining Birches, Heaps spent 20 years at Colgate-Palmolive Co., most recently as director of international compensation. Prior to this, he was a consultant with Towers Perrin.

Suzanne Siracuse has been named publisher of InvestmentNews. She joined Crain Communications, InvestmentNews’ parent company, in 1996 as a salesperson for Pensions & Investments. A year later she moved over to InvestmentNews to help with its launch. In 1998 she was promoted to advertising director, and in 2001 she was named associate publisher.

Richard Post has joined PeopleFilter Technology as practice lead of hospitality. Before joining PeopleFilter, Post held management, account executive and business development positions with several companies, including the Devine Group, Taleo Corp. and PwC Consulting.
 

Randle G. Havens has been appointed manager of finance and accounting at NelsonHall. Havens previously worked for Ernst & Young.

Scott Selin has been named partner at Arrow Partnership. Prior to his position at Arrow, Selin was a consultant at Accenture.

Darryl Green has been named executive vice president of Manpower Inc. Prior to joining Manpower, Green served as CEO of Tata Teleservices. Before that, he was CEO of Vodafone Japan. From 1989 to 1998, he held various positions at AT&T, including three years as president and CEO of its Japanese operations.

Matt McGreal has joined Crist Associates as principal.

Diane Hummon has been appointed vice president of global marketing at Personnel Decisions International. Hummon comes to PDI from Greater Twin Cities United, where she was senior vice president of donor relations and strategic marketing.

Tim Geisert has joined Kenexa as vice president of employment branding. Geisert previously held executive positions at Bailey Lauerman and the Martin Agency.

Carrie West has been promoted to customer service representative at Carpenter, Cammack and Associates. Prior to her promotion, West was branch service coordinator.

The following people have been promoted to senior client partners at Korn/Ferry: Gerd DeBeer, Michael DeCosta, Rodrigo del Campo, John Denson, Kevin Ford,Beth Kelshaw Fowler, Doug Greenberg, Andrew Hickman,Iain Manson, Jean-Francois Marliere, Clare Metcalf,Jairo Okret, Firoze Patel, Emilie Petrone, Vincent Poggi, Kim Shanahan, Hamish Shaw and Brad Westveld.

The following people have been promoted to client partners at Korn/Ferry: Sloan Baxter, Allen Brady,Maria Chow, Philip Darling, Sunita Devrani, Greg Gerson, Thomas Green, Joseph Huddle, Eva Kingston,Joylyn Largo-Afonso, Asheley Galloway Linnenbach, Sean McBurney, Scott Miller, Deborah Webster, Jan Westerink and Flaviano Zollo.

Yvonne Gemmell Keene has joined Cliff Consulting as senior consultant. Prior to joining Cliff Consulting, Keene worked as an independent consultant in business development for Ketera Technologies.

Danielle Comeaux has been promoted to managing partner of the Houston branch at Lucas Group.

Alix Miller has been promoted to managing partner of the Chicago legal branch at Lucas Group.

Kelly Blouin has rejoined Lucas Group as managing partner of the Washington, D.C., branch.

Katharina Grimme has been appointed research director of BPO for continental Europe at NelsonHall. Before joining NelsonHall, Grimme was director and principal analyst at Ovum.

J. Anthony West joins NelsonHall as sourcing and shared services consultant.

Robert G. Hogan has been appointed COO at Towers Perrin. Hogan has been with Towers Perrin since 1979. Most recently, he was managing director of HR services. Hogan will also be part of the office of the chairman, which consists of the CEO and COO.

Joseph Gabbert has joined McAfee Inc as executive vice president of human resources. Most recently, Gabbert was executive vice president of worldwide human resources at EMC.

Richard Grisolia has been appointed vice president of marketing at Arbella Insurance Group. Most recently, he was vice president and corporate officer of the personal insurance division at Atlantic Mutual Cos.

James C. Kilduff has been appointed senior vice president of underwriting at Majestic Insurance Co. Prior to joining Majestic, Kilduff created the workers’ compensation reinsurance and insurance facility at Professional Indemnity.

Mia Trujilo has joined Arrow Partnership as director of sales. Most recently, she was with Compuware Corp., where she was part of the West region sales team. Previously, she held sales and management positions at Hyperion, Gartner and Gillette.

Daniel Green has joined Begos Horgan & Brown as counsel member. Previously, he was an attorney with Jackson Lewis and, before that, at Ackerly & Ward.

Dino Farfante has joined American Barcode and RFID Inc. as president and COO. Farfante formerly was president of Insight Direct Worldwide. He has been a member of the board of directors at American Barcode and RFID since 2006.

Deepjot Chhabra has been promoted to president of Enwisen. He joined Enwisen in 2006 and was senior vice president of product strategy and business development. Before this, Chhabra was vice president of Oracle Global HCM Product Strategy.

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