Alumni on the Move
AES Corp.: Thomas O'Flynn, '86, has been named executive vice president and CFO. The thermal and renewable power company is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
Amcor Ltd.: Christopher Wrobel, '06 (XP-75), has been promoted to director, business development for Amcor Flexibles, a division of Amcor. He will lead business strategy across a European portfolio including mergers and acquisitions and business expansion. The packaging company has global headquarters in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
American Mortgage & Realty Corp.: Shawn Bush, '10, has joined as assistant vice president. The commercial mortgage banking firm is based in Indianapolis. Bush was previously a vice president with Bank of America Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
BDO USA LLP: Jerry Dentinger, '93, has been promoted to partner from managing director in the Chicago headquarters of the accounting and consulting firm. He will continue his role as practice leader for the firm's transaction advisory services practice in the central region.
BMO Financial Corp.: Adela Cepeda, '84 has been named to the board of directors. The financial services organization is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cepeda is president of A.C. Advisory Inc., a financial advisory firm with offices in Chicago and New York.
CellTrack Technologies Inc.: Andrew Bezaitis, '94, has been appointed chief operating officer. Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the company offers integrated mobile technology platforms for the home health care, hospice, and private duty markets.
Chamber Pension Plan: Lynn Roffey, '96, has been named chair. The pension plan serves people working in the Cayman Islands. It is based in Grand Cayman. Roffey is the financial controller for Androgroup Ltd. and its affiliates.
Chicagoland Jewish High School: James Baumstark, '96, is bringing a 20-year business career to his new teaching job at the Deerfield, Illinois campus. He will be teaching precalculus.
Connecticut Light and Power: William Herdegen, '81, has been named president and chief operating officer. The power company is part of Northeast Utility Services Company, which provides gas and electric services throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. It has headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston.
FOCUS LLC: Allen Conger, '96, has joined as principal in the southeast region. The middle market investment banking firm is based in Washington, DC.
Fortress International Group Inc.: Daniel Phelps, '99, has been appointed to the board of directors. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, the company offers consulting, engineering, construction managing, and site services for centers with critical missions. Phelps is managing director of Salt Creek Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm he founded in 2009, and president of Electro-Motion Inc., an emergency power maintenance company, both based in Menlo Park, California.
Laredo Oil Inc.: Michael Price, '73, has been named to the board of directors. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company manages oil fields. Price is a principal in Octagon Energy Advisors, a Houston-based energy investment advisory firm.
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies: Rodney Overcash, '08, has joined as director of credit. Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the organization comprises three grant-making agencies: the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and the Akaloa Resource Foundation.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.: Lydie Roux, '08 (EXP-13), has been named director of operations for southern Europe in the Merck Animal Health Division at the company known as Merck & Co. Inc. in the United States and Canada and as MSD elsewhere. The pharmaceutical company is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
Merge Healthcare Inc.: Matt Maloney, '10, has been appointed to the board of directors. The Chicago-based company makes imaging software for clinics and hospitals. Maloney is founder and CEO of GrubHub Inc., an online site to order out food from restaurants, which is also headquartered in Chicago.
MTD Products Inc.: Blair Cook, '07, has been promoted to general manager, Asia region, based in Suzhou, China. He had been director, finance and business development, for MTD Asia. Headquartered in Valley City, Ohio near Cleveland, the company is a worldwide leader in outdoor power equipment for residential and commercial markets. In addition to Asia, it has facilities in Europe, North America, South America, and Australia.
Pagamo SAS: Stephen Bolger, '99 (EXP-4), has been named chief operating officer. Pagamo is the Cazes family holding company for Chateau Lynch-Bages and other properties in Bordeaux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the Languedoc region of France, as well as winery joint ventures in Portugal and Australia and high-end wine tourism assets in Bordeux, including the Relais and Chateau Cordeillan Bages. Bolger remains CEO and co-owner of Crushpad Bordeaux, a custom wine-making facility. As of the 2012 harvest, the Crushpad winery will be located in the hamlet of Bages, France.
PepsiCo Inc.: Debra Crew, '00, has been named president, PepsiCo Americas Beverages. She also serves as president of the company's Western Europe business. In her expanded role, Crew oversees the Gatorade and Tropicana business in North America, the Latin America beverages business, and the North America warehouse sales organization and beverage growth ventures. The beverage and snack food giant is headquartered in Dallas.
Reilly Partners: David Gorman, '01, has joined as managing director. The privately held executive search firm is based in Chicago.
Santa Fe Gold Corp.: Erich Hofer, '04 (EXP-9), has been appointed to the board of directors. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the mining company explores for precious metals in the southwest United States. Hofer is a principal of HFE MAC LLC.
South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority: Cynthia Hartley, '86 (XP-55), has been appointed a member of the board of directors. Based in Columbia, the group administers the state's retirement systems and employee insurance program. Hartley retired as senior vice president for human resources from Sunoco Inc., a petroleum company headquartered in Philadelphia. She also was recently named vice chair of the board of trustees of Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Studley Inc.: Eric Feinberg, '02, has been promoted to corporate managing director in the Chicago office from managing director. The commercial real estate company is headquartered in New York.
Witt/Kieffer: John McLean, '93 (XP-62), has been named managing director, central region, and coleader of the firm's life sciences practice. The executive search firm is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.