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No ImageTiffany Davis, ’09, was appointed COO of Solis Tek, Inc. Davis previously served as senior executive for a cannabis consulting group. Solis Tek is a company based in Carson, California that seeks to innovate growing technology with lighting solutions for cultivators.

No ImageMarvin Green, ’02, will assume the role of interim CFO of KMG Chemicals, Inc., a global supplier of specialty chemicals and performance products headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Green was previously director of corporate development.

No ImageUGI Corporation, a distributor and marketer of energy products and services, has named Ted Jastrzebski, ’85, CFO. Jastrzebski was most recently executive vice president and CFO of QVC Group of Companies, a video and ecommerce retailer based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. UGI Corporation is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

No ImageForum Energy Technologies Inc. has appointed Pablo G. Mercado, ’03, to senior vice president and CFO. Forum Energy Technologies is an international oilfield products company headquartered in Houston.

No ImageBrian Niccol, ’03, was named CEO of the Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill. Niccol was previously the CEO of Taco Bell, and Chipotle credited him in a news release with Taco Bell’s successes with social media, breakfast, and rebranding. In 2017, Taco Bell’s same-store sales grew 4 percent.

No ImageBracket has named Michael P. Nolte, ’01, CEO. Bracket is a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider based in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Nolte was most recently CEO of Influence Health, a health-care computer software company based in Birmingham, Alabama.

No ImageCity of Hope, an independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes based in Durate, California, has named Jennifer Parkhurst, ’99, CFO. Parkhurst previously served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in San Francisco.

Chantel SchumacherChantal Schumacher, ’99, was appointed group CFO and a member of the group board of management of Euler Hermes, an insurance agency based in Lisle, Illinois. Schumacher was most recently CFO at Allianz Re, an insurance company headquartered in Munich.

No ImageSothi Thillairajah, ’94, was named CEO of Vancouver-based Block One Capital Inc., an investment and issuer company.

No ImageHoward Willard, ’89, was named Altria’s vice chairman and CEO effective May 17. Willard is currently chief operating officer of Altria, a producer and marketer of tobacco, cigarettes, and related products headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

marc adeeMarc Adee, ’97, has been named to the board of trustees of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, a nonprofit public foundation encouraging community philanthropy to advance healthcare for patients at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. Adee is CEO of Crum & Forster Insurance, a national property and casualty company based in Chicago.

No ImageDebra Crew, ’00, has joined the board of directors of Mondelēz International, a snacking company headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey. She also joined the board of directors of Newell Brands, the consumer goods company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey. Crew was most recently president and CEO of Reynolds American, an American tobacco company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

No ImageCory Klippsten, ’04, joined the board of advisors of Las Vegas–based Millennium Blockchain. Klippsten is currently an advisor with Distributed Network Advisors, BlockV, and Aurora Labs, as well as other projects.

No ImageChao-Hsien Lin, ’92, was named to the board of directors of Secoo Holding Limited, a Beijing-based online integrated upscale products services platform.

No ImageGregory Stafford, ’96, was appointed general manager of Texas A&M Hotels and Conference Center. Stafford was most recently general manager of the Logan Hotel and Spa in Philadelphia.

No ImageJohn S. Watson, ’80, was been elected to the board of directors of Cargill. Cargill is a producer and distributor of agricultural products based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Watson retired as chairman of the board and CEO of Chevron Corporation after 37 years at the company.

No ImageMetronic announced that Alex Gu, ’00, has been named senior vice president and president of Medtronic’s Greater China Region. Medtronic is a medical technology, services, and solutions company based in Dublin. Gu joined Medtronic in 2015.

No ImageKenneth Kan, ’07 (AXP-6), was named director, corporate finance of Alexander & Baldwin, the Honolulu-based real estate company. Prior to joining the company, Kan was corporate director, business planning and analysis for Honolulu-based Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Laurel KennedyBlink, a Chicago-based crisis management company, launched Blink OnDemand Crisis PR, a crisis public relations planning and response software. Laurel Kennedy, ’82, is the principal of Blink.

Clair KoenemanClaire Koeneman, ’94, became a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive, a digitally based marketing and communications agency headquartered in Washington, DC.

No ImageImperial Oil Limited announced the appointment of Dan Lyons, ’90, as senior vice president, finance and administration and controller effective May 1. Lyons is currently vice president of downstream business services and downstream treasurer at Exxon Mobil Corporation. Imperial Oil is a Canadian petroleum company based in Calgary, Canada.

No ImageHouston-based oil and gas production company Apache Corporation named W. Mark Meyer, ’96, senior vice president, energy technology strategies. Meyer joins Apache from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., where he was managing director in the securities division as head of energy technology research.

No ImageDavid Wells, MBA ’98, MPP ’89, the CFO of Netflix, created two scholarships for students at the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Lynchburg, Virginia. The scholarships are in honor of his mother, former public school teacher Ann C. Wells.

No ImageGlenn Allison, ’11 (XP-80), has been promoted to vice president, enterprise architecture, governance, and innovation labs at Tractor Supply Company (TSC). TSC is a leading rural lifestyle retailer in the United States with over 1,800 stores. It’s headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.