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nicolas w alexosUnivar Solutions Inc. has appointed Nicholas W. Alexos, ’88, as executive vice president and CFO. Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, Univar Solutions is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services. Alexos joins the company from Dentslpy Sirona, Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina–based manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, where he served as executive vice president, CFO, and chief administrative officer.

ann mukherjeeAnn Mukherjee, AB ’87, MBA ’94, has been appointed CEO and chairman of Pernod Ricard’s North American operations. Headquartered in Paris, Pernod Ricard is a worldwide producer of wines and spirits. Mukherjee previously served as chief commercial officer of S. C. Johnson & Son, a global family manufacturer of household and professional products with headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin.

No PicCambium Networks, a global provider of wireless networking solutions based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has appointed Mary Peterson, ’85, to the newly created position of senior vice president and CMO. Peterson most recently served as vice president of global marketing for Ruckus Networks, a provider of high-performance network access infrastructure based in Sunnyvale, California.

No ImageRemi Barbier, ’89, has been appointed to the new board of directors for BioVentures at the University of Arkansas’s School of Medical Sciences. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, BioVentures is a startup incubator focused on promoting a biomedical technology industry in Arkansas. Barbier is founding president and CEO of Cassava Sciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on neuroscience based in Austin, Texas.

tom laneTom Lane, ’83, has been elected to the board of directors of the Milwaukee-based energy group WEC Energy Group. Lane is vice chairman of Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Short Hills, New Jersey.

scott muellerThe Cleveland Museum of Art has elected Scott Mueller, ’87, as chairman of the board of trustees. Mueller has been a member of the board since 2008. He’s also cofounder and CEO of Dealer Tire LLC, an international automobile tire, maintenance, and light-repair product distributor headquartered in Cleveland. 

Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

No ImageIllinois governor JB Pritzker has appointed Michael Forde, ’98, to the Illinois Sports Facility Authority in Chicago, which constructs and renovates sports stadiums for professional sports teams in Illinois. Forde is managing partner of Forde Law Offices, a commercial litigation and appellate firm based in Chicago.

No ImageRaymond James Financial, a diversified financial services company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, has hired Carl Gatenio, ’09, as managing director and co-head of the building products sector team. Gatenio joins the firm from Lincoln International, a Chicago-based investment banking advisor, where he served as director.

jeanne sinquefieldrex sinquefieldThe Missouri Arts Council has selected Jeanne Sinquefield, AM ’71, MBA ’79, and Rex Sinquefield, ’72, as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Arts Award for Philanthropy. The award recognizes profound and lasting contributions to the artistic and cultural legacy of the state. The Sinquefields were selected specifically for their ardent support of music education at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Based in St. Louis, the Missouri Arts Council is a state agency dedicated to broadening the state’s growth, availability, and appreciation of the arts.

greg wilenskyJanus Henderson Investors has appointed Greg Wilensky, ’93, as head of US fixed income in the firm’s Denver office. Janus Henderson is a global active asset manager headquartered in London. Wilensky joins the firm from AllianceBernstein, a global investment management and research firm based in New York, where he served as a senior portfolio manager.

andrew herreraAndrew Herrera, ’19, has been selected as a 2020 Health Care Hero by the Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina. The award recognizes individuals who put innovation and compassion to work to improve the human condition. Herrera was honored specifically for his leadership as executive director at Curamericas Global, a Raleigh, North Carolina–based nonprofit partnering with underserved communities in Liberia, Guatemala, and Haiti to improve access to health care.