Fall 2007 Executive Moves

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December 2007

Brian Cohen joined Steelbox Networks, makers of network video distribution and storage devices, as President and CEO. Before joining Steelbox Networks, Cohen served as President and CEO of S.P.I. Dynamics.

Habif, Arogeti & Wynn LLP was recognized by Practical Accountant magazine for its innovative development of in-house video capabilities to enhance both internal and external communications.

The Atlanta Telecom Professionals awarded Paul Dormorski, CEO of EMS Technologies Inc., Atlanta Telecom Professionals of the Year.

Walter Curran has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Emory School of Medicine and chief medical officer of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute.

Grant Thornton LLP promoted Peter Colley to Southeast regions tax leader.

Cooper Carry appointed Mark Kill as chief operating officer.

James Franklin, Reggie Hammond, and Steve Nichols were added to the board of directors at TechBridge.

November 2007

AirTran Holdings Inc. has promoted Robert L. Fornaro to CEO.

Donna Hyland has been appointed Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s new CEO.

John Somerhalder II has been named chairman of AGL Resources’.

Georgia State University’s president Carl Patton retiring.

Jim Moreland joined MetroPCS as Vice President and General Manager for Atlanta operations.

Accume Partners, a risk management and business advisory firm, named Leonard Marinaccio Chief Operating Officer and CFO.

Richard Hayes has been appointed managing partner of Alston & Bird LLP effective January 1, 2008.

Michael Kapp was promoted to President of VT Griffin and Vice President and key management member of the Board of Directors for VT Services Inc. , an aerospace and defense operating segment of VT Group plc.

The Weather Channel appointed Meredith Fierman Smith as vice president of climate strategic marketing.

Martin Richenhaen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corp. , was elected first vice chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM) .

Omnilink Systems appointed Keith Landers chief information officer.

Abel Solutions President, Kevin Abel has been appointed to the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Board of Directors.

Civitium, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm for the public broadband market, appointed of Jason Shannon Chief Technology Officer. Shannon joins Civitium from EarthLink Municipal Networks, where he served as Lead Wireless Architect.

Kim Addington joined nuBridges as Chief Marketing Officer.

TRX, Inc. , a global technology company, appointed Mark R. Bell to the company’s Board of Directors.

Equifax appointed Walter W. Driver, Jr. to the Board of Directors.

October 2007

Gary Forsee stepped down as chairman and CEO of Sprint Nextel Corp.

United Parcel Service Inc. chairman and CEO, Mike Askew, retired and will be replaced by Scott Davis, the current vice chairman and Chief Financial Officer.

Cypress Care Inc. promoted Chuck Cavaness to Chief Information Officer.

Dale Daniels was named Southern regional president of DMX, Inc.

George Burdell was named president of High Watt Construction.

Cox Television promoted Jane Williams to vice president of sales.

Cartoon Network promoted Jennifer Davidson to senior vice president of programming and scheduling.

Roz Haralson was appointed vice president of programs at Families First.

Kitsy Rose PR added Melissa Hightower as partner.

Mike Levin, former executive director of AeA, will head the Oracle Applications User Group.

Chris Hansen was named CEO of American Electronics Association (AeA).

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons of Moorehouse School of Medicine has been named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Matt Samuelson was named president of CCL Associates.

DLC Management Corp. promoted Michael Puline to Vice President of Southeast Leasing.

Alexis H. Herman has joined The Coco-Cola Co,’s board of directors and its public issues and diversity committee.

CryoLife, Inc. , a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, named Scott B. Capps Vice President, clinical research.

Novocell, Inc. , a stem cell engineering company, appointed Orville G. Kolterman, M.D., to the company’s Board of Directors.

Reignmaker Communications, a VoIP service provider offering Hosted PBX service, named Mark Graves as President and CFO.William Pate, Osmo A. Hautanen, Jai P. Bhagat, Gary M. Bremer and Joe McDonough were named to the Board of Directors.

Mobile banking and payments enabler, Firethorn Holdings, LLC named Rod Dir as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Lancope®, Inc. , provider of the StealthWatch™ System, a network behavior analysis (NBA) and response solution, added Bryan Palma, Donald A. Purdy, Jr. and Kenneth J. Tyminski to the Board of Directors.

Omnilink Systems, a provider of location-based services (LBS) technology, appointed Wain Kellum Chief Executive Officer.

Tescom Software Testing Systems, Ltd., a provider of global Software Quality Assurance appointed Patrick D. Gaul Vice President of U.S. Operations.

September 2007

Recordant, a provider of audio-capture technology and consulting solutions, appointed Christopher Etter to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Etter was previously the CEO and Chairman of IP Merchant solutions, a company which he founded.

Vyyo named Benita Fitzgerald Mosley to their Board of Directors. Fitzgerald Mosley also serves as President and CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).

Intellinet Corporation, an IT strategy and consulting services firm, promoted Daren Glenister to Vice President of Sales.

RBS Lynk, the US payment processing arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group named Nicholas J. Sommerio Chief Financial Officer.


The Quality Group (TQG), an e-learning solutions provider has hired Vera Lewis-Jasper as Vice President of Academic Markets and Bill Moore as Vice President of Corporate Sales. Lewis-Jasper began her career at GE, and for the past 10 years has held executive positions at Cuyahoga Community College’s “Corporate College.” Moore’s nearly 20 years at Honeywell prepared him for Six Sigma work with Qualtec, PWC Consulting, and most recently AIT Group.

Jeff Katz, the President and COO of Definition 6, will become the next Chair of The Georgia Technology Leadership Coalition (TLC) . The Coalition was formed in 2000 and serves as the voice of the Georgia technology industry on policy issues.

Tescom Software Testing Systems, Ltd. , a provider of Software Quality Assurance, appointed Patrick D. Gaul to the position of Vice President – U.S. Operations.

Jennifer Nyquist-Bivins has been named General Manager of AutoExtra.com. This role will expand her current responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing with AutoTrader Publishing. Before coming to AutoTrader Publishing, Nyquist-Bivins gained over 20 years of leadership experience with Ford Motor Company where she managed a portfolio of brands and created compelling marketing strategies and initiatives.

Oliver Holmes joined Tarpley & Underwood P.C. as a shareholder.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. named Julis Pryor vice president of global diversity.

Sandy Hofmann was named chief operating officer of Marietta-based Closets and More.

Jeff Rosenberg joined Secureworks Inc. as vice president and general counsel.

A. Mitchell Poole Jr. was appointed chief operating officer at Reznick Group P.C.


RBS Lynk, the US payment processing arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, appointed Nicholas J. Sommerio as Chief Financial Officer and Asif Ramji as a Senior Vice President for the company’s prepaid and loyalty division. Sommerio brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in the electronic payments industry, most recently with Global Payments, Inc. Ramji has more than 12 years of experience in the prepaid and loyalty card transaction processing industry. Most recently he was North American Vice President of Sales with Ernex, the prepaid and loyalty card division of Moneris Solutions Corporation.

Recordant, a provider of audio-capture technology and consulting solutions, appointed Christopher Etter as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Etter was previously the CEO and Chairman of IP Merchant solutions, a company which he founded.

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley has joined the Board of Directors at Vyyo Inc., a supplier of broadband access equipment for cable system operators. Fitzgerald Mosley serves as President and CEO of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT).

Triarc Cos., has named Thomas A. Garrett chief operating officer.

Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP added Timothy Shelley as a partner in the commercial business group.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce named Katie Kirkpatrick vice president of environmental policy.

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP intellectual property partner Ted Davis was elected to serve a one-year term as financial officer of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section.

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP added Henry Walker to the firm’s litigation department.

Saint Joseph’s Health System has named Dr. Nicholas A.F. Chronos president of Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute.

Bank of Florida-Southeast appointed John Chaperon as president and CEO.

Dr. Timothy Olsen has been named chair of the department of ophthalmology at Emory University.

Opus South Corp. promoted Martin McFarland to vice president of real estate.

Tom Breedlove was named a principal in the partner group of HLB Gross Collins P.C.

Beverly Scott, general manager of the Sacramento Regional Transit District, as MARTA’s new GM.

Samantha Mohr was named on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

Powell Goldstein added Henry Rogers to the commercial real estate practice as a senior title attorney.


Informiam, a provider of real-time performance management solutions, appointed Sam Taha as Vice President of Engineering and Marsha Calfee as Vice President of Consulting Services. Taha will oversee technology development for Informiam’s proactive contact center management products, while Calfee will provide guidance on client implementations and customer relationship management (CRM) activities.

Cellnet Technology, Inc. (Cellnet) named Gary High Vice President Marketing and Sales. High joins Cellnet from Hunt Technologies where he served as Vice President of AMI solutions. Cellnet provides intelligent communication and automation solutions to energy and water businesses worldwide.

Jon VerSteeg has joined Agentek, Inc. , a wireless mobile computing solutions provider, as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Agentek, VerSteeg served as Vice President of Finance for VistaScape Security Systems.

Fintura Corporation, an account origination and portfolio management company, appointed Ravi Raghavan as Chief Information Officer where he will be responsible for the strategic vision and operational direction of the technology infrastructure. Raghavan brings more than 20 years of leadership and management expertise in the technology industry to his new role.

DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, elected President and Chief Operating Officer, David J. Helfgott, to its Board of Directors.

Douglas D. Selph a partner with Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Terry Addington was appointed partner at CarterBaldwin Executive Search Services.

Cox Communications Inc. appointed Scott Wise to president of customer care organization.

TG Madison Advertising appointed Mark Simonton as president.

James C. Anderson was named principal architect of MACTEC Engineering & Consulting.

Jamie Cochran and James Hullett were promoted to vice presidents of Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce added Vince DeSilva as vice president of member services.

The March of Dimes named Mark Gibson state director for the Georgia chapter.

Sunrise Bank of Atlanta appointed Miroslava Torres-Young vice president of business development.

Craig Horton joined Providence Bank as vice president of commercial lender.

Garry Spinks joined Hewitt Associates as principal and account executive.

Alvarez & Marsal Holding LLC added Timothy Finley to the firm’s North America restructuring practice as a managing director.

Tony Wilbert joined Edelman’s Atlanta office as senior vice president of corporate communications/business-to-business practice.

Ted Blum and Ernest Greer were appointed partners at Greenberg’s Traurig LLP and will help run the entertainment law firm.

LEVEL5 LLC named David G. Laza chief financial officer.

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc. named John Merkin senior vice president of brand management for Holiday Inn Brands.

Patricia Trammell joined Hyatt Regency Atlanta as senior director of sales and marketing.

Vicki Hamilton joined Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. operations and strategy group as senior vice president of enterprise performance.

Daniel Corp. hired Jason Winburn as vice president of residential sales and marketing of 1010 Midtown.

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