CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 23

Tribune Publishing, Grant Thornton, Credit Karma, Providence Service, TriMass, Lee Enterprises, Apache, Sypris Solutions, Stephen Riffee, C.R. England
Joan UrdangJanuary 23, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 23

Tribune Publishing has named Sandra Martin interim CFO. Martin, senior vice president of corporate finance and investor relations, takes over for John Bode, who is leaving the company. A search for his permanent successor is under way.

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Billy Moore

Billy Moore has been promoted to the top finance spot at Grant Thornton, effective Aug. 1, succeeding the retiring Russ Wieman. Moore is now the professional standards partner for the firm’s Carolinas practice.

Credit Karma has selected Joseph Kauffman as its first CFO. He joins the company from TAL Education Group, where he also led the finance function.

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Social-services provider Providence Service Corp. has named James Lindstrom finance chief, replacing Robert Wilson. Most recently, Lindstrom was chairman, president and CEO of Integrated Electrical Services.

Manufacturer TriMas has promoted Bob Zalupski to the top finance spot. He succeeds Mark Zeffiro, who will become president and CEO of Cequent once it is spun off from TriMas. Zalupski, who has been at TriMas since 2002, is now treasurer and vice president of finance and corporate development.

Lee Enterprises, which owns 46 daily newspapers, said that CFO and treasurer Carl Schmidt plans to retire in July. A search is under way for a replacement for Schmidt, who has been at the company since 2001.

Oil-and-gas exploration and production firm Apache has chosen Stephen Riney to lead the finance function, effective next month. He joins the company from BP plc, where he was finance chief of its exploration and production divisions.

Sypris Solutions has promoted Anthony Allen to the top finance spot. He had been treasurer and assistant secretary since 2004.

Stephen Riffee has been named CFO-elect of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, effective Feb. 17. Riffee, who will take over for Bill Camp, formerly headed finance at Corporate Office Properties Trust.

Transportation provider C.R. England has selected TJ McGeean to lead the finance function. As CFO, he succeeds Josh England, who has been president and CFO since 2013. McGeean joined the company in 2008 and was appointed vice president of finance in 2013.