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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 29

Hilton, Yum Brands, First Solar, Colonial Life, Brixmor Property Group, Energy Trust of Oregon, CoreLogic, Ampco-Pittsburgh, Captain D's, NN
Joan UrdangApril 29, 2016
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 29

Sean Dell’Orto has been named to head finance at Hilton Worldwide’s planned real estate investment trust spin-off, expected to occur later in the year. He is currently treasurer of Hilton Worldwide.

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Yum Brands has promoted David Gibbs to president and CFO, effective May 2. Gibbs, who takes over for interim CFO Dave Russell, most recently was CEO of the firm’s Pizza Hut division.

First Solar has promoted finance chief Mark Widmar to CEO, replacing James Hughes, effective July 1. Widmar has held the top finance spot since 2011 and also was chief accounting officer from February 2012 through June of last year. Alexander Bradley, vice president, treasury and project finance, will become interim CFO until a permanent successor to Widmar is found.

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Josh Nelson has been named to lead the finance function at Colonial Life, part of the Unum Group. Previously, he was CFO of regional markets and sales for group, voluntary, and worksite at MetLife.

Real estate investment trust Brixmor Property Group has appointed Angela Aman to head finance, effective May 20. Aman, who takes over for interim CFO Barry Lefkowitz, is currently finance chief at Starwood Retail Partners.

Energy Trust of Oregon has chosen Mariet Steenkamp to fill the top finance spot. She comes to the nonprofit from Central City Concern, where she held several posts during her tenure, including CFO, controller, and senior director of financial services.

James Balas has been promoted to finance chief at CoreLogic, succeeding Frank Martell. Balas joined the provider of property information and analytics in 2011 and most recently was principal accounting officer, controller, and senior vice president, finance.

Ampco-Pittsburgh has named Michael McAuley CFO and treasurer, replacing Marliss Johnson. Before starting at the firm, which produces cast and forged rolls for the aluminum and steel industries, McAuley held the top finance spot at RTI International Metals.

Seafood-restaurant chain Captain D’s has selected Keith Davis to head finance. He joins the company from Tavistock Restaurants, where he also led the finance function.

James Dorton has retired from the top finance spot at industrial firm NN Inc. Chief accounting officer Thomas Burwell, Jr., will become principal financial officer while the company searches for a permanent successor to Dorton.