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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Sept. 30

State Street, Hanover Insurance, Principal Financial, American Eagle, WebMD, W.P. Carey, Alliant Energy, International Speedway, Stewart & Stevenson
Joan UrdangSeptember 30, 2016
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Sept. 30

Eric Aboaf will join State Street Corp. as executive vice president in December, and will become finance chief in March of next year when current CFO Mike Bell leaves the firm. Most recently, Aboaf headed finance at Citizens Financial Group.

Deanna Strable-Soethout

Deanna Strable-Soethout

Deanna Strable-Soethout has been promoted to the top finance spot at Principal Financial Group, effective Feb. 14 of next year. She will replace Terry Lillis, who is retiring in April. Strable-Soethout will also remain president of U.S. Insurance Solutions until her replacement has been chosen.

The Hanover Insurance Group has chosen Jeffrey Farber to lead the finance function, taking over for Eugene Bullis. Previously, Farber was deputy CFO at American International Group, where he was also chief risk officer of the firm’s consumer and commercial operations.

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Bob Madore has been named to head finance at American Eagle Outfitters, effective Oct. 28. Most recently, he was finance chief at Ralph Lauren Corp.

WebMD Health has promoted Blake DeSimone to CFO, succeeding the departing Peter Anevski. DeSimone started at the company in June 2015 as senior vice president of finance.

Hisham Kader has resigned as head of the finance function at W.P. Carey, effective Oct. 14. ToniAnn Sanzone, who has been chief accounting officer at the net-lease real estate investment trust since last year, will become interim CFO.

Treasurer Robert Durian will take on the additional post of finance chief at Alliant Energy, effective Dec. 1. He takes over his new post from Tom Hanson, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

International Speedway has said that CFO and treasurer Daniel Houser will retire on Nov. 30. Gregory Motto, controller and vice president, finance and accounting, will replace him, effective Dec. 1.

Jack Pieper has been promoted to the top finance spot at Stewart & Stevenson, which supplies equipment and service to the oil and gas, construction, and other industries. He had been the firm’s chief accounting officer.

Progress Software has named Kurt Abkemeier to head finance, succeeding the retiring Chris Perkins. Most recently, Abkemeier led the finance function at Inteliquent.