Clear Channel CFO Gets Promoted

Also, Elizabeth Jordan joins Tumbleweed, Geneva Steel replaces Wanlass, more.
Ed ZwirnJuly 9, 2001
  • Ed Stacey, erstwhile CFO of Clear Channel Entertainment, is now EVP and chief financial and administrative officer. The change in title is apparently a promotion, as “Stacey’s position is being expanded to include the global management of finance and staff functions, including Accounting, Financial Planning, Human Resources, Information Systems, Travel Services and Corporate Administrative Support,” according to an announcement issued by the company this morning. The move is part of a round of management appointments that includes naming Steve Smith as EVP and COO, and Mike Trager as chairman of the firm’s new Television operating group.
  • Tumbleweed Communications Corp., a Redwood City, Calif.- based messaging software provider, has appointed Elizabeth Davis Jordan its new CFO, the company announced. Jordan, who most recently CFO of Catapulse Inc., which was sold to Rational Software Group in February, replaces Jim Heisch, a senior financial advisor to the firm who had served as acting CFO since early May. Prior to her stint at Catapulse, Jordan served three years as CFO of Samina Corp., an electronic contract manufacturer for the communications, medical and computer sectors
  • Mortice Kern Systems today announced it has appointed Robert J. Dietrich its new CFO, effective July 16. In his new job, Dietrich will be “responsible for all financial, administrative, and legal functions,” the announcement issued today by the Waterloo, Ont.-based software firm stated. Dietrich comes to his latest job from Cedara Software Corp., where he served as CFO and VP of finance and administraion since September 1997. Before that, he spent eight years in the Audit practice of Ernst & Young, and four years in that company’s M&A practice.
  • Gene Meken, who served as Netcentives interim CFO since early June, has accepted the job on a permanent basis, effective immediately. Meken was formerly executive vice president of global finance and CFO of Impiric, a division of Young & Rubicam.
  • Geneva Steel Holdings Corp., a Vineyard, Utah-based firm, has wasted little time in replacing Dennis L. Wanlass, who last week left to assume the top finance post at Specialty Metals. Geneva’s new vice president, treasurer and lead financial officer will now be Stephen Bunker, who has been controller there since 1990.