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CFOs on the Move

Mary Winston is picked as the new finance chief at Scholastic Corp.; Goodyear finds a new assistant treasurer; Sallie Mae boosts four finance execu...
Stephen TaubFebruary 13, 2004
  • Mary Winston has been named CFO and executive vice president of Scholastic Corp., the publishing company. She succeeds Kevin McEnery, the occupant of those posts since l995, who resigned “to pursue new career opportunities with the potential for broader opportunity,” according to the company Most recently, Winston was controller and a vice president of Visteon Corp., a global automotive-industry supplier.
  • John Cavanaugh, has been tapped as Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s assistant treasurer. He joined the company in July 2003 as a treasury director. Like Winston, he had previously worked for Visteon Corp., as a capital markets director.
  • Daniel Popky has been picked as CFO and executive vice president of Florida East Coast Industries, which develops real estate and operates a regional freight railroad. He will assume the role on Feb. 18. Popky’s will FECI’s subsidiaries execute of their operational and financial strategies. He will also oversee banking relationships, capital markets’ activities, investor relations, treasury, accounting, financial controls, financial planning and analysis, and information systems. He was formerly CFO and senior vice president of Allied Holdings, a transporter and distributor of used vehicles to the auto industry.
  • Four executives in the finance department SLM Corp., also known as Sallie Mae, have been promoted.

Tom Brisson, current CFO of Sallie’s debt management division, was upgraded to senior vice president, debt management. Brisson joined the student-loan provider in 1988 and has served in a number of finance and servicing posts throughout his career.

Bob Ballard was bumped up to senior vice president, guarantor services from the vice president slot. In his new post, he will be in charge of Sallie Mae’s guarantee-services business development and operations; loan consolidation operations; and asset acquisition. Ballard will also oversee Noel-Levitz, the education lender’s enrollment-management division.

Lance Franke, director of the company’s asset-backed securitization program, is being elevated to senior vice president, corporate finance.

Sandi Masino advances to vice president, risk assessment and internal audit management. She will be responsible for directing Sallie’s internal and external audit functions. Before joining SLM in 2003, she served as a senior audit manager at Ernst & Young and at Arthur Andersen.

  • GulfTerra Energy Partners, a natural gas pipeline company, named William Manias as CFO. He was most recently an executive at El Paso Field Services, a unit of El Paso Corp. Manias replaces Keith Forman, who has been named senior vice president, finance, for El Paso Corp., the indirect general partner of GulfTerra.
  • Ai-Logix tapped John Gengler as its new vice president of finance and administration. He had served as controller since 2002.
  • Robert H. Attmore, a former state deputy comptroller of New York, has been appointed chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), effective July 1. He succeeds Tom Allen, who has served as GASB chairman since 1995 and is not eligible for reappointment. Attmore is currently President of Albany, NY-based Attmore & Associates, where he provides consulting services to government agencies and other entities.