CFOs on the Move

Bristol-Myers Squibb; AT&T; Amphenol; City National; Flushing Financial; Shaw Communications; Visual Networks.
Stephen TaubJuly 9, 2004
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. hired Edward Dwyer as its new treasurer, according to Reuters, citing a person familiar with the matter. He is currently treasurer of AT&T Corp.

Dwyer, who joined AT&T in 1983, has been treasurer since 1997 and has previously served as chief financial officer of AT&T Capital Corp., which was sold by the parent company in 1998. He has been instrumental in many of AT&T’s asset sales and acquisitions, including the $44 billion purchase of cable company MediaOne Group Inc. in 2000, according to the wire service.

AT&T spokesman Andy Backover declined to comment to Reuters, and the wire service said Bristol-Myers spokeswoman Tracy Furey was not immediately available.

  • Amphenol Corp. named Diana Reardon senior vice president and chief financial officer. Reardon has been with the producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable, and interconnect systems for 16 years, most recently as vice president, controller, and treasurer.

Current CFO Edward Jepsen will continue with the company on a project basis and is expected to be nominated to the board of directors.

  • City National Corp. named Christopher J. Carey executive vice president and chief financial officer of both the corporation and its subsidiary, City National Bank. He replaces Frank Pekny, stepped down from the CFO post in March for health reasons.

Carey joins City National from Provident Financial Group, Inc., which on June 30 completed its merger with National City Corp. Steve McAvoy, who had been City National’s acting CFO, continues in his role as controller.

  • Flushing Financial Corp., the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, appointed David W. Fry senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer. He replaces Monica C. Passick, who retired after 25 years with the company. Fry joined Flushing Financial in 1998 as vice president and controller.
  • Shaw Communications, Canada’s second-largest cable provider, named Steve Wilson as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently served for seven years as vice president and CFO of a major supplier to the plastics industry.

The company did not offer further details about outgoing finance chief Ron Rogers, but such a shift was anticipated, according to Reuters.

  • Visual Networks, a provider of performance management solutions, named Donald Clarke executive vice president and chief financial officer. He replaces George Roberts, who left to pursue other opportunities.

Clarke has more than 20 years of experience, with more than 15 years in executive financial positions with software and telecommunications companies, according to the company. He will report to chief executive officer Lawrence Barker.

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