CFOs on the Move

AMR; Rosneft; NBC News; Cable & Wireless; 1-800 Contacts; Doral Financial; Perma-Fix; VistaCare.
Helen ShawMarch 30, 2006

•Thomas Horton rejoined AMR, the parent of American Airlines, as chief financial officer. Horton had left the company, where he had worked for 17 years and served as CFO, in June 2002 to take the same position at AT&T. Horton’s successor at AMR, Jeffrey Campbell, left the job in 2004 to join health-care and technology company McKesson; Campbell’s successor, James Beer, departed in February to take the top finance job at Symantec.

• Peter O’Brian, a former co-head of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking operations in Russia, has been appointed chief financial officer of Rosneft, Russia’s state-owned oil company. He succeeds Sergei Alexeyev, who left the company in February.

•NBC News has named Adam Jones chief financial officer of the division, effective immediately. He succeeds Catherine Petrello, who recently was reassigned. For the past three years, Jones was finance chief of NBC Universal Global Networks in London. Previously, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and at International Management Group.

•Britain’s Cable & Wireless announced that its finance chief, Charles Herlinger, will step down as group chief financial officer at the end of May. The telecommunications provider named Tony Rice as finance director, effective immediately. The announcement came amid a boardroom reshuffle as part of the group’s planned split into two business units.

•Robert Hunter has been named chief financial officer of eye-care company 1-800 Contacts. Hunter contributions to the company’s accounting and reporting efforts predate its 1998 initial public offering.

•Lidio Soriano, who has served as interim chief financial officer at Doral Financial since August, has been named to the post on a permanent basis. Previously, she had been risk management director since January 2005.

•Richard Kelecy has resigned as chief financial officer of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, effective April 5, to accept a position at WRS Infrastructure & Environment. At Perma-Fix, the search for a new finance chief is under way.

•Henry Hirvela has been named chief financial officer of VistaCare, a provider of hospice services. Hirvela joined the company in February as a senior executive financial consultant; previously, he founded Phoenix Management Partners. He replaces former finance chief Mark Liebner, who announced this month that he is resigning to join a privately held company.

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