Weyerhaeuser Co. elected Patricia M. Bedient executive vice president and CFO of the $21.9 billion forest products company, based in Federal Way, Wash. Bedient, 53, succeeds Richard Taggart, who has retired. Prior to joining Weyerhaeuser, she was a managing partner and head of the Forest Products Practice in the Seattle office of Arthur Anderson LLP. She was also a partner and certified public accountant for their Portland and Boise offices. She also serves on the board of directors of Alaska Air Group.
Amgen Inc., the $14.3 billion biotech company, based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has appointed Robert Bradway executive vice president and CFO. Bradway, 44, replaces Richard Nanula, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Bradway came to Amgen in 2006 as vice president of operations strategy. Before joining Amgen, he served as managing director in investment banking for Morgan Stanley's New York and London offices. He also led Morgan Stanley's healthcare practices in Europe and ran the European banking department.
Chevron Corp., the $210 billion U.S. oil company, based in San Ramon, Calif., appointed
Patricia Yarrington treasurer. Yarrington, 51, succeeds David Kattebol, who has retired after 36 years. Yarrington came to Chevron in 1980, holding various finance positions throughout Chevron Corp. She was named comptroller of Chevron Products Co. in 1997. In 1998, she assumed the role of president of Chevron Canada Ltd. In 2000, she was named vice president of Chevron Corp. and then corporate vice president in 2002.
Yahoo! Inc. has appointed Blake Jorgensen CFO of the $6.4 billion Internet company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif. Jorgensen, 45, succeeds Susan Decker, who has moved into a new role as head of the advertiser and publisher group. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Jorgensen co-founded Thomas Weisel Partners Group in 1998 and served as COO, co-director of investment banking and a member of the executive committee. Earlier, he was managing director and principal at the corporate finance department of Montgomery Securities.
Vivendi appointed Philippe Capron CFO of the $23.9 billion media and telecommunications holding company, with headquarters in Paris. Capron, 48, replaces Jacques Espinasse as a member of the management board. Espinasse, an architect of Vivendi's growth strategy, indicated his desire to resign his responsibilities a year ago in order to concentrate on duties as an independent director. Capron joined Vivendi in January 2007 as executive vice president. Before that, he served as director of financial affairs with Arcelor SA.
Qwest Communications International Inc. has named John W. Richardson executive vice president and CFO of the $13.9 billion voice-and-data-solutions company, based in Denver. Richardson, 61, succeeds Oren G. Shaffer, who has retired. Richardson was senior vice president and controller of Qwest since April 2003. He was named CAO in April 2004. He will remain CAO while performing duties as CFO. Before joining Qwest, he held various positions at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. from 1967 to 2002.
Coca-Cola Co. promoted Harry Anderson to controller of the $24 billion beverage company, with headquarters in Atlanta. Anderson, 44, had been serving as interim controller since February. He joined the company in 2001 as vice president and director of supply chain and manufacturing management before being named CFO of Coca-Cola North America. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Anderson held various titles at Turner Broadcasting System Inc., including executive vice president of finance and operations for Turner Entertainment Group.
Conseco Inc. named Edward J. Bonach executive vice president and CFO of the $4.5 billion insurance company, with headquarters in Carmel, Ind. Bonach, 53, succeeds Eugene M. Bullis, who has retired. Bonach comes to Conseco from National Life Group, where he served as executive vice president and CFO. Prior to joining National Life in 2002, he spent 23 years with Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, where he assumed various roles including president of the reinsurance division and CFO.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. elected G. Robert Powell CFO of the $11.7 billion subsidiary of utility holding company PG&E Corp., based in San Francisco. Powell, 43, succeeds Christopher Johns, who will remain senior vice president, treasurer and CFO of PG&E Corp. Along with his new duties, he will continue to serve as both the corporation and utility vice president and controller. Powell joined PG&E in 2005 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he had been a partner in the audit and business assurance group.
Alaska Air Group, the $3.3 billion carrier, based in Seattle, has expanded the duties of Brad Tilden, executive vice president of finance and CFO, to include responsibility for Alaska Air's planning, revenue management and corporate real estate departments. His new title will be executive vice president of finance and planning. Tilden, 46, came to Alaska Air in 1991 as controller and was named CFO in 2000. Before joining the group, he spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in both the Seattle and Melbourne offices.
Pennsylvania State Gov. Edward G. Rendell confirmed the appointment of Robin Wiessmann to the office of state treasurer. Wiessmann has spent over 20 years as an investment banker in public finance. Most recently, she has served as director with Merrill Lynch and founding principal and president of Artemis Capital Group. She has spent a large portion of her career as a financial advisor and investment banker. She has agreed that she will not be pursuing election for treasurer once her term has expired.
Residential Capital LLC, a subsidiary of GMAC Financial Services, appointed William Casey treasurer of the $10.8 billion real estate finance company, based in Minneapolis. Casey, 44, replaces Louise M. Herrle, who has resigned. Casey spent the last 18 months as managing director and assistant treasurer. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and treasurer of GMAC Residential. Before joining GMAC, he held senior banking and treasury positions at Merrill Lynch, Union Bank of Switzerland and Smith Barney.