The Boeing Co., the $66.4 billion aerospace company based in Chicago, appointed David Dohnalek, currently vice president of financial planning and analysis, as the company's new vice president of finance and corporate treasurer. Dohnalek, 49, will replace Paul Kinscherff,who became president of Boeing's Mideast operations. Earlier in his career at Boeing, Dohnalek was vice president of investor relations and, before that, assistant treasurer for corporate finance and banking.
Sprint Nextel Corp. appointed Robert H. Brust CFO of the $40.1 billion global communications company based in Overland Park, Kan. Brust, 64, took over from William G. Arendt, 50, who had been acting CFO in addition to senior vice president and controller since Jan. 25, when CFO Paul N. Saleh, 51, left the company. Brust previously served as CFO of Eastman Kodak Co. from January 2000 through February 2007, when he retired from the company.
Best Buy Co., the $36 billion retailer of consumer electronics products based in Richfield, Minn., appointed James L. Muehlbauer executive vice president of finance and CFO. Muehlbauer, 46, became interim CFO in September, after CFO Darren R. Jackson moved to the newly created position of executive vice president of customer operating groups. Previously, Muehlbauer, who joined Best Buy in 2002, served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of the company's U.S. business.
U.S. Bancorp, the Minneapolis-based, $20.3 billion bank holding company and parent of U.S. Bank, named interim treasurer Kenneth Nelson corporate treasurer and executive vice president. Nelson, 55, had been interim treasurer since December 2007, when his predecessor, Daryl Bible, left the company to become deputy CFO of BB&T Corp. Nelson, who joined U.S. Bancorp in 1984, most recently served as senior vice president of the money center and the funding and derivatives group within the treasury department.
State Street Corp., the $11.8 billion financial services company based in Boston, named Maureen J. Miskovic executive vice president and the company's first chief risk officer. Previously, Miskovic, 50, served on State Street's board of directors and was senior adviser at the Eurasia Group, a New York-based consulting firm she chaired from May 2006 to November 2007. Before joining Eurasia as COO in September 2002, Miskovic spent six years as Lehman Brothers' chief global risk officer.
Genworth Financial Inc., the $11.1 billion insurance and investment company based in Richmond, Va., promoted Amy R. Corbin to vice president and controller. Corbin, 40, replaced Scott Lindquist, who left in January to become CFO of Farmers Insurance Group. Corbin had been global leader of Genworth's accounting policy since 2004. She joined Genworth's predecessor company, GE Financial Assurance Holdings Inc., in 2003, after four years as a senior audit manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Ashland Inc., the $7.8 billion chemical company based in Covington, Ky., promoted Lamar M. Chambers to CFO from vice president and controller. Chambers, 53, succeeded J. Marvin Quin II, who retired after 36 years with the company, including 16 years as CFO. Since 1976, Chambers has held a number of financial management positions at Ashland and its subsidiaries, including Ashland Coal Inc. and Ashland Paving and Construction Inc., before becoming controller in 2004.
Discover Financial Services appointed Kevin Killips controller and chief accounting officer, a position created by the $6.4 billion credit card issuer after spinning off from Morgan Stanley last year. Killips, 53, joined Riverwoods, Ill.-based Discover after nearly 10 years at LaSalle Bank, where most recently he was executive vice president, controller and North American chief accounting officer. Previously, he was director of internal auditing and vice president of finance for leasing operations at Transamerica Corp.
Federal-Mogul Corp. promoted Jeff Kaminski to senior vice president and CFO of the $6.3 billion auto parts manufacturer based in Southfield, Mich. Kaminski, 46, succeeded G. Michael Lynch, who is retiring after eight years with the company. Since 1989, Kaminski has held a number of key management positions, including staff controller, international aftermarket controller and general manager of the company's Australian operations, before becoming senior vice president of global purchasing in 1995.
Tribune Co., the $5.1 billion media conglomerate based in Chicago, promoted Jack Rodden to vice president and treasurer from assistant treasurer, and Brian Litman to vice president and controller from assistant controller. Rodden, 49, replaced Chandler Bigelow, who became CFO in March, while Litman, 40, replaced R. Mark Mallory, who retired. Tribune also promoted Harry Amsden, 48, to senior vice president of financial operations for Tribune corporate from vice president of finance for the publishing group.
Brink's Co., the $3.2 billion security company based in Richmond, Va., appointed Michael J. Cazer vice president and CFO. Cazer, 42, replaced Robert T. Ritter, who retired. A 27-year veteran of General Electric Co., Cazer joined Brink's after serving as CFO of GE Security. Previously, Cazer was CFO of GE Consumer and Industrial Europe, another subsidiary, and before that he was CFO of GE Fanuc Automation Inc., a joint venture between GE Industrial and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan.
Electronic Arts Inc., the $3.1 billion video game publisher based in Redwood City, Calif., appointed Eric F. Brown, 42, executive vice president and CFO. Brown succeeded Warren Jenson, who joined Electronic Arts as executive vice president, CFO and chief administrative officer in 2002. Brown, who was COO of Electronic Arts' Redwood Shores Studio in the mid-1990s, rejoined the company after serving as CFO and COO of McAfee Inc. from March 2006 through March 2008.