Staples, the $24.3 billion office products retailer, promoted Lisa Scopa to treasurer and vice president. She succeeds Nick Hotchkin, who was appointed senior vice president of finance for the company's U.S. retail business. Scopa, 39, was named director of corporate financial planning and analysis for Framingham, Mass.-based Staples in 2005. Before joining Staples in 2001, she worked in finance and corporate development at IBM, IBM Lotus Software, Hearst and Sterling Winthrop.
First American Corp., a Santa Ana, Calif.-based business information company with $5.9 billion in 2009 revenue, named Dan Smith senior vice president of investor relations for its information solutions group. Smith most recently was CFO and vice president for Freddie Mac's multifamily business unit. Earlier, he worked for five years in Freddie Mac's investor relations department, served as director of corporate development at Teligent, and worked in investment banking at Banc of America Securities and SBC Warburg Dillon Read.