Office Depot Inc., the $15 million office supply chain based in Delray Beach, Fla., announced the departure of executive vice president and CFO Patricia A. McKay. The company has appointed international president Charles Brown acting CFO. Brown had been senior vice president of finance and controller before becoming international president. Previously, he was senior vice president and CFO of Denny's Inc. and vice president and CFO of ARAMARK International. He also served as vice president and controller of Pizza Hut International, a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc. Office Depot is conducting a search for McKay's permanent successor.

Dow Jones & Co., the New York-based $1.8 billion publishing company, appointed Stephen Daintith executive vice president and CFO. Daintith came to Dow Jones in September 2005. Previously, he worked for British American Tobacco as finance director in South Africa and Pakistan and managing director in Bangladesh and Switzerland. He also spent time with Forte, the U.K's Civil Aviation Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Handleman Co., the Troy, Mich.-based $1.3 billion distributor of manager and distributor of prerecorded music and console video game hardware, software and accessories, has promoted Khaled Haram senior vice president and CFO. Haram, 43, succeeds Thomas Braum, who resigned after a 23-year career with Handleman. Haram joined the company in April 2006 as senior vice president and chief information officer. The next year he headed up Handleman operations in the U.K. Before joining Handleman, Haram spent 10 years with Estee Lauder Cos., in various capacities with increasing responsibility, including vice president for global information systems. By 2001, Haram resigned from Estee Lauder to begin Zalia Cosmetics, where he served as CEO until 2005.

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