Chevron Corp., the $220.9 billion oil and chemical company based in San Ramon, Calif., promoted Patricia Yarrington, 52, to vice president and CFO. Yarrington, who was vice president and treasurer, replaces Steve Crowe, 61, who retired after 36 years. Pierre Breber, 44, succeeds Yarrington as vice president and treasurer. Yarrington, a 10-year Chevron veteran, has held a variety of positions, including president of Chevron Canada Ltd. and vice president of policy, government and public affairs.

Financial Executives International, the professional organization in Florham Park, N.J., named Marie N. Hollein president and chief executive. Hollein, managing director of KPMG's Treasury Practice, brings more than 30 years of corporate and financial services experience to her role. She replaces James J. Abel, interim CEO and president. Previously, she was a vice president and regional director for Ruesch International. An FEI member since 2000, she was national area director at large for the Midwest.

Lowe's Cos., the $48.3 billion Mooresville, N.C.-based chain of home improvement superstores, named Marshall Croom to the newly created position of senior vice president and risk officer. Croom, who most recently was senior vice president of merchandising and store support, is responsible for managing enterprise risk, workers' compensation, loss prevention, safety, internal audit and quality assurance. Croom joined Lowe's in 1997 and served as senior vice president of finance, treasurer and assistant treasurer.

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