C-Suite February, 2008

By Staff Report

Mar. 11, 2008

People moving into key executive positions

Alfred Ramirez has been named director of talent acquisition and diversity at ACT. Prior to joining ACT, an organization best known for its college admissions exam, he was executive director at Diversity Focus. Ramirez is also the former president of the National Community for Latino Leadership in Washington, a national think tank for leadership development. He held several White House appointments in the 1990s, including special assistant to the president and associate director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. He also served as senior advisor at the Corporation for National Service and executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Kate Shehan has been named vice president of human resources at Morton’s Restaurant Group. Prior to joining Morton’s, Shehan was vice president and director of human resources and training for Crown Golf Properties. She has served on the board of directors for the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers for four years

David Morrison has been named president of recognition award supplier Bruce Fox Inc. Morrison joined the company’s board of directors in May 2006 while serving as executive vice president of Evigna. Previously, he was president of Corporate-Elements.

Pamela Thompson has been named vice president of human resources for Olympus America. Most recently, Thompson was vice president of human resources at Tandem Labs. Before that, she was vice president of human resources at Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. She has also held senior HR positions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Bob Kovalsky has been named a senior vice president at Adecco. He will oversee Adecco’s newly established mid-Atlantic division, which encompasses the New York metropolitan area, Delaware Valley, Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Kovalsky has run one of Adecco’s largest regions in the U.S. for the past six years. He previously worked at Olsten.

Chris Power has been named CFO of Before joining, Power held several positions at Monster Worldwide, including CFO of global operations for Monster Worldwide and CFO for Monster Worldwide’s North America division. Prior to Monster Worldwide, Power was a vice president at Nortel Networks.

The Bostonian Group has appointed two new managing directors. Bob Clark has been named managing director of the firm’s retirement services practice. John Mancuso has been named managing director of the firm’s executive compensation and benefits practice. Previously, Clark was managing consultant for the retirement services practice. Before coming to the Bostonian Group, Clark worked at UBS, New York Life Investment Management and Cigna. Mancuso previously held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Margery Sinder Friedman has been named senior vice president at the Segal Co. An attorney, Friedman was most recently a member of the labor and employment practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington.

Cynthia D. Sparkman has been named senior vice president of human resources at PreCash. Prior to joining PreCash, she was vice president of human resources for Cameron.

Ronnie Ng has been named director of sales and business development for the Asia-Pacific region at Cartus. He will be based out of Cartus’ Singapore office.

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