Barth named president, CEO, Delta Dental affiliates Featured

7:00pm EDT March 20, 2006

Anthony S. Barth was named president and CEO of two affiliated companies, Delta Dental Insurance Co. and PMI Dental Health Plan. Barth previously worked as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania and its affiliates.

Barth, who continues in his role as enterprise COO, takes over the president and CEO positions from Robert Elliott, who recently retired.

“Mr. Barth and I will continue to work closely on the important initiatives these two companies are involved in, and which are closely connected with the direction of our overall enterprise,” says Gary Radine, president and CEO for Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania, and the holding company system that includes affiliated operations in 16 states plus the District of Columbia.

Prior to being named COO in 2001, Barth, a graduate of California State University-Northridge, served as senior vice president and COO for the two affiliate companies he now presides over. Prior to joining the Delta system in 1988, he worked with a major accounting firm and a benefits consulting practice.

Delta Dental Insurance Co., based in Alpharetta, Ga., covers roughly 1.5 million enrollees and operates Delta Dental Plans in 10 states.

Calysto Communications hired Nia Evans as account supervisor.

She brings 10 years of agency and corporate experience in public relations and strategic marketing communications. Prior to joining Calysto, Evans worked for Interface Inc., where she managed all aspects of brand management for the company’s hospitality, health care and retail business segments. Prior to that, she worked at Eastman Kodak Co. as public relations manager for its US&C consumer imaging division.

Tom Conophy was appointed to the newly created position of chief information officer for InterContinental Hotels Group.

He joins the company from Starwood Hotels & Resorts International, where he was executive vice president and chief technology officer. Prior to Starwood, he was senior vice president for strategic architecture for Sabre Inc. He has also held senior technology management positions at Galileo International and Century Analysis Inc.

Kaplan IT Learning promoted Theresa Lundquist to vice president and general manager to lead the global operations of Perfect Access Speer. She oversees all operations and management, including sales, marketing, product development, field operations and applications.

Lundquist most recently worked as consultant and business operations executive, and she held a variety of management positions within the Perfect Access Speer organization for nearly 10 years.

SunTrust Banks Inc. promoted Mimi Breeden to corporate executive vice president and director of human resources.

She most recently worked as manager of SunTrust’s private wealth management line of business, where she was responsible for the domestic and international wealth management areas, as well as financial planning, music and motor sports banking and credit advisory services.

The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel named Daniel Senden director of sales and marketing.

Senden previously worked as director of sales for the hotel. In his new role, he oversees all aspects of sales, marketing, advertising and public relations efforts for the hotel.

Before joining the hotel in 2002, he worked as director of sales and marketing for Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Prior to that, he served as director of sales and marketing for the Atlanta Capitol Plaza.

Southern Co. made two organizational changes.

Earl Parsons was named vice president - system contracts officer and associate general counsel. He previously worked as vice president of fuel services within the company.

Jeff Wallace was named vice president of fuel services. He most recently worked as vice president of planning and utility relations at Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the company.

The Home Depot appointed Angelo Mozilo to its board of directors.

Mozilo is chairman and CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp. He founded Countrywide in 1969, and the company is now a member of the S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2,000.

Hunton & Williams LLP added James A. Harvey and James E. Meadows as partners.

Harvey co-chairs the global technology and sourcing practice group. He joins the firm from Alston & Bird, where he founded and led the firm’s privacy and data management task force and its open source task force.

Meadows joins Hunton & Williams from Duane Morris. He has 20 years of experience in the technology and sourcing field. His practice focuses on technology transactions and related legal matters.

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