Kellen Co. names Rush president, CEO Featured

8:00pm EDT April 26, 2006

Peter Rush was named president and CEO of Kellen Co. He previously worked as president and chief operating officer for the company. He continues in his position on the board of directors and as a trustee of the employee stock ownership trust.

He oversees all aspects of the company, including management of its five worldwide offices, various service divisions and new business development efforts.

“This is an important step in our company’s evolution,” says Chairman Robert Gelardi. “Peter Rush has played a key role in Kellen’s ongoing expansion and will lead the company in the years ahead in further achieving our vision, mission and values.”

Rush joined the company in 2001 when it merged with Sumner Rider Snyder and Sumner Rider & Associates. At that time he worked as president and CEO of Sumner Rider & Associates.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Brown University and a master of arts degree from the University of Florida. After earning his degrees, he went on to work as executive director for 10 different associations during his career. He has also served on the board of directors of both the International Association of Association Management Companies and the Association Council of the American Society of Association Executives.

BancIntelligence promoted Curry Pelot to chief information officer. He is responsible for development, information technology and management of the company’s customer relationship management systems.

Pelot has been with BancIntelligence since its founding in 2000 when he was a member of the senior management team, and managed the development of BancAnalyst online advisory solutions. He was previously senior vice president at Banking Alliance.

BancIntelligence also promoted Kevin Tweeddle to chief operating officer. He expands his role as CFO to include finance, accounting, sales and marketing functions.

Tweeddle has 17 years of financial services industry experience, including nine years as a public accountant. Prior to joining BancIntelligence, he was CFO and CIO for The Bankers Bank and previous to that he was audit principal at Porter Keadle Moore.

Scott Hall
was hired as principal consultant for Optimus Consulting. He consults with companies to develop business continuity strategies, perform business impact analyses that measure the quantitative and qualitative risk associated with a disruption and executive risk evaluation assessment to identify threats and risks to an organization.

Hall, who is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, previously held the position of senior managing consultant for LECG, a global services firm.

Ken Yale, D.D.S, J.D., was hired as vice president of government programs for Matria Helathcare. In addition to further positioning Matria in government markets, Yale is also responsible for strategic planning, overseeing Medicare disease management demonstrations and serving Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Organization clients with their chronic care improvement needs, health information technology and other government-related matters.

Yale previously worked as chief of staff for the White House office of science and technology, and headed the White House domestic policy counsel.

Smart Video Technologies appointed David R. Ross president. He oversees the day-to-day operational functions of the company.

Ross joins Smart Video from Clear Channel Worldwide, where he held the position of regional vice president. In this capacity, he managed a profitable Clear Channel division consisting of 25 radio properties, grossing in excess of $82 million annually. Industry pundits have labeled him a creative promoter, and he has been called one of radio’s first brand managers.

Sean Smith
, chairman and CEO of Coalition America Inc., was elected to the American Association of Preferred Provider Organization’s board of directors.

Members of the AAPPO board of directors are elected to a three-year term and play an active role in supporting the association in its mission to facilitate and further education and understanding of the PPO industry, develop initiatives focused on PPO business concerns or needs, and improve access to health care for all Americans. “As a board member, I am pleased to be part of an association that is changing the way health care is delivered and managed in this country,” says Smith.

BWAY Corp. appointed Kenneth M. Roessler president and chief operating officer.

Roessler joined BWAY in 2000 as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Since 2004, he has been the president and COO of BWAY Packaging, the company’s aerosol and general line rigid metal packaging division. He retains that position as well as his new position.

ING U.S. Financial Services named Steve Van Wyk chief information officer. He is responsible for ING’s comprehensive technology strategy and execution of its multiple lines of business, including defined contribution retirement plans, annuities, life insurance, mutual funds and IRAs, among others.

Van Wyk was formerly employed by Morgan Stanley, where he was top IT executive for 10 years. For the last four years, he was CIO and COO for Morgan Stanley, where he managed both IT and operational aspects of the global retail business. He graduated from Central University of Iowa with a double major in accounting and business management.