John Brock was elected president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
“Coca-Cola Enterprises is at an exciting point in its 20-year history, and I look forward to building on the company’s rich legacy and strong foundation,” Brock says. “Working with a board of directors and executive management team of this caliber is a privilege. I am honored for the opportunity to help lead Coca-Cola Enterprises into a new era with a focus on topline growth.”
Brock most recently worked as CEO of InBev. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Cadbury Schweppes and chairman of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group from 2000 to 2003. During this time, he was named Beverage Industry magazine’s 2000 Executive of the Year. He served as managing director of global beverages and as a member of the board of directors at Cadbury Schweppes from 1996 to 2000. Additionally, he was president and CEO of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. from 1995 to 1996.
Prior to joining Cadbury Schweppes in 1983, he worked for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati from 1972 to 1983.
Coca-Cola Enterprises Chairman of the Board Lowry F. Kline says, “John’s global operations, marketing and brand experience make him uniquely suited to address today’s complex marketplace dynamics. His insight and strategic leadership, honed over almost three decades of managing international companies, has made him one of the most respected leaders in the beverage industry.”
AdvanceMe Inc. appointed Elizabeth McMahon director of interactive marketing.
She brings more than 10 years of marketing management experience to the company. McMahon has experience developing online products for major banking partners, specifically helping grow portfolios and open or expand cost-efficient revenue channels. Most recently, she worked as director of partnership development with Capital One Financial Corp.
HOME CAPITAL INC.
Home Capital Inc. promoted Eric Jones to executive vice president, production.
Jones joined the company in December as senior vice president of production and previously worked as senior vice president of production at Homeowners Loan Corp.
In another move, the company hired Mike Cozzocrea as senior vice president, secondary marketing.
He has more than nine years of experience in the mortgage industry and previously worked as senior vice president of secondary marketing/operations at Homeowners Loan Corp.
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund awarded Maritza Pichon the 2006 “Excellence in Leadership” award for her leadership in empowering the Latino community.
She is from Bogot, Colombia, and is executive director of the Latin American Association, which she joined in 2000, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the corporate financial world. She has also worked as chief financial officer of Cox Radio and as assistant controller for Cox Enterprises.
Pichon serves on the Emory Board of Visitors and the Georgia CASA board of directors.
REGENT PARTNERS LLC.
Regent Partners LLC promoted David Allman to chairman and Reid Freeman to president of the company.
Allman previously worked as president of the company, having founded it in 1988. He began his real estate career more than 25 years ago and has been involved in the development, acquisition, sale and marketing of all major real estate product types.
Freeman joined the company in 1998 as vice president and was promoted to executive vice president. Previously, he ran his own hotel and real estate firm.
CBEYOND COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Cbeyond Communications Inc. appointed David Rogan to its board of directors.
He is president for Cisco Systems Capital Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems Inc., and vice president of Cisco Systems. He previously worked as vice president, treasurer for Cisco Systems.
Before joining Cisco, he was assistant treasurer at Apple Computer Inc. and held various treasury-related positions with General Motors.
I2TELECOM INTERNATIONAL INC.
i2Telecom International Inc. hired Bruce Nicklin as vice president of marketing.
He founded netseller.com in 1996 and fairauction.com one year later. The sites generated nearly $50 million in sales before he sold them in 2005.
EGT appointed John Lappington president.
He has worked for several start-ups, such as Digital Furnace and ESP. At Digital Furnace, Lappington led the company through its initial funding, growth and quick acquisition by Broadcom in 2000. Prior to that, he co-founded ESP, which was acquired by Antec in 1993.
He worked in various management positions at Scientific Atlanta, including president of the satellite communications division, and also serves on the advisory boards of RGB Networks, Perftech and Xtend Networks.
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