Movers & Shakers Featured

6:19am EDT January 24, 2005
Anne Szostak became the first female chairman of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, replacing Edward Liddy, chairman, CEO and president of Allstate. After joining Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Board of Governors eight years ago, Szostak drove the organization's diversity initiative and implemented a structured succession-planning program. She also chaired various committees, including Human Resources and Compensation. In 2002, Szostak received the President's Award from BGCA for her outstanding dedication and services as a board member.

Szostak recently retired from FleetBank, where she held positions including chairman, president and CEO of Fleet Maine, executive vice president of consumer banking and senior vice president of bank operations. From 2001 to 2003, she was chairman and CEO of Fleet's businesses in Rhode Island. She is currently chairman of the Women & Infants Hospital Foundation in Providence, R.I., and vice chairman of the hospital's board of directors. She is a board member of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston and a director of the Tupperware and Belo Corps.

Szostak graduated from Colby College, where she received the Distinguished Alumna Award. She has also received honorary degrees from Husson College, Roger Williams University, Bryant University and Providence College.


Lockheed Martin named Larry Lawson executive vice president, general manager of the F/A-22 Raptor program. Lawson assumes overall responsibility for the program, with a team of 4,500 employees in Georgia, Texas and California, along with industrial teammates and 1,000 suppliers. He replaces Ralph Heath, promoted to Lockheed Martin executive vice president.

A Lockheed Martin employee for 18 years, Lawson served as vice president of business development for Lockheed Martin's Electronic Systems business area before joining the F/A-22 program. Previously, he worked as vice president of Strike Weapons at Missiles and Fire Control in Orlando, with responsibility for domestic and international weapons programs such as JASSM (Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile), WCMD (Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser), LOCAAS (Low Cost Autonomous Attack System) and the AGM-142 missile program.

The F/A-22 is under development to counter the increasing sophistication and threat of hostile air forces and integrated air defense systems in use around the world. As the replacement for the F-15, the Raptor will provide air dominance and a precision ground attack capability for U.S. forces for the next 40 years.


Rick Goings replaced Anne Szostak as chairman-elect at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Goings, chairman and CEO of Tupperware Corp., joined BGCA's Board of Governors in 1989. He previously held the position of chairman (1996) and led committees including government relations, marketing & communications, human resources and compensation. As chairman of BGCA's marketing & communications committee, Goings recruited former club member and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington to act as the organization's chief spokesperson in a series of public service advertising campaigns.

Goings' corporate and community activities include involvement with the boards of directors of Tupperware Corp. and SunTrust Bank, N.A., Reynolds American Inc., Circuit City Stores and Rollins College.


SunTrust Banks Inc. named James E. Sproull Jr. director of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, with oversight of all AML compliance activities throughout SunTrust. Sproull retains responsibilities from his former position as senior vice president and manager of Corporate Bank Operations. He moved to Atlanta in 2000 to manage efficiency initiatives and the bank operations consolidation project, after serving as chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust's banking unit in Gainesville, Fla.

Sproull is chairman of the National Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes. He joined the board in 1997 and held positions including chair of the revenue development committee and vice-chair of the board. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering, and received a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law.

Also, E. Neville Isdell joined SunTrust's Board of Directors. Isdell is chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co., a position he assumed when he left retirement in 2004.

Isdell retired from The Coca-Cola Co. in 2001, leaving his post as CEO of Coca-Cola HBC, the second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola. He began that position in 2000, when the company was created by the merger of Coca-Cola Beverages and Hellenic Bottling Co. He joined Coca-Cola Beverages as chairman in 1998 after spending more than 30 years at The Coca-Cola Co. in positions of increasing responsibility, including group president for North East Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as president of the Greater Europe Group.