Movers & Shakers Featured

10:00am EDT April 22, 2005
Kevin B. Frawley joined Crawford & Co. as executive vice president. He oversees and coordinates the company's offerings in the financial administration services market to include the Garden City Group Inc. GCG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crawford, administers class-action settlements relating to securities, product liability and other commercial matters, and bankruptcy and product warranty claims.

"Our opportunity in this market is large enough to provide meaningful, incremental growth over the next several years, and I look to Kevin to help lead the way by generating new business and developing other service lines within the financial administration services sector," says Tom Crawford, president and CEO of Crawford & Co. "Kevin's experience, demonstrated leadership ability and vision are great assets to the company."

Frawley arrives from Prudential Financial Inc., where he held the titles of chief compliance officer, United States Insurance Division; chief administration officer, Retail Division, United States Insurance Division; chief compliance officer in Individual Financial Services; and senior vice president and senior counsel for Prudential Securities.

Prior to Prudential, Frawley worked for the Office of the Mayor in New York City as commissioner of the Department of Investigations. As a mayoral appointee, he supervised a staff of more than 700 attorneys, accountants, police detectives and investigators responsible for pursuing fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest, in collaboration with state and federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies. He began his career in the Office of the Mayor as a criminal justice coordinator.

Frawley earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and a juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORP.

William Nahill joined Georgia-Pacific Corp. as chief procurement officer. He reports to Steven J. Klinger, executive vice president - packaging.

In this new position, Nahill oversees strategic sourcing across Georgia-Pacific's businesses and staff functions. He leverages supplier relationships on behalf of the company, institutes metrics to track the impact of sourcing and works closely with business unit and functional leaders to streamline purchasing processes. Additionally, Nahill partners with Jean-Luc Zauner, chief procurement officer - international to develop consistent sourcing policies, procedures and processes for the company.

Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, Nahill held various leadership positions at ConocoPhillips for more than 20 years, including chief procurement officer and general manager. Nahill earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Cornell University's Executive Development program.

ALIMERA SCIENCES INC.

Alimera Sciences Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, named Phil Tracy, J.D., chairman of its board of directors.

Tracy served from 1989 to 1995 as president and CEO of Burroughs Wellcome Co., a pharmaceutical company with $1.2 billion in sales and 5,000 employees, until its 1995 merger with Glaxo Inc. He began a venture partner firm with Intersouth Partners in 1997 and has worked with dozens of life sciences companies in their growth and development. Tracy joined the Alimera Sciences board of directors in July 2004 and serves on the board of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Peace College board of trustees.

JAMESON INNS INC.

D. Anthony Maness was named vice president of hotel operations at Jameson Inns Inc., a leading hotel company and owner/operator of Jameson Inn and Signature Inn hotels. Maness replaces Gregory Winey, who left the company.

Maness joined Jameson in 1998 as a regional manager. He has held various other senior management capacities at the company, including IT director, director of training and chief information officer. Previously, he spent six years with Holiday Inn Worldwide, nine years with McNeill Hospitality and Equity Inns Inc., and five years as the founder and CEO of Winfield Hospitality.

RAYOVAC CORP.

Rayovac Corp. appointed Robert L. "Bob" Caulk, president and chief executive officer - North America. Caulk is responsible for all Rayovac businesses within the region. He is also a member of the company's executive committee, providing leadership in the development and execution of Rayovac's strategic growth plans.

Caulk, most recently CEO and president of United Industries, joined Rayovac concurrent with the company's recent acquisition of United. His career includes stints with S.C. Johnson, Johnson Worldwide Associates and Clopay Building Products Inc. He has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Rayovac also promoted Kenneth V. Biller to president - global operations. He also continues as a member of the executive committee.

Biller has been with Rayovac for more than 30 years, most recently serving as executive vice president - global operations. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

FLOWER FOODS

Benjamin H. Griswold IV, former senior chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities, was elected to Flower Foods' board of directors.

Griswold began his career as a security analyst for Alex. Brown & Sons, where he became a general partner. Following the merger of Alex. Brown and Bankers Trust New York, he became senior chairman of BT Alex. Brown. Griswold was senior chairman of Deutsche Bank Securities following Deutsche Bank's acquisition of BT Alex. Brown in 1999. He retired from that position in February.

Griswold was director of the New York Stock Exchange for six years, completing his term in 1999. He is on the board of directors of The Black & Decker Corp. and the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. He also serves on the advisory board of Princeton University's Bendheim Center for Finance and as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.