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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the American Red Cross has promoted David Meltzer to general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Since 2005, Meltzer has served as head of the organization's International Services Department; he will continue to lead the department in addition to his new position. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Meltzer was general counsel and executive vice president for regulatory affairs of satellite communications company Intelsat Ltd.

Spirit Aero Systems Inc. appointed Jon Lammers senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Lammers previously spent 15 years at Cargill Inc., where he served as the company's Asia Pacific general counsel and, most recently, its deputy North American general counsel.

Matthew Cantor was appointed executive vice president of legal affairs and chief general counsel of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Cantor, who will step down as a director on the board of Lehman Brothers Special Finance prior to assuming his new position, previously was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kirkland & Ellis, as well as a founding principal of hedge fund Normandy Hill Capital.

Press Ganey named Devin Anderson general counsel and corporate secretary. Anderson comes to the company from Medco International B.V., the international division of Medco Health Solutions Inc., where he served as chief legal officer. He previously was executivevice president, general counsel and secretary of PolyMedica Corp.

GreenWorld Restoration named Geoffrey Connor general counsel. Connor has extensive experience in the public sector in Texas, having served as assistant commissioner of agriculture, general counsel of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and, from 2003 to 2005, Secretary of State. His private sector experience includes stints at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Jackson Walker.

Gall Makode was named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Integrated Electrical Services Inc. Makode comes to the company from MBIA Insurance Corp., where she was general counsel, a member of the board and the chief compliance officer of MBIA Inc. She previously was vice president and counsel for Deutsche Bank AG and an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Belgian biopharmaceutical company UCB named Anna Richo executive vice president and general counsel. Richo joins the company after four years at Amgen, where she most recently was senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Her prior work experience also includes a stint as the vice president of law at Baxter Healthcare's BioScience business.

Ken Siegel joined Cyan Inc. as vice president and general counsel. He comes to the company from QuinStreet, an Internet direct marketing company, where he served as senior vice president and general counsel. Siegel has also held general counsel positions at Safe Net Inc., Verigy Ltd., Agile Software Corp. and Efficient Networks Inc.

Charles Key is now general counsel of UT Medical Group Inc., the private prac practice arm of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center faculty. Key previously was a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, where he represented physicians and health care organizations, including the UT Medical Group. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the University of Memphis' health administration program.
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Title Annotation:CAREER TALK
Publication:InsideCounsel
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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