TiVo promotes attorney as Senior VP, GC, Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer
Matthew Zinn has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer of TiVo, Inc. The promotion is a result of Zinn's success in leading the company's legal team, providing excellent counsel on its business plans and strategies, and being a key to defending the company's intellectual property rights. Prior to his joining TiVo, Zinn served as Senior Counsel, Broadband Law and Policy, for MediaOne Group, Inc. TiVo, the foremost provider of digital video recorders, offers consumers a superior television experience.
CIGNA announces General Counsel
Carol Ann Petren has become the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CIGNA Corporation. Petren specializes in litigation, regulatory matters, employment law, and issues involving products liability. She had worked as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of MCI, Inc., since 2003. CIGNA is an employee benefits company specializing in a range of services on healthcare, insurance, and well-being of employees.
Ernst & Young presents Cochrane with board seat
Victoria Cochrane, General Counsel and Partner for Ernst & Young, has been appointed to its board. In the past 15 years, Cochrane has been responsible for the accounting firm's legal and risk management operations in the U.K. She has also led the defense against the £2.6-billion dispute with Equitable Life. With the new position, Cochrane will head the quality and risk-management functions of the company for both U.K. and international offices. The appointment is a part of Chairman Mark Otty's announcement of an eight-member leadership team.
UTA appoints new GC
Bruce T. Jones is the new General Counsel at The Utah Transit Authority's Board of Trustees. Jones replaces Kathryn H.S. Pett, who left last year, and offers more than 30 years of legal, accounting, and civic experience in finance, government relations, business transactions, and property law. He previously served as managing director at Suitter Axland and later as a partner with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
. He was a former president of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and has chaired the Salt Lake County Planning Commission.
Tesoro Corporation elects new GC
Charles S. Parrish
, Vice President at Tesoro Corporation, has been elected as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary by the company's Board of Directors. Looking after the internal and external legal affairs of the company, Parrish will work closely with the company's finance team on all matters related to its capital structure and Securities Act reporting. Tesoro Corporation is a Fortune 200 company headquartered in San Antonio, operating six refineries in the western United States and more than 475 branded retail stations.
Two executives promoted at Valero Energy Corporation
Valero Energy Corporation has promoted two of its executives to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Kim Bowers, Vice President of Legal Services, has been made the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Also, Jay Browning, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Bowers joined Valero in 1997 as Managing Counsel and was promoted to Vice President in 2003, while Browning joined Valero in 1993 and headed the Corporate Law department of the company. Both Bowers and Browning will continue reporting directly to President Greg King.
New GC at W&T Offshore
Thomas F. Getten has been appointed the General Counsel by W&T Offshore, Inc., effective July 1. A former partner with King, LeBlanc & Bland, Getten comes from a background of serving oil and gas industries. He has also worked as General Counsel
for a publicly traded exploration and production company. W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and holds working interests in more than 100 fields in federal and state waters.
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