Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Akeroyd Takes Over at Versace
Italian fashion house Gianni Versace named Jonathan Akeroyd as the new CEO. He is replacing Gian Giacomo Ferraris in what is being described as a management shake-up. The 12-year veteran as CEO at London-based designer Alexander McQueen, Akeroyd was credited with lifting the firm into the black in the first three years. Akeroyd had also spent 15 years working his way from store manager to the merchandising director role while at luxury department store firm Harrods.
Baylor University Management in Turmoil
Amid charges of failure to adhere to the federal reporting statutes concerning sexual assault, Baylor University demoted president and chancellor Ken Starr and fired head football coach Art Briles. Starr, a lawyer, federal judge, and independent counsel during the Clinton administration, was stripped of the title of president but retained his position of professor at the Baylor School of Law. Briles, a longtime Texas high school coach, was at Texas Tech and the University of Houston before moving to Baylor.
Harrison to Be CEO at Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City-based nonprofit health provider Intermountain Healthcare announced the replacement for retiring Charles Sorenson, MD. Marc Harrison will take over as president and CEO in October. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Harrison joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1999. He worked both at the headquarters in Ohio (most recently as chief medical operations officer) and previously as CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi prior to accepting the Intermountain position.
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!