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Macy’s, Inc. Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

Macy’s, Inc. Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

Adrian V. Mitchell to become Chief Financial Officer effective November 2, 2020

Felicia Williams, interim Chief Financial Officer, to join CEO Action for Racial Equity as a Macy’s, Inc. Fellow

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Adrian V. Mitchell has been appointed chief financial officer, to take effect November 2, 2020.

Mitchell will be responsible for leading all finance functions including, accounting, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, financial/capital planning & analysis, and procurement. He will report to Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc.

“We’re delighted that Adrian is joining Macy’s, Inc. at this crucial time in our company’s journey and look forward to welcoming him on November 2,” said Gennette. “In a retail environment where change is accelerating beyond what we could have imagined a year ago, Adrian’s depth of financial and operational experience, coupled with his leadership in strategy, innovation, and transformation, will help us on our path to emerge a stronger company.”

Mitchell has extensive retail experience and a track record of success in financial, operational and strategy roles. Mitchell joins Macy’s, Inc. from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he is a Managing Director and Partner in the Digital BCG and Consumer Practices. Since joining BCG in 2017, Mitchell has led client work with a wide variety of retailers, helping them to solve their toughest challenges in an increasingly competitive and disruptive environment. Working primarily with Fortune 500 companies, his projects included organic and inorganic growth strategy, large-scale operational improvement projects and digital, data & advanced analytics efforts within retail operations across automotive, drugstore, fast food, mass and specialty retail companies.

Prior to joining BCG, Mitchell had wide-ranging retail experiences. This includes serving as Board Director and member of the Audit and Finance Committee at Recreational Equipment, Inc. from 2016 to 2017. He served

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WestCongress Insurance Holdings LLC Announces Appointment of Steven H. Kerr as President and Chief Executive Officer

WestCongress Insurance Holdings LLC Announces Appointment of Steven H. Kerr as President and Chief Executive Officer

DETROIT, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WestCongress Insurance Holdings LLC, the parent company of WestCongress Insurance Services, a specialty insurance producer, and WestCongress Risk Services LLC, a claims administrator, today announced the appointment of Steven H. Kerr as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Kerr’s background in the insurance marketplace spans more than 30 years, primarily with Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Most recently Mr. Kerr served Marsh’s Managing Director and Global Engagement Partner where he led Marsh’s largest global clients in a strategic risk consulting capacity.  Mr. Kerr also has extensive experience in wholesale and retail distribution and has led teams of producers in driving revenue growth, including serving as Marsh’s Chicago Office Head, as Growth Leader – Americas, and as CEO of Seabury and Smith, Marsh’s consumer and commercial products group.

“We are pleased to welcome Steve to the team. He is the right leader for WestCongress at this stage in our development,” Richard H. Smith, chairman of WestCongress stated. “His extensive background in specialty insurance and with excess and surplus lines distribution channels will help WestCongress strengthen its distribution relationships and expand its product offerings.”    

Mr. Kerr commented, “The WestCongress leadership team has built an excellent operation with a strong reputation in the wholesale broker community. I am pleased to join a company positioned for growth and am eager to be a part of taking WestCongress to the next level. We will be looking for every opportunity to streamline the current operation, expand product offerings, develop existing broker relationships and find new distribution channels.”

About WestCongress

WestCongress Insurance Services LLC is a specialty, surplus and excess lines insurance producer based in Detroit, Michigan. WestCongress offers primary and excess general liability insurance solutions throughout the United States for targeted

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Supernus Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Kelly as Chief Financial Officer

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Appoints James Kelly as Chief Financial Officer

Greg Patrick to Retire as Chief Financial Officer

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPN), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced the appointment of James Kelly as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 12, 2020. Mr. Kelly brings to Supernus over 25 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, including most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Kelly will be responsible for developing and leading Supernus’ financial operations and strategy to effectively support the Company’s growth. Greg Patrick, who will be retiring from his role as Supernus’ Chief Financial Officer, will remain an advisor to the Company to assist with the transition.

“Jim brings to Supernus a proven track record of financial leadership experience, including nearly 10 years as chief financial officer of a public biopharmaceutical company,” said Jack Khattar, President and CEO of Supernus. “Jim’s financial and business expertise will be invaluable as we advance our company forward. We are thrilled to have him join us at such an exciting time.”

Mr. Kelly is a highly qualified biopharmaceutical executive who brings strong skills and experience in the financial stewardship of publicly-traded companies, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, execution and management of strategic transactions and collaborations and significant capital markets experience funding growth companies. Most recently, Mr. Kelly was the Chief Financial Officer of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, a public biopharmaceutical company from 2010 to 2020. Prior to joining Vanda, Mr. Kelly was Vice President, Controller at Medimmune, a biotechnology subsidiary of the AstraZeneca Group, where he managed global financial accounting and reporting. He joined MedImmune as Director of Sales and Marketing Finance in 2006. Prior to MedImmune and beginning in 2000, Mr.

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Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Chief Creative Officer Of DERMAdoctor, Shares What It Takes For Your Brand To Have Staying Power During Difficult Times

Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Chief Creative Officer Of DERMAdoctor, Shares What It Takes For Your Brand To Have Staying Power During Difficult Times

One of the major challenges facing small business owners and entrepreneurs heading into Q3 of this year was figuring out how to take action and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But as we enter Q4 in what has been an undeniably complex year, it pays to take notes from those founders who have weathered many storms over the life of their companies. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Founder and Chief Creative Officer of DERMAdoctor, on the factors that she believes have kept her award-winning brand relevant for over 20 years, and the key to staying on top when things seem like they’re ready to blow over.

Start By Doing What’s Rarely Done

As a young girl growing up in the 60’s with two generations of salesmen ahead of her, Dr. Kunin shared that it was her family’s encouragement that allowed her to hold onto her dreams of pursuing a medical career at a time when those thoughts were totally outside the norm. “They provided great support,” she said. “And no limitations to my dream.” 

After taking a dermatology rotation during her third year of medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Kunin says she became entranced with the vast array of what the field had to offer. But as she became more experienced in her practice as a dermatologist, Dr. Kunin recognized the overall lack of accessibility when it came to personal care. Believing that the option to consult with a licensed dermatologist should be convenient, informative, and economical, Dr. Kunin launched DERMAdoctor at the end of 1998. Starting as an e-retailer back when the idea of websites and online shopping was just starting to catch on,

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