Executive Track

FRAMINGHAM (02/04/2000) - David H. Annis has been named group senior vice president of information technology at The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. in Hartford, Conn. He succeeds John T. Crawford. Prior to the appointment, Annis was senior vice president of IT at the company.

Bruce Ash has been named vice president of information services, and Louis Jordan was named senior director of IT at Dollar General Corp. in Nashville, a national retail chain with 3,998 stores in 24 states. Prior to the appointment, Ash was senior vice president of systems at The Talbots Inc. in Hingham, Mass.

Jordan was previously vice president of IT at United Methodist Publishing House.

Donald A. Buskard has been named senior vice president of IT and chief technology officer at AXA Financial Inc. in New York, a leading diversified financial services organization. Buskard was general manager and deputy information services director at AXA Sun Life Insurance in Bristol, England.

Karlin Sue Bohnert has been appointed vice president of process and technology analysis at Limited Technology Services in Columbus, Ohio, a division of The Limited Inc. Bohnert, who has more than 30 years' experience in IT, was most recently assistant vice president at Nationwide Insurance Enterprise. Also, Robb Seybold has been named vice president and CIO at The Limited Too, the online merchandising and Web site division of the company.

Tim Byers was recently named CIO at Shell Energy Services, an affiliate of Shell Oil Co. in Houston. Prior to this appointment, Byers was CIO at SWEPI, Shell Oil's onshore production and exploration subsidiary.

George A. Brenner was recently named vice president and CIO at home builder Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. in Los Angeles. Brenner joined Kaufman and Broad Home from Candle Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., where he led the company's electronic-business applications services unit.

Raymond S. Causey has been named vice president and CIO at Mail Boxes Etc. in San Diego. Mail Boxes Etc. is a subsidiary of U.S. Office Products Co. in Washington, the leading franchisor of retail business communication and postal service centers. Causey was vice president and CIO at North American Trust Co. in San Diego.

Kent Fourman has been promoted to vice president and CIO at Gaylord Entertainment Co. in Nashville, which operates attractions and cable networks.

Fourman was previously director of IT at Gaylord Entertainment.

Noah Mercer, former director of strategic technology at NYTimes.com, the online companion to The New York Times, has been named CTO at eFrenzy Inc., a San Francisco-based online marketplace for buyers and sellers of services.

James McCullough has been named senior technology and information officer at eCompanyStore.com in Atlanta, a business-to-business online market maker for logo merchandise. McCullough was formerly president of Executive Technology Services Inc., a consulting firm in Fayetteville, Ga.

Zachary Patterson has joined The American Cancer Society in Atlanta as CIO.

Prior to the appointment, Patterson was CIO and commander of a U.S. Army Strategic Signal Brigade for the Military District of Washington.

Liane Wilson has been named vice chairman for corporate technology at Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. Wilson will be responsible for all information systems, architecture service and alternative delivery technology.

Prior to the appointment, she served as executive vice president of corporate communications. She was also senior vice president of information systems.

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