PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Ursula M. Burns
Lorna Donatone one has been appointed president of Sodexho’s school-services
division. Sodexho is No. 13 on The
2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies
for Diversity® list. Donatone will oversee
the company’s foodservice operations in
470 school districts. She has participated
in various community-service and professional-development organizations,
including the National Restaurant
Association as director. She earned her
bachelor’s degree in management from
Tulane University and an MBA from
Texas Christian University.
Meryl Zausner, vice president and chief
financial officer of Novartis
Pharmaceuticals Corp., No. 16 in the
Top 50, was named Healthcare
Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)’s
2007 Woman of the Year in May.
Zausner has worked in the consumer-products and pharmaceutical industries
for 28 years. She started her career in
public accounting. After earning her
CPA in New York, she joined Colgate-Palmolive Co. (No. 26 in the Top 50).
Zausner joined Novartis in 1988 as an
associate director in the over-the-counter
business and was promoted to director
and later executive director. She currently
works in the global oncology division.
Ursula M. Burns was appointed president of Xerox Corp. (No. 7 on the Top
50 list). Burns also was named to the
company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of the company’s business-group operations, where she
was responsible for global research, engineering, marketing and manufacturing of
Xerox technology, supplies and other
services. As president, Burns remains
responsible for these functions as well as
the company’s information-management
organization. She is also responsible for
corporate strategy, human resources, marketing operations, and global accounts for
Xerox. Burns will report directly to Xerox
Chairman and CEO Anne M. Mulcahy.
Burns holds a bachelor’s degree from
Polytechnic Institute of New York and a
master’s degree in mechanical engineering
from Columbia University.
Johnson & Johnson’s Global
Transportation Organization (GTO)
recently announced the promotion of
Natalia Armstrong to director of transportation operations. In this new role,
Armstrong will be responsible for transportation support for customers in the
pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics, and consumer-business units.
Armstrong came to Johnson & Johnson
GTO in 2004 with more than 13 years of
transportation experience, starting in the
U.S. Army and later with Logistics
Management Solutions and Hub Group.
Armstrong became president of the
industry’s Health & Personal Care
Conference, a logistics and supply-chain
organization focused on the healthcare
industry. Armstrong has a bachelor’s
degree in business administration from
the University of Central Florida and a
master’s degree in human-resource development from Webster University in St.
Louis, Mo. Johnson & Johnson is No.
17 in the Top 50.
Efrain Rivera has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial
officer of Bausch & Lomb, No. 44 in
the Top 50. Rivera joined Bausch &
Lomb in 1989 and has held management and executive positions in corporate treasury, business analysis and
investor relations. Rivera has served as
general manager of Bausch & Lomb
Mexico, vice president of finance for
Global Vision Care, and president of
Bausch & Lomb Canada and Latin
America. He was elected an officer of
the company in 2002 and has been corporate vice president and treasurer since
2004. Rivera received a bachelor’s
degree from Houghton College, an
MBA from the William E. Simon
Graduate School of Business at the
University of Rochester, a J.D. from
New York University, and an executive
doctorate in management from Case
Western Reserve University. DI