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William J. Kelly, managing director at J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. in New York, has expanded responsibilities.
Mr. Kelly, who has been with the banking company for 13 years, manages the company's insurance and risk management programs and is responsible for several other departments. He recently also was placed in charge of travel, contracts, purchasing, printing, in-house restaurants, mailing and vendor relationship management.
His areas of responsibility already covered tellers, translation, micrographics, corporate policy, signing authorities and corporate records management.
Mr. Kelly said his duties have increased as "the firm realized that managing corporate insurance is a lot like vendor management" of other corporate service areas.
"A lot of corporate services are now provided externally," he explained, and managing those areas involves many of the same techniques as managing an insurance and risk management department.
Mr. Kelly heads a staff of about 200 employees.
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Jill Kanin-Lovers has been named senior vp-human resources at Avon Products Inc. in New York.
Ms. Kanin-Lovers, 46, will join Avon Sept. 1. She will be responsible for the company's global benefits and compensation programs. She replaces Marcia Worthing, senior vp-human resources and corporate affairs, who will retire Oct. 1.
Previously, Ms. Kanin-Lovers was vp-global human resources operations for International Business Machines Corp. in Tarrytown, N.Y.
She will report to Charles Perrin, who is Avon's chief executive officer.
Ms. Kanin-Lovers has a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York in Albany and a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in Phil-adelphia. She also holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Marc Nathan has been appointed vp-compensation and benefits in the human resources department at WellPoint Health Networks Inc., a managed care company in Woodland Hills, Calif.
Mr. Nathan, 45, joins WellPoint from Service Merchandise Co. where he was vp-compensation and benefits for the Brentwood, Tenn., retailer.
At WellPoint, Mr. Nathan is responsible for executive compensation package design, employee incentive programs and salary administration. He oversees the planning, development and implementation of job evaluation and salary management programs.
Mr. Nathan's position replaces that of director of compensation in a restructuring at the company. He reports to Thomas Van Berkem, senior vp-human resources.
Mr. Nathan earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master of industrial and labor relations from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
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Hanh V. Tran has been appointed director of risk management at Consolidated Freightways Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif.
Mr. Tran, 49, is based at the company's subsidiary, Leland James Service Corp., in Portland, Ore. He comes to the newly created position with 20 years' experience in risk management, most recently as corporate risk manager for Pacific Telecom Inc. in Vancouver, Wash.
Mr. Tran is responsible for Consolidated's risk management program; insurance and claims activities related to general, cargo and vehicular liability; and workers compensation risks.
He reports to Sunil Bhardwag, vp-planning and treasury services at Consolidated.
Mr. Tran earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of South Hue in Vietnam and graduated from the U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. He is a member of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. and the National Fire Protection Assn.
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