People news from the 10/31/06 News Brief

MANUFACTURERS ImClone Systems announced that Joseph Fischer, the company’s interim chief executive, has resigned his executive position and his seat on the board. Fischer has been replaced by a newly formed executive committee of the board, which will be chaired by Alex Denner and include directors Richard Mulligan and Charles Woler. The committee will serve as the principal executive body for the company until such time a new CEO is named. SUPPLIERS Vindico Medical Education named Chris Pontrelli director of business development. AGENCIES CommonHealth has promoted Laurence Moran to EVP, chief information officer. In this role, Moran will be responsible for overseeing all of CommonHealth's information technology policies, procedures and initiatives. Mc|K Healthcare hired Erin Burke as graphic designer. Publicis Selling Solutions Group hired Rick Keefer in the newly created position of COO. Most recently, Keefer was SVP, commercial operations, at Biovail Corporation. MEDIA MediZine hired Eileen Bruno, Brooks Crandall and Jamie Blocher to assist in the launch of its new magazine distributed to medical specialists’ offices, MDminute. Bruno will serve as VP, sales and marketing, for MDminute. Blocher will serve as sales director on the launch for MDminute. Crandall will serve as VP, sales and marketing, for Remedy and RemedyDirect.

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