Movers & Shakers


Residential real estate services provider Baird & Warner appointed Timothy J. Good president of Baird & Warner Financial Services. Good joins Baird & Warner with more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage and related financial services industries. He succeeds Rick Nash, who will remain with the company as president of North Shore Mortgage in Winnetka, part of the Baird & Warner family of companies.


BridgePort Networks Inc. appointed Mike Mulica president and CEO. Most recently, Mulica was senior vice president of customer operations for, now Openwave Systems Inc., where he was responsible for the design, implementation and execution of all customer-facing functions worldwide. He also held senior-level management positions at Adaptive Broadband Inc. (formerly California Microwave Inc.), Motorola Inc. and Tandem Computers Inc.


Marketing communications firm Burrell named Kelly Williams vice president, engagement marketing. Williams was previously director of public relations and investor relations at San Diego-based Cubic Corp. She will direct Burrell’s engagement marketing and public relations client activities.

Williams, whose public relations career started more than a decade ago with AT&T, has also worked as a television news reporter. In addition, she is author of “Single Mamahood, Advice and Wisdom for the African-American Single Mother.”


Nelson A. Diaz was elected to the board of directors of Exelon Corp. Diaz served as city solicitor for the city of Philadelphia from December 2001 until he resigned in January 2004. He previously was a partner with the law firm Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP, where he served in the litigation and government relations departments from February 1997 to December 2001. He served as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton.


Metal Management Inc. named Daniel W. Dienst CEO to succeed Albert A. Cozzi, who resigned to pursue other interests. Dienst has been chairman since April 2003 and an independent director since June 2001. He most recently served as managing director of the corporate and leverage finance group of CIBC World Market Corp., a diversified financial services firm. He is also the nonexecutive chairman of the board of Metals USA Inc.


David D. Petratis was promoted to president and CEO of the Schneider Electric North American Operating Division. Petratis succeeds North American Operating Division CEO Chris C. Richardson, who retired from the company after 33 years.

In December 2002, Petratis was appointed president and COO of the company’s U.S. operations, coordinating business activities with country managers in Canada and Mexico, with responsibility for U.S. manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, purchasing, quality, engineering, sales and marketing.

Cuno to lead Art Institute of Chicago

John H. Bryan, chairman of the board of trustees of The Art Institute of Chicago, announced that, after an extensive international search, James Cuno will be the next director and president of the Art Institute. Cuno succeeds James N. Wood, who in September 2003 announced his retirement after 24 years of service. Wood will remain in his current position until Cuno joins the Art Institute in September.

Cuno comes to the Art Institute from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Prior to that, he was Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums and professor of history of art and architecture at Harvard from 1991 to 2003. He served as director of the art galleries of Dartmouth College from 1989 to 1991 and University of California Los Angeles from 1986 to 1989, and adjunct art history professor at both.

“After an intense and careful search, I am delighted to welcome Jim Cuno to the Art Institute,” Bryan said. “As a top-flight scholar and exemplary administrator, Jim is the perfect choice to lead this museum in the 21st century. He is a seasoned veteran with 23 years experience in the museum world — 17 of them as a director of encyclopedic art institutions — and a remarkable reputation here and abroad. His experience and knowledge are both broad and deep, continuing in the 24-year tradition of Jim Wood. Their longtime collegial relationship will assure a smooth transition.”