Charles Brankman is the new director of instructional programs for International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), a global provider of training and competency management for the oil and gas industry. He will oversee IHRDC’s program activities, including course content, instruction and marketing.
Randolph Gress of Innophos Holdings, Inc. was elected to the Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation board of directors. He will serve on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Scott Bynum has joined CVC Credit Partners in New York as managing director and portfolio manager.
Steve Papa, founder and former CEO of Endeca Technologies, has joined the strategic advisory board for Kyruus, a company offering hospitals and healthcare systems a data-driven approach to building, operating and optimizing their physician networks.
Two professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jennifer Rexford and Naomi Leonard, have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named Jameelah Muhammad one of its 10 under 30 in its 2013 New Faces of Civil Engineering program.
Douglas Hensler was named the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Dhwani Vyas has been appointed president and CEO of Flatfrog Laboratories, a provider of precise touch-control technology.
Frances Arnold has joined Genomatica’s Scientific Advisory Board. Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at Caltech, is an authority on protein engineering, directed protein evolution, enzymology and metabolic engineering. Her expertise will serve as a guide as Genomatica, a technology company in the chemical industry, advances.
Fred Smagorinsky is the chief executive officer of Artic Glacier Holdings, Inc., a producer and distributor of packaged ice to retail accounts in Canada and the United States.
Rajiv De Silva was named president and chief executive officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc., a company developing integrated end-to-end solutions in specialized therapeutic areas, including pain management and urology.
Sherilyn McCoy, CEO of Avon Products and a former executive at Johnson & Johnson, gave the undergraduate commencement address at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth this May.
Ecolab announced that Alex Blanco has joined the company as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer.
John Ochsendorf organized Palaces for The People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces, a National Building Museum exhibition on view in Washington, D.C., to January 20, 2014. The exhibition includes large-scale photos of architectural projects, original drawings and patents, scale models, construction demonstrations and more to illustrate the vaulted tiled ceilings built between 1881 and 1962 by the Guastavino father and son team in many landmark buildings throughout the States.
Douglas Foy has joined the Fuel Freedom Foundation policy team, serving as senior legal advisor.