Special Edition: June News
As part of an internal reorganization, we have made several departmental and personnel changes which will allow us to become more efficient, more strategically focused, and more agile in responding to the evolving complexities of our patients and innovations in the treatment field.
The Development and Alumni Relations Departments will now be guided under the direction of Martha Meehan-Cohen. This realignment has led to the elimination of the Vice-President of Advancement position and will help take advantage of synergies between the two teams. Martha’s strategic approach and hands-on management style are sure to be an added value to Ashley’s mission.
The Business Development Team is currently led by Lisa Dehorty who recently added Brian Wessel to head up Ashley’s Communications and Marketing efforts. Brian brings a wealth of experience to the team and is a welcome asset to the organization.
The Ashley internal Cross-Functional Leadership Team, made up of the Directors in the organization, has been empowered to address and collaborate on strategic initiatives identified by the organization’s senior leadership and Board of Directors. This change has led to the elimination of the Director of Strategic Initiatives position and will streamline the implementation of Ashley’s Strategic Plans.
All of these changes will make Ashley more innovative and resourceful, effectively maximizing the talents of the entire Ashley Staff.
Mary Spearing joined the law firm of Baker Botts as a Partner following a stellar career at the Department of Justice (DOJ) where she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for several years before becoming Chief of the Fraud Section, in the Criminal Division of the DOJ.
Ms. Spearing has been hired by Boards of Directors, audit committees, and special committees of public and private companies across a range of industries to conduct investigations and defend them in government inquiries. She has been named each year as one of the country’s top lawyers in The Best Lawyers in America, The Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Super Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
Ms. Spearing is a frequent speaker on white collar topics at numerous American Bar Association events, international conferences and industry programs. She has been a litigation guest lecturer at white collar seminars at Georgetown University Law Center and American University Washington College of Law.
John D. Finnerty is a Managing Director in the New York office of AlixPartners Financial Advisory Services group, having joined the firm in May 2013. John has more than 35 years of experience in economic consulting, specializing in business and securities valuation, solvency analysis and calculating economic damages.
Before joining AlixPartners, John was the managing principal of Finnerty Consulting, LLC and professor of finance at Fordham University where he was the founding director of the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance Program.
John has published more than 100 articles and 15 books. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Williams College (magna cum laude with highest honors in mathematics), and a Master of Arts degree in economics from Cambridge University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He also received a Ph.D. in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School. John is a former editor of Financial Management and FMA Online and is a member of the editorial boards of two other financial publications.
We sincerely thank both Mary and John for their passion and their commitment to Ashley.