Roger Hollingsworth has been appointed the vice president and director of federal government affairs for the Securities Industry Association. Hollingsworth, 34, was deputy chief of staff for Senator Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. (He has also worked for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).) He, perhaps not surprisingly, will be in charge of managing issues for the SIA before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee.
After five years, Peter Quick has stepped down as president of the American Stock Exchange. He did not provide a reason for his departure, and no immediate successor has been named. Quick had previously been president and CEO of Quick and Reilly.
Smith Barney has hired Carine Schneider as its new director of global strategic planning and business development for the firm's stock plan service group. The position, newly created, is based in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, Schneider worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (where she was a partner) and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Lord Abbett has brought in Bruce Bartlett to be its director of growth equity investments and portfolio manager of its large-cap growth fund. He comes to the company from Oppenheimer Funds; he ran the growth equity business there.