Executive track

San Rafael, Calif.-based consumer health care Web site Questium earlier this month appointed Tim Duval as its CIO. Most recently, Duval served as chief technology officer at Oakland, Calif.-based Internet health plan CareAssured, where he designed and implemented health system applications and networks. Previously, Duval spent almost 20 years developing and supporting large health plan information systems at Electronic Data Systems Corp. in Plano, Texas.

The Finish Line Inc. recently promoted Roger C. Underwood to senior vice president of information systems, reporting to the CIO. Underwood has held various positions in the company's IT department since 1992 and was most recently vice president of information systems. Finish Line, a retailer of brand-name athletic footwear, is in Indianapolis.

Boston-based Pioneer Investment Management Inc. this month named Carl A. Underhill as its new CIO. Underhill previously served at two other financial services firms, most recently as CIO at First Financial Inc. in Wellesley, Mass., and as senior vice president of technology services and solutions at MFS Investment Management Co. in Boston.

Cutler Group LP, an options and risk management firm in San Francisco, recently tapped Duncan Wilcox as its CIO. Wilcox will develop electronic trading technology for derivative pricing, risk management, database design and order-routing tools. Previously, Wilcox was CIO at CommerceHealth Inc. in Oakbrook, Ill., an online procurement exchange serving the health care industry.

Landstar System Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month appointed Larry Thomas as its CIO. Thomas began his career with Landstar in 1994 as director of management information systems at Landstar Ligon Inc., a unit of the transportation and logistics company. Most recently, he served as vice president of research and development at Landstar System.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. in Santa Barbara, Calif., recently named Benjamin R. McLemore to the newly created position of vice president of e-business strategy. Reporting to the CIO, McLemore is expected to develop advanced communications with physicians, employees and patients over the Web, as well as revamp the company's Internet and intranet sites. McLemore's Internet experience dates back to 1984, when he was involved with MIT's Project Athena, an early use of the Internet for educational purposes. More recently, he was an Internet consultant and sold his company to Luminant Worldwide Corp., a Dallas-based consultancy.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Dial Corp., a manufacturer of consumer products, this month named Evon L. Jones its CIO. Jones most recently served as CIO at America West Holdings Corp. in Tempe, Ariz. There, he oversaw the information services division for the company and two of its subsidiaries, America West Airlines and The Leisure Co.

Vendor Management Services Inc. (VMS), a subsidiary of The First American Corp. in Santa Ana, Calif., last month named Thomas Huffman as its new CIO. Huffman joined First American in 1997 as CIO of the firm's appraisal group. VMS, a provider of real estate transaction fulfillment systems and vendor management, is based in Bloomington, Minn.

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