SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov 12, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — D&B (NYSE: DNB), announced that chairman and chief executive officer Steven W. Alesio will retire from the company, effective June 30, 2010.  Alesio will be succeeded by Sara Mathew who has been with D&B since 2001, and has been its president & chief operating officer since 2007.

This planned succession will take place with Mathew assuming CEO responsibilities and maintaining her president title, effective January 1, 2010. Alesio will continue as chairman of the board until June 30, 2010, at which point Mathew will then become chair of the board, effective July 1, 2010.  Source: D&B Press Release

The company has no immediate plans to fill the chief operating officer position, however announced additional top level appointments.  Byron C. Vielehr is appointed President, Global Risk & Analytics (RMS).  James H. Delaney is appointed President, Global Sales & Marketing Solutions (S&MS). Charles E. Gottdiener is appointed, President, Corporate Development & Chief Strategy Officer  Source:  D&B Press Release

BIIA Newsletter November – December 2009 Issue