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• Craig Newbold has returned from retirement to serve as president of Personnel Group of America’s (PGA; Charlotte, NC) BEST Consulting unit. Newbold, co-founder of the unit, previously served as its president
• The Sisters of Mercy Health System (St. Louis, MO) will, for the first time, give lay leaders control of day-to-day operations. Sister Mary Roch Rocklage will step down as president/CEO on July 1 and will continue as board chairwoman. Ronald Ashworth will take her place as president/CEO. He has worked as the health system’s executive vice president/COO since 1991. Carrol Aulbaugh, the system’s CFO, will succeed Ashworth as COO. Both Ashworth and Aulbaugh have significant experience in Catholic healthcare.