The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington) said that Gary Karr will join the association as executive VP for public affairs effective January 3. Most recently Karr was executive VP in the health care practice at Edelman, a public relations firm. AdvaMed advocates for a legal, regulatory and economic environment that assists patient access to medical technology.

• Lanx (Broomfield, Colorado) has named Dan Gladney as CEO and as a member of the board, effective Jan. 10. Gladney was most recently healthcare operating partner at Norwest Equity Partners. Lanx is a spinal device company.

• MedSynergies (Dallas) reported the addition of three individuals, James Dye, Brid Kealey and Chris Walker, to its senior management team. Dye joins the MedSynergies team as senior VP of client management. Previously, Dye was at Dell Services (formerly Perot Systems) for more than 20 years. Brid Kealey will serve as VP of human resources. Most recently, Kealey was director of employee development for Atmos Energy. Chris Walker was named VP of performance and change management. Most recently, Walker was part of the management consulting workforce focused on learning and collaboration at Accenture. MedSynergies partners with health care organizations and physicians to align their operations by providing revenue cycle management, practice management, consulting, business process analysis and software integration solutions.