Derek Winstanly has been named chair-elect of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO; Washington). Winstanly is executive VP of strategic business partnerships for Quintiles Transnational. The ACRO represents the clinical outsourcing industry to regulators, biopharmaceutical clients, policymakers and the public.

• Arnold & Porter (Washington) reported that a healthcare team of Alan Reider, Allison Shuren, Paul Rudolf, MD, and Thomas Gustafson, PhD, has joined the firm. Reider held senior management positions at his former firm, including a prior position as chair of the healthcare practice. Shuren, who has practiced as a critical-care nurse practitioner, focuses on healthcare matters involving Medicare coverage, fraud and abuse, and corporate compliance programs. Rudolf joins as a senior healthcare advisor. He has experience in Medicare and FDA matters, including Medicare coverage. Gustafson joins as a senior policy advisor. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as director of the Center for Medicare Management. Arnold & Porter is an international law firm of more than 650 attorneys.

Randy Thurman has been named executive chairman of CardioNet (Conshohocken, Pennsylvania). He most recently was chairman/CEO of Viasys Healthcare. CardioNet is a wireless medical technology company with an initial focus on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias.

• etrials Worldwide (Morrisville, North Carolina) said that Eugene Jennings has resigned as president/CEO. The board has named Chuck Piccirillo, VP of technology, interim president/CEO while it conducts a search for a new CEO. etrials Worldwide makes adaptive eClinical software and services.

Sally Wilging was promoted to associate director, clinical management at ResearchPoint (Austin, Texas). Wilging joined ResearchPoint in 2000 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. ResearchPoint is a full-service contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

Conrad Conrad has been elected chairman of the board of Rural/Metro (Scottsdale, Arizona). Conrad joined the Rural/Metro board in October 2005 and has served as a member of both the audit and compensation committees. Rural/Metro is a provider of ambulance transportation and private fire protection services.