NU Online News Service, Dec. 1, 2003, 4:18 p.m. EST – Beech Street Corp., Lake Forest, Calif., says Jon Bird will be succeeding Norm Werthwein as its chief financial officer.[@@]

Werthwein will become a senior vice president in charge of regulatory, legal and acquisitions at the preferred provider organization.

Beech Street also says it will be promoting Rick Markus to executive vice president. Markus has been the company’s senior vice president of network management.