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Former McDonald’s exec exits as H&R Block CEO

H&R Block Inc. named Alan M. Bennett as its new president and CEO after its previous chief executive, Russ Smyth, resigned to take another CEO post. The executive shuffle comes as the nation’s largest tax preparer struggles with the growing popularity of do-it-yourself online filing.

The company said Smyth resigned in order to take the CEO job at a privately held Chicago-based company, which it did not name. A longtime McDonald’s Corp. executive, Smyth was chosen for the post two years ago because of his experience in franchise operations and brand building. Get the full story »