Teleflex Incorporated announced the retirement of Benson Smith as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2017. He will be succeeded by Liam Kelly, currently President and Chief Operating Officer. 
 
Kristina Schake, former Director of Communications for former First Lady Michelle Obama, will join Instagram in March 2017 to lead its communications team. Ms. Schake served most recently as Deputy Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
 
Restaurant Brands International Inc.,owner of the Burger King and Tim Hortons brands, has agreed to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. for $1.8 billion. The merger is expected to be completed by early April 2017.