Vincent J. Dugan was appointed CFO and COO at Third Avenue Management, confirmed Bridget Smith, director of marketing communications. Mr. Dugan replaced Michael Carney, who retired, as CFO, Ms. Smith said. The COO position had been vacant. Mr. Dugan also was appointed the CFO and COO of Third Avenue's affiliated broker-dealer, M.J. Whitman. Mr. Carney also was CFO at Whitman. Mr. Dugan joined the firm from Ernst & Young LLP, New York, where he was a partner in the financial services division.