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Stephen E. Markert, Jr. has been hired by Philadelphia-based Switzenbaum & Associates, as chief operating officer and chief financial officer
Stephen E. Markert, Jr. has been hired by Philadelphia-based Switzenbaum & Associates, as chief operating officer and chief financial officer
Posted: May 22, 2012

Stephen E. Markert Jr. has been hired by Philadelphia-based Switzenbaum & Associates as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and as a partner of the real estate development and management firm. He most recently was CEO of Vitacost.com in Boca Raton, Fla., and served 11 years as chief financial officer of C & D Technologies in Blue Bell.

SteegeThomson Communications, a Philadelphia agency specializing in marketing and development communications for nonprofit organizations, hired Denise H. Portner as a senior vice president. She had been senior vice president in public relations at Tierney.

The law firm of Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy, named Thomas More Marrone as a partner in its Philadelphia office. Marrone was previously at Feldman Shepherd, where he was the head of the firm’s complex litigation and class action department.

CMF Associates L.L.C., a Philadelphia provider of services to private equity, middle-market, and smaller public companies, named Robert Rostron a director in the firm’s financial and operational consulting group. He had been an M&A director at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. within the firm’s partner group in New York City.

Andrew Lovell was appointed associate director of industry relations for Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He had been sales director at the Adventure Aquarium and Currents Ballroom.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a Philadelphia nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for children with cancer, hired Michael A. Golden as director of finance and administration. Golden had been chief financial officer and director of consulting at Solutions for Progress in Philadelphia.

Tony Bevacqua joined the local office of KPMG L.L.P., the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, as a principal in the firm’s financial management consulting group.

Doylestown law firm Curtin & Heefner L.L.P. named trial attorney Carolyn M. Angelaccio a partner of the firm. Angelaccio focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance matters, private disability claims and Social Security claims.

Rene J. Alvarez Jr. joined Temple University Hospital as vice chief of cardiology and medical director of the Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation Program, professor of medicine and assistant dean for minority faculty at Temple University School of Medicine. She had been director of the Heart Failure Outreach Network at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The Training Resource Group Inc., a Philadelphia provider of sales training, hired Juan Dominguez as vice president. He is a former councilman for Bogota, N.J., and commissioner on the Bergen County Utilities Authority. He also was an officer in the Army. He had been a district manager in Philadelphia for SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco subsidiary.

Comcast Cable, Philadelphia, promoted Melanie Penna to senior vice president of human resources service delivery from vice president of human resources.

New Day Underwriting Managers L.L.C., of Bordentown, promoted Jeff Slivka to chief operating officer. He will continue in the role of executive vice president at the specialty environmental and construction-related professional liability coverage firm.

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