On the Boards

Posted: October 09, 2012

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe elected the following business and nonprofit professionals to its board:

David Hoffman, a global funds manager at Brandywine Global Investments and member of the firm's executive board, is chair.

Maria Papadakis, host and on-air personality for RAW, an arts and entertainment show.

Ajay Raju, managing partner of the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm's executive committee.

Hal Real, owner of Real Entertainment Inc.

Patricia Wellenbach, chief executive officer of Sandcastle Strategy Group.

Checkpoint Systems Inc., a Thorofare maker of antitheft and inventory-tracking systems for retailers, has named Stephen N. David to its board. He retired as chief information officer and chief business-to-business officer at Procter & Gamble.

Diane Charlton has been named to the board of Mommy's Light Lives On Fund, Exton, a nonprofit that helps children and teens whose mothers have died or are terminally ill. She and her husband, David, are owners of Vintage Thoroughbred Farm in Pottstown.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, appointed the following to its board of trustees:

Sally J. Bellet, president of Stein/Bellet Foundation Inc.

Gregory S. Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems Inc.

Dominic M. DiPiero III, president and founder, Newport Capital Group.

Thomas Kline, co-founding partner, Kline & Specter P.C.

Michael A. Rashid, president and CEO, AmeriHealth Mercy family of companies.

Michael J. Williams, recent president, chief executive officer, and member of the board, Fannie Mae.

Ursinus College, Collegeville, named Alan P. Novak chair of its board of trustees. He is president and founder of Novak Strategic Advisors, a public and government-affairs firm based in Harrisburg, and is of counsel to Conrad O'Brien, West Chester.

Greater Media Philadelphia vice president of sales Paul Blake has been elected president of the Philly Ad Club's board of governors.

James Kozuch, a senior partner at Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen and Pokotilow Ltd., has been named to the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, an international division of the American Arbitration Association.

Children's Village, a Philadelphia educational nonprofit that provides early-childhood education and enrichment, elected Mathew Huffman to its board. He is senior project architect with Brawer & Hauptman Architects.

Susan D. Reiter has been named supplier vice president on the board of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association, a trade group. She is regional distributor sales manager for the West and Midwest regions at Air Products.

Symphony Health Solutions, a Horsham company owned by Palo Alto-based strategic equity firm Symphony Technology Group, named Hari Mahadevan to its board. Mahadevan most recently was executive officer with Rosetta and is on the faculty of the Wharton School of Business, where he designed and teaches an MBA course on health-care marketing.

Rachel E. Branson has been installed as president of the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia. She is an associate in the Corporate Finance and Intellectual Property Groups at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P., Philadelphia.

- Mike Zebe

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