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Kelly M. Schirmer
Kelly M. Schirmer
Posted: January 29, 2013

Kelly M. Schirmer has been promoted to chief operating officer of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Schirmer has been with the hospital in a variety of positions since late 2011, most recently as interim COO. Devin Bruton has been hired as director of business development. Bruton had been director of strategic development at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas.

Carpenter Technology Corp., a Wyomissing, Pa.-based producer of specialty metals used in jet engines and oil drills, has named Tony R. Thene senior vice president and chief financial officer. Thene had been CFO in the engineered products and solutions unit of Aloca Inc., New York.  

Andrew Ziolkowski has been promoted to senior vice president-commercial, specialty alloy operations and Latrobe operations. He had been on special assignment as head of integration and operations of Latrobe Specialty Metals, acquired by Carpenter in February 2012, and vice president-bar and coil products prior to that assignment.

Hirshorn Co., a Philadelphia insurer, has hired David W. Lacey as managing director of HR consulting. He had been vice president of human-resource business development at Vist Financial.

Conrad O'Brien P.C., Philadelphia, has named Lorie K. Dakessian a partner at the firm. She concentrates her practice in white-collar criminal-defense matters and served for six years in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

WSFS Financial Corp., a Wilmington financial services company, has promoted Mark A. Gordon to director of private banking in the Wealth Management division of WSFS Bank. He had been vice president in the Commercial Banking division.

Franklin Square Capital Partners, a Philadelphia sponsor of alternative investment products, has hired Kristine Westley as senior vice president of fund operations. She had been vice president of operations at CNL Financial Group.


Christina Humphreys has been promoted to executive vice president/senior lender for the southern region of Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Mount Laurel, from executive vice president/business banking segment manager.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. named Maggie Colman branch manager of its Pike Creek office in Wilmington. She had been broker and manager at Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate.

IDP Insurance Data Processing Inc. a Wyncote property and casualty insurance software company, has named David Carlino its new CEO. He has been chairman of IDP since 2009. Joe Friend has been named senior vice president, sales, marketing and client services, and Ben Chandler, chief information officer. Friend had been vice president - client services. Chandler had been vice president-professional services.

Ametek, a global maker of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices in Berwyn, has elected David A. Zapico executive vice president and chief operating officer. The 23-year veteran of the company was hired as a product engineer in the Process & Analytical Instruments Division in 1990 and most recently served as president of the Electronic Instrument Group.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Philadelphia, has hired Paul J. Greco as counsel in its litigation section. He had been a partner at Conrad O'Brien P.C.

Liberty Bell Bank, Evesham, has hired Carmen Cucinotta as vice president, commercial loan officer. He had been a vice president at GCF Bank of Sewell.

   Bart I. Mellits, an attorney who represents clients in real estate leasing, acquisition, development, and financing transactions at Ballard Spahr L.L.P., has been named chair of the firm's real estate department. He will lead 110 lawyers in 11 of the firm's 13 offices.                 - Mike Zebe

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