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Christine Briganti
Christine Briganti
Posted: April 02, 2013

Lewis Cyr has been promoted to president and CEO of the wealth management and insurance groups at National Penn Bancshares Inc. He had been president of the company's Central Region. He replaces Donald Worthington, who has retired.

Christine M. Briganti has been hired as vice president and senior financial consultant for National Penn Investment Services. She had been a financial adviser for Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union in Broomall.

TD Bank has promoted Dominique C. Goss to store manager, vice president, at a branch in Jenkintown, from assistant store manager in Flourtown.

Firstrust Bank, Conshohocken, has promoted Mark Tierney to senior vice president, director of business banking, from director of community banking operations.

Center for Literacy, a Philadelphia nonprofit provider of community-based adult literacy services, has named Michael Westover chief executive officer. He replaces JoAnn Weinberger, who has retired. He had been director of the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education in Harrisburg.

Keira Krausz has been hired as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Nutrisystem Inc., the Fort Washington weight-loss product company. Krausz had served as vice president of marketing for QSP Inc., a subsidiary of Time Inc. The company also said controller Kathleen Simone will serve as acting chief financial officer following the departure of CFO David Clark.

Maureen Mackay Nacey has been named a partner and shareholder at the West Chester law firm Gawthrop Greenwood PC. She joined the firm in 2006 in the family-law practice group.

Turner Investments, an employee-owned Berwyn investment-management firm, has named four new principals: Frank Desharnais, director of performance reporting; Justin Edell, director, private client group; Rebecca Gray, director, strategic relationships group, and Dan Holloway, associate, private client group.

    Ridge Policy Group, a Harrisburg and Washington government-relations and issue-management firm founded by former Pennsylvania Gov.Tom Ridge, has hired Ned Rauch-Mannino as a government-relations specialist. He had been director of policy and research with the Urban Industry Initiative, a Philadelphia Department of Commerce community and economic-development agency.

Pennsylvania Life Sciences Institute, Wayne, a nonprofit charitable group created by Pennsylvania Bio, hired Dale Keshishian as executive director. Keshishian is the founder of HealthWorks Academies.

David M. Jaspan has been named chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network, where he has been vice chair since 2008 and chief of gynecology since 2005. Jaspan is associate professor of Ob-Gyn at Thomas Jefferson University and clinical adjunct professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Delphic Digital, a Philadelphia digital agency providing Web design, development, and online marketing services, hired Lance Hollander as an agency managing partner. Hollander had served in a consultancy role at Delphic since 2012.

Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, has hired Gary Greenip as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Greenip had been executive vice president of sales for the Ritz-Carlton Club.

DMW Direct, a Philadelphia direct-response advertising agency, promoted Hilary Garrity to director of client services for DMW Direct Fundraising, a division of the company that serves nonprofit organizations, from manager of client services.

DLA Piper, Philadelphia, has hired Robert Connolly as of counsel in the firm's litigation practice. He had been chief of the middle Atlantic office of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division.

Pepper Hamilton L.L.P., Philadelphia, said Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Marie Gomez have joined the firm's white-collar litigation and investigations practice group. Smith was a lawyer at Ballard Spahr and spent nearly two decades in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office as a child abuse, sex crimes, and homicide prosecutor and educator. Gomez, who also was a lawyer with Ballard Spahr, served as chief of the juvenile unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Cancer clinician and researcher Takami Sato, who serves as the director of the Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Program in the Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, has been named the first K. Hasumi Professor of Medical Oncology. The endowed professorship is a gift from Kenichiro Hasumi, a cancer immunotherapy specialist, and is the only known endowed professorship of medical oncology at a medical college in the United States established by a Japanese citizen.

TD Bank promoted Terrance J. McCarty to senior vice president, director of credit management for its Healthcare Banking Group, from division head of the bank's N.J. Healthcare Unit.

Nandita Bakhshi has been promoted to executive vice president, head of retail distribution and products, based in Cherry Hill, from head of products.

The Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boys Scouts of America said the following had been appointed to roles in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties: Michael Green, district executive, Baden Powell District, had been a team leader with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps; Ned Bloom, district executive of the Continental District, had been disaster action team leader for the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter; and Robert Wiechecki, district executive in the Baden Powell District.

Additionally, Ariel Baker has assumed the role of exploring executive. Baker had been director of operations for the Humane League, Philadelphia.


Law firm McCarter & English L.L.P., Wilmington, said former Delaware Superior Court Judge Peggy L. Ableman has joined the firm as special counsel in the product liability practice group.

- Mike Zebe

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