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Patricia Tiano
Patricia Tiano
Posted: April 09, 2013

  Robert R. Bender has been promoted to senior vice president and chief lending officer of Audubon Savings Bank, Audubon, N.J., from vice president and commercial lending officer.

Radnor Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization, has promoted Sara Lupkas to executive director from chief operating officer.

Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia, said litigator William T. Mandia has been elected to the firm's partnership. His practice focuses on a range of business issues. Additionally, Elizabeth K. Bradley,Karl S. Myers,Julia M. Rafferty and Neal R. Troum have been promoted to of counsel.

Thomas L. Gaylets has been hired as assistant vice president of the Interventional Platform at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. He had been administrator/director of the cardiovascular and electrophysiology lab, Heart and Vascular Institute at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg.

National mortgage lender New Penn Financial, Plymouth Meeting, hired Lisa Schreiber as vice president of correspondent lending. She had been vice president of lender business development with Ellie Mae Inc., Montville and Pleasanton, Calif.

Susquehanna Bank, Media, hired Patricia Tiano as vice president, market manager. She had been vice president, market manager, for Nova Bank in Wynnewood. Nina Gonzales-Chester has been hired as floating branch relationship manager. She had been a service manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

Dahlia M. Sataloff has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is director of the Integrated Breast Center and vice chair of the Department of Surgery and a full clinical professor of surgery at the hospital.

Gallagher Benefit Services, a Philadelphia risk and employee benefits manager, announced the following promotions: Tom Belmont Jr. to area president, Mid Atlantic Region, from branch manager; Bill Kaiser to area vice president of sales & marketing for the Mid Atlantic Region from branch manager; Kent Lonsdale to area senior vice president, operations for the firm's Eastern Region, from area president, Philadelphia Metro Region; and Agnes Nines to Eastern region practice leader from branch manager.

In addition, Rich Hemmerich has been hired as area vice president, client management He had been East Region Mid Market Leader at Towers Watson.

American Water Works Co. Inc., a publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company in Voorhees, has named Susan N. Story chief financial officer, succeeding Ellen Wolf, who has retired. She had been executive vice president of Southern Company.

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Valley Forge, has named William Fitzgerald as president. He replaces Paul Decker, who has retired after 20-years in the position. Fitzgerald had been general manager of the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has announced the following officer promotions:

Stan Sienkiewicz has been promoted to vice president in the Research Department from assistant vice president.

Keith Morales has been promoted to assistant vice president and information security officer in the Information Technology Services Department from manager in the department's Information Security group.

Christopher Ivanoski has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Facilities Management Department from manager.

Gail Todd has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Supervision, Regulation and Credit (SRC) Department from credit officer.

Julia Cheney has been promoted to officer and assistant director in the bank's Payment Cards Center from manager of research and programming.

Michael Costello had been promoted to officer in the SRC Department from manager of research and programming.

Pennrose, a Philadelphia real estate development and management company focused on multifamily communities, has hired Lee Reedy as vice president of marketing. She had been corporate director of national marketing at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.

Kevin G. Boisvert has been hired as manager of Heffler Claims Group in Philadelphia. He had been an associate attorney at Seeger Weiss L.L.P., a King of Prussia company that connects job seekers and employers, hired Cindy Songne as director of agency relations. She had been vice president of agency relations at JIBE and JobTarget.

Deborah M. Minkoff and Eric D. Freed have been named vice chairs of the global insurance group at Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia. Minkoff will serve as vice chair of administration for the group and Freed will serve as vice chair of strategic planning and trial team management.

Retreat Capital, L.L.C., Irvine, Calif., has hired Mark S. Bill as business development executive for its Valley Forge Mortgage Banking Advisory Services office. He had been managing director for Newbold Advisors, L.L.C.

Barley Snyder, a Malvern law office, hired Christopher S. Dodson as a registered patent agent. He had been a senior scientist at GlaxoSmithKline and as a patent trainee in its global patents department.

Pincus Elevator Co. Inc., West Chester, has hired Mike Hogan as director of operations. He had been project and sales manager at Traditions of America.


Firstrust Bank, Conshohocken, hired Darren A. Federico as vice president of business development in the SBA Finance Group within its Commercial Banking Department. He had been vice president, SBA Lending Group, at Conestoga Bank.

                              - Mike Zebe

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