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Robert Boova
Robert Boova
Posted: May 07, 2013

The University of the Sciences has hired James Waldon director of public safety. He was director of police and safety at Gannon University and a county detective for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Newark.

  

Robert Boova has been appointed professor of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular surgery at Jeanes Hospital. He was associate professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a member of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, in Cleveland.

National Penn Bancshares, Inc., Boyertown, promoted Louis M. Caruso to vice president from manager and trainer for the company's Southern Region.

Wayne-based holding company Safeguard Scientifics Inc. has promoted Jeffrey B. McGroarty to senior vice president and chief financial officer, from vice president and corporate controller.

Smart Devine, a Philadelphia accounting, tax, and advisory firm, has hired Jack Warnock as a managing director in its business advisory practice. He is founder of JW Strategic Advisors L.L.C.

Historic Philadelphia Inc., which offers historical and educational programs focused on Philadelphia, named Art Ryan program manager of Once Upon a Nation. He had been storyteller director.

Pennoni Associates, a West Chester engineering, design, and consulting firm, has named Michael Kissinger land-development division manager, from project manager.

Gregory FCA, an Ardmore public relations firm, hired Oliver Picher as executive editor. Picher had worked as an independent content strategist and communications consultant and marketing director for Synygy Inc.

RES Software, Philadelphia, hired Rex White 3d as vice president of business development. He had been vice president of business development for Matrix42.

Jacoby Donner, a Philadelphia law firm focusing on specialty construction and labor practice, has elected Eric Diaz as chair of its transactional group. He has been a partner at the firm for three years.

FMC Professional Solutions, a division of FMC Corp., Philadelphia, named Bob West as national pest-segment manager. He had been regional business manager for the company's North American crop division's Western region.

Harsco Corp., Camp Hill, a global industrial company, hired F. Nicholas Grasberger as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He had been managing director of the precision polymers division of Fenner P.L.C.

Paula Sanders, a principal and partner at Post & Schell P.C., Philadelphia, has been appointed chair of the firm's health-care practice group.

Lincoln Financial Group Distribution, Philadelphia, hired Kathy Kavanaugh as vice president of strategic solutions and partner marketing. She had been marketing vice president at AXA Equitable.

Onconova Therapeutics Inc., a Newtown and Pennington, N.J., cancer-drug developer, hired Ajay Bansal as chief financial officer. A 25-year veteran of the life-sciences industry, he most recently served as chief financial officer at Complete Genomics.

Glenmede, Philadelphia, hired John G. Carson as a business-development manager. He had been managing director of the middle-market institutional sales group at Oppenheimer & Co.

Abington Health has named Terry Reilly vice president, patient services, and chief nursing officer. She joined the system as a nurse manager and more recently served as nurse director, critical care and medical services.

Jonathan Treitel and Michael Stephen Tung have been named global equity analysts at Turner Investments, an employee-owned investment firm based in Berwyn. Treitel had been an energy analyst at Encompass Capital Advisors. Tung had been a senior analyst at Expo Capital Management.

Grosvenor Fund Management has appointed Bruce M. Ambler Jr. chief operating officer for its Philadelphia-based U.S. operation. He had been a senior portfolio manager, real estate and infrastructure department, at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

   Cathy Geddes has been hired as senior vice president at Delta Point Inc., Malvern. She had been vice president of sales at Wyeth and led the marketing team in the launch of Prevnar 13 at Pfizer.

Lauren Oswald has been named director of marketing and business development for Franklin Mills, Philadelphia. Oswald had been marketing manager at Cherry Hill Photo Enterprises Inc. and regional marketing coordinator at Centro Properties Group.

    Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Philadelphia, hired Marc Oppen as general manager of Ocean Prime, the restaurant group's flagship concept opening in Center City in late summer 2013. Oppen had worked as general manager at Starr Restaurants.

        TD Bank has named Kelly L. Parker as store manager, assistant vice president, of its Paoli branch. She had been branch manager at Citizens Bank in King of Prussia.

EK Health Services Inc., a Philadelphia and San Jose, Calif., workers compensation managed-care company, hired Joseph N. DeSantis as vice president of national sales. He had been senior vice president of sales for the medical management arm of ISG Holdings Inc.

TMG Health Inc., a King of Prussia firm that handles claims administration and other services for Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans, promoted Deanne Braksator to vice president of product development and product management, from director of product development.

Pennrose, a Philadelphia real estate development and management company, hired Linda Veregin as regional vice president. Veregin had been vice president at McCormack Baron Ragan Management Services in St. Louis.

Lincoln Financial Network hired Joseph Gaeckle as managing principal of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. He had been managing principal at Waddell & Reed Inc.

MRA Group, a Horsham real estate company, hired Joseph C. Whitelock as chief financial officer. Whitelock had been controller and treasurer for Kahn & Co., Philadelphia.

    

Frankel & Kershenbaum, West Conshohocken, named Brian Gondek as of counsel. He had been an attorney with Keller, Lisgar & Williams L.L.P.

- Mike Zebe

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