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Stuart Miller
Stuart Miller
Posted: July 02, 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has announced the following promotions: Charles Kirkland to assistant vice president in financial statistics, from statistics officer; Heather Derbyshire, to officer in financial statistics, from statistics manager. Jack Kelly has been transferred to assistant vice president in enterprise risk management, from treasury services.

Freedom Systems Corp., a King of Prussia provider of enterprise-level software for the public sector, hired Charles McNew as chief executive officer. He had been president of Strategic Turnaround Solutions.

Kenric M. Murayama has been named surgeon-in-chief and chair of the department of surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital. He had been chief of the department of surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and associate program director of the general-surgery residency program of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

UniTek Global Services Inc., a Blue Bell provider of outsourced construction services to the cable and wireless industries, hired Andrew J. Herning as chief financial officer. He had been interim CFO at AS America Inc. (American Standard Brands), a multinational manufacturer of building products.

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Horsham, appointed Thomas H. Harris executive vice president, distribution. Harris had been senior vice president, distribution, and chairman of Hornor, Townsend & Kent Inc., a wholly owned broker/dealer subsidiary of Penn Mutual.

Pardee Resources Co., a Philadelphia firm that manages rights for coal, oil, natural gas, minerals, and timber on properties in 13 states, named Thomas A. Lopus senior vice president, oil and gas. He had been an independent consultant in the energy industry.

Holy Family University, Philadelphia, promoted Michael W. Markowitz to vice president of academic affairs. Markowitz had been dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the university and a professor since 2009.

DMi Partners, a Philadelphia digital marketing agency, hired David Lachowicz as senior art director. He had been art director at the Garfield Group. Chris Bodanza has been hired as front-end developer. Bondanza had been lead interactive designer and developer at Tierney Communications.

Marion Crooks has been promoted to assistant manager of chemistry and metallography from chemistry supervisor at Laboratory Testing Inc., an independent Hatfield testing and metrology laboratory.

HIT Application Solutions, an Exton health-care technology development and services company, hired Jerry Baker as president and CEO. He had been president and CEO of Halfpenny Technologies, Blue Bell, and was a captain in the Marine Corps.

Jennifer Horner has been hired as partner liaison at MTM LinguaSoft, a Philadelphia provider of professional language services. She had been a visiting assistant professor of media and communication at Muhlenberg College.

EisnerAmper L.L.P., an accounting and business-advisory firm in Philadelphia and Jenkintown, has promoted Lori F. Reiner to partner-in-charge of the Pennsylvania practice. She has been a partner with the firm since 2000.

Amy Z. Snyder has been named a member in the labor and employment and litigation groups at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott L.L.C., Philadelphia. She had been in-house counsel at L3 Communications.

Fesnak & Associates L.L.P., a Blue Bell accounting and business-advisory firm, hired Robert R. Van Gulick as a partner in the tax services group and leader of the firm's state and local tax practice. He had been a tax partner in the state and local tax group at KPMG L.L.P.

Thomas Matesich has been hired as market manager for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh at U.S. Bank Commercial Real Estate, Minneapolis. He had been a managing director for Norddeutsche Bank, overseeing the bank's U.S. debt-restructuring group.

Penelope Sue Greenberg has been appointed associate provost for graduate studies at Widener University. She will continue to serve as associate dean in the School of Business Administration.

Laura Princiotta has been named CEO of SpArc Philadelphia, the umbrella organization for the Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. She had been chief operating officer of the Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC.


Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia, a Maple Shade nonprofit, community-based organization, hired Glenn R. Jamieson as executive vice president of its durable medical equipment division. Jamieson had been director of sales for Bestwork Industries for the Blind in Runnemede.

Blank Rome L.L.P., Philadelphia, said Jonathan H. Lander had rejoined the firm as a partner in its private client group. He had been senior vice president, senior wealth planner II, and national practice group leader at PNC Wealth Management. Robert A. Kauffman has joined the firm as a partner in the commercial litigation and mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups. He had been senior vice president, secretary, general counsel, and chief compliance officer at Harleysville Insurance and was head of the legal team that negotiated and structured the acquisition of Harleysville Insurance by Nationwide Insurance.

Presbyterian Children's Village, a Rosemont human-services agency, hired Jack Burns as chief financial officer and Sean Halloran as senior director for community-based programs. Burns had been CFO for Public/Private Ventures Inc., Philadelphia, and controller for Special Olympics Pennsylvania Inc., Norristown. Halloran had been director of behavioral health and residential programs at Carson Valley Children's Aid, Flourtown.

  Philadelphia Center for Architecture named Hilary Jay as director. She had been executive director of DesignPhiladelphia and a senior fellow at the University of the Arts.

Philadelphia nonprofit credit-counseling agency Clarifi has hired Markita Morris-Louis as vice president of community affairs and Stuart Miller as vice president of counseling and client services. Morris-Louis had been an attorney in the real estate group at Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P. Miller had been director of creditor relations at Consumer Education Services Inc.

PwC US, Philadelphia, has admitted the following into the firm's partnership: Karen LoDico, tax partner; Jennifer Mantini, advisory partner; Mike Mignogna, assurance partner; Don Myers 3d, advisory principal; Steven Slutsky, tax principal; Warren Sullivan, tax partner; and Rob Young, assurance partner.

Odell Studner Group, a Radnor boutique insurance and risk-management consulting firm, hired Jamie P. Yadgaroff as general counsel. She had been general counsel at Dicalite Management Group.

  Jack Branham has been hired as research and development tax senior manager for Smart Devine, a Philadelphia accounting, tax, and advisory firm. He had been tax consulting manager at Geller & Co.


Martin Keane has been appointed professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and medical director of the echocardiography laboratory at Temple University Hospital. He will also serve as director of echocardiography research and quantitative echo. Keane had been interim director of the echocardiography lab at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.      

                  - Mike Zebe

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