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Indira Mahidhara
Indira Mahidhara
Posted: November 26, 2013

Sabre Systems Inc., a Warminster provider of professional services to U.S. government agencies and commercial clients, hired Stuart Taylor as national security and intelligence adviser and as a senior director, responsible for market strategy and new business development across federal, state, local, and international sectors for homeland security, counterterrorism, and critical- infrastructure protection. Taylor comes to Sabre from Allen Vanguard International, where he was director of business development, special operations, and counterterrorism. He serves as director, Washington, D.C., and metropolitan area, of Allied Forces Foundation Inc., a British-American philanthropic organization that advances awareness and funding for wounded soldiers and their families affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Min S. Suh has been named a partner in the labor relations and employment law department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P., Philadelphia. She had been a shareholder at the labor and employer firm Ogletree Deakins.

Day & Zimmermann, a Philadelphia provider of industrial, defense, and workforce services for government and commercial customers, hired Bill Hickman as vice president of nuclear operations for its contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He had been vice president of industrial services at the TVA.

   Twana Harris has been named director of diversity and inclusion. She had been director of talent management and diversity at JPMorgan Chase Card Services.

Indira Mahidhara and Edmund Lafer have been hired as medical directors at Health Partners Plans, a Philadelphia nonprofit, hospital-owned insurer formerly called Health Partners of Philadelphia Inc. Mahidhara served as a physician adviser expert and team leader at Executive Health Resources. Lafer had served as the medical director of Utilization Review and Quality at Temple University.

AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a Philadelphia provider of Medicaid managed care and other health-care solutions, hired Fred Dickson as senior vice president, information solutions. He was vice president of information technology at Coventry Health Care.

Voorhees Pediatric Facility, a specialized-care facility dedicated to medically fragile children, has named Jim Konzelman its nursing director. Konzelman previously was nursing director of the neonatal intensive-care unit at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

KPMG Philadelphia named Robert Capriotti, Edward Chiosso, and Jennifer Kriebel audit partners. Yunfei Li has been named a tax partner. The following were named managing directors: David Charbonneau, audit managing director; Michael Denofa, tax managing director; Rui Fan, tax managing director; Joseph Hogan, advisory managing director; Kathleen Jenkins, tax managing director; Michiel Muizelaar, tax managing director; Ian Petropoulos, tax managing director; and Sean Quigley, tax managing director.

Firstrust Financial Resources, a Philadelphia-based wealth- management firm, promoted Paul Markowich to partner, from vice president.

WeiserMazars L.L.P., a New York accounting, tax, and advisory firm, promoted William Mellon and Lisa Minniti of its Fort Washington office to equity partners.

Collaborative Consulting, a Berwyn management and IT consulting-services firm, hired Frank Pellegrini Jr. as vice president of business development for its Philadelphia office, supporting its life-science practice. Pellegrini was the director of business development for strategic accounts at Accenture in Wayne.

Jon G. Swearer has been hired as vice president, commercial relationship manager, at the Victory Bank, Limerick. He had been a relationship manager at National Penn Bank.

Mill Creek Capital Advisors, Conshohocken, hired Patrick J. Burke as a managing director to work with nonprofit organizations and high net-worth families. Burke was a principal at Vanguard, where he led their national nonprofit business, working with endowments, foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations.

National Penn Bancshares Inc., Boyertown, hired Raegen W. Richard as vice president and relationship manager in its commercial banking group. He had been a business development officer at PNC Bank.

Audubon Savings Bank, Audubon, hired veteran community-banking executive Kenneth J. Stephon as president and chief executive officer. Stephon served as chief executive officer of Liberty Savings Bank FSB, headquartered in Pottsville, and president and CEO of Clover.

The Graham Co., a Philadelphia insurance and employee-benefits brokers, promoted Craig Harper to vice president, from employee-benefits consultant in the Benefits Consulting Division.

Blank Rome L.L.P., Philadelphia, hired Kaitlin Picco as an associate in the employment, benefits, and labor group and Frank Tamulonis3d as an associate in the environmental group. Picco was an associate in Ballard Spahr's labor and employment department. Tamulonis had served as law clerk for Judge Sylvia H. Rambo in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and as assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.

Firstrust Bank, Conshohocken, promoted Eric Paul to executive vice president from senior vice president.

TD Bank promoted Robert F. Millman to assistant vice president, store manager, at a branch in Hatboro, from assistant store manager. - Mike Zebe

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