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Suzanne Hubley
Suzanne Hubley
Posted: December 03, 2013

First Niagara Financial Group Inc., Plymouth Meeting, hired Suzanne Hubley as senior account executive within its risk management business. Hubley was a commercial lines sales executive at Liberty Mutual Group.

Thomas Jefferson University appointed Mitchell Harris chief administrative officer and vice president for business affairs at Jefferson University Physicians. Harris was vice president and chief ambulatory operations officer for West Virginia University Hospitals and W.V.U. Healthcare.

HighPoint Solutions L.L.C., an East Norriton management and specialized IT consulting company serving the life sciences and health-care industries, hired Sam Schmitt as vice president of commercial excellence solutions. He is founder of Extenxion L.L.C.; its consulting services practice and ongoing client projects will be assumed by HighPoint Solutions.

Theorem Clinical Research, a King of Prussia contract research organization that provides clinical research and development services, hired Michael McGarrigle as vice president of service operations. He had been chief operating officer at Community Health Group in San Diego.

Urban Engineers, a Philadelphia multidisciplinary planning, design, construction management, construction inspection, and environmental consulting firm, promoted the following to vice president: Thomas Davis Jr., practice leader of inspection services for the firm's Mechanicsburg office; Michael J. McAtee, practice leader for bridge services in the firm's Cherry Hill office; David Palmer, the firm's director of construction management, central region, and Angelo Waters, practice leader for environmental services.

C omcast Cable Corp., Philadelphia, promoted Jennifer Khoury to senior vice president, corporate and digital communications. She had been vice president of corporate communications for Comcast and vice president of public relations for its New England region.

Buchanan Public Relations L.L.C., Philadelphia, promoted the following employees: Nancy Page, from vice president to executive vice president; Emily DiTomo, from account manager to vice president; Blair Kahora Cardinal, from account supervisor to assistant vice president; Kathleen McFadden, from account executive to senior account executive and manager of digital strategy, and Jessica Emery, from account coordinator to assistant account executive.

LeBow College of Business Leadership Programs at Drexel University, Philadelphia, hired Alison T. Young as executive director of its Institute for Strategic Leadership. She had been vice president for external affairs at the National Constitution Center.

   Kermit Burton was appointed director of the Fellowship Program for Leaders in Public Service. Burton had operated a leadership and organizational- development consulting practice and was deputy director at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

Hi-Tec Systems Inc., an Egg Harbor Township federal contractor that provides engineering, research, management and information-technology solutions and services to government clients, hired Jack Nager as vice president of companywide corporate growth. Nager was Raytheon Technical Service Co.'s director of transportation systems.

Jerry Zuckerman has been appointed chief quality and patient safety officer for Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia. Zuckerman has served as medical director of infection prevention and control for the last six years and as interim chief quality officer since May 2012.

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 broker, promoted Craig Harper to vice president, from employee-benefits consultant in the Benefits Consulting Division.

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Horsham, named Kristen Mervine sales manager for its Philadelphia agency, 1847Financial. She had been director of financial planning and director of project management and implementation at Creative Financial Group in Newtown Square.

Grayson H. Wheatley III has been named associate professor of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine, and director of aortic and endovascular surgery. Wheatley comes to Temple from the Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital in Phoenix, where he was an attending cardiovascular and endovascular surgeon.

Roberts Event Group, a Philadelphia provider of special events, meeting management, destination management, and event entertainment servicing, hired Danielle Pinto as director of business development. She had been facility sales manager at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Episcopal Community Services, a Philadelphia-based human-services agency, has made the following promotions: Jim Anderson, to chief financial officer from associate executive director of operations; Kim Shiley, to chief advancement officer from associate executive director for advancement, and Art Eyre, to chief financial officer from director of finance and administration.

Their operations will integrate with a new initiative, the Center for Innovation and Impact. Leading that team are Mary Alice Duff, who was institutional-giving manager and is now director of analytics and impact, and Caroline Dunleavy, who has moved from executive department manager to director of strategy management.

Also named to new positions are Lori Medica, to director of education advocacy from education director, and Mark Davis, to director of technology and innovation from IT director.

Charon Planning, a Warrington employee-benefit consulting firm, hired AnnMarie Biase as a health and welfare benefit consultant. She had been a financial reporting and accounting policy consultant at Aetna and is an adjunct professor at Delaware Valley College.

Allison Parks has been named director of college and career programs at Russell Byers Charter School, Philadelphia. Parks comes to the school from Steppingstone Scholars, where she was director of college counseling. - Mike Zebe

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