January 27, 2015
The public relations and crisis communications firm Bellevue Communications Group , Philadelphia and Harrisburg, has promoted Diana Torralvo to senior account executive from account executive. In her new role, Torralvo will be responsible for handling media, public relations, and social-media strategies for clients. NRG Energy , Philadelphia, has hired Keri Murschell as director of business and product innovation, East retail. She founded Keri Golf, a company focused on women's products, and later sold it to a large manufacturer.
July 2, 1995 |
Maxine Elkin, 48, a public relations executive, died Thursday at her home in Abington, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Mrs. Elkin was the public relations manager for Robert Morris Associates, a 3,000-member, Philadelphia-based national trade group of commercial bank loan and credit officers. She had held the job since 1981. From 1978 to 1981, she was Robert Morris' assistant director of communications. During her tenure, she helped generate national publicity for the association that resulted in articles appearing in major newspapers, as well as in appearances by Robert Morris officials on television and radio.
January 6, 2014 |
Gregory D. Reid, 61, a news director at NBC10, the Philadelphia TV station, for the last 32 years, died of cancer at his home in Willingboro on Saturday, Dec. 21. At various times, he directed "the 4 o'clock, the 6 o'clock, and the morning show," as well as the 11 p.m. show, his wife, Treena, said. He also directed Sports Final , a recap of the day's sports results, she said. Born in Washington, Mr. Reid graduated from what is now McKinley Technology Education Campus there and earned a bachelor's in communications at what is now Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. In 1970, he won his first award, an American Film Institute honor, for Tech: A Day in the Life , about McKinley, where he was a student leader, his wife said.
May 6, 1993 |
During six months of searching for a new executive director, the board of the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum looked hard and deep to find the museum's new leader - and yesterday came up with acting director Nannette Acker Clark. A mixed-media artist-turned-museum administrator, Clark, 45, was named acting director in November. She has worked at the museum off and on in various positions since 1984, when she was an intern. "I was the acting director," Clark said yesterday, "but since it's now official, it makes me feel a little better.
September 15, 1988 |
Veteran city park system employee William E. Mifflin yesterday was named executive director of the Fairmount Park Commission, succeeding Alexander L. Hoskins, who takes over today as streets commissioner. Mifflin, 41, joined the park system staff in 1968 and has held various administrative and supervisory positions, including chief park horticulturalist and acting assistant director. He left the park system June 1 to become a deputy to Recreation Commissioner Delores Williams-Andy.
January 16, 2007 |
Susan M. Rademacher, former president of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Kentucky, has been named the new director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, according to John K. Binswanger, president and chairman of the private Fairmount Park fund-raising vehicle. Since 1991, Rademacher led efforts to restore Louisville's historic park system, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who created Manhattan's Central Park. In addition to serving as president of the Louisville-based conservancy, she also worked as assistant director of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Parks.
February 5, 2012 |
J.M. Ada Mutch, formerly of Wynnewood, a nurse, World War II veteran, and volunteer for the elderly, died at Rosemont Presbyterian Village on Friday, Jan. 27, a week before her 107th birthday. In 1932, having taught physical education for eight years at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Miss Mutch had to have her appendix removed. "I went to the hospital for a week, and had the most wonderful time," she later told The Inquirer. "I decided to become a nurse. I figured I could take care of people as I got older, but I wouldn't be able to run up and down a hockey field forever.
November 2, 2011 |
JUST ABOUT everywhere Whitney Smith Williams went, someone would want to talk about her father. "Your dad helped me get into college," they would say. "Your dad gave me the opportunity to get a higher education. " Even in the hospital when her father was in his final illness, a young man came up to her and expressed his sympathy - but not without adding: "Your dad helped me get into college. " Scores of men and women leading successful lives today never would have gotten the education that led to their success without the help of Eldridge Witherspoon Smith Jr. As director of admissions for Temple University in the '70s and '80s, Eldridge was in a position help people not only with the admissions process, but also with the encouragement that many needed to be convinced that they could succeed in college.
July 27, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday that eight high-ranking employees in the department's management division improperly promoted the hiring of relatives for summer or full-time work or assisted others in doing so. Seven of the employees violated federal law restricting employment of relatives and the eighth violated a federal ethics standard, the inspector general concluded. A ninth, the highest-ranking person mentioned in the report, was criticized for failing to respond to indicators that her subordinates may have violated anti-nepotism laws.
February 5, 2013
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, has appointed the following directors to its board of trustees: William S. Aichele, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania and chairman of Univest National Bank & Trust Co., Univest Investments Inc., and Univest Insurance Inc.; Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships; Bill Mandel, art director and head designer for CBS and Channel 13 Educational TV in New York; Al Pritchard, a certified public accountant; and Bob Welch, president of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and owner of Central Bucks Properties L.P., Buckingham Properties L.P., R.W. Group Inc., and Academy Wealth Advisers.