April 21, 2016 |
Joseph Neubauer will receive WHYY's Lifelong Learning Award at the organization's 15th annual President's Dinner on May 3, WHYY said Tuesday. Neubauer retired in February 2015 as chairman of Aramark Corp., the Philadelphia food-service company he led for 30 years. Neubauer, whose Neubauer Family Foundation is a major supporter of causes in the Philadelphia region, remains Aramark's third-largest shareholder, with 5.34 percent of the shares outstanding. email@example.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
March 31, 2016 |
When times were good for onetime Villanova University basketball standout turned bank chairman and successful Main Line money manager Barry R. Bekkedam, his tastes tended toward Ferraris, Aston Martins, and travel by private jet. But that was before the 2008 financial collapse; before he lost millions in investor cash to a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme; and before the financial institution he cofounded, Berwyn-based Nova Bank, collapsed into a hole,...
February 24, 2016 |
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc., Philadelphia, said it terminated its founder, chairman, and CEO William A. Carter, 77, and reorganized the management team "to provide effective and competent leadership" and position the "company to achieve its commercial goals and increase stockholder value. " The company named William M. Mitchell, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, as chairman of Hemispherx' board. David R. Strayer will be chief scientific officer, and Adam Pascale was named chief financial officer.
February 16, 2016
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Michael J. Angelakis, chairman and CEO of Atairos Management L.P. and senior adviser to the executive management committee of Comcast Corp., as chairman of its board. Angelakis succeeds James E. Nevels, who retired from the bank's board Dec. 31. Brian McNeill, president and CEO of TouchPoint Inc., has been appointed deputy chairman, replacing Angelakis in that role. Their one-year terms began in January. Patricia Hasson, president and executive director of Clarifi, was elected as a Class B director.
February 7, 2016 |
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce said Friday that John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will succeed Denis O'Brien, chief executive of Exelon Utilities, as chairman of the business group in October. Fry has been on the Chamber's board of directors since 2010, when he became president of Drexel after eight years as president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Before that he had been a top executive at the University of Pennsylvania. Since arriving at Drexel, Fry has been working to make the school, prized for its cooperative-education model, a catalyst for technology start-ups and economic growth in the city.
February 5, 2016 |
Harold S. Rosenbluth, 91, a third-generation leader of the Rosenbluth travel agencies, died of cancer Wednesday, Feb. 3, at home in Haverford. Mr. Rosenbluth "was the one who bridged the second to the third to the fourth generations," his son Lee said. "He was the sole reason that we as a company were in the fourth generation. " Until his death, Mr. Rosenbluth remained chairman of Rosenbluth Vacations, which the family retained after selling Rosenbluth International Inc. to American Express Co. in 2003.
January 27, 2016 |
As Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt tells it, he walked into the commissioners' Jan. 6 reorganization meeting with two proposals written out in his leather-bound notebook. One proposal was to nominate newcomer Lisa Deeley to chair the three-member commissioner board that oversees city elections. The other was to renominate a man who had become known for his City Hall absences and having not voted in six elections: Commissioner Anthony Clark. Schmidt went with the latter and, with Clark's acceptance of the chairman's $138,612 post, set off a firestorm.
January 23, 2016
ISSUE | PHILADELPHIA PAYROLL Clark's pay misused Philadelphia schools go begging to taxpayers for funds to operate while Anthony Clark, chairman of the City Commissioners, is paid $138,612 a year for a low-show job. When he retires, he'll collect more than $10,000 a month in benefits plus a lump-sum payout of about $500,000 from the Deferred Retirement Option Plan. Can you imagine what else goes on in this city? No wonder the schools have no money. |Arnold Einfalt, Voorhees Blame it on Brady U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, longtime chairman of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia, has asked Anthony Clark, chairman of the City Commissioners, to "just resign as chairman and show up" for work ("Brady: Clark a 'disgrace,' " Thursday)
January 16, 2016 |
William S. Latoff, 67, of West Chester, a bank executive, accountant, developer, and volunteer civic leader, died Monday, Jan. 11, of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Latoff was the chairman and CEO of DNB Financial Corp., a holding company whose subsidiary, DNB First, National Association, is a community bank headquartered in Downingtown with 12 branches. "Bill . . . through his vision and leadership, did so much to build and strengthen our company," said DNB Financial president William J. Hieb in a statement to employees announcing Mr. Latoff's death.
January 8, 2016 |
IT'S A funny little paradox. A boss who urges even interns under his employ to address him by his first name is to receive an award named for a boss whose highest-level employees refuse to do so out of respect . . . Or fear. It's never been quite certain when it comes to Ed Snider. During his more cordial times - when he was not searing that unblinking stare of his through your forehead - Snider has insisted that he does not require his employees - even his general managers - to call him "Mr. " and that it makes him a little uncomfortable when they do. That's never been a problem for 69-year-old Phillies chairman David Montgomery.