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.
January 7, 2016 |
Ronald Rubin is stepping down from his executive role at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a company with which he has been identified since it acquired his Rubin Organization in 1997. Rubin's employment as executive chairman of the Philadelphia-based shopping-mall developer and operator will end June 7, when his current contract expires, the company said Tuesday in a statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "I have benefited tremendously from Ron's leadership, the invaluable relationships he has created, and his real estate savvy," Joe Coradino, PREIT's current chief executive officer, said in a separate news release.
December 18, 2015
NORRISTOWN - The Montgomery County Republican Committee on Tuesday elected William Donnelly as its new chairman. Donnelly is a former county prothonotary and Horsham Township Council member. He said Wednesday that he would "try to see what's wrong" with the county Republican party, which lost every row-office race to Democrats in November and has struggled with in-fighting. He was elected to replace State Rep. Mike Vereb, who resigned last month. Donnelly said other Republicans asked him to run for chairman "and to try to straighten the ship and to stop it from sinking.
December 5, 2015 |
Following a molto allegro search process, the Curtis Institute of Music board on Thursday approved a new chairman. Real estate mogul Mark E. Rubenstein will succeed Nina Baroness von Maltzahn on June 1, after the end of the academic year, the school announced. Rubenstein, 74, joined the board in 2009, and has been active in matters relating to facilities, governance, and fund-raising. He advised the school on construction of Lenfest Hall, and was a major contributor to the campaign to build the addition.
November 11, 2015 |
The DuPont Co. has named Edward D. Breen as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, less than a month after naming him to those positions on an interim basis after Ellen Kullman resigned both jobs on Oct. 5. The appointment of Breen, 59, raises the prospect of a breakup of the 213-year-old, Wilmington-based chemical company amid continued pressure from an activist shareholder. Breen has had discussions about potential deals involving DuPont's seed and crop-chemicals unit, the company's largest segment by revenue.
November 10, 2015
The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life has elected the following trustees to its board: Julie Beth Axelrod, a physical therapist; Mark R. Eskin, executive vice president/wealth management at Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott; Richard J. Ferst, former chairman of CenterSquare Investment Management; Mark Fishman, copresident of GBG Kids; Lori Israelite, controller at Workplace Environments; L. Scott...