May 20, 2014
Esther McGinnis has been elected to the board of Gannett Fleming Inc. , Harrisburg provider of construction management service. She is a senior vice president and director of the firm's Eastern Pennsylvania Region, which includes its Valley Forge and Philadelphia offices. Stradley Ronon partner Lisa Duda has been appointed to the board of directors of Drueding Center , Holy Redeemer Health System's transitional housing and comprehensive counseling program for homeless women and children.
May 7, 2007 |
Citizens Bank promoted James Tyrrell to senior vice president and director of regional banking for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He had been senior vice president of regional banking for Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Seth Gillston was named senior vice president of Ace USA's new mergers and acquisitions industry practice. The new appointment is in addition to Gillston's current responsibilities as senior vice president of Ace Financial Solutions in Philadelphia. Carpenter Technology Corp.
October 19, 2002 |
Foamex International Inc. said yesterday that Thomas E. Chorman has been promoted to chief executive officer, replacing Peter W. Johnson, president and chief operating officer since December, who has resigned. Chorman joined Foamex last summer as chief financial officer, and was named chief administrative officer in December. He is the Linwood, Delaware County, company's fifth CEO since 1997. Foamex, which is the largest North American producer of foam cushioning for the automotive, furniture and bedding markets, has been without a CEO since John Televantos left in December.
December 8, 2000 |
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association has hired a career oil-company executive to be its executive vice president. Sheldon L. Thompson, 62, a Sunoco employee from 1962 until his retirement in June, will oversee day-to-day business operations of the orchestra. Joseph H. Kluger remains the orchestra's president. But Thompson, known as "Shel," will be charged with what he calls "back-office stuff" - that is, overseeing the orchestra's finances and human resources; managing communication with and among the board members; and improving the orchestra's relations with donors and subscribers.
April 19, 2000 |
The judge presiding over the criminal trial of Letitia "Tish" Troshak yesterday heard sharply contrasting views of the Warminster Township supervisor, charged with stealing funds from the township and a local political committee. Troshak's attorney, Albert Cepparulo, called her a dedicated public servant who had worked thousands of hours without pay, handling millions of taxpayer dollars as the de facto township manager, and never stealing a penny. But C. Theodore Fritsch, the chief of prosecution for the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, accused Troshak of stealing more than $2,000 from the township's coffers and nearly $5,900 from the Committee to Restore Honest Government, a political-action committee that she helped form in 1993 and whose finances she controlled.
December 21, 1997 |
It would appear that, after a year and a half, Supervisor Frank Burstein finally has what he's been asking for. Supervisor Tish Troshak announced at a meeting Tuesday night that she would step down Jan. 6 from her position as the township's chief administrative officer. Troshak, who did not return phone calls, gave no explanation for her decision. She has held the unpaid post since April 1996. She will remain a supervisor until 2001. But Burstein isn't singing a song of victory quite yet. The Democratic supervisor filed a lawsuit in May against Troshak, a Republican, arguing that she cannot legally serve as both supervisor and chief administrative officer.
May 23, 1997 |
At one point, Frank Burstein complained so much and so long about fellow supervisor Tish Troshak being chief administrative officer that Republicans openly challenged the Democrat to take her to court. Yesterday, he did. Burstein's suit, filed in Bucks County Court, calls for Troshak to be removed as supervisor and chief administrative officer, saying it is illegal to serve both posts at once. The suit is the culmination of a yearlong feud involving Troshak and Burstein, Republicans and Democrats, the definition of a manager and chief administrative officer, and political payback in this Central Bucks township.
September 5, 1996 |
It's become a case of who's abusing whom. Armed with two complaint letters, Democratic Supervisor Frank Burstein charged Supervisor and Chief Administrative Officer Tish Troshak, a Republican, with threatening township employees. She has been "prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner," Burstein said at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting. He said that Troshak has conducted a "reign of terror" and run a "dictatorship," slamming doors in people faces, threatening to fire them and intimidating employees.
May 26, 1996 |
As Warminster Township speeds toward reorganization, the two Democratic supervisors say they have been left in the dark about key decisions. They also contend that the checks and balances of the government are being compromised by a supervisor who is temporarily serving as chief administrative officer of the township. The three Republicans who control the five-member Board of Supervisors have their own complaint. They say Democrats Patricia Stephens said Frank Burstein are unfairly stalling the governing process.
May 2, 1996 |
Moving into their fourth month without a township manager, officials here have yet to plow through a stack of applications from almost 50 candidates - two of whom have held the position before. Bill Hess, who left Warminster to join a Bristol engineering firm less than three months ago, recently sent a letter to the township, expressing his interest in reclaiming his seat as township manager, a source at the township said. Warrington's current township manager, Stanley Gawel, is also an applicant for the position.