July 7, 2016 |
Michael Fraser, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is resigning to become executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials effective next month, both groups announced Tuesday. Fraser, a sociology PhD who has held various positions in public and policy inside and outside government, took over the 16,000-member physicians' group headquartered in Harrisburg in August 2013. "Mike led PAMED at a time of change, making tough decisions to strengthen and re-position our organization," said board chair David Talenti.
July 2, 2016
Jerry Buckley will retire as chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania SPCA effective Aug. 1 and will be replaced by an interim CEO, the animal-welfare organization announced on Thursday. Buckley, 60, assumed the role in May 2012 after serving as a senior executive at Campbell Soup Co. Previous to that, he worked as a journalist at Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Julie Klim, a member of the PSPCA board of directors, will take over for Buckley on an interim basis. Klim has worked in biopharmaceuticals, private equity, and the non-profit sector.
February 19, 2016
ISSUE | CONSTRUCTION Labor peace? The article "It's labor peace this time for Post Bros. " (Feb. 2) concerned those who believe in the merit construction philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation. It also opposes acts of coercion, violence, and intimidation. Michael Pestronk, the chief executive officer of Post Bros., stated, "As we saw on [the] Goldtex [construction]
January 19, 2016
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors, and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC. Comcast Corp. Arthur R. Block , general counsel, sold 2,632 shares at $55.04 to $55.14 on Jan. 8, and now directly holds 28,836 shares. Incyte Corp Richard S. Levy , officer, sold 3,937 shares at $101.86 on Jan. 6, and now directly holds 16,926 shares.
March 20, 2015 |
With an eye toward keeping African American interests at the forefront of the current mayoral campaign, a group of black civic leaders Wednesday outlined plans for a two-day "black political summit" April 11 and 12. The meeting, to be at Dobbins High School, will allow the group to draft an issues agenda for all mayoral and City Council candidates in the May 19 primary election. The candidates will be asked to sign off on positions presented. "We are sick and tired of politicians who come to our community and ask for our vote and disappear," said the Rev. William B. Moore, pastor of Tenth Memorial Baptist Church in North Philadelphia.
June 24, 2014
The Nationalities Service Center , a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps immigrants and refugees participate fully in U.S. society, has named Alicia Roch chair and Kate Rivera secretary. Roch is chief financial officer and human-resources director for Meyer, a commercial architecture and interior-design firm. Rivera is a project director for the WorkReady program at the Urban Affairs Coalition. Susan Buehler , executive vice president of Bellevue Communications Group, Philadelphia, has been elected to serve on the board of governors of the trade association Philly Ad Club . Min S. Suh , a partner in the labor relations and employment law department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P., has been named to the board of the Homeless Advocacy Project . Maria E. Bermudez has been elected to serve as a Zone 1 delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates for a three-year term.
February 14, 2014 |
Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. formally announced Thursday that the two cable giants would merge in an all-stock transaction valued at $45.2 billion. Comcast will control the combined entity in a deal that values Time Warner shares at $158.82 a share. Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts said on Thursday morning in a conference call with analysts that a merger with Comcast and Time Warner Cable will create a "near national platform" for its cable-TV and broadband businesses with exposure in 43 of the nations top 50 TV markets.
February 13, 2014 |
Upping the heat on Time Warner Cable Inc., rival Charter Communications Inc. formally launched a hostile proxy fight by proposing to oust Time Warner Cable's board and replace it with 13 new directors. A proxy fight was a remaining option for Charter after Time Warner Cable rejected three buyout bids, the last in January for $132.50 a share in cash and stock. Time Warner Cable closed at $134.90 Tuesday, down 0.59 percent. In a proxy vote, Time Warner Cable shareholders, such as pension funds, can vote for directors nominated by the company's management or directors nominated by Charter.
September 27, 2013
The Inquirer on Thursday misidentified ExxonMobil Chemical president Stephen D. Pryor as the chief executive of the South Philadelphia refinery. The refinery is headed by Philip Rinaldi, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Energy Solutions.