January 13, 2015
Janney Montgomery Scott L.L.C. , a Philadelphia provider of wealth management, financial services, and investment banking, has promoted Cliff K. Booth and Joseph D. Culley Jr. to co-heads of investment banking. Culley was managing director and head of infrastructure group, investment banking. Booth was managing director and head of financial institutions group, investment banking. Spark Therapeutics L.L.C. , a Philadelphia company developing gene-based medicines for debilitating diseases, has named Rogerio Vivaldi chief commercial officer.
January 7, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has made his first cabinet picks, tapping two individuals with decades of economic policy experience to lead state agencies central to addressing the budget crisis. Wolf on Monday picked Eileen H. McNulty, revenue secretary under Gov. Robert P. Casey, to lead that agency again, and Dennis M. Davin, director of Allegheny County Economic Development, as secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development. Wolf, who served as revenue secretary under Gov. Ed Rendell, said that with the state confronting a more than $2 billion deficit and sluggish job growth, he chose the two for their economic-development and public-finance experience.
December 15, 2014 |
Kurt Herman, 85, one of 50 Jewish children rescued from the Nazis in Vienna by a Philadelphia lawyer and his wife and who spent his life talking about the Holocaust and his experiences, died Saturday, Dec. 13, of mesothelioma at Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. He lived in Willow Grove. After the rescue, Mr. Herman was eventually reunited with his Polish father and German mother, who had settled in Allentown. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, worked as a certified public accountant, and married his wife, Rosalyn, in 1953.
September 22, 2014 |
When Kimberly Wright Cassidy became interim president of Bryn Mawr College last year, she started a new tradition at the 129-year-old institution: the Pop Up. Once each month, students are surprised with a campuswide event to, as she puts it, "build a sense of community and joyfulness. " They have played skee ball, danced on the college green, received chair massages and hand-cream rubs, and reveled at "Cassidy's Carnival," whose sign now hangs over the mantel in her office. For last Monday's Pop Up, students encountered a silk-screen shop outside the library, where they could grab T-shirts announcing the presidential inauguration of the woman who gave them the Pop Up. "We were all hoping while she was interim that we would get to keep her forever," said Anna Kalinsky, 21, a senior chemistry major from Chatham, N.J. She picked up a powder-blue T-shirt proclaiming: "Inaugurate #KCass.
July 12, 2014 |
Four years after issuing a scathing report on charter schools that found conflicts of interest and questionable business practices, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said Thursday that several of the schools had made strides. He singled out the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School in West Philadelphia, which he lambasted earlier because a nonprofit that owned the school's building was operating a nightclub inside on weekends and its chief financial officer was collecting salaries from several charters.