January 20, 2015
Richard A. Baron has been hired as vice president and chief financial officer at Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Radnor specialty pharmaceutical company developing transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments. He had been senior vice president and CFO of Globus Medical. Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. , Camp Hill, said Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad , currently vice president, health-care initiatives, has been promoted to group vice president, pharmacy initiatives and clinical services. Konrad succeeds Karen Staniforth , who was recently promoted to the role of chief operating officer at Health Dialog, a subsidiary of Rite Aid. Friends Center Corp.
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.