August 10, 2016 |
While some teens are soaking up their last weeks of summer at camp or on vacation, 14-year-old Samantha DeMartino spent Monday visiting corporate America. DeMartino, of Robbinsville, N.J., was among 50 high school and college-age young women participating in "Discovery Days," the latest project for University of Pennsylvania alumna Katlyn Grasso to connect girls with successful female role models. The idea, Grasso said, is to "bring the online world offline. " "Girls needed role models and they also needed experiential learning opportunities.
July 26, 2016
Reinvestment Fund, a Philadelphia nonprofit rebuilding distressed towns and cities through the use of capital and information, has named Saul A. Behar to its board. He is vice president and general counsel at the University City Science Center. The City Avenue Special Services District has elected Kevin Michaels and Mark C. Reed to its board. They replace C. Kevin Gillespie and Lita Cohen. Michaels, managing partner at Cross Properties, is a major property owner in the district.
July 23, 2016 |
Richard H. Groves, 86, formerly of Berwyn, a publishing company executive, died Saturday, July 16, of heart failure at Paoli Hospital. He had lived at Shannondell at Valley Forge for the last six years.Mr. Groves was born in Birmingham, Mich., and graduated from the University of Michigan with a business degree. He earned a master's in business administration from the university's Ross School of Business, graduating first in his class. Mr. Groves served in the Navy from 1952 to 1954, and after being honorably discharged, started his career in the management training program at General Electric Co. in Valley Forge.
July 21, 2016 |
A major reshuffling of executives at Comcast Corp. has led to the exit of Cathy Avgiris as cable division chief financial officer and the appointment of a leader for a new Comcast Mobile unit, fueling speculation that the company will soon be launching its own wireless service. The executive changes were effective last week and announced as Comcast executives prepare 2017 budgets, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. Greg Butz, a veteran Comcast sales executive, was just appointed head of Comcast Mobile, reporting to cable division boss Neil Smit.
July 20, 2016 |
Joseph G. McCormick, 60, of Newtown Square, a managing director at the asset management firm PFM Group, and a former lobbyist for public and corporate entities, died Sunday, July 17, of complications from cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. McCormick had been hospitalized for six days prior to his death, which "came as a shock to his many friends and associates," business partner John White said in an email. For the last 12 years, Mr. McCormick was an executive with the PFM Group, a national financial adviser and asset manager.
July 18, 2016 |
Services will be held Monday, July 18, for Kenneth Edgar Wilson Jr., 90, of Kennett Square, a retired Navy rear admiral who died Thursday, July 7, of a lung ailment at Kendal Crosslands. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1947, Adm. Wilson launched a three-decade military career, serving principally in engineering roles aboard ship. The first was the cruiser USS Juneau (CL-119) in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea in the late 1940s; the second was the fast-attack submarine USS Gudgeon in the Pacific Ocean in the early 1950s.
July 5, 2016
Alexander F. Buzbee has been hired as business-development executive at insurance brokerage firm Conner Strong & Buckelew, Philadelphia and Marlton. Buzbee, a defensive lineman for the Washington Redskins from 2007 to 2009, most recently served as a marketing and sales representative at Federated Insurance in Boston. Nancy Descano has joined the nonprofit Partnership for the Delaware Estuary as its deputy executive director. Descano had been interim chief financial officer for the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, after 11 years as Blood Bank of Delmarva's financial controller.
July 5, 2016
The Philly Ad Club has elected the following members to serve as the executive committee for the 2016-17 service year: Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager of WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, is president; Jill Deardorff, president and CEO at Deardorff Associates and Deardorff Digital, is chair; Paul Muller, president of the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, is first vice presient; Amy Shearer, chief marketing officer at...
June 26, 2016 |
Arthur Robert Marsden, 92, of Philadelphia, a World War II veteran and former executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 19, of pneumonia at Lima Estates in Media. Known as "Bob," Mr. Marsden was born in Philadelphia to Arthur E. and Edna Milner Marsden. He graduated from Northeast High School, and played soccer and basketball at Temple University, where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In March 1943, Mr. Marsden joined the Army to fight in World War II. Trained as a rifleman, he participated in Allied campaigns in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and central Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.
June 25, 2016 |
Barbara Cohen, 85, the mother of Comcast Corp. executive David L. Cohen, died late Thursday afternoon, June 23, at her home in Highland Park, N.J. Mrs. Cohen was diagnosed in March with brain cancer, her son said Thursday night from his childhood home. "She was outspoken. I came by my bluntness and candor genetically," said Cohen, who served as chief of staff for former Mayor Ed Rendell. "She was very direct and straightforward," said daughter Nancy, also describing her as principled and resilient.