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August 9, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Faye Webb Dunn, 80, of Willingboro, a former Girl Scouts executive, died on Thursday, July 24, at Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hamilton, N.J., following a stroke. Mrs. Dunn began her management career in 1979 as director of field services for the Burlington County Girl Scout Council and retired as its co-executive director in 1992. She chose that career, a daughter, Mary Lynn Wells, said, because "she believed in their mission, to empower girls to be strong, contributing citizens.
NEWS
August 8, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Holland, 85, formerly of Berwyn, an accountant who rose to become an executive with Coopers & Lybrand, died Thursday, July 31, of congestive heart failure at the Bellingham Retirement Community, West Chester. Mr. Holland had lived at the facility for the last several months, said his son-in-law, Bob Logan. Before that, he lived in Berwyn, Wayne, and Stone Harbor, N.J. Mr. Holland had only one employer. He worked as a certified public accountant on the audit staff, starting in 1952, for what was then Lybrand, Ross Bros.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric Ulken, director of product management for SeattleTimes.com, has been named executive director of digital strategy for Philly.com and Interstate General Media's other digital news properties, owner and publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said Monday. Ulken will also oversee Inquirer.com and PhillyDailyNews.com. Ulken, who will report to Stan Wischnowski, vice president of news operations, has extensive experience in content, product development, and digital journalism education. Before his current job, Ulken was the Seattle Times' assistant managing editor for digital.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a question that perplexes management researchers who try to figure out why the glass ceiling is so hard to crack, particularly now that there are more minorities and women in the work world. Why is it, they ask, that women and minorities who successfully climb the corporate ladder so often pull it up behind them, not helping other women and minorities succeed? "It's sacrificing your own future if you leave the ladder down," David Hekman, an assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado, told a roomful of scholars and managers attending the Academy of Management conference in Philadelphia.
NEWS
August 2, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William S. Pilling II, 91, of Penn Valley, a pharmaceutical company executive, died Tuesday, July 29, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Pilling graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in 1941. Two years later, he joined the Army and served in France and Germany during World War II as a non-commissioned infantry sergeant in charge of a mortar squad. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a master's of business administration with distinction from Harvard University.
NEWS
August 2, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even as their homeless clients struggled to eke out a living, two former executives of a Philadelphia nonprofit jetted to exotic locales, treated themselves to shopping sprees, and dined at some of the city's priciest restaurants - all with taxpayer money allotted for charitable aid, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Erica N. Brown and Nathaniel E. Robinson - both former employees of SELF Inc., which operates nine homeless shelters in the city - face theft charges stemming from the more than $350,000 they are accused of charging to the agency's American Express cards.
NEWS
July 29, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter D. Quick, 69, of Haddonfield, a former real estate executive for Philadelphia regional banks, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, July 19, while vacationing in Ocean City, N.J. A graduate of Collingswood High School, where he played on the football team, Mr. Quick attended Susquehanna University before serving in the Army in Vietnam. He returned to complete his undergraduate studies and earn a bachelor's degree at Temple University, his wife, Sharon, said. He began his banking career at Continental Bank in Philadelphia and retired from Midlantic Bank after Midlantic Corp.
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Chris Hepp and Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris. While Nutter and his delegation left unannounced, his arrival in the City of Light was noted Thursday by a staff news release that outlined his itinerary and stated goals for the trip.
NEWS
July 22, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months. That's how much time the Darby Borough Historical Commission has to raise $75,000 to save Woodmount, a 250-year-old structure on Darby Terrace, according to John Haigis, the commission's chairman. Haigis said that after a weekend meeting at Woodmount, Davoud Baravordeh, one of the property's owners, agreed to put off any demolition plans, giving the group six months to come up with the money and a plan to save the building. Baravordeh confirmed in an email Monday that he would postpone demolition for at least six months.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark T. Smylie, 70, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Center City, a security company executive who loved ice skating and the arts, died Friday, June 27, of a heart attack. He had just finished lunch and was stricken while sitting in his car outside a Fort Lauderdale restaurant, said James D. Stoup, his former partner and present companion. For 25 years, Mr. Smylie was president of Philadelphia-based General Security Systems Inc., a security guard provider and private detection agency.
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