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BUSINESS
September 11, 2012
Siobhan A. Reardon , president of the Free Library of Philadelphia, was named chair of Lyrasis , a regional nonprofit membership organization serving libraries. Michelle Portnoff , founder of Portnoff Law Associates Ltd., Norristown, was elected to the board of governors of Gratz College in Melrose Park. Blank Rome L.L.P. associate Eric G. Fikry was elected secretary of the Camden County Bar Association. The Alumni Association at La Salle University , a nonprofit educational institution, elected the following board members: Alexis R. Abate , marketing coordinator at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2011
Siemens Healthcare named Gregory Sorensen chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare in the U.S.A., effective June 1. Sorensen succeeds Randy Hill, who was interim CEO. He will be based at the U.S. headquarters in Malvern. Sorensen currently is professor of radiology and health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School; faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; and co-director of the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital.
NEWS
February 5, 1999 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bob A. Hedges, 80, who had taught insurance risk management and was an associate dean at Temple University, died Monday at his Ambler home. He had been afflicted with acute leukemia. Holder of a doctorate from the University of Illinois, he was chairman of the risk-management and insurance department at Temple for four years, then was associate dean of the business school from 1969 to 1975 before retiring. He was a director and former president of the American Risk and Insurance Association.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
Aon Affinity Insurance Services Inc., a Hatboro unit of Aon P.L.C., a global insurance broker and risk management firm, said it completed its $70 million purchase of Access Plans Inc., a Norman, Okla., marketing company that sells insurance and other products and services to membership groups. The deal is expected to add $18 million in annual revenue to Aon, which had $3 billion in revenue last year. With the addition of Access Plans staff, Aon Affinity now employs 1,270 in the United States, including 450 in Hatboro.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Graham is director of insurance and risk control for the Crozer-Keystone Health System. It's not the kind of job that one aims for in college, but it is where one might end up after a string of increasingly responsible positions, Graham said in an interview this week. To formalize connections in his field and help smooth that path for others, Graham helped form the Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council, an organization that is employer-based as opposed to one driven by insurers.
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BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
April 30, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Police have apologized for raiding a Southwest Philadelphia woman's home early Wednesday based on inaccurate information, but the woman, Ronik Jardine, refuses to accept the apology. "I'm not accepting apologies, because their mistake could have been a mistake of me being dead," she said. "I'm having anxiety and panic attacks because of this. " According to police spokesman Lt. John Stanford, officers raided the house in the 6000 block of Elmwood Avenue based on information that three armed home-invasion suspects had fled into the residence.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2015
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Gary Kozick and Mark Pliner to its board. Kozick is sole proprietor of Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions L.L.C. in Blue Bell. Pliner is a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Philadelphia. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers , Camden, named Kimberly D. Barnes , vice president of planning and development at Lourdes Health System , as chair of its board of directors. Barnes will serve a three-year term.
SPORTS
May 16, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
NEW SIXERS president of basketball operations and general manager Sam Hinkie said yesterday that he likes "smart risks," likes to "push the chips to the middle of the table in a big way" if he sees "something where you can find an edge. " Sixers owner Josh Harris repeated again yesterday, several times in fact, that despite the train wreck of a season created by last summer's Andrew Bynum deal, he would do it all over again. Hinkie said that he liked that about Josh, that it swayed him in accepting Harris' offer to leave the Houston Rockets for the Sixers.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard Graham is director of insurance and risk control for the Crozer-Keystone Health System. It's not the kind of job that one aims for in college, but it is where one might end up after a string of increasingly responsible positions, Graham said in an interview this week. To formalize connections in his field and help smooth that path for others, Graham helped form the Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council, an organization that is employer-based as opposed to one driven by insurers.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Reed Johnson, 78, cofounder of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson Property & Casualty Insurance Co., died of respiratory failure Sunday, Feb. 24, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. In 1959, Mr. Johnson; his brother, Edwin T.; and Ted S. Kendall founded the Johnson Co., an insurance brokerage and risk-management firm. To serve life-insurance clients requesting information about pensions, retirement plans, and health insurance, the brothers established a consulting firm in 1963 that evolved into the Johnson Cos. In 1980, Johnson Cos. vice president Ted Benna discovered a way to take advantage of section 401(k)
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alison McCardell believes that Clearview's special season in field hockey is the result of more than the Pioneers' hard work and talent. The Clearview senior, who has committed to continue her athletic career at Drexel University, is convinced that team spirit is the secret to the Pioneers' success. "It's a huge factor for us," McCardell said of the camaraderie. "It means so much when you are in tough situations on the field and you can all pull together and rely on each other.
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