July 30, 2014 |
The William Penn Foundation's new leader will leave Aug. 31 after six months on the job. Peter J. Degnan, who came to William Penn as managing director at the beginning of March from his post as vice dean of finance and administration at the Wharton School, has tendered his resignation, foundation leaders said Monday. There will be no search for a replacement. Laura Sparks, previously chief philanthropy officer, will step into the top job, being retitled executive director, when Degnan leaves.
July 16, 2014 |
Edwin J. Poplawski, 88, of Springfield, Delaware County, a banker, World War II veteran, and community organizer, died Wednesday, July 9, of lung cancer at Vitas Hospice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Mr. Poplawski worked for 23 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and another 23 years at the First Pennsylvania Bank before retiring as an assistant vice president in 1989. As part of his job, Mr. Poplawski created and launched technical designs in the areas of computer automation, advanced security functions, and data integrity and controls.
July 3, 2014 |
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia lawyer and standout track and field official, died Sunday, June 29, at an assisted-living facility in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been ill for several years, said his friend Stuart Gellman. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from Overbrook High School in 1950, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a degree from Penn's Law School.
June 6, 2014 |
AFTER SUFFERING their seventh shutout in their previous 27 games and with everyone from your barber to a current coach questioning whether the Phillies are even a major league product, the drumbeat to replace Ruben Amaro Jr. as general manager is louder now than any sound emanating from the ballpark these days. Gone are the ebbs and flows of his six-season tenure as the GM, a tenure marked by league-shattering blockbuster trades in both directions, a tenure marked by dozens of minor leaguers being pushed from team to team like poker chips, most becoming little more than tips to a cocktail waitress.
June 2, 2014 |
When Andy Reid was fired by the Eagles after the 2012 season, he decided he wanted to get back to doing what he does best: coaching. Reid returned to Philadelphia on Saturday to appear on a panel with Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at the NFL's Career Development Symposium at Penn's Wharton School. The topic was managing key relationships, and the audience included 70 NFL assistant coaches and player-personnel executives aspiring for bigger jobs. Reid fielded a question about evaluating his shortcomings.
May 9, 2014 |
JANA CURRIER helped her nephew pick out his engagement ring. "He chose the most perfect stone," Currier said last night as she choked back tears. "He was going to propose in June. They had it all planned out. "He was over the moon. " She spoke in the past tense because Zachary Woods will never get the chance to carry out that proposal. The man, whom his aunt described as "exceptional," died late Tuesday, hours after he was struck by a car in University City. "I can't tell you how many times I've said throughout his life that they don't make them any better than Zach," Currier said.
May 1, 2014
KATLYN GRASSO, 20, a Wharton School junior, is CEO and founder of GenHERation, an online leadership portal for high school girls. GenHERation provides girls with an opportunity to work with national corporations and nonprofits to become catalysts for social change. Grasso has raised about $25,000 from various Wharton grants and venture funds to start up GenHERation. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for GenHERation? A: I've always been passionate about helping girls achieve personally and professionally.
March 26, 2014 |
"Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School " debuted Monday on SiriusXM Channel 111, where drivers and other hands-free listeners can hear scholars interview corporate bosses, comment on stocks and economic news, and offer the satellite station's subscribers how-to's on starting, running and selling companies. Wharton shows now broadcast 24/7, with an average of five hours live each workday - the organizers want to expand that to eight - plus playbacks on demand. Never mind that Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business , and other networks already offer business radio and relentlessly query Fortune 500 bosses, investors who own their companies, and disrupters who would replace them.
March 21, 2014 |
Former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent was named the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, a major promotion for the 43-year-old Pennsbury High School alumnus. In his new role, Vincent will oversee all of the league's football operations. Those include officiating, on-field discipline, and player personnel, among other areas. He will also be a nonvoting member of the league's competition committee. "We will emphasize clarity, consistency, and credibility to ensure the highest standards and best practices for our teams and fans," Vincent said in a statement.
March 17, 2014 |
His colleagues marvel at Vram S. "Ned" Nedurian's efficiency and expertise. "He handles twice as many cases as any of the other attorneys," said John F.X. Reilly, a deputy Delaware County district attorney. But what is perhaps most remarkable about Nedurian is his age: 90. And on Friday, he was at the center of a closely guarded secret in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. For weeks, colleagues had been planning his 50th work-anniversary celebration. Late Friday morning, 200 friends, attorneys, judges and coworkers jammed into the council meeting room to honor Nedurian, who thought he was there to attend a mandatory staff meeting.