Thomas A. Leonard, former controller of the City of Philadelphia, was elected to a four-year term as chairman of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P. He is chairman of the firm's litigation department and serves as chairman of numerous corporate, civic and professional boards.

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) named the following board members:

Donal McCoy, managing partner of Sassafras, Tin Angel and Serrano restaurants in Old City; Drew Polin, president of OpDecision L.L.C. and chairman of the Drenk Center Foundation board; Robert Orsher, owner and chief of surgery at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown; Michael Zulawski, vice president of commercial lending for TD Bank's Philadelphia market, and Philippe Gabay, general manager of SBA Global Logistics' Philadelphia and Los Angeles offices.

Terry Boston, president and chief executive of PJM Interconnection, Valley Forge, has been elected to the board of the National Academy of Engineering.

Maria Bermudez-Harris has been appointed 2014 co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Social Security Disability Committee. Bermudez-Harris is also chair-elect of the Philadelphia group's Young Lawyers Division, a member of the Minority Bar Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a board member of Friends of Farmworkers. She is an attorney at Martin L.L.C.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc., Wilmington, appointed senior vice president-finance, treasurer and chief financial officer Timothy R. Horne to its board.

Lynn A. Nolan, director of retirement-planning services at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Horsham, has been named to the Economics, Finance and Taxation Department advisory board at Widener University.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, the nonprofit arm of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, elected the following board members:

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, lead MC for Emmy-award winning band the Roots; Nancy Peterson, vice president/deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at AlliedBarton Security Services; Erin Wilson, deputy state director in the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey; Thoai Nguyen, chief executive officer at the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition; Tomas Sanchez, director of business relations and procurement at Temple University; Anthony Troy, executive director at Comcast Converged Products.. Desiree Peterkin Bell, director of communications and strategy in the Office of the Mayor, City of Philadelphia, is an ex-officio member of the board.

Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, a nonprofit conservation group in Ambler, elected Tai-ming Chang to its board. He will transition from serving as a member of the water resources committee to serving as committee chair. He serves as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service liaison to the North Atlantic and Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Attorney Kevin D. Sheehan of Parker McCay, Mount Laurel, has been elected to the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties. Sheehan is the chair of the firm's real estate and land use department.

John R. Washlick has been named to Law360's Health Care Editorial Advisory Board. He is a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Philadelphia.

Professional Women's Roundtable, a nonprofit group that provides networking, leadership, educational and personal-growth opportunities to women business leaders in the Philadelphia region, named the following officers:

Christie Mills, corporate secretary/treasurer for Karr Barth Administrators, Inc., president; Heather A. Herrington, an attorney at Jacobs Law Group P.C., vice president and chair, advisory board; Christine Soares, an attorney with Fox Rothschild L.L.P., secretary and co-chair, sponsorship; Leslie Cano, an assistant controller at Cozen O'Connor, treasurer.

Other members include: Katrina Aikin, of TD Wealth Management, co-chair, alliances; Judy Arnold, an independent marketing consultant, chair, co-chair, alliances; Diane Barber, attorney in the legal services department of AlliedBarton Security Service, co-chair, events; Peg Calvario, president of Peg Calvario L.L.C., co-chair, membership; Lisa Coleman a business consultant, co-chair, membership; Margaret Denton, associate general counsel with Drexel University College of Medicine, chair, ambassadors; Joanne Forsythe, project manager of North America IP telephony at Saint-Gobain, co-chair, public relations; Larisa Golodner, a financial and investment adviser with Firstrust Financial Resources, co-chair, events; Doreen Mosher, a career-transition specialist with Innovational Services, co-chair, sponsorship, and Lynn Mueller, head of governance and programs in the Americas for Teva Pharmaceuticals, co-chair, public relations.

Eric B. Smith, a partner at High Swartz L.L.P., Norristown, has been elected treasurer of the Montgomery Bar Association. - Mike Zebe