Children's Village

, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides early-childhood education and school-age academic enrichment, has named

Mark K. Stephens

secretary of its board of directors. Stephens is a retired engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency. Also named to the board were

Teri Gerbec

, senior vice president, creative director, Tierney;

Diana Lumia

, attorney adviser, Social Security Administration; and

Stephen T. Molieri

, vice president, enterprise financial risk, Bancorp.

John H. Tilelli Jr., a retired Army four-star general and Widener University alumnus, has been named chair of the university's board of trustees. Tilelli previously served as vice chair of the board. After retiring from the Army, he served as president and chief executive officer of United Service Organization Worldwide Operations.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Plymouth Meeting developer of oncology and infectious-diseases DNA immunotherapies, has named Nancy Wysenski to its board. A commercial pharmaceutical executive with more than 30 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Wysenski previously served as executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and chief operating officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals.

American Water, a publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in Voorhees, has appointed Karl F. Kurz an independent member of the company's board. Kurz is a former chief operating officer at Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and was most recently managing director of CCMP Capital Advisors L.L.C., a global private equity firm.

Philadelphia Theatre Company has elected Elliot Schwartz president. He is the owner of the Carol Schwartz Gallery in Chestnut Hill. Julia Ericksen and Victor F. Keen have been named executive vice president and vice president, respectively, of the board's executive committee. Ericksen is a former professor in the sociology department at Temple University and is a specialist in gender studies. A lawyer, Keen is of counsel at the law firm Duane Morris L.L.P.

Michael G. Menkowitz, office managing partner of Fox Rothschild L.L.P.'s Philadelphia office, has been appointed to the board of the Ronald McDonald House. He is a former chair of the law firm's financial restructuring and bankruptcy department.

Amy Kate Failing has been elected to the board and been named to the governance committee of the nonprofit Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. She leads marketing operations for Community Energy Inc., Radnor.

Christopher D. Ball has been elected to the board of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Ball is a partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox. His practice focuses on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance.

- Mike Zebe