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Mutual-fund company Vanguard has named Karin A. Risi, principal, Vanguard Advice Services group, and Thomas M. Rampulla, managing director Vanguard Europe, to new roles on the senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Bill McNabb. Risi will head V

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Mutual-fund company


has named

Karin A. Risi

, principal, Vanguard Advice Services group, and

Thomas M. Rampulla

, managing director Vanguard Europe, to new roles on the senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO

Bill McNabb. Risi will head Vanguard's retail investor group, which provides mutual funds, financial planning and wealth-management services, and brokerage services to individual investor clients. Rampulla will direct Vanguard's financial adviser services division, which provides investments, services, education, and research to more than 1,000 financial-advisory firms.

TD Bank has promoted Melanie Tanner to vice president, store manager, of a branch in Aston from product-relationship manager, money out, for the Delaware County region.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has named Atiq Rehman director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and director of quality and performance improvement. He was director of robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the transcatheter valve program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Columbia University.

M&T Bank, Wilmington, has hired Diana Miller as a mortgage loan officer in the bank's mortgage division for the Delaware region. She had been a loan officer at Newport Site Employees Federal Credit Union.

Pennrose Management Co., Philadelphia, has promoted John DeSantis to vice president of information technology from director of information technology, and Eileen Robinson to director of accounting and finance from assistant controller.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corp., Bryn Mawr, parent of Bryn Mawr Trust Co., has named Alison E. Gers executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Joseph L. Ring and Andrew Yang have joined Martin Law, Philadelphia, as associates. Ring focuses primarily on Pennsylvania workers' compensation law and comes from the workers' compensation department at Post & Schell in Philadelphia, where he was an associate. Yang practices in Social Security disability law and comes to the firm from his work as an intern at the Temple Legal Aid Clinic.

James B. Kehoe has been named president of New Jersey operations for Tonio Burgos & Associates Inc., a Trenton provider of strategic planning and consulting, issues and crisis management, lobbying and legislative affairs, and public-affairs services. Kehoe was business manager of UA Local 322 Plumbers and Pipefitters.

Nirag C. Jhala has been appointed professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and director of anatomic pathology and director of cytopathology at Temple University Hospital. Jhala had been professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Korn Ferry, a corporate recruiter, has hired Troy L. Vincent in its industrial practice and the human resources center of expertise practice as a principal in its Philadelphia office. He was a global HR director for SABIC, the world's fifth-largest chemical company.

John W. Woods Jr. was named vice president and store manager for the Republic Bank stores in Mayfair and Torresdale. he was vice president and store manager at Commerce/TD Bank.

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C., Philadelphia, has hired Gregory J. Samurovich as an associate in its casualty and professional liability defense practice group. Samurovich had been an associate at Wright & O'Donnell P.C. The firm has also named Joseph F. Longo as its newest shareholder. Longo focuses on general litigation, specifically in the area of insurance.

National Penn Bancshares Inc., Allentown, has hired Michael J. Senico as vice president and a relationship manager in its small-business lending group. He had been a business banking officer for Citizens Bank.

Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia, has hired Kara Peischl Dodson as director of recruitment and professional development. She was director of recruitment and professional development at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in Wilmington.

AWeber - Email Marketing, Chalfont, has hired Sandeep Chand as vice president of engineering. He was senior director of research and development for iCIMS.

Hornercom, a Harleysville public-relations and marketing communications agency, has hired Alana Suko as executive director, Jeff Shurilla as account supervisor, and Chelsea D'Amore as account coordinator. Suko was founder and president of Bluefin Communications. Shurilla was founder and president of Shurilla Guerrilla. D'Amore worked as an intern with the Rosen Group.

New Vitae Wellness & Recovery, Quakertown, which offers housing options in Bucks and Lehigh Counties, has promoted Judith O. Yanacek to president and CEO from vice president.

Law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, has hired James J. Eisenhower in its Philadelphia office in an of-counsel capacity. Eisenhower, who has been active in government and politics, focuses his practice on government and regulatory matters. He was a partner in the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P., where he was chair of the government and regulatory affairs practice group, cochair of the white-collar crime practice group, cochair of the firm's political action committee, and a member of the appellate practice group.

TranSystems, a Philadelphia engineering and consulting firm focused on transportation infrastructure, has promoted Gary Luczak from associate to senior associate.

Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, has named Cem Erenler hotel general manager. He had been general manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park.

JKR Partners Architects, Philadelphia, has made the following promotions: José Hernandez to principal from associate; Deidre DeAscanis to associate principal from project manager; Richard Stewart to associate principal from project manager; Jason Wistreich to associate principal from project manager; Elisa Lanzutti to project coordinator from designer; and Jennifer Whary to project coordinator from designer.

Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center Inc. has hired Cydneé Phoenix and Karen D. Jackson as vice president of operations and programs and chief financial officer, respectively. Phoenix had been vice president of equal employment opportunity, training, and community relations for the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Jackson had been director of finance for the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Cozen O'Connor has named Ahaviah Diane Glaser a member of the public strategies group in the firm's Washington office, where she will head the health-care policy practice. She was previously staff director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care and senior health counsel to U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV.

DMW Direct, a Chesterbrook direct-response advertising agency, has promoted Megan Howe and Kathryn Craig to account directors from account managers.Joe Heater has been hired as director in accounting services at AC Lordi, a Malvern provider of accounting and risk-management consulting and executive search services. He had been chief financial officer for WPCS International.

- Mike Zebe