Comcast Corp.

, Philadelphia, has announced the following promotions:

D'Arcy F. Rudnay, the company's chief communications officer, has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, the first woman in Comcast history to serve in that role. Rudnay is communications counsel to the executive team and leads the management of the company's brand, reputation, and strategic and financial communications to external audiences and to the company's 139,000 employees.

Arthur R. Block, general counsel and secretary, has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. Block is the company's chief legal officer, overseeing Comcast's legal, corporate governance, compliance, and strategic intellectual-property functions.

Lawrence Salva, chief accounting officer and controller, has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. Salva is responsible for external financial and management reporting.

The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, has hired Claudia H. Stowers as vice president for advancement. She will be responsible for working with the board and senior staff to complete the $150 million campaign for the museum. She most recently served as vice president, advancement, at American College. Construction of the museum is now underway, with an anticipated opening of early 2017.

Axalta Coating Systems, a Philadelphia manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has named NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon global business adviser, a special adviser to Charlie Shaver, Axalta chairman and CEO. This follows a multiyear partnership in which Gordon will offer insight into the automotive refinish, original-equipment manufacturer, commercial-vehicle, and industrial businesses.

The Philadelphia Theatre Company has named Priscilla M. Luce, former president, full-time executive managing director, working in partnership with longtime executive producing director Sara Garonzik.

TheVillage (formerly Presbyterian Children's Village), a Rosemont nonprofit that supports children and families affected by trauma, has promoted Rebecca Spiegel to quality improvement/electronic health record coordinator from child-welfare programs supervisor, and Valerie Houck to child-welfare program supervisor from residential therapist and supervised independent-living case manager.

Hopeworks 'N Camden, a nonprofit organization empowering local youth through technology, has appointed Preston Beckley to sales force director. Beckley spent nearly five years at the Food Bank of South Jersey as senior data analyst.

Lincoln Financial Network, the retail wealth-management affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group, has hired Nicole Spinelli as director of the WISE Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting, and Educating), a new enterprise-wide initiative designed to better support the needs of female financial advisers and clients. She had been vice president and director of the Network of Women Advisors at Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg, Fla.

St. Francis Healthcare, Wilmington, has named three physicians to lead its new cardiology practice, Partners in CardioVascular Health: Audrey Sernyak, director of cardiovascular services, who will continue to lead cardiovascular services and will serve as medical director of its cardiac diagnostic and interventional laboratories; Svetlana Katsev, director of noninvasive cardiology, formerly assistant professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and a consultant on Medicare compliance; and Yolanda Hendley, who will specialize in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. She served as a cardiology fellow and clinical investigator at Emory University.

American Water, a publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company in Voorhees, has named Michael A. Sgro senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. He had been general counsel of American Water's Northeast division and has been serving as the company's interim general counsel since early January.

John W. Devine, a lawyer in transactional and regulatory matters in the health-care and life-sciences industries, has joined Ballard Spahr L.L.P., Philadelphia, as of counsel. Devine was chief legal officer for PharmaCo Ventures and spent more than a decade in private practice.

Balfour Beatty Communities L.L.C., a Malvern real estate company providing services for the multifamily, military, and student housing markets, has hired Anne-Marie Niklaus as senior vice president, community management. She had been divisional vice president at Madison Apartment Group, the multifamily operating arm of Equus Capital Partners Ltd.

J.G. Wentworth Co., a Radnor purchaser of structured settlement payments, annuity payments, lottery payments, and other receivables, has promoted Randy Parke to president of annuity and structured settlement payments from senior vice president of purchasing.

Michael Schreiber has been hired as senior vice president and relationship manager for the Pennsylvania commercial lending team of Provident Bank, Iselin, N.J. He had spent 11 years as senior vice president of commercial lending at Bancorp in Philadelphia.

Michael Scott has been named director of ports and marine Northeast at Parsons Brinckerhoff, a Philadelphia infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization. He had been director of engineering/chief engineer for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.

Accolade Inc., Plymouth Meeting, has made the following appointments to the company's senior management team: Steve Barnes, former chief financial officer and president at NRG Energy, is chief financial officer; Margery Geers, former chief people officer at Walgreen's Take Care Health Systems, is chief people officer; and Andy Palan, former vice president of technology, enterprise architecture, engineering and innovation at CVS Health, is chief information officer.

National Penn Bancshares Inc., Allentown, has promoted Kevin C. Morris, information center manager, to senior vice president.

Loretta Sweet Jemmott will join Drexel University in September as vice president for health and health equity and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Jemmott has been a visiting professor and a member of the president's cabinet as special adviser for community health equity since the fall. An investigator in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, she had been the van Ameringen professor in psychiatric mental health nursing and associate director of the Center for Health Equity Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

AmeriGas Propane Inc., the general partner of AmeriGas Partners L.P., Valley Forge, has named Tony Rosback vice president and chief operating officer. He had been senior director, west region operations and North American logistics, of Williams Scotsman Inc., a mobile and modular space and storage solution company.

Steven H. Stein has been appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer at Incyte Corp., a Wilmington biopharmaceutical company. Stein had been senior vice president, U.S. clinical development and medical affairs, at Novartis Oncology US. - Mike Zebe