, a Philadelphia education-technology company, has named
Rachel H. Jacobs
chief executive officer. She replaces Karl Okamoto, ApprenNet's co-founder and founding CEO, who will continue to serve as a member of the board and senior management team. Jacobs formerly was vice president of strategy and business development at Ascend Learning and launched new businesses at the McGraw-Hill Cos., where she led expansion into career solutions in China, India, and the Middle East.
Heraeus, a Langhorne precious-metals and technology company, has promoted Kim Jessum to head of intellectual property legal affairs for the company's U.S. region. She joined the company as associate general counsel and will handle all IP legal matters for its U.S. businesses, which include precious metals, sensors, biomaterials, medical components, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. Jessum was of counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young L.L.P.
Linda R. Roehner has been elected president and CEO of Hatboro Federal Savings. Roehner's career with the financial institution spans more than 35 years and includes tenures as executive vice president and chief operating officer, vice president, and chief technology officer. She had been interim president.
SSH Real Estate, a Philadelphia commercial real estate company, has promoted Gregory B. Muller to chief operating officer and partner. He joined the company in 2003 and was previously general counsel.
Philadelphia health insurance company Independence Blue Cross has hired Jill Michal as vice president of sales services and client experience. Michal was president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey from 2008 to 2014.
Aramark, the Philadelphia provider of services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, has named Stephen P. Bramlage Jr. executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 6. Bramlage succeeds executive vice president and chief financial officer Fred Sutherland, who will retire after nearly 35 years with the company. Bramlage had been chief financial officer at Owens-Illinois Inc.
National Penn Bancshares Inc., Allentown, has promoted Jeffrey M. Brusko to senior vice president, from relationship manager.
AC Lordi, an accounting, risk-management, and executive-search firm in Malvern, has hired Joe Heater as director of accounting services. He had been chief financial officer of WPCS International.
Kistler Tiffany Benefits, a privately owned, employee benefits consulting firm and general agency in Berywn, has promoted the following managing partners: Chris Collins, Kevin Conners, Brad Daggett, Ryan Schaible, Mike Troy, and Larry Vukovic. The six had served as employee-benefit consultants.
HNTB Corp., an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors, has named Curt Venditti civil engineer, water resources; Adam Wroblewski, senior transportation planner; and Christopher Snyder, rail transit designer. Venditti is based in HNTB's King of Prussia office; Wroblewski and Snyder are in the firm's Philadelphia office. Venditti was a civil engineer at Michael Baker International, Wroblewski a senior transportation planner at Atkins Global, and Snyder a catenary associate at the Burns Group.
David Younkin has been named director of lower school at Friends Select School, effective in September. Younkin had been director of professional development services and innovation at the Children's Literacy Initiative.
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter L.L.P. has promoted Chad D. Mountain and Suzanne DellaValla Jones from associates to of counsel. Both are in the firm's Philadelphia office.
TD Bank has promoted Rajesh Viswanathan to chief administrative officer and leader in business initiatives for North American credit card and merchant services in its Wilmington office. He had been interim chief administrative officer and lead in business transformation.
National Penn Bancshares Inc., Allentown, has named Sean Hennigar vice president and a relationship manager in its small-business lending group. He will be responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing commercial relationships throughout National Penn's southern region, which consists of Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware Counties, and parts of Montgomery County. He had been a market manager for Susquehanna Bank.
Brian Reehill has joined Savran Benson L.L.P., Bala Cynwyd, as an associate specializing in litigation and forensic accounting. He previously was an associate at Friedman L.L.P.
Steven M. Packer has been promoted to senior manager of business development and client relations in the tax accounting group at Duane Morris L.L.P., Philadelphia. He had been manager, individual tax planning and compliance.
Revitas, a Philadelphia business sales, contract, and compliance software company, has named Michael Coluzzi chief financial officer and senior vice president. He held the same post at software company Quintiq.
Kleinbard L.L.C., Philadelphia, has hired Peter R. Rosenzweig as a partner in the litigation department and a member of the employment group. Rosenzweig was a shareholder at Rubin Fortunato & Harbison P.C.
Navigate, a management consulting firm in Wayne, has hired Carmelita DiPretoro as director of recruiting and human resources. DiPretoro had served as senior talent acquisition partner at Xelerate L.L.C.
Burke Lawton Brewer & Burke, a Spring House investment-management firm, has appointed John T. Lawton as CEO. He will continue as a principal and portfolio manager of the firm.
Philadelphia law firm Pond Lehocky has hired Susan Nanes as an attorney on the firm's brief-writing team. She served for seven years as Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille's law clerk, where she was primary drafting clerk.
Investors Bank, Robbinsville, has named Janice A. Mills vice president, business lending, focused on Central and South Jersey. She had been a relationship manager with Santander Bank.
TD Bank has promoted Mercy Anne Martin to senior vice president, audit director in finance and corporate services, from senior audit group manager in its Mount Laurel office.
Christopher D. Hill has been hired as an associate in the business and finance department in the Philadelphia office of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P.
Blank Rome L.L.P., Philadelphia, has named Jason E. Reisman as a partner in the labor and employment group. He had been a partner and member of the management committee at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P.
Citizens Bank, Philadelphia, has named Dan Astolfi as middle market regional executive in commercial banking for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and metro New York City. He had been a commercial banking team leader.
PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Malvern developer of biopolymer-based drugs, has promoted Jonathan P. Mow to CEO from chief business officer. James Balance has been hired as vice president, research and scientific affairs. He had been vice president of technology development at BioRexis Pharmaceuticals and director of business development at Aventis Behring.
- Mike Zebe