United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

has appointed the following to its regional board of directors:

Anthony J. Conti,

retired managing partner, PwC Philadelphia Metro Market;

Nick DeBenedictis,

chairman of Aqua America Inc.;

Orlando Esposito,

executive vice president and head of the asset management group at PNC Bank;

Frances A. McElhill,

partner, Archer & Greiner P.C.;

Pedro A. Ramos,

president and CEO, the Philadelphia Foundation;

Michael J. Renna,

president and CEO, South Jersey Industries;

Phillip Rinaldi,

principal partner and CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions L.L.C.;

William R. Sasso,

chairman of Stradley Ronon L.L.P.; and

Joseph Scheufele,

executive vice president and managing director of business development, Energenic L.L.C.

Andrea Anania

, retired executive vice president and CIO at Cigna Corp., is ex-oficio.

Katie Ward has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Alice Paul Institute, a Mount Laurel nonprofit dedicated to teaching girls about leadership and equality and educating the public about New Jersey suffragist Alice Stokes Paul. Ward is a student at Holy Cross Academy, Delran, and a member of the institute's Girls Advisory Council, whose members, ages 13 to 17, advise on opportunities for girls in the area and help plan events for girls.

Mary Beth H. Gray has been appointed to the board of Emerge Pennsylvania, a political-leadership training program for Democratic women in Pennsylvania founded this year. She is a partner at Kleinbard L.L.C., Philadelphia.

Jennifer Galle, chief marketing officer for Valley Forge Casino Resort, has been named to the 2016 board of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, the official tourism marketing organization of Montgomery County.

Convention Sales Professionals International has named Russell R. Kice board president. He is senior national sales manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools appointed Stephen P. Dill a commissioner. He is vice president for leadership and school quality for the Association of Christian Schools International in Colorado Springs, Colo., and head of school at Delaware County Christian School.

Ducis Rodgers, sports director for WPVI-TV's Action News, has been named to the Widener University Communication Studies Advisory Board.

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has elected the following to its board: Amy Sadao, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania; Silas Chamberlin, executive director of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area; and Yinan Zhang, who joined through the Non-Profit Leadership Board program at the Wharton School of Business, where she is an M.B.A. candidate. The board has elected Jacqueline Penrod as chair. She is an attorney at the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.

Taylor Fernley, CEO of Fernley & Fernley, a Philadelphia association management company, has been named to the advisory board of St. Joseph's University's Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship in the Haub School of Business.

Lewis F. Gould Jr. has been reappointed to the Temple University board of trustees for a four-year term. He is a partner at Duane Morris L.L.P., Philadelphia.

- Mike Zebe