Newsmakers Week of March 21, 2013


Former Mayor and Gov. Ed Rendell will be honored by Legacy Youth Tennis and Education at its 30th annual Champions for Children benefit on April 26 “for his guidance and leadership as well as
enduring support of our young people.”

Fred Stein, senior producer, the Creative Group, Inc., has been named vice president of the board; and Judy Kellem, owner/president, Facilities Relocation Consultants, Inc., secretary of the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Matthew Schure, president and CEO of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2014. He has been with the college since 2001.

The managing director/investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors in Jenkintown, John Solis-Cohen has been named one of the “Top 1,000 Financial Advisors” by Barron’s for the fifth straight year, while Eric Salmansohn, senior vice president of Morgan Stanley in Center City, has been named to the list for the fourth consecutive year.

 Dr. Charles Abrams, associate chief of hematology-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been named director of the new Blood Center operated by Penn and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Agents orange? Princeton U. sophs Michael Katz and Ben Quazzo have taken the title as university superfans, an honor accorded them by no less than the Daily Princetonian for their passionate support of school teams while attired in outrageous orange get-ups. The tennis team members have been saluted as “the rowdiest sports fans that Princeton has seen in the post-Vietnam War era.”

Harold Paul is the “Congregant of the Year” and will be honored by Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park at Shabbat services on April 5.

Marsha Galespie of Ventnor, N.J., who started the city’s Community for Safe Usage of Recreation Environment, has, at age 70, joined Real Partners Uganda, recently volunteering for three weeks at a Ugandan clinic as well as school.

Joshua Silverstein of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, where he’s a partner, is also one of the “New Leaders of the Bar,” according to the New Jersey Law Journal, which picked 50 lawyers at the top of their game still under age 40.

Dr. Daniel Polsky, a medical prof at the Perelman School of Medicine at the U
of P, and a health care management professor at Wharton, has just been chosen as exec director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His credits show how he budgets his time: Polsky’s also on the Congressional Budget
Office’s Panel of Health Advisers and formerly served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.



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