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Settlement Music School appointed Karin Miller Orenstein branch director of its West Philadelphia branch. Orenstein is a former faculty member of Settlement and taught piano at the 105-year-old school's Germantown and Camden branches.

TMG Health Inc., a King of Prussia firm that handles claims administration and other services for Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans nationwide, promoted Shawn Reed to director of financial planning and analysis. He had been a senior financial analyst.

Presby's Inspired Life, a nonprofit developer of continuing care and affordable housing for seniors in Lafayette Hill, named Michelle S. Gollapalli vice president of philanthropy from. She had been chief development officer at the American Pain Foundation.

   James Polaski was promoted to vice president of operations from vice president of project development and housing.

   Bill Canteen was promoted to executive director of affordable housing from assistant director of affordable housing.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority named Deirdre M. Childress its strategic communications manager. Childress is a former editor at The Inquirer, having worked on the features, suburban, sports, and city desks.

Jennifer Becker was hired as communications manager of Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia. Becker was a senior public relations specialist for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom L.L.P. in New York.

Cooney Bros. Inc., a regional plumbing supply/PVF company in Plymouth Meeting, said Gerry Cooney would become president and CEO on Tuesday. He succeeds Marion Cooney Valaro, who is retiring, but will remain chairman of the board and a consultant to the firm. Cooney is vice president of sales.

The William Penn Foundation, a charitable Philadelphia nonprofit, hired Phoenix Wang as director of strategic investments. Wang will lead the foundation's efforts to develop and manage the Innovation Fund and the Transformation Fund, two new programs it will launch in 2013. She is co-founder of Startl and held leadership positions with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Allebach Communications, a Souderton advertising and communications firm, hired Scott Cooter associate creative director. He had been conceptual director and senior copywriter at DePersico Group.

Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, named Scott D. Richard gynecologic oncology clinical service chief and associate professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology of Drexel University College of Medicine. He had been in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Trust, Radnor, said Leslie Gillin Bohner, chief fiduciary officer, had assumed full administrative and fiduciary responsibility for the operation of the Trust Department, and would chair the Trust Administration Committee and be a member of Pennsylvania Trust's Management Committee. Bohner joined the company as a senior vice president in March 2011.

Electronic Ink, a Philadelphia design consultancy, hired Christopher H. Honigman as vice president of client strategy. He had been senior vice president of sales and marketing at UNSi.

Brad Koch was hired as director of athletics and recreation at Cabrini College. He had been associate director of athletics at Philadelphia University.

Greenphire, a clinical technology company based in King of Prussia, hired John M. Blakeley as chief commercial officer. He had been chief commercial officer at ERT.

RCM&D, a privately held insurance advisory firm, hired Lou Shapiro as senior sales executive in its Philadelphia office. He had been senior vice president with Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

Mark K. Kessler was hired as of counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris L.L.P. Kessler will continue as vice president and senior counsel to homebuilder Toll Bros. Inc.

- Mike Zebe