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First National Bank and Trust Co. of Newtown announced the following promotions:

Dorothy Cooper, to vice president, from assistant vice president/compliance manager.

Lindsay Lambert, to vice president, from assistant vice president/commercial and construction lending.

Margaret Young, to vice president, from assistant vice president/loan training officer.

DMW Direct, a Philadelphia direct-response advertising agency, announced four new hires:

Karl See has joined the company as vice president of fund-raising at DMW Direct Fundraising. He had been vice president of development at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

Joann Hoffsis has been named account director. She held the same post at New York City-based Rauxa.

Sue Maloney has been named account executive for DMW Direct Fundraising.

Caryn Crump has been named machine operator. She had been a manager with A.M.E. Ice Cream & Ice Co.

TD Bank has promoted Bruno D. Berenato to store manager, vice president of the Holly Ravine branch in Cherry Hill. He had been an assistant store manager.

CeaseFirePA, a statewide nonprofit committed to reducing gun violence, hired Shira Goodman as executive director, succeeding Max Nacheman. Goodman had served as deputy director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.

Accounting and management consultants Bowman & Co. L.L.P., Voorhees, announced the acquisition of the accounting firm McGonigle & Co. and named the firm's founder, John E. McGonigle, a consultant.

Abbas El Sayed Abbas has been appointed associate professor of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and chief of thoracic surgery at Temple University Hospital. He had been director and chief of thoracic surgery at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.

Haefele Flanagan, a Moorestown accounting and consulting firm, has named Angela McDonough a shareholder. She is chief operating officer and firm administrator.

Royal Bank America, Narberth, the wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania Inc., promoted Robert A. Kuehl to the newly created position of chief administrative officer. Kuehl had been chief financial officer. Michael S. Thompson assumes the role of chief financial officer. He currently serves as chief accounting officer. Mary Kay Shea, the bank's current controller, assumes the role of chief accounting officer.

C&D Technologies Inc., a Blue Bell-based maker of energy-storage products and backup power systems, hired Christian Rheault as its new president and chief executive officer. Rheault had been senior vice president of global business operations for Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc.

Curtin & Heefner L.L.P., Doylestown, said it added two partner-level attorneys to its firm. Samuel C. Totaro Jr. will be based in the firm's Doylestown office. Herbert K. Sudfeld Jr. will work out of the firm's Morrisville office.

Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains, N.J., has named John Bilek regional vice president, responsible for the management and growth of Weichert sales offices in the Brandywine Valley area of Pennsylvania and Delaware. He had been sales manager.

Bancroft, a regional service provider in Haddonfield for people with autism, acquired brain injuries, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, hired Samuel B. Young as vice president of development and Rex Carney as vice president of marketing and communications. Young had been director of Men's Division-Professional & Leadership Development at Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. Carney had been director of external affairs for City Year Greater Philadelphia.

Pennoni Associates, a Philadelphia engineering, design, and consulting firm, announced the following staff changes:

Regional vice president for transportation David Lowdermilk has been named principal of IIS, a division of Pennoni.

John Zarsky has been promoted to the newly created position of deputy regional vice president and principal for transportation technology, taking over day-to-day management of transportation operations company-wide. He had been regional technology principal for eastern Pennsylvania.

James Markham, formerly division manager for the Philadelphia transportation division, has been promoted to regional technology principal for eastern Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Colello has been promoted to division manager for the Philadelphia transportation division, from senior engineer.