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OnGolf, a Radnor provider of a turf-management system software platform that helps golf-course superintendents manage water, course agronomic health, playability, golfer enjoyment, and tracking-equipment inventories, has hired Manda Koss as vice president of sales. Koss had been global vice president of inside sales at ThingWorx.

The Philadelphia engineering consulting firm Bruce E. Brooks & Associates has promoted Charles S. Argue from senior associate to principal and Tami Knopp from senior electrical engineer to lead electrical engineer.

First Niagara Bank has hired Renee Webb Murdock as eastern Pennsylvania community development officer. She had been vice president of neighborhood services and human resources for Project HOME.

LiquidHub, a Wayne-based digital transformation company providing customer engagement and technology services, has hired Hank Summy as partner, vertical markets. He had been president of North America at MRM//McCANN.

Urban Engineers, Philadelphia, has hired Amanda Schumacher as a vice president and director of corporate development. She had been associate vice president and marketing and business development manager at T.Y. Lin International.

Amy Band has been hired as director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Great Valley Hotel, Frazer. She had been director of sales at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Malvern.

Boyd Tamney Cross, a regional and national marketing communications firm based in Wayne, has promoted president Tom Cancelmo to CEO after the rebranding of the firm as BTC.

Chris Dumont has been named managing director and market executive of Pennsylvania and Delaware for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Dumont had been market executive for New York City.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, has appointed William S. Hirsch chair of the department of cardiology. Hirsch had been president and managing partner of Mercer Bucks Cardiology.

Egalet Corp., a Wayne-based specialty pharmaceutical company, promoted Mark Strobeck to executive vice president and chief operating officer from chief business officer.

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance has named George Matysik as executive director. He had been director of government affairs and public policy for Philabundance, where he led the development of Fare & Square, the nation's first nonprofit grocery.

The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life has hired Robin First Brandies as vice president of development and Sean Gregson as vice president of home care and hospice. Brandies had been senior philanthropic adviser, gift and estate planning, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Gregson had been regional operations director at Epic Health Services in Dallas.

Savran Benson L.L.P., Bala Cynwyd, has hired Leah Tworek as an associate. Tworek had been a staff accountant in the tax accounting group at Duane Morris in Philadelphia.

Bruce E. Brooks & Associates, Philadelphia, has promoted Charles S. Argue from senior associate to principal and Tami Knopp from senior electrical engineer to lead electrical engineer.

Shandor Szalay, senior vice president and director of the water resource practice at the environmental, planning, and engineering firm AKRF, will lead the firm's recently opened office near Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Bryan E. Screws and Lovepreet Buttar have been promoted from supervisors to managers at the Mercadien Group, an accounting firm in Princeton.

The intellectual-property law firm Volpe & Koenig P.C., Philadelphia, has hired the following: Ryan F. Heavener and Philip T. Mazoki, associates; Dionne D. Heard, staff attorney; Steven M. Landolfi Jr., patent agent; and Danielle N. Gross, technical adviser. Heavener worked as patent counsel for a leading semiconductor firm in Germany. Mazoki worked in inertial instrument testing and in the field of distribution planning engineering. Heard worked as IP counsel for a small firm and in a patent law office. Landolfi worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Gross worked as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry.

KPMG, Philadelphia, has hired Gianna D'Angelo as a principal in the management consulting-CIO advisory practice, and Eric Bloesch as a partner in the risk consulting-GRC technology SAP practice. D'Angelo had been a partner, financial services sector, SAP GTM leader, at IBM Corp. Bloesch had been a managing director at PwC.

Capital One Bank has named Michael Prendergast and Drew Richards as senior vice presidents for Philadelphia. Prendergast had been a senior vice president with Citibank and Richards a senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

- Mike Zebe