Saul Ewing LLP, a Center City law firm, has named

Leslie K. Gross

director of communications in the marketing department. She had been an attorney with Fell & Spalding, Philadelphia.

M. Gary Sayed has been named to the newly created position of provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, effective July 1. He will also be senior vice president for academic affairs. He is currently dean of the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles.

Sun National Bank, Vineland, has promoted Joseph Sands Wandelt to executive vice president and director of human resources. He had been senior vice president and director of human resources.

Steven B. Standiford has been named chief of surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. He had been a surgical oncologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wis.

Comcast SportsNet has named Jon Slobotkin vice president and executive producer of live events. He had been executive producer of live events for SportsNet's channels.

QVC Inc., West Chester, has named Meade Rudasill to the newly created position of chief operating officer. He had been president and COO of Limited Brands and co-leader of Express, a specialty apparel chain.

Dan O'Connell has been promoted to chief financial officer. He had been senior vice president, controller.

John Hunter has been promoted to executive vice president of customer fulfillment services. He had been senior vice president of distribution.

AlliedBarton Security Services has named Glenn R. Rosenberg vice president in charge of its specialized service offering in the higher education sector. He had been vice president of business development for Edison Schools, a private manager of public schools, in the Philadelphia area.

Loren J. Luke has been named vice president of business development, Northeast region, for PHH FirstFleet, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He will be based in the Philadelphia area. He had been director of sales at Workhorse Custom Chassis, Union City, Ind. He was based in this area.

Samantha Howland has been named managing director of executive development at Decision Strategies International, a Philadelphia-based strategy consulting, education and software firm. She had been senior consultant.

Barbara Ceiga has been named exhibits director at the Academy of Natural Sciences. She had been a senior exhibition developer at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Melissa Grimm has been named director, corporate and public affairs, for Aqua America Inc., Bryn Mawr. She had been executive director of Philadelphia 2016, which led the city of Philadelphia into the second round of cities considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Olympics.

Medical Records Online, a King of Prussia health-care software and service company, has named Jerry Baker president. He had been president and chief operating officer of Info-X, a Rockleigh, N.J., vendor of coding compliance software.

Tony van Veen has been named president of Disc Makers in Pennsauken. He is the first non-family member leader of the company, founded in 1946 by Ivin Ballen. He had been executive vice president.

Robert J. Hughes has been named senior vice president of Cigna International Healthcare Benefits in Claymont, Del. Hughes had been Cigna International's chief financial officer.

Timothy D. Buckley will replace Hughes as chief financial officer. He previously was global financial reengineering leader with General Electric Insurance Solutions.

Hersha Hospitality Management, the Philadelphia property-management affilate of Hersha Hospitality Trust, named Edmund Pietzak as vice president of design and production. He had been director of engineering for Marriott International's New York flagship hotel, the Marriott Marquis on Times Square.

Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. named Sherry Phillips and Patrick Dignan to senior advertising positions. Phillips will be director of business development for advertising for The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. Dignan will be director of advertising sales for philly.com. Phillips had been vice president of conference sales at Forbes magazine, and Dignan had directed East Coast sales for Forbes.com.