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They Met at Philadelphia Airport. Now, He’s Running for President of Kenya

She was a flight attendant when she met her future husband, George Wajackoyah, in 2010 at a departure gate at Philadelphia International Airport. Meller Cheatham, an American, thought Wajackoyah was full of himself, but was intrigued that he wanted to be president of Kenya to help the lives of ordinary Kenyans, writes Michael M. Phillips for The Wall Street Journal.
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Essential Utilities’ Longtime Chief of Staff Appointed Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer

Brian Dingerdissen.Image via Essential Utilities. As part of a planned succession, Essential Utilitieshas named Brian Dingerdissen, formerly chief of staff, and vice president of communications and investor relations, as vice president, investor relations and treasurer. In his new role, Dingerdissen will retain his responsibilities for investor relations, lead the company’s ESG program and report to Dan Schuller, the company’s CFO. As treasurer, Dingerdissen will be responsible for the company’s financing and cash management activities and relationships with credit agencies.
BUSINESS

Centric Bank Promotes One of Its Earliest Team Members to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Services

Maura Cohen.Image via Centric Bank. Centric Bank has promoted Maura E. Cohen to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Services and Consumer Lending. “Maura was one of our earliest team members when we embarked on the Centric Bank vision of community banking, and she has been a dedicated Centric Bank employee for 15 years,” said Patricia A. Husic, President & CEO of Centric Bank and Centric Financial Corporation. “She keeps our customers at the center of every process, enabling her to move from a top consumer loan underwriter into a management role in mortgage operations to this promotion as a leader of the mortgage department. As Director of Mortgage Services, Maura’s focused, consistent, and intentional sales culture will increase and sustain the bank’s profitability. An early ambassador of our Centric Bank Way, she continues to expand our community outreach to first-time homebuyers.”
ECONOMY

Wilmington University’s Organizational Leadership Program Empowers Forward-Thinking Leaders

Image via Wilmington University. When Macy’s executive Paul Seiverd wanted to improve his productivity, he turned to Wilmington University. As a senior manager who leads over 800 employees, he chose the University for its flexible schedules and ability to transfer credits from his previous institution seamlessly. But he also was attracted to the university’s new Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership program.
WILMINGTON, DE

The Alliance for Health Equity Releases More than $600,000 to Support Local Nonprofits, Grassroots Organizations

Image via the Alliance for Health Equity. The Alliance for Health Equity has released $620,000 in support over two years to eight registered 501(c)3 grassroots and nonprofit partnerships, equaling 18 organizations as the recipients of the Collaborative Innovation Fund. Another $25,000 was awarded to an organization to support the Coatesville Black Media Renaissance, and $12,500 in discretionary funds was released to address emergent needs relating to health access.
COATESVILLE, PA

Vetri Restaurants Alum Makes Stellar Solo Debut in Ambler

Brad Daniels, a Culinary Institute of America graduate and alum of Vetri, an award-winning restaurant in Philadelphia, has made an impressive solo debut with his new restaurant Tresini in Ambler, writes Craig LaBan for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The meals Daniels creates are refined versions of seasonally inspired Italian flavors that...
AMBLER, PA

Malvern Fintech Company Plans to Add 100 Jobs to Chester County

Malvern-Based financial technology company Savana plans to hire 100 new employees after receiving a $45 million boost funding which will help grow their digital banking expansion, writes Rachel Ravina for the Philadelphia Business Journal. Fresh off a Series A funding round from investors that included both national and international companies,...
CHESTER COUNTY, PA

These Local Bowling Alleys Provide Hours of Old-Fashioned Fun

Whether you are planning a family outing, a playful date night, or an outing with friends, there are several local bowling alleys that are among the best in the region and guaranteed to provide you with hours of old-fashioned fun, writes Laura Swartz for Philadelphia Magazine. Devon Lanes in Devon...
DEVON, PA

WilmU’s Organizational Leadership Program Empowers Forward-Thinking Leaders

When Macy’s executive Paul Seiverd wanted to improve his productivity, he turned to Wilmington University. As a senior manager who leads over 800 employees, he chose the University for its flexible schedules and ability to transfer credits from his previous institution seamlessly. But he also was attracted to the university’s new Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership program.
WILMINGTON, DE

Centric Bank Promotes One of Its Earliest Team Members to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Services

Centric Bank has promoted Maura E. Cohen to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Services and Consumer Lending. “Maura was one of our earliest team members when we embarked on the Centric Bank vision of community banking, and she has been a dedicated Centric Bank employee for 15 years,” said Patricia A. Husic, President & CEO of Centric Bank and Centric Financial Corporation. “She keeps our customers at the center of every process, enabling her to move from a top consumer loan underwriter into a management role in mortgage operations to this promotion as a leader of the mortgage department. As Director of Mortgage Services, Maura’s focused, consistent, and intentional sales culture will increase and sustain the bank’s profitability. An early ambassador of our Centric Bank Way, she continues to expand our community outreach to first-time homebuyers.”
ECONOMY