The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) has announced that its Executive Director and CEO, Troy A. Thrash was offered and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Air Zoo museum, Portage, Mich., an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Da Vinci Center's Director of Finance and Human Resources, MaryAnn Woods Przekurat, will serve as the organization's interim CEO starting Jan. 24.
A search process for a new CEO has begun, said Frank K. Schweighardt, Ph.D., Chairman of the Center's Board of Trustees.
The Allentown Rescue Mission has announced the hiring of Chris Aylward as its new Chief Executive Officer
Aylward has more than 20 years experience helping homeless and impoverished individuals achieve personal, professional and spiritual growth. Aylward replaces Gary Millspaugh, who served as Executive Director.
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace has announced the finalists for the 2012-2013 Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct. The winner of the competition will be presented with the award at a luncheon, noon Jan. 31, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Three well-known regional companies made the list after completing a rigorous application process. They are: Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.; Jaindl Companies; and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate.
The Societas Award competition is open to for-profit companies headquartered in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Ken Kovacs has joined Lehigh Valley Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), as a financial services professional.
Ken is a specialist in Family Life Insurance Programs, Disability Income Protection, College Planning Strategies, Retirement Planning, Business Succession Planning, Group Retirement Planning, and Long Term Care Insurance Programs.
Kovacs was most recently with Summit Financial Resources.
Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has been selected as Construction Manager to renovate Moravian College's Collier Hall of Science.
The Collier Hall of Science, built in 1971, houses a combination of classrooms for students and research laboratory space for students and professors.
St. Luke's Allentown Campus and gynecologic surgeons Michael Patriarco, DO, St. Luke's Director of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery; Tirun Gopal, MD; Sheldon Linn, MD and David Hanes, MD have been awarded the Center of Excellence designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG).
Valley Preferred, a provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Kristin Behler, MPH, CHES, as Health Educator and Certified Health Education Specialist of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.
Dietrick Group, LLC, Allentown, has welcomed Karen Sands as the newest member of its Appraisal Department.
She will provide valuation services of income-producing and investment properties, including residential land development.
Prior to joining Dietrick Group, she gained appraisal experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser and general real estate appraiser trainee with Imperial Realty Appraisal, LLC, Whitehall.
Sacred Heart Healthcare System has announced that Tamam Habib, M.D. has joined the organization as a Hematologist-Oncologist.
Dr. Habib received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg, School of Medicine, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Habib completed his fellowship through Penn State University at Hershey Medical Center.
Habib worked in private practice as a Hematology Oncologist in Reading and at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.H.
Michael B. Macy of Nazareth has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Lending at Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley.
Macy brings more than 22 years of local banking experience to his new post with a specialty in structuring financial instruments enabling expansion and commercial real estate acquisition for Lehigh Valley-based businesses and institutions.
He received a Bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Moravian College and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Commercial Lending at Bucknell University.