WSFS names chief wealth officer and branch executives
Art Bacciwill lead the wealth business as the new Chief Wealth Officer of WSFS Financial Corporation and its primary subsidiary,WSFS Bank. Bacci will also serve as an Executive Vice President and will join WSFS’ executive leadership team. He succeedsPaul Geraghtywho retired earlier this month after seven years with the company.
Bacci joins WSFS fromPrincipal Financial Groupwhere he successfully led multiple segments over 15 years. Most recently, he was head of Principal’s Hong Kong business where he spearheaded the acquisition and integration of a pension fund company that doubled Principal’s market share. Previously, Bacci was President and CEO ofPrincipal Bank, assuming the role in 2007 and successfully guided the bank through the recession. He first served as CFO of Delaware-basedPrincipal Trust Companyand in 2005 became its President and CEO.
Following the successful integration of recent acquisitions, WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS), announced a new leadership team that will execute long-term goals for the Bank’s network of banking offices in Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Long-time WSFS Bank veteran,Shari Kruzinski, will support the team as Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Business Initiatives, providing strategic leadership for the Bank’s five Retail Regional Managers.
Most recently, Kruzinski was a Senior Vice President and the Regional Manager of WSFS Bank’s Southeastern Pennsylvania market. In that role, she successfully managed the Bank’s retail operations, and consumer and small business banking in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pa. She played a key role in the integration of WSFS’ recent acquisitions. Kruzinski also helps oversee the Bank’s giving and charitable donations to over 80 non-profit organizations in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.
Working with Kruzinski will be five Regional Managers:Crissy Kelly Bowdenhas been promoted to Regional Manager of the Valley Forge Region. Timothy R. Chretienhas been promoted to Regional Manager of the bank’s Brandywine Valley Region. Jeremy Shacklefordis the new Regional Manager of WSFS’ Greater Wilmington Region. Shelly R. Kavanaghhas been promoted to Regional Manager of the Southern Region.Tracy Feinsilver, who has been a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of WSFS’ New Castle Region for the past three years, will complete the leadership team in her current role.
Christiana Care medical director honored
Roshni Guerry, M.D., medical director of Inpatient Supportive and Palliative Medicine at Christiana Care, was honored as the 2018Outstanding Physician in Palliative Care by the Delaware Quality of Life Coalition.
Each year, the all-volunteer organization honors selected providers, educators, clergy and caregivers for their dedication, leadership and passionate care for patients and families.
Guerry was lauded for modeling ideal leadership in the development of other providers and teams of professionals in supportive and palliative care.
Her role in Leadership Delaware, Vital Talk and the Christiana Care inpatient program for Supportive and Palliative Care were noted as a few of the examples demonstrating her pursuit of excellence as a physician, teacher and role model for palliative care.
Other Christiana Care providers honored at the event included Amanda Zettle, NP, and Mary Beth Transue, LCSW, recognized for their care for patients and families needing palliative care and support.
UD distinguished professor named
Paul Quinn, a prolific researcher who studies how infants form concepts for people, places and things, has been appointed Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware.
The appointment, effective April 1, was made “in recognition of your achievements as a scholar and educator,” according to a letter from President Dennis Assanis and Interim Provost Robin Morgan.
Quinn, who joined the UD faculty in 2003 as a professor in what is now the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, has published widely and won numerous awards for his research and teaching. In 2013, he was selected as that year’s Francis Alison Professor, the University’s highest competitive faculty honor.
SoDel Concepts promotes Armstrong.
Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the promotion ofCharles Armstrongto the position of executive chef at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island Through Job Corps, he took a culinary course.
After relocating to Delaware in 2013, he was hired by SoDel Concepts. He started as a line cook at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View and moved to Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach.
Noble’s Pond adds team members
Noble’s Pond has added three new team members to its professional staff. They are:Jeffrey Foust, Manager; Catherine Houchins-Holsclaw, Design Consultant; and Megan Donahue, Housing Consultant.
Coldwell Banker Preferred announces agent
Coldwell Banker Preferred announced that Newark resident Camille Mason has affiliated with the company’s Wilmington office. As an affiliated agent, Mason will provide residential real estate services in all areas of Delaware and Pennsylvania.