Movers & Shakers Featured

6:51am EDT July 29, 2005
Terry D’Alessandro, CEO of Sovereign Bank’s metro Philadelphia and South Jersey regions, was elected chairwoman of the board of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She replaces James H. Gately, a managing director of Vanguard Group Inc.

D’Alessandro will lead United Way’s 60-member board of business and community leaders for a two-year term and play a major civic leadership role in the region. The board establishes the policies and direction for United Way, including setting the goals of the annual fund-raising campaign, and the strategy and priorities for funds invested in the community.

“I’m honored to be part of this important team of volunteers who are shaping the future of the communities where we work and live,” says D’Alessandro, who previously served as the board’s vice chair. “United Way is committed to building a better future by focusing on long-term goals of education, employment and self-sufficiency. I cannot imagine more important work than that.”

Before joining Sovereign, D’Alessandro spent 20 years with Main Line Bank. Prior to her present position, she was president of the retail banking division of Sovereign Bank for Pennsylvania.

D’Alessandro is also a board member of the Main Line Chamber and is involved in several chambers of commerce and community groups across the region.

Richard A. Longo joined Devon Health Services Inc. as vice president of network and client development. He is responsible for spearheading all network and client development efforts in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Initially, he will oversee the development of a Medicare Advantage provider network in these regions.

Longo has more than 25 years of experience in health care management and strategic development. He has in-depth knowledge of physician recruitment and group medical practice administration, provider reimbursement, quality improvement processes, managed care, and integrated delivery systems.

Additionally, Mike Frick was hired as sales manager for product development. Frick joins Devon Health with more than 15 years of sales experience, including large territory oversight. He will oversee the sales efforts surrounding the Devon Health Clinical Trials and electronic prescription programs. He will also play a major role in the development and test marketing of future products.

Joe Tauber was promoted to vice president - human resources and support services of Keystone Helicopter. Tauber oversees recruitment and human resource operations at Keystone, as well as oversee Composite Technology Inc.’s human resources functions.

Keystone Ranger Holdings, Keystone Helicopter’s parent company, acquired CTI last year, and the company is in the process of standardizing policies and integrating benefits. Tauber is responsible for facility safety, environmental compliance, insurance, benefits and other support functions.

IKON Office Solutions named Bruce Fiscus to head its sales and service operations in the Bay Area as area vice president. Fiscus brings 18 years of IKON sales and sales management experience to the position, most recently serving as director of sales in the Greater Los Angeles area. He succeeds Mark Bottini, who was promoted to vice president and general manager of IKON’s western region.

Fiscus began his sales career with Xtec in Philadelphia, which was later acquired by IKON. After six years of selling, Fiscus was promoted to sales manager. In 1998, he was promoted to director of sales for IKON’s Los Angeles area.

Alfred E. Bergbauer was named senior vice president, ACE USA International Advantage. The ACE USA International Advantage unit provides international insurance products and services for U.S.-based businesses.

Bergbauer leads a team of international property and casualty underwriting specialists who are responsible for delivering international programs, specialty coverage and client services for U.S.-based companies with global operational needs.

Previously, Bergbauer was south region international practice leader at Marsh USA Inc. He also previously served as CEO of two insurance companies in Asia.

ACE also named John S. Scales vice president, underwriting, for ACE USA International Advantage. Scales is responsible for overseeing the underwriting function within the International Advantage unit and leads the growth of the custom casualty underwriting segment.

Scales joins ACE from Marsh USA Inc., where he was senior vice president, southeastern zone international practice leader. Previously he was regional manager at AIG WorldRisk, southeast regional casualty manager at AIU of North America Inc. and senior business development manager at American International Companies Inc.

General Fiber Communications Inc. (GFC), a cable fulfillment provider, named Richard Martin chief financial officer. Martin, a CPA and a certified treasury professional, has more than 17 years of domestic and international financial management experience. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, turnaround management, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls and capital structure management.

Previously, Martin served as CFO for Strategic Distribution Inc. He has also held financial management positions within UPS.