He succeeds Terry Kendall, who has led CIGNA International since 1999. Kendall recently passed away.
Hartley joined CIGNA in 1985. He has held several positions in the company, including responsibility for treasury and capital management for CIGNA International, serving as CEO of CIGNA’s Hong Kong operations and vice president of life operations in Southeast Asia prior to assuming his role as CEO of CIGNA’s Asia-Pacific region.
“Under Paul’s leadership, our Asia-Pacific operations have grown rapidly and CIGNA has become an acknowledged market leader in the region in providing innovative life, accident and health insurance products and services through affinity partners,” says H. Edward Hanway, CIGNA CEO.
Hartley is a graduate of the University of Sheffield & Hallam in England and is an FCA. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
“I am confident that given Paul’s extensive experience, deep knowledge and leadership skills, he and his team will continue CIGNA International’s successful record of focused growth and profitability,” Hanway says.
FIRST FINANCIAL BANK
First Financial Bank promoted William DeFalco to first vice president and commercial lending team leader.
DeFalco will manage the group that develops and manages commercial and industrial business in Chester County. He joined First Financial Bank two years ago as a relationship manager in the Commercial and Industrial Lending Group. Prior to joining First Financial Bank in 2003, he worked with Republic First Bank and Mellon Bank.
He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Scranton, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business management.
Monica Justice was promoted to vice president of studio operations at QVC. She is responsible for management of product central, the studio operations desk, backstage operations, image, broadcast design, post-production and graphics.
Justice joined QVC as an on-call fashion stylist in 1994. Prior to her promotion, Justice was director of studio operations, where she was responsible for the studio operations She received her bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising from Philadelphia College of Textile and Science.
QVC also appointed Randy Ronning chief merchandising officer. He is responsible for merchandising, brand development and Internet. Ronning joined QVC in 2001 as executive vice president.
LITHIUM TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Lithium Technology Corp.’s board of directors promoted Andrew Manning to president and chief operating officer.
Manning had been the Plymouth Meeting company’s executive vice president since 2002 and its chief technical officer since 2003. He’s been a directors since 2004 and is a managing director of LTC’s Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH subsidiary, based in Nordhausen, Germany.
LTC’s board also appointed William Hackett chief financial officer, executive vice president and treasurer, as well as a board member.
The board also made Klaus Brandt an executive vice president.
Comcast Corp. appointed Diane L. Robina president - Comcast-Sony Networks, a joint venture between Comcast and Sony that will create new cable networks using content from the Sony library.
Robina is responsible for working with the board to determine the genres for the new networks and overseeing their start-up and operations. She is an elected member of the board of directors for New York Women in Film and Television.
Robina received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware.
Comcast also promoted Diane Dietz to senior director of public affairs and vice president of The Comcast Foundation. Dietz directs the company’s public affairs activities, including its national community investment and outreach initiatives. She also oversees The Comcast Foundation, which provides financial support for organizations and programs that work to strengthen the communities Comcast serves.
Dietz joined Comcast in 1996. She holds a juris doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Stonebridge Bank appointed Russell W. Carlow chief credit officer.
He previously held positions including assistant vice president of Advanta Bank Corp., president and CEO of Bank of Chester County and senior vice president of Hamilton Bank.