Philly Tech People News 7/22/2012: Comcast moves & news

The appointment by NBCU head Steve Burke of Patricia Fili-Krushel as Chairman of the newly consolidated NBC News Group came as a surprise to some, the New York Post reports. Fili-Krushel is not considered to be a "news person" by many, although she did have oversight of ABC News a few years back. Burke worked with Fili-Krushel at ABC.

Jennifer Yohe Wagner, vice president/Strategic Business Procurement for Comcast Cable, was named the winner of the prestigious 2012 "Women in Technology" Award. The award is sponsored by Bright House Networks, and the winner was chosen by Communications Technology magazine, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Yohe Wagner joined Comcast in 2007. "Through strong internal and external partnerships, and her relentless negotiation of large complex technology deals, she delivers the desired corporate results and savings", wrote Peter Kiriacoulacos, Chief Procurement Officer, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, on Comcast's corporate blog.

Grace Killelea, former senior vice president of talent at Comcast Cable, left the company to start her own executive coaching and speaking consulting business. Her firm, Philly-based Grace Killelea Consulting, counts Comcast among its initial clients. Killelea, who left Comcast in June after nine years there, oversaw Comcast's talent acquisition, talent management and diversity recruitment.

Also, Thomas J. Wlodkowski has joined Comcast Cable as Vice President of Accessibility. Wlodkowski will focus on enhancing the usability of Comcast's products and services for people with disabilities. He joins Comcast from AOL, where he had a similar role.

WVT Communications Group Appoints David J. Cuthbert as President (Marketwire)

Tonic Design Co. Announces New Managing Director
Former SVP, Marketing of Digitas Health and Co-founder of Cadient Group Joins Newtown-based Digital Marketing Agency

(Business Wire)

TE Connectivity Announces Key Management Changes and Provides Preliminary Third-Quarter Results (PRNewswire via Business Week)

UPS executive Romanella takes CEO job at UniTek Global Service (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Wingspan Names Kathie Clark as Director (Business Wire)

Janney Investment Banking Continues Expansion
Gregory Roth Joins Janney’s Technology and Media Group
(Business Wire)

Cadient Group Hires Gabrielle Pastore to Lead Newly Formed Commercial Innovation Group (Philly Ad Club News)

Electronic Ink Welcomes Chris Britton to the Design Development Team (Electronic Ink Press Release)

LeadiD Adds Industry Veterans and Builds an All-Star Team (PR Web)

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