Richard Lee Snow

Richard Lee Snow has been named the new regional development director leading fundraising efforts for the United Negro College Fund.

Snow will be responsible for establishing short- and long-range goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions and their students. He also will serve as an ambassador for the organization, engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure that revenue goals are met.

Before he joined UNCF, Snow served as senior adviser for multicultural marketing and business development for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In that role, he and his team managed current and cultivated potential relationships with African-American groups, individual donors and celebrities, including collective partnerships with the National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Links, Inc., Prince Hall Shriners, the NAACP and the National Urban League.

Snow also served as the eighth executive director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and was the first to be given the additional title of chief operating officer. He chartered the organization’s three chapters in Nigeria and South Africa.

Snow has received numerous recognitions, having been featured both locally and nationally in print, radio and television.

Phoenicia Wallace

Phoenicia Wallace has been appointed the new executive director of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity.

Now in her seventh year of practice, Wallace was most recently a deputy attorney general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Her path to PLSE has taken her through the Entrepreneurship Program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, the Peace Corps in Kenya, the district office of state Sen. Anthony H. Williams and the legislative office of City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.

She served four years as a staff attorney and law clerk in the Philadelphia court system.

Lisa Washington

Lisa Washington has been named a senior vice president and chief legal officer of WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corp.

In this newly created role, Washington will oversee the enterprise-wide legal operations of WSFS and will report to WSFS Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Paul Greenplate.

Washington has more than 25 years of legal experience with expertise in corporate governance and public company compliance. She joins WSFS Bank from Philadelphia based Atlas Energy Group, where she served as vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

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