Local law partner appointed to Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee

Jennifer Bierly, a partner at Leech Tishman Family Law Practice Group, was recently appointed to the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Bierly, a former assistant district attorney of Centre County, will help advise the court on areas relating to family law. The 10-person committee provides recommendations while reviewing legislation and court decisions.

She began her three-year term on June 1.

AccuWeather announced the appointment of Steven Hickson as chief financial officer. Hickson was previously the CFO for Latin American Pay Television Service, which is jointly owned by 21st Century Fox, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures and MGM. He has helped lead efforts in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

According to a release, Hickson’s responsibilities will include managing financial operations and assisting with leadership decisions.

Hickson has led several international media projects in his career. Before working for LAPTV, he oversaw key projects at Turner Broadcasting System.

Geisinger Health System completed its search for a new chief medical officer, recently naming Dr. Jaewon Ryu to the position. Ryu, who holds medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago, will also take on the role of executive vice president. He will join Geisinger at the end of September.

In his previous position, Ryu was president of Integrated Care Delivery at Humana in Louisville, Ky. He is a board-certified emergency medical physician.

Ryu has held a number of senior positions throughout his career, including chief medical officer at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago and White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs.