New executives, board members appointed at several area institutions

    Seems there’s something in the water today. Brace yourself for the announcement of new directors, members and curators at not one, but four area institutions.

    Here’s the rundown in order of their appearances in our inbox:
    Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum has a new curator. Matthew J. Palczynski comes from the Philadelphia Museum of Art by way of Temple University. He beat out more than 80 other candidates and he doesn’t come alone. The museum has also just acquired works by the modernist painter Arthur B. Carles.

    The National Constitution Center has a new executive committee chair. Our Old City neighbor has welcomed Doug DeVos, who’s been on the board since 2008, as its new committee leader. DeVos is the president of Amway Corp., but in his role at the NCC, he’ll be overseeing management, operations, finances, investment, fundraising and other governance responsibilities.

    David L. Rebuck has been sworn in as New Jersey’s newest Division of Gaming Enforcement director. Not much of a surprise, since Rebuck has been acting director since May, but his role in making Atlantic City a national gaming destination is now just formally beginning. The division is a law enforcement agency for casino regulations under the Department of Law and Public Safety.

    A department store CEO is leaving one retailer for another. Brendan L. Hoffman will leave Lord & Taylor next month to become CEO of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which runs several varieties of department stores in 23 states.

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