Rosemary Connors has been named the new executive director of the Philadelphia Film Society, the group which organizes the annual Philadelphia Film Festival and Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (July 12-24) announced Wednesday. Connors, who will begin immediately, was most recently the alumni director at Widener University in Chester, PA and has also worked in the alumni offices of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University. Her career also includes work at the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (now the Independence Seaport Museum) and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. [Brian Brooks]