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People on the Move: Aug. 25

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People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact news@delawarebusinesstimes.com.

Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) welcomes Ann Shepard Visalli as the chief operating officer. Visalli joins BPG with over 30 years of experience in budget, finance, and economic development. She had a successful 22-year career in Delaware state government, which included serving as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under former Governor Jack Markell. Most recently, Visalli served as the chief operating officer for St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware.


Visalli has an extensive portfolio of experience that includes strategic budgeting, financial management, facilities and construction oversight, human resources, compensation, health and retirement benefits, risk management, teaching, and building high functioning teams. She has served in numerous committee and volunteer leadership rolls, locally and nationally, throughout her career.

As Chief Operating Officer, Visalli will be responsible for the oversight of financial operations for all BPG operating entities including budgeting and forecasting, long term financial planning, and strategy. She will also directly supervise Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Marketing and, in conjunction with Asset Management, Commercial and Residential Operations and Leasing. 

“Ann’s extensive experience as a strong, compassionate leader and her financial acumen will be critical in supporting BPG’s strategic growth. She will play an integral role in continuing to build a strong company culture across all divisions at BPG.” said Chris Buccini, Co-President of the Buccini/Pollin Group. “We value Ann’s commitment to our associates and the overall success of our business. We are thrilled she is joining our executive leadership team.”

WSFS Financial Corporation announces Arthur J. Bacci, executive vice president and chief wealth officer of WSFS Financial Corporation, will also serve as interim chief financial officer (CFO) of WSFS. Bacci replaces Dominic C. Canuso, WSFS’ former Chief Financial Officer, whose employment with WSFS will end on August 31, 2023.

Prior to joining WSFS in 2018, Bacci successfully led multiple business segments with the Principal Financial Group during his 16 years with the company. Bacci served as president and CEO of Principal Bank, CFO and CEO of Principal Trust Company and CFO of Ashton Technology Group, Inc., a NASDAQ publicly traded company.

“Art has a deep understanding of our Company and the proven leadership skills and professional background to step into this interim role while we begin our search for our next Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,” Rodger Levenson, Chairman, president and CEO of WSFS Bank, said. “We thank Dominic for his service and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Levenson added.

Bacci serves on the Boards of Teach for America Delaware and the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee. He received his B.S. in Finance from San Jose State and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He has also participated in leadership and management programs at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.


Beebe Medical Group welcomes primary care physician Trevor Aldred, MD, to Beebe Primary Care Cape Henlopen.

Dr. Aldred, a Lewes native and Cape Henlopen High School alumnus, sees patients of all ages for acute, chronic, and preventive care, and is also trained to perform joint injections as well as dermatologic procedures and biopsies. Dr. Aldred’s earliest experiences at Beebe date back to 2014, when he served as a volunteer on the hospital’s peri-operative care unit. In the years that followed, he served in various roles for community-based organizations, with a focus on helping people and solving problems.

“These experiences inspired me to apply to medical school and ultimately pursue a career focused on primary care, with the opportunity to personally impact the lives of patients and families,” Dr. Aldred said. “I believe strongly that family is one of life’s greatest gifts.”

Dr. Aldred earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency at West Virginia University, where his practice focused on the delivery of comprehensive care for medically underserved patients. Additionally, Dr. Aldred is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry.

The Best Lawyers in America has named 78 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys in its 2024 rankings. Best Lawyers has also selected Richards Layton attorneys as Wilmington, Delaware Lawyers of the Year in five practice areas, an award presented to one outstanding lawyer in each specialty in a metropolitan area: Mark Collins in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Kelly Farnan in Patent Litigation, Mark Gentile in both Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Mark Purpura in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).

“I’m very proud that Best Lawyers has recognized so many of our lawyers,” Lisa Schmidt, president of Richards Layton, said. “And I’m truly honored—not only that our peers respect our skill, hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence, but also that I work with such an incredible group of talented lawyers.”

The Richards Layton attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America are:

Michael Allen
Paul Altman
C. Stephen Bigler
Robert Burns
C. Malcolm Cochran IV
Susan Hannigan Cohen
Mark Collins
F. Peter Conaty Jr.
Frederick Cottrell
Brock Czeschin
Doneene Damon
Catherine Dearlove
Daniel DeFranceschi
Raymond DiCamillo
Daniel Dreisbach
Richard Facciolo
Kelly Farnan
Steven Fineman
Anne Foster
Kevin Gallagher
Mark Gentile
Kevin Gross
William Haubert
Paul Heath
John Hendershot
Tara Hoffner
Travis Hunter
Jennifer Jauffret
Cynthia Kaiser
Bernard Kelley
Beth Gansen Knight
John H. Knight
Rudolf Koch
Mark Kurtz
Gregory Ladner
James Leyden Jr.
Claire Love
Stephen Lukes Jr.
Elisa Erlenbach Maas
Michael Merchant
Katharine Lester Mowery
Jeffrey Moyer
Samuel Nolen
Stephanie Norman
J. Weston Peterson
Mark Purpura
Srinivas Raju
Marcos Ramos
Jason Rawnsley
Blake Rohrbacher
Richard Rollo
Lisa Schmidt
Chad Shandler
Zachary Shapiro
Russell Silberglied
W. Donald Sparks II
Robert Stearn Jr.
Amanda Steele
Stanford Stevenson III
Melissa Stubenberg
Sara Wagner
Robert Whetzel
Gregory Williams
William Yemc
John Mark Zeberkiewicz

The Richards Layton attorneys named in Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” are:

Jake Crosetto
Laura Dietrich
Robert Greco
Christine Dealy Haynes
Lee Kaufman
Alexander Krischik
Robert Maddox
Brian Mammarella
Philip Micha
Nicole Pedi
Katie Reese
Antonios Roustopoulos
Brendan Schlauch

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