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People on the Move: July 22

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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

Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee announced seven women were selected for induction into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame for 2022. Out of the more than 50 applicants received by the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy and the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, the Committee chose seven of the top nominees who have made significant contributions in Delaware.

Anne Canby | PHOTO COURTESY OF DHR

This year’s inductees include:

  • Anne Canby, a pioneer in transportation as the first woman to lead the Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) in 1993 and as Deputy Director of Transportation during the Carter Administration.
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson, a late suffragist, poet, activist, and educator at Howard High School in Wilmington.
  • Carolyn Fredericks, the Executive Director of the Modern Maturity Center and longtime advocate for Delaware seniors.
  • Teri Quinn Gray, former DuPont scientist, and current Chief Operating Officer at the science-based crop protection company, Provivi, in California.
  • Ilona Holland, children’s educator with a focus on literacy. Has consulted on children’s educational TV programming, authored numerous children’s books, and is a partner with the Delaware State Library system.
  • Karyl Rattay, former Director of Delaware’s Division of Public Health, served during the COVID pandemic and holds the longest tenure in the role.
  • Aida Waserstein, former judge of the Family Court of Delaware. Has also written several books with the goal of helping foster children by telling her own immigrant story.

“With an incredible pool of applicants this year, the committee had a difficult time narrowing it down to this year’s class of inductees,” Kay Keenan, chair of the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, said in a statement. “The diversity of women we’ve selected comprise an amazing group who have done so much for Delaware in so many different ways, and we are so pleased to be able to honor them in the fall.”

The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women was established in 1981 and is the oldest annual celebration of its kind commemorating Delaware women.


Savoy Magazine has named Chemours’ CEO Mark Newman and Chief Brand Officer Alvenia Scarborough to the 2022 list of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

As the company’s second CEO, Newman has made an immediate impact ushering in a new chapter for Chemours, focused on more innovative and sustainable solutions, responsible manufacturing and environmental leadership, societal and community impact, and making Chemours the greatest place to work. He also formed and then served as the executive sponsor of the Chemours Diversity and Inclusion Council, further embedding inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E) as a part of the company’s culture and ethos.

Scarborough’s energy for telling the Chemours story through building its brand and reputation are helping drive the company’s vision to create a better world through the power of our chemistry. An integral part of the Chemours team since our July 2015 founding, she has also been a constant champion for ID&E in the chemical industry. Scarborough also serves as the executive sponsor of the Chemours Black Employee Network and leads community relations and philanthropy for the company, launching Chemours’ first global school adoption program and its first global scholarship program.


Jon Hickey has been selected as the 109th President of Rotary Club of Wilmington.

Jon Hickey | PHOTO COURTESY OF RC

Hickey has been an agent with NAI Emory Hill Real Estate Services for 20 years, with a particular emphasis on Downtown Wilmington. He has served Rotary in a variety of roles over the years, including as a Director, Committee Chair, and Club Secretary. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and has also worked at the District level on Global Grants.

Since the Rotary Club of Wilmington was founded in 1915 as the 148th Rotary Club worldwide, the club has sought to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”


The Bancorp Bank welcomes Timothy Green as the managing director, head of Fintech Lending. In this new role within The Bancorp Fintech Solutions division, Green will development and execution the Bank’s fintech lending strategy.

Green joins The Bancorp with over 20 years of experience in banking and partnership strategy, with the last 12 years specifically spent in the area of bank-sponsored lending partnerships and related risk management practices.

“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to develop valuable partnerships between banks and companies in order to provide transformative lending products to their constituencies. The Bancorp possesses a unique combination of balance sheet strength and culture of innovation that doesn’t exist at many financial institutions in this space. I’m eager to use my experience to help continue transforming the banking landscape with The Bancorp Fintech Solutions,” Green said.

 


Scott G.  Rugers | PHOTO COURTESY OF SIPEM

Solutions IPEM, a full service architectural, land planning, civil engineering and surveying firm, announced the Director of Architecture, Scott, G. Rogers, AIA, LEED AP, has been named an associate for the firm. Rogers joined Solutions IPEM in January 2015 and established the architecture department. Since then, he has grown the department to include two additional architects and an architectural designer who work collaboratively on a variety of commercial and residential projects across Delaware and Maryland. Projects have included a medical office building for Bayhealth, a senior living complex with a memory care facility, tenant fit outs for retail spaces, The Station on Kings, custom residential design and renovation work, community clubhouses for The Marina at Pepper’s Creek and Chase Oaks and home designs for builder communities across the resort area. 

 

Scott has over 35 years of experience on Delmarva and is licensed in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is NCARB certified and is and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

He recently retired from the Salisbury/Wicomico Planning & Zoning Commission after serving for 17 years and is also a past member of the Society for American Military Engineers as well as the City of Salisbury Historic District Commission. 


Joanne McGeoch | PHOTO COURTESY OF DCF

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) welcomes Joanne McGeoch as vice president for philanthropy, Drew Fennell as the new chair of its board of directors, Chanta Howard-Wilkinson as vice chair and Pete Kennedy as treasurer.

McGeoch has served as interim executive director and chief development officer at Delaware Nature Society, where she championed consecutive fundraising campaigns, two master plans, and successfully led the organization through several leadership transitions.

In her nearly two decades as a fundraiser, she has raised over $18 million towards annual and capital campaigns, capacity building, and strategic growth initiatives.

McGeoch has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Arizona State University and advanced certifications in fundraising and planned giving.

Drew Fennell | PHOTO COURTESY OF DCF

Chanta Howard-Wilkinson | PHOTO COURTESY OF DCF

Fennell recently retired as the chief communications and experience officer at ChristianaCare, a role she held since 2017. Fennell has been widely recognized for her leadership throughout Delaware, including by the ACLU of Delaware, Delaware Human Relations Commission and Delaware State Bar Association. She also was inducted into the Delaware Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019.Fennell earned a law degree from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.

 

Howard-Wilkinson is a diversity, equity and inclusion/ human resources consultant. She previously served as associate director of EEO/AA for Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, deputy attorney general and EEO/affirmative action coordinator for the New Jersey Office of Attorney General, and as an associate at a large New Jersey law firm. Howard-Wilkinson holds a law degree and a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, as well as a certificate in diversity and inclusion for HR from Cornell University.

Pete Kennedy | PHOTO COURTESY OF DCF

Kennedy is a director at Cover & Rossiter, where he leads the audit practice. With more than 25 years of experience in the accounting field, in addition to his experience with nonprofits and public sector organizations, Kennedy has worked in many diverse fields, including manufacturing, construction, and professional and financial services. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarkson University. Kennedy is retired from the Navy Reserve after 22 years of service, including six years of active duty and the last 16 as a Reservist.


The Food Bank of Delaware announced the appointment of eight officers and six board member to its board of directors:

The following officers have been elected to the Food Bank of Delaware’s Executive Committee:

  • Andy Larmore, Chairman (Vice President, Bayshore Transportation)
  • Steve Thompson, Chair-Elect (Retired, Chesapeake Utilities)
  • Andrew Levin, Secretary (Vice President – Capital Markets, Onix Group)
  • April Birmingham, Treasurer (Vice President, Delaware Regional Charitable and Community Involvement Manager, M&T Bank)
  • Nicole DiMondi, Workforce and Community Development Chair (Global EHS Leader for Facilities Services & Real Estate, DuPont)
  • Leslie Kosek, Advancement Chair (Executive Director, Digital Payments Area Product Owner, Chase)
  • Tim McCann, Operations Chair (Retired, DuPont)
  • Gregg Schmidt, External Affairs Chair (Chief Communications Officer, Corteva Agriscience)

The following business leaders are newly-elected to the Board of Directors:

    • Archie Campbell, Mayor, City of Milford
    • Maurice Catlett, Corporate Chef, SoDel Concepts
    • Bernice Edwards, Executive Director, First State Community Action Agency
    • Tucker Norton, Global General Manager for the Cyrel® Solutions business, DuPont
    • Gregg Schmidt, Chief Communications Officer, Corteva Agriscience
    • Bill See, Senior Manager of Community Relations, Perdue Farms

The Food Bank of Delaware’s Board of Directors is composed of 21 leaders from the business, community and nonprofit sectors.  They are responsible for developing policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the Food Bank of Delaware, generating finances/resources for the organization and monitoring its programs and performance.

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