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People on the Move: June 3

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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.

The City of Milford has announced Tony Chipola as electric director. In this role, Chipola will be responsible for the direction and supervision of the City’s Electric Division, which includes operating and maintaining the city electrical system, trouble calls, installing of new aerial and underground lines, also performing maintenance of the existing lines.


Tony has shown a passion for serving electric customers at the local level. He knows the benefits of public power to a community,” Mark Whitfield, City Manager, said.  “His background will serve the City well as we continue to grow, both by population and by power demands and supply.”

Chipola joins the city with 17 years of electrical engineering experience, including substation and distribution engineering, relay test development, SCADA system knowledge, electrical planning and forecasting, and solar experience.  After graduating from Drexel University with his BS in Electrical Engineering, Chipola began his career at the City of Vineland and most recently worked at Exelon Corporation for the last 14 years.  He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“I’m excited to leverage my skills gained from both the municipal and corporate sectors to provide safe and reliable electric for the residents of Milford,” Chipola said.


Scott Kammerer has been named to Nation’s Restaurant News list of the most influential CEOs in the country for the second time. Kammerer serves as president of SoDel Concepts, a Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based hospitality group.

SoDel Concepts currently has 17 restaurants, three sports concessions and a wedding-and-event venue. The company recently handled all the catering for a tripleheader NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.

The New Jersey native currently serves on the National Restaurant Association board. He was previously chairman of the Delaware Restaurant Association and received the DRA’s Cornerstone Award and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award.

“These honors — and they truly are honors — represent the hard work of our entire team,” Kammerer, who started his culinary career in 1992 as a dishwasher, said. “From our directors of operations to our chefs to our servers, this dedicated family keeps SoDel Concepts running smoothly when we might be catering a huge event, entertaining summer tourists or opening a new restaurant.”


Saint Francis Hospital announced Robert Monteleone, MD, has been named Family Physician of the Year by the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians (DAFP). Dr. Monteleone is a family medicine physician at Saint Francis Family Medicine and residency director for the Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency Program,

“Dr. Monteleone wholly embodies the well-rounded physician whose actions demonstrate his passion for the profession and care for the community,” said David Hack, MD, chairman of Family Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital, said in a statement.

As colonel and state surgeon in the Delaware Army National Guard, Dr. Monteleone completed three tours Iraq. He provided frontline care to soldiers at a combat clinic in Kirkuk and medical support on Balad Air Base as well as at Ali Air Base (also known as Imam Ali Air Base and formerly known as Tallil Air Base) in Nasiriyah, Iraq. He has served his country for over three decades and continues to serve as the state surgeon by providing administrative support and medical oversight for approximately 1,500 soldiers. He recently completed a term as the chair of the Army National Guard Medical Advisory Group Executive Committee, which is comprised of representatives for the 54 states and territories, to provide policy and operational guidance to the chief surgeon of the Army National Guard.

As an administrator, Dr. Monteleone serves as the medical director of the Delaware Care Collaborative, a Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization that provides quality care to seniors. He is also a Board member of the Saint Francis LIFE program, which offers comprehensive, quality care in an outpatient setting. Additionally, Dr. Monteleone sits on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research, which provides opportunities to Delaware college students pursuing careers in the medical field.


World Trade Center Delaware welcomed Stephanie Chapman of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman as its newest member of the Board of Directors.

With the support of the firm’s International Services team, Chapman specializes in providing United States tax compliance and advisory services for foreign entities and U.S. expatriates. Chapman works with foreign business owners and their advisors to establish their tax residency, develop banking and legal relationships, and remain ahead of their various U.S. tax exposures. Expatriates benefit from Chapman’s experience in minimizing tax liabilities through the benefits of treaties and incentives. Chapman is also responsible for identifying training opportunities for staff as it relates to the International Services division, as well as niche business development and growth.

Chapman has been published in local trade magazines including Delaware Banker. She has been invited to speak at the IRS Small Practitioner’s Annual Tax Forum; the Delaware Tax Institute; the PrimeGlobal World, North American and Latin American National Tax Conferences; as well as private speaking engagements in the U.K. and Germany to entrepreneurs on expanding to the U.S. market.

Thirty-six Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been recognized for preeminence in their fields by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with the Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking.

“Fantastic lawyers and great strategists,” (Chambers USA, 2022). The following Richards Layton attorneys are named in Chambers:


  • Mark Collins
  • Daniel DeFranceschi
  • Paul Heath
  • John H. Knight
  • Michael Merchant
  • Russell Silberglied
  • Robert Stearn Jr.
  • Amanda Steele
  • Zachary Shapiro


  • Robert Burns
  • Catherine Dearlove
  • Raymond DiCamillo
  • John Hendershot
  • Rudolf Koch
  • Blake Rohrbacher
  • Lisa Schmidt
  • Gregory P. Williams

Corporate/Alternative Entities

  • Paul Altman
  • Doneene Damon
  • Bernard Kelley

Corporate/Alternative Entities, cont.

  • Gregory Ladner
  • Elisa Erlenbach Maas
  • Eric Mazie
  • Srinivas Raju


  • Michael Allen
  • Stephen Bigler
  • Mark Gentile
  • William Haubert
  • John Mark Zeberkiewicz

Intellectual Property

  • Fred Cottrell
  • Kelly Farnan
  • Travis Hunter
  • Jeffrey Moyer

Labor & Employment

  • Jennifer Jauffret

Real Estate

  • Robert Krapf
  • Sara Toner-Wagner

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