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People on the Move: June 9

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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 Chemours Company has named Jonathan Lock the new CFO after working as senior vice president and chief development officer at the chemical maker.

Lock will lead finance, investor relations, corporate development, strategy and enterprise risk management.

Matt Abbott was promoted to senior vice president and chief enterprise transformation officer, a corporate officer and senior executive position over seeing information technology, cybersecurity, digital and data analytics and procurement. Abbott previously was vice president of digital and data analytics.

Beebe Healthcare announce Joyce Robert, MD, FAAFP, program director of the Family Medicine Residency, has been appointed to serve as vice president for the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians (DAFP).

In this role, Dr. Robert will support DAFP’s mission to promote excellence in healthcare and the betterment of the health across the state of Delaware. She will serve a one-year term, representing Sussex County, Beebe Healthcare, and the R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education on DAFP’s Board of Directors.


Dr. Robert plans to bring information and perspective to her colleagues at DAFP about the diverse challenges evident in Sussex County, impacting both provider and patient experiences. In tandem, she will have an opportunity to spotlight the innovative work being done at Beebe, including the launch of the healthcare system’s new Family Medicine Residency, which recently celebrated Match Day in March and welcomes its first four students in July.

Dr. Robert intends to involve her team of family medicine residents in DAFP activities, including the organization’s annual conference.

At Beebe, Dr. Robert was responsible for developing, designing, and implementing the new, community-based Family Medicine Residency program, which will welcome its inaugural cohort of residents this summer. Dr. Robert has led strategic planning, research, curriculum development, planning of scholarly activities, and faculty recruitment for the program in preparation for its launch.

She is a graduate of the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and she is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, where is a member of the Commission on Education and serves on a subcommittee focused on the resolution of resident and student issues.

Managing Intellectual Property’s 2023 edition of IP Stars ranks Richards, Layton & Finger as Highly Recommended—the guide’s highest firm ranking—and recognizes firm directors Fred Cottrell and Kelly Farnan as Patent Stars. In addition, Jason Rawnsley has been named a Rising Star.

Richards Layton has one of the most active and respected intellectual property litigation practices in Delaware. We are nationally recognized for tackling difficult, large-scale IP matters in the Delaware District Court, one of the leading venues for IP litigation in the United States, as well as in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Superior Court.

A leading force in Delaware’s IP bar,Cottrell is the chair of Richards Layton’s Litigation Department. He handles significant IP litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts, regularly representing industry giants in complex patent disputes. Fred’s practice encompasses several other areas of litigation, including antitrust, products liability, and commercial law.

Farnan heads the firm’s IP group. An exceptionally talented litigator, Kelly represents national and international manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, and pharmaceutical companies in high-stakes patent disputes. Her practice also includes complex commercial litigation in the Delaware courts.

Rawnsley has been involved in many of Richards Layton’s largest intellectual property cases. He focuses his practice on intellectual property and complex litigation in Delaware’s federal and state courts, with experience in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, fraud, breach of contract, and non-compete disputes.



Morris Nichols announce Scott D. Jones has joined the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring group as an attorney.

Jones’s practice concentrates on corporate restructuring, both in court and out of court, and bankruptcy litigation. Prior to joining Morris Nichols, he was an associate at a bankruptcy boutique law firm in Delaware. While in law school, Jones served as a judicial intern in federal bankruptcy court and state court.

Before entering private practice and law school, Scott was a police officer with the Wilmington Police Department. He spent most of his 20-year law enforcement career as an investigator, Sergeant, and Lieutenant within the Criminal Investigations Division.

Jones earned his JD (2019) cum laude from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law; MBA (2014) in finance from the University of Delaware; and BA (2014) summa cum laude in criminal justice from Wilmington University.

Jennifer (Jen) Cooper joins DANA as the program director. In her role, she will lead DANA’s training programs which include workshops, communities of practice, and fellowships.  With a wealth of experience in Operations and Leadership, Jen brings her expertise in education and nonprofit management to the table. She is known for her ability to implement lean business operations in nonprofits, strengthening and expanding their programs and organizations. Cooper has a proven track record of excelling in lean business operations, customer service, coaching, and strategic planning, which has led to successful program implementation and organizational accomplishments. Her strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders have consistently yielded positive outcomes.

Cooper’s work has focused on underserved communities, particularly in areas like Camden, NJ, Seattle, WA, Chester, PA, and Philadelphia. She is dedicated to bringing educational opportunities and fostering community growth in these areas. Cooper holds a Master of Social Work in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work from Widener University.

Alex Fizz joins DANA as the newest member of its consulting team. His career working in the nonprofit, academic, and entrepreneurial sectors has focused on how healthy relationships and positive dialogue bring opportunity to organizations and communities. As an independent educational consultant, he fostered cultures of continuous improvement and leadership by providing feedback, coaching, and resources to schools and school districts throughout the region and nationally. He brings his experience as an executive director, program coordinator, adjunct faculty member and board member to his training and facilitation work. Fizz has an Associate of Arts in Secondary Education from Montgomery County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Neumann University, and a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis on Social Emotional Learning from Neumann University.

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