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People on the Move: Sept. 29

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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.

WSFS Bank announced the addition of Alyson Beasley Bradley as senior vice president, chief auditor; Jeffrey Goodman as senior vice president, general counsel; and Frank McGrane as senior vice president, deputy chief credit officer.

In her new role, Beasley Bradley will report to Christine Davis, executive vice president, chief risk officer. She will lead the Internal Audit Department and will oversee the continuous development and implementation of a comprehensive and effective internal audit program throughout the Company, including its subsidiary companies. In addition, she will work in partnership with WSFS’ Independent Public Accounting firm and assume a lead management role for the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

In his new role, Goodman will report to Lisa Washington, senior vice president, chief legal officer, and will serve as the primary support and advisor to the commercial division.

In his new role, McGrane will report to Liam Brickley, senior vice president, chief credit officer, and will have a senior leadership role in commercial and consumer credit administration, approval and policy matters.

“Risk management is integral to every aspect of WSFS’ operation. These accomplished new Associates represent our ongoing investment across several areas of Risk,” Davis said. “Their expertise and decades of experience will support and safeguard Customers and Associates across the Company.”

Prior to joining WSFS, Beasley Bradley served as chief audit executive at Freedom Mortgage Corporation, where she developed and delivered internal audit strategy. The best practices she implemented there drove significant improvement in audit completion times and results.

Goodman joins WSFS with over 30 years of lending experience including with Santander Bank, GMAC Mortgage, Advanta, and in private practice. Most recently, he served as Contract Counsel at Wells Fargo where he assisted with an enterprise-wide lending and servicing compliance program applicable to the bank’s products to reduce risk more efficiently and effectively.

Prior to joining WSFS, McGrane served as executive vice president and senior credit officer for Citizens Bank N.A., where he managed a team that provided credit approvals and risk management oversight for the regional middle market and nonprofit loan portfolios across the franchise.


Nemours Children’s Health announced the appointment of Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, as executive vice-president, Enterprise physician-in-chief and chief scientific officer. Dr. Davis will oversee all clinical and research activities and growth across Nemours Children’s Health, one of the largest integrated pediatric healthcare systems in the nation with more than 70 locations. He will also work to ensure that education, training, and community engagement are fully integrated within clinical and research efforts.

Matthew M. Davis | PHOTO COURTESY OF NEMOURS

“Dr. Davis is one of America’s most innovative and eminent thought leaders in academic pediatrics,” R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FAAP, president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health, said. “He will grow and lead the intersection of Nemours Children’s clinical and research efforts to improve the health of all children and champion our commitment to changing children’s health for good.”

In addition, Dr. Davis oversaw the institution’s vital community-based efforts with organizations such as West Side United, Malcolm X City College, and the Chicago Department of Public Health to serve children, adolescents, and their families in their neighborhoods. As Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Davis facilitated the formation and growth of Lurie Children’s Complex Care Program that serves the multi-faceted needs of children with medical complexity. Prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion, he promoted the recruitment and retention of progressively more diverse trainees and faculty.

Dr. Davis has published numerous high-impact journal articles and has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Swarthmore College, his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School, and his Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.


Shrader Wade, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware has been named president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) at the 2023 Annual Meeting. A Mississippi native, Mississippi State alum, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine graduate, and former Chair of the AACPDM Scientific Program Committee, Dr. Shrader, returned to Chicago, Illinois to host this year’s annual meeting.

Shrader Wade | PHOTO COURTESY OF NEMOURS

Shrader and his wife Carol became first-time parents to triplets during his tenure at the University of Chicago. Two of the triplets were diagnosed with cerebral palsy which helped guide his career decisions following medical school.

“I am honored to serve as President of AACPDM. I look forward to collaborating with the members of the Board to strengthen our commitment to this Academy and the common vision that we share. Returning to Chicago for the AACPDM’s annual meeting feels like a full circle for me,” Shrader said. “I started my trajectory working on cerebral palsy during my time at the University of Chicago and look forward to returning to show off the great city.”

Shrader is The Freeman Miller Endowed Chair of Cerebral Palsy at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, where he focuses his practice on the treatment of children with cerebral palsy and similar developmental disabilities. He is also the medical director for the Nemours Children’s Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory, and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. His current research efforts are focused on pain control, hip conditions, gait disorders, and the family dynamics of children who live with special health care needs.

Carmel Anerino | PHOTO COURTESY OF WOHLSEN


Wohlsen, a construction company, announced the promotion of Carmel Anerino, LEED AP, from senior project manager to project executive. Anerino will lead and mentor project teams and foster client retention in her new role.

Anerino is a graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Her 24 years of construction industry experience have included roles as a preconstruction manager, project manager, senior project manager, and business development manager.

Anerino is currently performing on the University of Maryland Medical System Bed Tower Expansion at their Upper Chesapeake Health Center campus. Her previous experience includes numerous projects for Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.


Fred Dawson C FSI

The Financial Services Institute (FSI) has named Frederick J. Dawson, ChFC, CLU, president of Dawson Wealth Management LLC to its 2023 Advocacy Circle of Excellence for his commitment to FSI’s mission and advancing the interests of Main Street Americans by providing them with affordable financial advice, products and services.

 

FSI’s Advocacy Circle of Excellence recognizes FSI members who are top contributors to the financial services industry’s advocacy priorities and the overall advancement of the profession.

“Our members’ dedication to our mission helps create a better, more business-friendly regulatory environment for independent financial advisors and firms,” FSI President and CEO Dale Brown said. “We are proud to honor Fred Dawson in this year’s Circle of Excellence and celebrate his devotion to our advocacy efforts and the industry. Fred’s unwavering dedication allows us to achieve success in our advocacy priorities and better serve the interests of the Main Street American investor.”


Santora CPA Group, a Newark-based accounting firm, announced Raymond E. Willis, CPA, Emily M. Mowen, and Jerrold M. Troutner have been promoted to Senior Accountant.

Willis joined SCG in October 2020 after interning during the summer of 2019. He is a 2020 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics. Willis is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mowen and Troutner joined SCG in June 2021 after graduating from the University of Delaware: Mowen with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting and a double minor in management information systems and trust management (2020) and a Master of Science Degree in business analytics and information management (2021), and Troutner with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting.


Carl M. Freeman Companies, a real estate company, announced Christi Davis as lifestyle manager and Jensen Haas as sales and marketing coordinator.

Christi Davis | PHOTO COURTESY OF CFC

Davis will lead the planning and operations of The Institute, a Carl M. Freeman Companies award-winning life enrichment program that seeks to connect neighbors through wellness classes and experiences. She has a background as an instructor of The Institute at Bayside in Fenwick Island, Delaware, focusing on nutritional classes, and is a certified health coach.

Jensen Haas | PHOTO COURTESY OF CFC

Haas, a recent graduate of Salisbury University, was a former intern for Carl M. Freeman Companies. She will engage prospective residents and grow the marketing efforts of future projects to come.

“I am excited to expand this team with the recent additions of Christi and Jensen. Christi’s passion for health and wellness, along with her educational background, make her a perfect fit for the lifestyle position.” Erika Cook, director of marketing, said. “I am excited to watch The Institute program flourish, as we continue to provide opportunities for connection and well-being not only for our communities and residents but for our internal team as well.”


Becker Morgan Group congratulated Christine Smith, architectural designer, on her election as a Board Member for the Wicomico Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program. ACE is known for its commitment to providing mentorship and educational opportunities to aspiring students in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields.

Director of the ACE Mentor Wicomico Chapter, Andrea Suk, commented, “Christine’s willingness to serve on the board of ACE is truly commendable, and we are excited about the fresh perspectives and enthusiasm she brings to our mission.” As a Board Member, Christine will be involved in making strategic decisions, supporting fundraising efforts, and helping to shape the chapter’s programs and initiatives. Her role is essential to ensuring the continued success and growth of the ACE Mentor Program in the Wicomico area.

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