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March 1: Notable People & Achievements

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Laura Rimmer joins Children & Families First 

Laura C. Rimmer is the new development and grants coordinator for Kent and Sussex counties of Children & Families First. Rimmer is based in the organization’s Georgetown office and will be responsible for expanding funding opportunities and outreach partnerships throughout lower Delaware.

She is a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in psychology and government. She earned a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University.






Joe DeCicco promoted at The Archer Group

Joe DeCicco was promoted to chief operations officer at The
Archer Group.

Since joining The Archer Group in 2013, DeCicco has helped to install the processes that allow the agency to continue to operationalize increasingly complex digital strategies for an expanding list of Fortune 500 clients.

Prior to joining Archer, DeCicco co-founded Philadelphia digital advertising consultancy POST Digital. There he partnered with media and technology companies to help them optimize and grow their digital-advertising businesses.

Before that, he was director of business operations for Comcast, responsible for digital advertising revenue, strategic partnerships and business operations across Xfinity.com and XfinityTV.com.

Trinity Logistics taps Amy Herr for risk post

Amy Herr was promoted to director of risk management at Trinity Logistics. She was also awarded a full scholarship to attend the Transportation Intermediaries Association Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas, in April. Amy has worked at Trinity since 2010.







New promotions at Santora CPA Group

Jenni Picollelli

Melanie Schenck

Melanie Schenck

Keith Delaney

Keith Delaney









Jennifer M. Picollelli, CPA, has been promoted to supervisor.  She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Delaware with bachelor of science degrees in accounting and management-information systems. She interned during the summer of 2009 and, upon graduation, joined the firm in June 2010.

Melanie A. Schenck, CPA, has been promoted to senior accountant. She joined the firm in January 2013, after interning during the summers of 2011 and 2012. Schenck is a 2012 graduate of the University of Delaware with bachelor of science degrees in accounting and finance.

Keith A. Delaney, CPA, has been promoted to senior accountant. He joined the firm in January 2015. He is a 2011 graduate of University of Delaware with bachelor of science degrees in accounting and finance.

Picollelli, Schenck and Delaney are members of the American Institute and Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Picollelli is a member of the Wilmington Tax Group.

James Gilliam Jr. Memorial Award goes to former DuPont counsel

Tom Sager

Tom Sager, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and the former general counsel at DuPont Co., was honored with the James H. Gilliam Jr. Memorial Award at the 56th annual Wilmington Heart Ball in February.

The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding, recognized contributions to the field of cardiovascular care through health care administration, advocacy, research and/or education.

Sager is the former general counsel at DuPont Co. He leverages his experience steering the legal department at a heavily regulated, Fortune 100 global corporation to a broad portfolio of areas at Ballard Spahr, including litigation and trial practice, internal investigations, environmental issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sager began his career with DuPont as an attorney in the Labor, Benefits & Corporate Security Group and spent more than a decade as chief litigation counsel before being named senior vice president and general counsel in 2008. During his tenure, he oversaw significant litigation involving governmental investigations, product liability, environmental, toxic tort, labor and employment, securities, antitrust, and tax.

Navient’s Stephen Tinney recognized for leadership

Stephen Tinney has been recognized with the Navient Navigator Leadership Award. The award is presented quarterly to one Navient leader who demonstrates excellence in business, people, results and personal leadership.

Tinney joined the company in 2009 and is currently vice president of first-line compliance in Wilmington. Previously, he worked for Bank of America. He earned a bachelor of science from the University of Delaware.





Local loan officer named Top 1% mortgage originator

Jeff Baxter has been named a Top 1% Mortgage Originator by Mortgage Executive Magazine. This national ranking is awarded to select loan officers who have accumulated at least $30 million of mortgage volume in 2015.

It is the most comprehensive ranking of the nation’s top mortgage originators. Criteria for this award include a minimum of $30 million in mortgage volume earned solely by the loan officer.

Baxter works as a loan officer and leads the Jeff Baxter Mortgage Team of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.




Anthony & Sylvan Pools honors Eric Williams

Eric Williams of Townsend earned a top 10 spot in the 2015 sales rankings at Anthony & Sylvan Pools, the national in-ground swimming pool and spa builder.

“We pride ourselves on a top-notch team here and these awards are well-deserved acknowledgements of the outstanding work these employees and their teams have done this year,” said Anthony & Sylvan CEO Mark Koide. “Along with our customers, our employees are the indispensable foundation on which our company is built and I look forward to working with them in the year ahead to continue the company’s growth.”

In addition to sales awards, the company also honored those who excelled in renovations and customer service.

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