New president appointed at Caesar Rodney Institute
Charles “Chuck” Daniel has been appointed president of The Caesar Rodney Institute, succeeding John Stapleford, who is retiring in December.
Daniel previously worked as the senior director of partner relations with the American Cancer Society’s national office. He served 20 years in the Marine Corp Reserves, retiring as a gunnery sergeant.
Daniel will primarily focus on fundraising and using his nonprofit experience to tell stories about how government policies can help or hurt citizens.
Stapleford will return to his former position of director of the center’s Center for Economic Policy and Analysis until his retirement.
“Upon reflecting on my time as president of the Caesar Rodney Institute, I am especially grateful for two things,” Stapleford said. “First, I had the opportunity to interact with outstanding people. From the board to staff, volunteers and donors, those associated with CRI are persons of faith who remember that everyone is created in the image of God and has the ability to think. State paternalism, no matter how well intentioned, should not take away the freedom and dignity that comes from individual efforts to provide the best for themselves, their families and their communities. Second, I was able to be part of an effort to effect change in Delaware that was based upon data, analysis and information.”