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Shupe to head HR at Nickle Electrical

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SHUPEHeather Shupe was hired as director of human resources at Nickle Electrical Companies. She has more than 15 years of experience in the human resources field, and most recently worked as the vice president of human resources at Dover Federal Credit Union.

Shupe is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has held various board roles in local SHRM chapters, including president of the Delaware SHRM chapter and treasurer with the Delaware SHRM State Council.

BrendaHeadshotSmall Biz Chamber taps Brenda McNeil

Brenda McNeil was named the events and membership manager at the Delaware Small Business Chamber.  McNeil joins the chamber after spending the last five years with Waste Oil Management.

The Delaware Small Business Chamber is focused on supporting local Delaware area companies with 0 to 100 employees and the larger businesses that also support the local small business community.

Marie-Holliday-HeadshotCover & Rossiter names Holliday managing director

Marie Holliday was named the new managing director at Cover & Rossiter. It is just the fifth time in the 76-year history of the certified public accounting and advisory firm that the role of managing director is changing hands.

Langdon-2012Holliday joined Cover & Rossiter in 1997 and was named a director in 2005. She is a graduate of St. Mark’s High School and the University of Delaware.

Geoff Langdon, the immediate past managing director of the firm will continue to serve clients as a director. He celebrated his 30th year at the firm in January, and has served as managing director for over 20 years.

Heather-HearnHeather Hearn of Trinity Logistics earns certification

Heather Hearn of Trinity Logistics received her instructional design certification through ATD (Association for Talent Development). She completed a seven-week course focused on instructional design to provide best practices for conducting needs-assessment, job or task analysis and course design.

Hearn has worked for Trinity since 2008, and is currently the corporate technical educator for the company.

Delaware chapters of Ducks Unlimited make President’s Roll of Honor

The Ducks Unlimited Central Delaware chapters from Milford and Seaford made the 2015 President’s Roll of Honor list, the most highly coveted recognition awards Ducks Unlimited offers its local chapters.

Each year the list comprises the chapters in the United States that raise between $65,000 and $100,000 through fund-raising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, Ducks Unlimited is able to  pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands.

Central Delaware and Nanticoke earned a spot on the President’s Roll of Honor list out of the more than 2,600 DU chapters nationwide that host more than 3,900 fund-raising events throughout the year.

DU’s event fund-raising system has funded a significant portion of the more than 13.6 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat Ducks Unlimited has conserved since 1937.

Lolita--LopezLolita Lopez Confirmed to Delaware Tech Board of Trustees

Lolita A. Lopez was nominated by Gov. Jack A. Markell and confirmed by the Delaware State Senate as the newest member of Delaware Tech’s Board of Trustees.

Lopez is currently the president and chief executive officer of Westside Family Healthcare, with six locations in Kent and New Castle Counties. As president and CEO of the private, nonprofit community health center for the last 26 years, Lopez is responsible for strategic direction, fiscal management, development and operations.

She is also a member of the Christiana Care Health System Board of Trustees, the Visiting Nurses Association Board of Directors, Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers Advocacy Task Force, the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium, the American College of Healthcare Executives Delaware Regent’s Advisory Council, the Todmorden Foundation Board, and the Delaware Center for Health Innovation Board and Co-chair of the Healthy Neighborhoods Committee.

Lopez graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

Kooker_3x4_headshotKooker receives DAPE award

Keith R. Kooker, principal and executive vice president of Landmark Science & Engineering, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE). The award is in recognition for his outstanding committee service and many contributions as an officer of DAPE’s executive committee, including chair of the law enforcement/ethics committee and member of the finance committee.

Kooker is a registered professional engineer in Delaware with 26 years of experience, 20 with Landmark. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and specializes in environmental and civil engineering design for projects involving wastewater treatment, pump stations, site grading and layout, and stormwater management. Kooker is in charge of the firm’s Dover office, and many of the projects he manages are located in Kent and Sussex counties.

The DAPE distinguished service award is for a committee member selected by council each year since 2007 who has served in an outstanding manner and provided significant contributions to the advancement of DAPE through service on committees.

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