Katie Wilkinson, of Fulton Bank, elected state chamber chair
Wilkinson is the first woman to lead the board in the chamber’s 183-year history.
She now takes the reins from former Chairman Gary Stockbridge, region president for Delmarva Power.
“I’m excited for the future of the Chamber,” Stockbridge said in a statement announcing Wilkinson’s election preceding the chamber’s annual dinner. “With her impressive business experience, I believe that Katie’s appointment to chairwoman will continue to drive results for our members and for Delaware as a whole. I look forward to seeing the first woman leading our state chamber board and I can think of no better person than Katie to carry into the next decade Delaware’s legacy as a great place for the business community to thrive.”
Wilkinson has worked for Fulton Bank since 2011, when she arrived to lead the commercial banking efforts in Delaware. She is responsible for the development and cultivation of commercial relationships across the state as well as neighboring Cecil County, Maryland.
“The current momentum in the Delaware business community – around workforce development, diversity and inclusion, and business expansion – is very exciting,” Wilkinson said in a statement. “I look forward to working with business leaders across the state to help advance these and other important initiatives.”
Wilkinson also serves on the board of directors for ChristianaCare, is active with the Delaware Banker’s Association and chairs the board of Delaware College Scholars.
“The chamber welcomes Katie to this role. With Katie’s vision and involvement up and down the state, I am confident in her ability to guide our organization’s efforts in making Delaware a better place to live and do business,” DSCC President Michael Quaranta said in a statement.
Founded in 1837 as the Wilmington Board of Trade, the DSCC is dedicated to promoting an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state.
Serving as vice chairs under Wilkinson will be Treasurer Nicholas P. Lambrow, of M&T Bank; and Scott Malfitano, of CSC. Joining the board for the first time this year is Tom Horne, of JPMorgan Chase.
Also serving on the board with Wilkinson, Stockbridge, Lambrow, Malfitano and Horne are Tony Allen, of Delaware State University; Martha S. Gilman, of Gilman Development Company; Jason D. Gonzalez, of DuPont; Rodger Levenson, of WSFS Bank; Bonnie Metz, of Verizon Delaware; Mac Macleod, of Carvertise; Dr. Janice Nevin, of ChristianaCare; Robert Rider Jr., of O.A. Newton; Salvatore “Chip” Rossi, of Bank of America; Dennis M. Salter, of Edinburgh Capital Management LLC, and Stephanie Wiswall, of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
Lambrow received the annual Board Member of the Year honor from chamber staff for “his leadership, guidance and expertise as he stepped into the treasurer position this past year,” officials said.