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People on the Move – Oct. 15

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People on the Move is a part of Delaware Business Times’ For the Record section, 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.


Stephen Mottola

Stephen Mottola, a sales associate in Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate, has been named to Christie’s inaugural Masters Circle of top-performing agents. Mottola, who owns The Mottola Group office in Greenville, sold 290 luxury-home properties for a total sales volume of $150.6 million in 2018. Mottola joined Long & Foster | Christie’s in 2014.

Lisa Breedlove has been named general manager of SoDel Concepts’ newest restaurant, Thompson Island Brewing Company in Rehoboth Beach. Breedlove has 20 years of experience working for hospitality groups and earned her degree in animal science from the University of Delaware. In addition, SoDel named Wes Books, Tiffany Roughton, and Jay Davis as managers. SoDel Vice President of Culinary Operations Doug Ruley is leading the culinary team for Thompson Island Brewing Company, which anticipates opening later this month. Lou Ortiz is the executive chef. Sous chefs include Efrain Martinez, Brenton Lyman and Joe Charles. Pastry Chef Dru Tevis will supervise the dessert menu while Jimmy Valm is heading up brewing operations. Matt Patton, SoDel’s director of operations, has overseen the project since its inception.

Cathy Watts, president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women, was one of five finalists for the Ronald Reagan Leadership Award, which was presented at the National Federation of Republican Women’s convention.

Amy Brady

Amy G. Brady has joined the DuPont board of directors. Brady is chief information officer (CIO) and executive vice president for KeyCorp. Before joining KeyCorp in 2012, Brady spent 25 years at Bank of America, including CIO in enterprise technology and operations.

Nicholas Stanek was named vice president and senior relationship manager for M&T Bank in Delaware. Stanek joined M&T Bank from PNC Bank, where he worked most recently as a Corporate Banking Relationship Manager. In his new role, Stanek will be responsible for overseeing both middle market and corporate banking relationships throughout the greater Delaware region.

Colleen D. Shields has been appointed Member-in-Charge in Eckert Seamans’ Wilmington office. Shields has been a trial attorney for more than 20 years. She focuses her practice in the area of civil litigation defending complex cases in the areas of professional negligence, products liability, premises liability, sexual abuse, and general commercial liability. She has represented physicians and individual health care providers in nearly every medical specialty and has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict. Shields also represents community hospitals and academic medical centers in matters involving individual claims as well as class action suits. She is also currently engaged in defending manufacturers in science-driven state and multi-district litigation involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, a leader in workforce development and employment support services, has announced its newly elected Board officers for 2019-2020.

“¢ Marvin A. Hargrove, president of Legend Enterprises, who was also elected chair.

“¢ Susan A. Chu, CEO and founder of VEOS360 LLC, who was also elected
First Vice Chair.

“¢ Keith M. Hammond, CPA, partner at
BDO USA LLP, who also elected Second Vice Chair.

“¢ D. Norman Quynn, CFP, vice president/relationship manager at Wilmington
Trust, who was elected to a third term
as treasurer.

“¢ Richard E. Dudek Jr., partner at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties, who was elected to a second term as secretary.

Satheesh Nadarajah

Satheesh Nadarajah has joined the Delaware Community Foundation as an accountant. As part of the DCF’s finance team, Nadarajah will be the point of contact for various fund-holders to process grant requests and resolve all accounting questions. Nadarajah immigrated to the United States five years ago from Sri Lanka, where he worked as a national administrator for Handicap International and an accountant for World Vision International and Family Rehabilitation Centre.

The Beebe Health Care Foundation has added two new board members and thanked their predecessors.

“¢ Nancy Levenson has joined the board, replacing Janet McCarty, who has been associated with the foundation since 2001. McCarty has been on the Beebe Medical Center board since 1994 and served as chair from 2004-2010. Levenson is vice president for global government relations for St. Paul, Minnesota-based Ecolab Inc.

“¢ Brad Travis Jr. will become chair of the foundation’s board of ambassadors, replacing Benedette Cooper, who served in that role for four years and on the group itself for nine years. Travis, who is a financial adviser and vice president with PNC Investments, has been an ambassador for the past five years.

Chad D. Carter, RLA, ASLA, of Becker Morgan Group has been named to the Delaware State Board of Landscape Architecture by Gov. John Carney. Carter has 12 years of landscape architecture experience and has been a licensed landscape architect in the Delaware since 2012. In addition to his appointment to the State Board of Landscape Architecture, Chad is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and previously served on the City of Milford’s Board of Adjustment.

Rev. Erika Crawford

Rev. Erika D. Crawford received Delaware State University’s 2019 Community Faith Partner Award during the annual President’s Prayer Breakfast on Sept. 20. Rev. Crawford, the pastor of Mount Zion AME Church of Dover, was recognized for her initiative to start prayer circles at all the schools in the Capital School District and some schools in the Caesar Rodney School District.

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