People on the Move – March 12
People on the Move is 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 [email protected].
Richards, Layton & Finger has announced that Lori Brewington has been accepted into the 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program, and Angela Lam and Frank Sun have been accepted into the 2021 LCLD Pathfinders Program. These programs recognize diverse attorneys and serve as a platform for their continued professional growth and development. The Fellows Program, designed for mid-career attorneys, and the Pathfinder Program, for early-career attorneys, offer tools and strategies focused on professional and personal development, relationship-building, and leadership training.
Brewington represents corporate and business clients in labor and employment matters. She provides employment advice on major transactions as well as on a broad range of employment issues, and assists clients before federal and state agencies and courts in employment and discrimination disputes. Brewington also trains managers and employees on compliance with evolving employment laws. Her pro bono work includes providing legal advice to Delaware nonprofits and serving as a child attorney for neglected and abused children.
Lam concentrates primarily on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court involving corporate governance, corporate control, fiduciary duties, and contractual and commercial disputes. She also has served as a child attorney representing abused, neglected children in Delaware’s family court. In law school, Lam was a member of moot court, the trial team, and the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, and she served as president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
Sun focuses on commercial transactions, providing advice on the formation, structuring, and operation of Delaware corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. He also assists clients with choice of law issues and the creation and perfection of security interests under Article 9 of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code. Sun was a panelist at Cornell Law School’s 2020 BLSA/LALSA/NALSA professional development boot camp, and he volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. He is fluent in Mandarin. mothers
“We are so proud of Lori, Angela, and Frank,” sayid Doneene Damon, president of Richards Layton and the firm’s LCLD representative. “These associates have distinguished themselves through their fine legal work, their dedication to our firm and our clients, their engagement in the community, and their potential for leadership. We’re honored that they will be among the select group of diverse attorneys who have earned the opportunity to participate in these prestigious LCLD programs.”
Fredrick J. Dawson, president of Bassett, Dawson & Foy, Inc. and Wealth Manager was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms.
This is Dawson’s third time being recognized for this accomplishment. Dawson, who joined Raymond James in 1983, has more than 38 years of experience in the financial services industry. He offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Randy L. Stone, president of DuPont Mobility & Materials, will serve as chair of the Wilmington Heart Walk 2021, which will be held on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Nov. 7 (depending on statewide Covid-19 restrictions) and will support the American Heart Association, whose mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
“I am honored to serve as Chair of the Wilmington Heart Walk this year. It is an excellent way to demonstrate DuPont’s dedication and commitment to our community and to strive to improve the health and wellbeing of all Delawareans. The Heart Walk represents a key way to encourage our employees and residents in our community to focus on heart-healthy nutrition and physical activity to lead a longer, healthier life,” said Stone.
The Wilmington Heart Walk is an opportunity for participants to walk in honor of those who suffer from heart disease and to raise funds for the advancement of research initiatives and community education programs. Heart disease is our nation’s #1 cause of death, claiming nearly a million American lives a year, more than all forms of cancer combined.
“We are thrilled to have Randy’s leadership as Chair of the 2021 Wilmington Heart Walk,” said David Morris, executive director of the American Heart Association in Delaware. “Randy is a highly-respected business leader who brings to this role a passion for fighting heart disease and stroke and a deep commitment to serving our community.”
The 2021 Wilmington Heart Walk will begin at Tubman Garrett Park on the Riverfront. The Heart Walk will feature health screenings, CPR demonstrations, activities for children, sponsor tents, giveaways, healthy fruit and snacks, and entertainment. This event will take all precautions and measures to adhere to current Delaware state COVID-19 regulations.
Adrian Sam has joined CBRE at the company’s Philadelphia-area offices. In his new role, Sam will partner with the region’s market leading multifamily capital markets team.
Sam has more than 13 years of experience in client relationship management, strategic planning and new-market business development within the broadcast media and consumer event industries.
Over the past two years, the greater Philadelphia multifamily capital markets team completed 35 transactions representing nearly 10,000 units and totaling approximately $1.7 billion in sales. Currently, the team has 13 properties under agreement valued at approximately $300 million, with 13 current listings valued at $445 million.
Dr. Tarek Waked has joined Beebe Healthcare and will lead the Beebe Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
“Dr. Waked is a proven general surgeon with expertise in bariatric procedures and will be an asset to the Beebe team,” said Dr. David Tam president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Adding experts in their field to Beebe’s already exemplary Medical Staff is how we will continue expanding access to primary and specialty care to our community.”
Waked has performed more than 2,000 successful bariatric surgeries during his career and he is an expert in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch procedures. He also performs revisional surgeries for sleeves and bypass as well as general surgery such minimally invasive colon surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and anti-reflux surgery.
Kimberly Hyatt a registered dietitian specializing in obesity related care, will join Dr. Waked at the center and will serve as the program manager and dietitian.
Hyatt received a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is scheduled to complete her Master of Public Health through University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her thesis is focused on the relationship between genetic-environmental factors and obesity. She has worked extensively in acute care, critical care, and community nutrition. Her last 5 years have been focused on obesity medicine.
Dr. Waked completed his residency in general surgery at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. During his years of training, Dr. Waked received multiple awards for his skills and knowledge in surgery.
“I’m honored and excited to join Beebe Healthcare. Our goal is to provide comprehensive weight loss surgery care tailored to each individual patient’s needs,” Dr. Waked said. “We want people to feel that they are treated by a compassionate team that understands their lifelong struggle with weight and its related diseases.”
Charles Elson, professor of finance at the University of Delaware, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Boardroom Alpha, a ratings and analytics platform providing quantitative measurements of public company directors, chief financial officers and CEOs. Elson brings extensive academic and industry experience to the company which is setting the standard for the evaluation and selection of public company directors, officers, and corporate governance.
“Charles [has] unparalleled expertise in corporate governance and having them join as strategic advisors demonstrates the growing demand for applying advanced analytics to the boardroom and officers in order to drive long-term stakeholder value and improved shareholder returns,” said David Pogemiller, CEO of Boardroom Alpha.
Elson join Boardroom Alpha following the Q4 2020 launch of the company’s proprietary analytics platform which provides intelligence on more than 150,000 publicly listed company directors, officers and CEOs. Designed as a tool for investors, companies and other corporate stakeholders, the platform provides performance-based ratings for and comprehensive context on the directors and officvers and analytic insights on the governance practices they’ve put in place. By understanding the quality of each team, investors are able to know which companies are more likely to outperform and companies will be better able to evaluate and improve their teams in order to deliver stakeholder value.
Elson is recognized by numerous industry awards honoring his expertise and influence in corporate governance. Elson has written extensively on the subject of boards of directors, frequently contributes on corporate governance issues in academic and trade journals and has served on dozens of public boards. In addition to his position at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Elson is also a consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight.
“It’s astonishing that a ratings system for corporate board selection and evaluation based on rigorous and thoughtful data has yet to be widely adopted in the market,” said Elson. “Yet, Boardroom Alpha provides exactly that — a boardroom report card that improves transparency and enhances market discipline. This platform is a critically important innovation for the market, and I look forward to supporting the company’s development.”
Abby Mrozinski will become the head of Global Capital Markets (GCM) at Wilmington Trust, and will be reporting to Bill Farrell, head of Institutional Client Services. Wilmington Trust’s longtime head of GCM, Jack Beeson, recently announced his retirement after serving Wilmington Trust and parent company M&T Bank for more than 38 years.
“During my more three-decade tenure at Wilmington Trust, I have been privileged to work with and lead the best teams in the industry,” said Beeson, head of Global Capital Markets. “I couldn’t think of a more qualified person to take the reins, drive the business forward, and deliver the excellence that our clients and partners expect. It is with personal pride and the utmost confidence that I pass the baton to Abby, who will not only be a responsible steward of the business we built, but central to its continued transformation and success.”
Mrozinski has served as chief financial officer for the firm’s wealth and Institutional Client Services for the past four years and has guided institutional clients for more than 15 years, by providing strategic support as a relationship manager and in various other capacities.
In 2019, Abby was named to the national American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking: NEXT list, which recognizes the top 15 women in the banking profession, under age 40.
“Abby is an incredibly thoughtful and respected leader. She embodies everything we aspire to be as an organization—highly skilled, client-focused, and possessing a breadth of deep experience,” said Bill Farrell, head of Wilmington Trust Institutional Client Services. “Her leadership and insights in institutional services will enable us to enhance our premiere global solutions and develop the necessary talent and capabilities needed for the team to continue growing in our markets—both familiar and those new to us.”
“I’m honored to take on this role, building on our established reputation for offering clients a customized approach, even in the most complicated transactions, and delivering positive outcomes. I see robust opportunities for growth, while leading a talented team that is sharply aware of our clients’ evolving needs in this space, especially during the most difficult of times,” said Mrozinski.
Peter J. Walsh Jr., a member of Potter Anderson’s Executive Committee, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. He was inducted at the college’s virtual Spring Meeting on March 5.
Walsh is the leader of Potter Anderson’s Corporate Litigation Group, which has been praised by Chambers USA for “its reputation as one of the leading firms in the Delaware Chancery space.” Walsh has first-chaired many trials in the Delaware courts, and has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of Delaware, as well as several in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Realtors Steve Cooper and Rick Nibblett have joined Callaway, Farnell and Moore Inc.
Cooper has been licensed since 1979 and is currently an Associate Broker in both Delaware and Maryland. Nibblett decided to enter the wonderful world of real estate in 2019 and is licensed in Delaware.