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People on the Move – May 14

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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.


Michael DiPaolo has joined the Delaware Community Foundation as vice president for southern Delaware. As part of the DCF’s philanthropy team, DiPaolo will work to grow the strong, active network of philanthropists in southern Delaware and oversee operations of the DCF’s Georgetown office. DiPaolo moved to Delaware in 2001 to begin his previous position as executive director of the Lewes Historical Society, where he led significant growth in the organization’s membership, endowment and impact. He has served on multiple Delaware and national boards, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Delaware Heritage Commission, Delaware Museum Association and Delaware Tourism Alliance.

Michael Galtman has been named vice president and chief accounting officer for Chesapeake Utilities Corp. He will be responsible for technical accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis and planning, which includes budgeting, forecasting and the financial component of strategic planning. He will work closely with the executive leadership team on long-term financial planning and execution including mergers and acquisitions and other strategic initiatives.

Wilson Davis will become New Castle County Attorney in early June, replacing Carol Dulin. Davis has served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice since May 2018, where he has handled a variety of litigation cases for the Department’s Civil Division. For a decade before that, Davis served as an Assistant County Attorney for New Castle County, where he acted as lead and supporting counsel in civil litigation before all Delaware Courts and resolved numerous disputes as the County’s representative in mediation and binding arbitration. “Carol has served two County Executives, the entire County Council and the people of New Castle County with dignity and excellence for many years,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “We look forward to Wilson Davis, with his decade of experience in service to the public, carrying on that tradition of excellence.

Kelleigh Davis has joined the Courtyard by Marriott Newark at the University of Delaware as the hotel’s new sales manager.

Jeffrey Marsico of Diamond State Financial Group’s Media office, has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. The CFP designation is awarded to experienced candidates who complete a prescribed program of study and a 10-hour comprehensive exam, and fulfill certain ethical and professional experience requirements. Designees receive training in financial planning; more specifically, income tax, cash flow, retirement, estate and investment planning.

Stephanie Lampkin, an expert in African American and Native American history, is the next director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, located within the Delaware History Museum. Lampkin most recently served as the Museum Collections Manager at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia and formerly served as an educator and curatorial assistant at the George Read House & Gardens, which is owned by the DHS. 

Brian Gottesman, a partner with Berger Harris, has been accepted to the employment, real estate and Delaware-at-large panels of distinguished neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. Gottesman serves as counsel in a variety of ADR proceedings, such as mandatory court-ordered mediations and contractually mandated arbitrations. In addition to being a distinguished neutral, Gottesman is a Delaware Superior Court-certified mediator and is certified by the Delaware State Bar Association to act as an arbitrator in employment law disputes.

Yolanda Rushdan has joined the Delaware Community Foundation as program associate. A native of North Carolina who came to Delaware in 1993, Rushdan most recently served as the director of development at Exceptional Care for Children, Delaware’s first and only pediatric nursing home. She previously worked in development at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and at the Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM), where she was a founding staff member. During her time at the DCM, Rushdan served as associate director of development, director of operations and director of development.

Thirty-six Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named leaders in their field by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. Richards Layton has more attorneys listed in Chambers than any other Delaware firm. In addition to the firm’s attorney rankings, Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with Richards Layton’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking. The Richards Layton attorneys named in Chambers in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category are Mark Collins – who has received the prestigious “Star Individual” designation for the eighth consecutive year – Daniel DeFranceschi, Paul Heath, John H. Knight, Michael Merchant, Russell Silberglied, Robert Stearn Jr. and Amanda Steele. Ranked on the Chancery list are Catherine Dearlove, Raymond DiCamillo, Anne Foster, John Hendershot, Rudolf Koch, Blake Rohrbacher, Gregory Varallo and Gregory P. Williams. Michael Allen, Stephen Bigler, Donald Bussard, Mark Gentile, William Haubert, and John Mark Zeberkiewicz are named in Chambers’ Corporate/M&A category. On the Corporate/Alternative Entities list are Paul Altman, Doneene Damon, Bernard Kelley, Gregory Ladner, Elisa Erlenbach Maas, Eric Mazie, and Srinivas Raju. Recognized in Chambers’ Intellectual Property category are Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer. Lori Brewington and Jennifer Jauffret are named in Labor & Employment, and Robert Krapf and Sara Toner are listed in Real Estate.

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