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@example.com. Jewish […]
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Jewish Family Services of Delaware announced Karen "Renna" Van Oot has been selected the chief executive officer. [caption id="attachment_225143" align="alignright" width="250"] Karen Van Oot | PHOTO COURTESY OF JFS[/caption] Van Oot was raised in Wilmington, DE and received her BA from the University of Delaware. She earned a dual master's degree in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryan Mawr College. Renna was awarded her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. Renna is a dynamic and versatile professional with over 30 years of experience in the development, growth and leadership of government, non for profit and business organizations. She has expertise in nonprofit management with emphasis on strategic planning and organizational restructuring and is knowledgeable in a breadth of nonprofit related issues. She brings a talent for building and maintaining strong business and community relationships. Renna comes to JFS after serving as executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County; prior to that, she was the COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (Philadelphia).
The Chicago Network and Investor Cash Management (ICM) has recognized Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long for her support of female leaders in government, finance, and technology at The Chicago Club.
The Chicago Network and Investor Cash Management (ICM) were joined by a cross-section of female business leaders to recognize the importance of collaboration among government, finance, and technology
The Chicago Network is an organization of Chicagoland’s prominent and most influential female leaders whose purpose is to empower women to lead. Investor Cash Management (ICM) is a financial technology (FinTech) company transforming individuals into investors with a simple, inclusive approach to finance, with headquarters in Wilmington, DE and offices in Chicago, IL. The group met to discuss best practices and ideas to advance more women into leadership roles to benefit the economy in their states.
“Supporting future female leaders will empower our economy and our state,” Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Ph.D., R.N said. “Thanks to groups like The Chicago Network and ICM, women have made great strides in breaking barriers, tearing down walls, and closing the gap. But there’s more we can do, and I am grateful to have joined Lt. Governor Stratton to discuss how we can best support female leaders now and in the future.”
“Be the catalyst for change and a force for good. The Chicago Network members do just that as they live into our mission of advancing civic, business, and philanthropic communities and inspire and support the next generation,” Maria Doughty, president and CEO of The Chicago Network, said “We are at an inflection point that presents an opportunity to work together to increase the number of women on corporate boards and in the C-Suite. We know that when women are at the table, productivity and profitability will follow.”
“I have been honored to lead DTC for 10 years, working with a talented staff to position the theatre as one of the preeminent regional theatres in this country,” Martin said in a statement. “I’m deeply grateful for the tremendous support I’ve had over the past 10 years from community leaders such as Jack and Carla Markell and Secretary of State Jeff Bullock, as well as from countless trusted board members.”
Martin enjoyed a 10-year career in the theatre from 1972 to 1982, then entered the world of corporate finance. He started five successful companies from 1982 to 2008, receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006. He returned to the theatre at the end of 2007. Martin became producing artistic director of Act II Playhouse in Ambler, Pennsylvania, in April 2008 after selling his company to Walgreens. He leveraged his commercial theatre experience and relationships for the benefit of Act II, producing the national tour of Act II’s Respect: A Musical Journey of Women and the critically acclaimed New York transfer of Bruce Graham’s Barrymore Award-winning play, Any Given Monday. He received his MA in Theatre from Villanova University and his BA from De Sales University. This season, Martin will direct One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. The British farce will run in February 2023.
Belfint Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS), an accounting firm, has been awarded the Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. BLS received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 88.1% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 53%.
"The entire BLS Leadership team is incredibly proud of the feedback we received through our client survey. Being client-focused and open to continuous improvement is instrumental in ensuring our service philosophy is designed to meet the expectations of the great people and organizations we serve. The testimonials and positive responses validate the tremendous efforts of the BLS team and are motivation to keep raising the bar in the future." BLS Director, Jonathan D. Moll, CPA said.
“Winners of the 2022 Best of Accounting award for client satisfaction have demonstrated their commitment to delivering exceptional client service, even as Covid-19 has forced them to reimagine and rebuild their approach to business," said ClearlyRated's CEO and Founder, Eric Gregg. "These service leaders have kept the client experience at the heart of their business strategy, and it's my honor to celebrate and showcase the 2022 Best of Accounting winners alongside feedback from their actual clients on ClearlyRated.com!”