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Fulton Bank announced the addition of Kristen Welch as the new senior vice president and director of its Healthcare Banking Group. In her role, she will oversee banking activities for profit and nonprofit healthcare organizations with over $20 million in revenues in the New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia markets.
Welch brings 18 years of experience to the leadership role working with healthcare providers and payors to evaluate banking solutions including taxable and tax-exempt financing, capital markets, equipment finance, treasury management, revenue cycle management, liquidity solutions, and institutional investments. Prior to joining Fulton, she served as a senior vice president in healthcare for Bank of America and PNC Financial Services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen to Fulton amidst a time of exciting growth and development,” Jeff Rush, director of commercial sales, said. “Her expertise, experience and proven leadership skills in the healthcare banking sector will be a tremendous asset to our team and the clients we serve throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.”
Welch is a 2004 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Finance. She is actively evolved in the Maryland and Virginia/DC chapters of Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dr. George earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and also completed his Internal Medicine residency there. Following the residency, Dr. George completed his Interventional Cardiology and General Cardiology fellowships at the University of Texas Southwestern.
He specializes in Interventional Cardiology, cardiac catheterizations, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
“I’m thrilled to be here in Sussex County to provide excellent heart care to the community,” Dr. George said. “As part of Beebe’s Medical Staff, my patients will have access to the latest technologies and all of Beebe’s caring staff.”
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County announced the appointment of Jason Patton as vice president of its Board of Directors. Patton is the new Head of Community and Business Development for the Northeast Division of Chase Bank.
Patton brings with him leadership in the areas of strategic planning, financial health, experience design, and marketing. Patton is a diversity, equity, and inclusion champion, and is committed to providing guidance and thoughtful solutions for corporations and nonprofit organizations to address DE&I at all levels, from internal c-suite to entry-level staffing, and external audiences, products, and/or services.
Patton's career at Chase spans over 15 years, and he has held positions as Head of Cross-Line of Business Partnerships and Customer Experience, as well as key roles in Channel Marketing, Product Management, Digital, and Operations Strategy. Prior to his career at Chase, Patton worked at Wells Fargo in Product Development and Experience Design. Jason has an MBA in Global Management from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He is an avid traveler and volunteer at this local church.
Involved with her community and the Delaware Bar, Bustard is active in the Randy Holland Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court, the Delaware State Bar Association Workers Compensation Section, the Delaware State Bar Association Women and Law Retreat Committee and she serves as vice president of the Swedesboro School District PTO. Recently, as pictured (second from right), on behalf of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Bustard attended Governor Carney’s signing of HB 277 and the SAFE bill package, which provides stronger protection of public-school students from sexual abuse by public school employees such as teachers or coaches.
Bustard is looking forward to serving this year as the DTLA president, advancing the goal of protecting injured Delawareans by working with trial lawyers and other members of the Bar, communicating with the public and our representatives, and promoting beneficial legislation.