Category: People

Gritty creator Dave Raymond has Delaware roots

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dave Raymond has built a career marketing fun. His 16-year run as the original Phillie Phanatic changed the world of sports mascots. Now, as the founder of Raymond Entertainment, Raymond is helping other professional and college sports teams nationwide create iconic mascots through character development, audience…

On October 30th, Delaware Technical and Community College held a meet and greet to introduce its new vice president and campus director, Dr. Lora Johnson. After a brief introduction by President Dr. Mark Brainard, Johnson shared her vision for Del Tech’s Wilmington Campus before opening the floor to questions from community partners and decision-makers. Johnson…

While completing a fellowship at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, attorney Erica Marshall learned about disparities in federal case outcomes. “Black men are likely to receive a sentence that is 20 percent longer than the sentences for their white counterparts—and that’s after controlling for the crime they committed, as well…

By Dan Metz Special to Delaware Business Times Helen Stimson is the president and CEO of Delaware BioScience Association, one of the host organizations of the 2019 BIO International Convention, which will take place in Philadelphia in June of 2019. Among the Delaware representatives, Dr. Eric Kmiec from Christiana Care has been chosen to chair…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Mike Davis, the late chief estimator for Diamond Materials, LLC, is the first posthumous winner of the Delaware Contractors Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The association announced the winner Wednesday night at its 49th annual meeting inside the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. He was honored…

Rockland Sports, the company that purchased the DuPont Country Club last spring, has named Robert A. Wirth as chief executive officer. Wirth will lead the renewal of the 500-acre property and 113,000-square foot clubhouse in northern Delaware. “I am honored to be placed in a position to lead the renewal of a club with the…