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Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT40 Honorees

Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology. The…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Delaware’s longest-serving state representative may be stepping down from her 3rd District seat this year, but Democrat Helene Keeley is adamant that she won’t be walking away from public service or community involvement. In addition to her legislative role, she is the community relations coordinator for…

The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on identifying innovative entrepreneurial ideas, has hired Stephen Sye as executive director, effective July 30. “Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. His leadership skills and enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial community of Delaware were a perfect match…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dr. Dan Young admittedly eats, breathes and sleeps marketing. While he used to channel that energy in a corporate setting, he decided to prioritize academia after listening to a TEDx talk by Sir Ken Robinson. The topic: Do schools kill creativity? “I wanted to be a…

WSFS Financial Corporation, the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced a new leadership team effective January 1, 2019. Mark A. Turner, the current president and CEO, will become the executive chairman of the board of directors. In this role, Turner will lead the board of directors along with Lead Independent Director Eleuthère I. du Pont…

Mark Kleinschmidt resigned as president/CEO of the New Castle Chamber of Commerce in November of 2017. Now he’s taking over the top spot at Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce in Maryland. The chamber announced the appointment on Tuesday, July 10. The release noted that “Mark brings great experience in government relations at the local, state…

The Delaware Community Foundation appointed three new members to its board of directors. The new members include Lynn Adam Kokjohn, Drew Fennell and Margie López Waite Fennell is the chief officer of strategic communication at Christiana Care Health System. She also served as chief of staff under former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. Kokjohn started her career…