Category: People

Roughly 5,000 people turned out for the first Sea Witch Festival in 1989, and coordinator Carol Everhart considered it a bust. But the chamber of commerce that hired her knew she was on to something. “I was devastated,” Everhard said. “They were thrilled.” A Maryland transplant, Everhart was tapped by the chamber to develop a…

Duncan Patterson is one of the longest-serving horse racing commissioners in the country. He’s served as the chair of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, which regulates and oversees the sport, for the last 10 years. He also heads up the committee on drug testing standards for Racing Commissioners International — all while serving as president…

Gov. John Carney and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry will join the Delaware Department of Human Resources for a speaking event on “Redefining Women in the Workplace.” Women’s advocate Lisa Maatz will give a lecture on how to advance the interests and opportunities of women and girls in the workplace. The event will take place at…

BB&T today announced Travis Rhodes has been named president for its Delaware Valley Region, which includes BB&T Community Banking markets in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties. Rhodes, who currently serves as regional corporate banking manager in Charlotte, N.C., will assume his new role effective immediately. He will replace Scott Gamble, who will…

Jill Deardorff launched her branding agency in Wilmington more than 30 years ago. Now she’s moving to a brand new space in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. For the Delaware resident, the change of scenery is nothing against Wilmington. It’s just what made sense for the nationally-oriented firm. “If I had found the right space, I…

Jeff Coleman began his career with PBF Energy — which owns the Delaware City Refinery — in 2011, after assisting with the sale of the Toledo Refinery from Sunoco to PBF. He was the mechanical reliability and capital manager, operations manager, and refinery manager in Toledo for PBF Energy before moving to the Delaware City…

DowDuPont came out with two big announcements today as the company prepares to split into three publicly traded entities, one for materials science, specialty products and agriculture. Jim Fitterling will become CEO of the materials science spin-off, which will retain the Dow name. He is the current COO for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont.…

W.L. Gore & Associates this week announced that Jason Field will succeed Terri Kelly as president and CEO of the Newark-based materials science company. The transition will officially take place April 1. Field joined Gore in 2005 as a product specialist focusing on medical devices that treat thoracic aortic aneurysms. He eventually led the aortic…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has announced that veteran lobbyist Michael J. Quaranta will take over as president after Rich Heffron retires on June 30, 2018. The Chamber allotted eight months starting last November to find a predecessor for Heffon, who started in 2014 and planned to serve only two years. Hired ahead of…