Category: People

DBT 40: Forty shining lights in a class of their own

  Difference-makers named to the DBT40 Class of 2015 Introducing the members for DBT40 Class of 2015 who were nominated by business leaders, colleagues, family and friends from all three counties. These young professionals, all under the age of 40, are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative and innovation. They will be honored at…

Record company hotshot opens Stoney’s British pub

By Kathy Canavan Farewell, rock ’n’ roll — hello, fish ’n’ chips. Mike Stone promoted the biggest names in marketing when he was with EMI and Virgin Records and Warner Brothers. The Rolling Stones: (“Mick wouldn’t give you the time of day unless you were a good-looking model. Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood were just…

It’s a difference with a distinction, a juxtaposition of like terms that can confound critics. Former President Jimmy Carter is a “good man,” likely one of the best men ever to become president of the United States. However, as a president, he was not a “good president,” a view that seems a collective consensus of…

DuPont has named Jeanmarie F. Desmond as its vice president and controller, effective Aug. 17. She succeeds Barry J. Niziolek who plans to retire in September. Desmond, who joined DuPont in 1989, was most recently the general auditor and chief ethics and compliance leader. Previously, she spent her career in leadership roles in controllership, investor…

By Ken Grant Guest Columnist Anyone who has spent time around Delaware business or political leaders can tell you about the various C’s on which our economy has been based for the past century or so: Chemicals Chickens Cars Credit cards Our auto manufacturing plants are no longer (although it’s impressive that plants so far…

The board of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) is pleased to announce that Sheila Bravo has been named as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. She comes to DANA after spending five years as executive director of the Rehoboth Art League. “We are thrilled to have Sheila on-board and leading this…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times New law school dean Rod Smolla is a man of many hats: Scholar, professor, philosopher, author, litigator . Rod Smolla says he’s in Delaware to stay. The new dean at Widener University’s Delaware Law School has acclimated well, having moved his family in May from South Carolina. As a wearer…