Category: People

Delaware treasurer Ken Simpler keeps it simple

By Sam Waltz Delaware’s treasurer has not been front and center on page one in 2015, and that’s a good thing, according to Ken Simpler, who was elected to a four-year term in November to succeed politically ambitious and equally controversial Chipman “Chip” L. Flowers, Jr. The election marked a couple of unusual events in…

By Sam Waltz Founding Publisher “Pioneer” is not a word to be used loosely. It denotes longevity along with leadership. As well as change. Julian “Pete” Booker is a man for whom “pioneer” was invented, perhaps one of just three or four in the last half century of Delaware broadcasting. In Delaware, those might include…

DBT 40 Class of 2015

In a class of their own These rising stars are all unique, but see what they have in common: they accept guidance, they give back, and they set boundaries between work and life. Welcome to the DBT40 Class of 2015, a group of influential young achievers and innovators selected annually by Delaware Business Times. They…

Hart to Heart taps top Baltimore talent Michael A. Forthman was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hart to Heart Transportation, a regional provider of ambulance, paratransit and wheelchair transportation services in Delaware and Maryland. Forthman is responsible for leading, implementing and integrating strategic and operational initiatives in alignment with the organization’s…

Wilmington, Del. — Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety Director Jana Simpler has been named Chair of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) providing leadership for a national organization focused on preventing highway fatalities. Director Simpler, who will serve a one-year term, was elected chair of GHSA’s Executive Board at the Association’s Annual Meeting last week.…

Megabus has tallied the votes from its name-the-bus contest and christened its new Delaware bus the Blue Hen. The bus company held a contest to name the express buses that serve Delaware, Washington, D.C. and 34 additional states. “Blue Hen” beat “The Diamond State” and “The First State.” The newly painted bus will be unveiled in…

Charles “Chuck” Daniel has been appointed president of The Caesar Rodney Institute, succeeding John Stapleford, who is retiring in December. Daniel previously worked as the senior director of partner relations with the American Cancer Society’s national office. He served 20 years in the Marine Corp Reserves, retiring as a gunnery sergeant. Daniel will primarily focus…

Armand J. Della Porta Jr. Armand J. Della Porta Jr., shareholder in the Wilmington office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was appointed Atlantic regional director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the country’s leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Della Porta, who served as the DRI’s Delaware State Representative from 2010-13,…