Category: People

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,…

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…