Category: People

By Peter Osborne DBT Editor David Sysko recently retired as executive director of the Laffey-McHugh Foundation after guiding the organization for 18 years and awarding $58 million to hundreds of nonprofits throughout Delaware. After retiring from the Private Clients Group at Kidder Peabody in New York, Sysko returned to Delaware. Longtime Delaware sports fans remember…

What’s inspiring me: Biz leaders cite Quest Love to Antonin Scalia

What’s inspiring me is a regular feature highlighting the books, websites, podcasts and other media that influence business leaders in Delaware. If you would like to submit your inspiration, please fill out our survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBTInspire Chris Burkhard – president of Placers and CBI Group, Newark Favorite book: “Measure What Matters” by John Doerr. The power…

By Alex Vuocolo Goldey-Beacom College on Monday announced that Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, Ph.D. will take over as the 14th president and first female leader of the 133-year-old institution in northern Delaware. Keith has served as president of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina since 2015 and was president of Spartanburg Methodist College from 2009 to…

Today Media is pleased to announce that Peter Osborne, former News Journal business reporter, has joined Delaware Business Times as its new editor. Osborne was part of the staff that created Business Monday in the News Journal in the early 1990s. He joined the paper after serving as the editor of the Dallas and Southern…

YWCA Delaware CEO Stephanie L. Staats will receive the “Jessie Arrey-Mbi Leadership & Service Award” for her commitment to service and improving the lives of women and families. The award is given by Women in Leadership Development & Empowerment, Inc (WILDE), a professional women’s 501 (c)3 public charity that works to improve the lives of…

Delaware Technical Community College next week will honor Dr. Joseph E. Johnson as part of its Black History Month celebration. A Wilmington native, Johnson made Delaware history in 1968 as the first African-American principal of a non-segregated educational institution, P.S. Dupont High School. He was later the first superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School…