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Jim MazarakisJim Mazarakis

Jim Mazarakis was named to the Delaware Community Foundation Board of Directors. Mazarakis, an executive vice president with WSFS Bank, has more than 30 years of experience in banking, investment management and brokerage services.

He served as chief information officer (CIO) for T. Rowe Price, and managing director and divisional CIO at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. He also worked on large-scale international projects and merger and acquisition teams at Capital One Financial and Goldman Sachs.

Rose Lee

Rose Lee

Rose Lee has been named president of DuPont’s Protection Technologies business effective October 1. She will report to DuPont Senior Vice President Marc Doyle.

Lee has served as global business director, DuPont Kevlar and Aramid Intermediates. Prior to DuPont, Lee was vice president and general manager, innovative materials, for Saint-Gobain Corporation. She has held business and functional leadership roles at Saint-Gobain, Booz Allen & Hamilton and the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies.

Douglas D. Herrmann

Douglas D. Herrmann has joined the Pepper Hamilton law firm as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group’s Wilmington office.

Herrmann concentrates on commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, controlling stockholder going-private transactions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty challenges and other bet-the-company disputes. He represents clients in the Delaware Court of Chancery as well as in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation. In addition, he provides advice on issues of corporate governance and Delaware Corporation law.

Herrmann is a member of the Delaware Commission on Law and Technology, as appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court.

WSFS Mobile Cash

WSFS Mobile Cash wins “Most Innovative ATM Technology” award for 2015

WSFS Mobile Cash was chosen by Networld, the publisher of ATM Marketplace and Mobile Payments Today, as the winner of the “Most Innovative ATM Technology” award for 2015. The award was presented at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. The annual event recognized providers who are innovators in ATM and mobile technology.

WSFS Mobile Cash, a service that allows customers to securely withdraw cash from any WSFS Bank branch ATM by using their WSFS Mobile Banking app, was launched at the end of June.

“We are honored to accept this award and are proud to be a community bank passionate about innovation and the experiences of, our customers,” said Justin C. Dunn, senior vice president and marketing director. “The energy of innovation comes when creative thinking is encouraged throughout all areas of the organization to identify new ways to deliver on our commitment to service.”

Bill Andrew
Bill Andrew (left) receiving the award from NRECA President Mel Coleman.

Delaware Electric Cooperative’s president and CEO earns regional honor

Delaware Electric Cooperative’s (DEC) president and CEO Bill Andrews was honored for two decades of service to the cooperative and its members. 

Andrew was presented with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Regional Award for Outstanding Service. The award is presented to individuals who have a proven record of promoting cooperative values and working to serve members.

Andrews was cited for his ability to empower members to keep their rates low and engage more than 140 DEC employees. Andrews has served as president and CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative since 2005.

DuPont scientists
From left: John Lindsey Flexner, Thomas P. Selby, Thomas M. Stevenson, Stephen W. Taylor.

Four Delaware-based DuPont scientists named fellows

DuPont announced that four Delaware employees were named DuPont Fellows for their outstanding technical expertise and leadership. DuPont Fellow is the highest technical professional level in the company, with only 32 active members globally.

“DuPont is a science company with a rich foundation of sciences, markets and businesses. Throughout our history, science and engineering have enabled us to identify and create new technologies, develop cutting-edge products for our customers and grow our company,” said DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Douglas Muzyka.

Muzyka said that, through both personal contributions and collaboration with others, these leaders translate their technical knowledge, skill and commitment into results with significant impact for global customers and in a number of areas:

John Lindsey Flexner of Wilmington is an expert in entomological sciences, who has led the development of new testing and computer simulation methods to characterize the effects of agricultural products on pest insects.

Thomas P. Selby of Newark, is an expert in herbicide chemistry, who has discovered new classes of chemistry to protect crops against weeds, disease and insect pests.  He is a co-inventor of DuPont’s newest class of insect protection chemistry, including products such as DuPont Cyazypyr.

Thomas M. Stevenson of Newark, is an agricultural chemist and prolific researcher who has a sustained record of developing novel chemistry areas that have developed into advanced leads and products.  He is a co-inventor of DuPont’s newest class of insect protection chemistry, including products such as DuPont Rynaxypyr.

Stephen W. Taylor, of Wilmington, is a chemical engineer in the field of titanium dioxide who, during his career with DuPont, made significant contributions across the full range of commercial processes, leading to significant improvement in cost, yield and sustainability. In recognition of his outstanding lifetime of achievements with DuPont, Taylor was recognized with DuPont’s highest technical achievement in 2014, the Lavoisier Award.

Dr. James M. EllisonDr. James M. Ellison named first Swank chair

Dr. James M. Ellison was named The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care Health System. The chair is made possible by a $2.5 million gift from the Swank Foundation, dedicated to transforming care for people with memory issues.

“Dr. Ellison brings recognized achievements and a career-long commitment to the health of those with geriatric mood and anxiety disorders and neurocognitive disorders. He will further enrich the Swank Memory Care Center as a leading resource in Delaware and the region for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders,” said Dr. Janice E. Nevin, president and CEO of Christiana Care. “I deeply value the Swank Foundation’s partnership as we work together toward optimal health for patients with Alzheimer’s and memory disorders and provide support for the families who love them and partner with us in caring for them.”

Dr. Ellison will lead Christiana Care’s Swank Memory Care Center for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. At the Swank Memory Care Center, a team that includes geriatricians, nurses, social workers and others works with patients and families to provide support, education and guidance from diagnosis through treatment.

The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics will enrich the State of Delaware’s Alzheimer’s Plan, promoting public awareness of the disease, strengthening the support for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and advancing the important and growing infrastructure of related data, quality assurance and research, the hospital officials said.

Lynn RitterLynn Ritter, named an accredited estate planner

The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) has certified Lynn Ritter as an accredited estate planner designee. Ritter is a tax manager at Gunnip & Company.

The accredited estate planner designation is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning. It is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to recognize estate-planning professionals who meet requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation, and character.  An AEP designee must embrace the team concept of estate planning and adhere to the NAEPC Code of Ethics and participate in a yearly renewal and recertification process.

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