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Beck earns designation

Charles Beck,  of Allstate Financial Services, Newark,  has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Candidates for professional designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements. More than 50,000 individuals have been awarded the designation since its inception in 1982.

The ChFC program prepares professionals to meet the advanced needs of individuals, professionals and small business owners.

Persons with the designation can provide expert  advice on wealth accumulation, life insurance, disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, investments and retirement planning.Beck and his family have lived in Newark for 22 years. He worked at MBNA American from December 1991 to June 2004. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2005 as a financial advisor.  Beck joined Allstate in 2011.

He has a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in finance from George Washington University. Beck can be reached at 302-292-8420.

Strine named VP at Connections

SRStrineSharon R. Strine has been named Vice President for Strategic Development and Marketing, effective January 2013, of Connections Community Support Programs, Inc., Wilmington.

Strine has  experience in the leadership of marketing, communications and development strategies for business, higher education and nonprofit organizations.

A native of Delaware, Strine recently developed strategic marketing plans for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

Previously, she spent eight years at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in core senior management and executive director roles. She is known as a leader in entrepreneurial, programs for business in Delaware. Connections provides a comprehensive array of healthcare, housing, and employment opportunities that help individuals and families to achieve their own goals and enhance our communities.

 Darling joins Community Foundation

Accountant Joyce Darling has joined the Delaware Community Foundation.

Most recently, Darling was the accounting manager at The Aspen Institute, Inc., a nonprofit educational and policy studies organization, overseeing the day-to-day accounting operations.  She also spent nearly 10 years as the accounting manager of the Kent Center, a nonprofit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities

“The charitable funds here at the foundation have grown over the years from just a few million dollars to more than $220 million today,” DCF  CEO Fred Sears said. “Joyce’s skills and expertise will be invaluable to the Foundation as we manage the  organization’s growing assets and allocate more and more grants and scholarships throughout the First State.”

Christiana CIO named to top 100 list

Gaboriault-RandallChristiana Care Vice President and Chief Information Office Randy Gaboriault   was recognized by IDG’s Computerworld magazine as a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree.

Each year, the publication spotlights leaders who have demonstrated exceptional technology leadership in their organizations, delivered innovative approaches to business challenges and effective management of IT strategies.

“Under Randy’s leadership, Christiana Care has been able to unlock the strategic value of IT in ways that set new standards for how we practice medicine, adding greater value for our physicians and patients,” said Robert J. Laskowski, Christiana Care’s CEO.  “This award is an honor for our entire clinical and information technology team who create innovative systems of care that transform the clinician experience and allow us to better serve our neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health.” Since Gaboriault joined Christiana Care in 2010, the health system has advanced its electronic medical record to be among the top 1 percent of all U.S. hospitals. His organization has created several innovations to improve patient care, patient safety and clinical efficiency.

Bayard directors named

Bayard, P.A., Wilmington,  announced  that Stephen B. Brauerman and GianClaudio Finizio have been elected as directors of the firm.

“We are proud to announce the election of two exceptional attorneys as directors of Bayard,” said Bayard chairman Neil B. Glassman. “They are attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their respective practice areas and who will undoubtedly continue to serve Bayard and its clients in their proven dedicated fashion.”

Brauerman concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Finizio concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law, insurance law and mergers and acquisitions, including general corporate and business law matters.

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