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Bayhealth names CFO
Bayhealth announced the appointment of Michael J. Tretina, to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. Tretina brings over 28 years of experience in health care finance including expertise in reimbursement, accounting, strategic planning, patient access, patient financial services, and health information management.
“Mike Tretina’s depth of experience and unique strengths will be a fantastic addition to our executive team. His leadership will make sure Bayhealth is well-positioned to fulfill our mission and provide first-class care to our patient communities,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy,
Tretina joins Bayhealth from Mary Greeley Medical Center, in Ames, Iowa, where he served as vice president and chief financial officer for four and a half years. Prior to that, he served as vice president and senior vice president of finance at St. Vincent’s Health System, a 900-bed hospital and sub-acute health care system in Jacksonville, Fla.
Earlier in his career, Tretina held senior-level positions at Mercy Health Corporation, Allegheny Health System, and Heffler & Company, Certified Public Accountants, all in Philadelphia.
Tretina earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting at The Pennsylvania State University and his master of business administration in health care administration at LaSalle University. He is a certified public accountant.
Sonitrol adds key staff
Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has announced the addition of Anthony Santoro, Operations Manager and Kevin Hoopes, Technician/IT Specialist.
A native Delawarean, Anthony has spent more than 30 years in the local business community, with 20 years of experience in the security and fire alarm industry.
Hoopes is an experienced technical/IT specialist who lives in southern New Jersey. Since 1995, Kevin has been building and repairing computers and servers, running his own business for 10 years. He has worked with security companies as their IT specialist on networks and Closed Circuit TV systems.
Kevin brings a background in security,access control and camera systems that communicate over networks.
According to Joe Allen, vice-president/owner, “We have experienced such growth this year that it was necessary to expand our team to include an Operations Manager and Technician/IT Specialist. Both of these individuals will fit perfectly with our experienced team that is focused on exceeding the expectations of our valued clients.”
Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley provides a single source of integrated, security solutions for intrusion, video, access and fire.
The company enjoys the best apprehension rate in the industry and the fewest dispatches for false alarms. As of September, 2013 the company recorded 170,000 successful apprehensions.
Young joins Easter Seals board
Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently welcomed Scott Young to its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. Easter Seals is a non-profit community-based health agency dedicated to increasing the independence of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs through direct services and advocacy.
Young is Managing Director of Business Development for Citi Global Cards. He leads cobrand sales, portfolio acquisitions and other partnerships and alliances for the Cards business. Young has over 20 years of management experience in consumer lending. Prior to Citi, Scott worked at Barclays, GE Capital and MBNA America.
An active member of the disability advocacy community, this is Young’s second time serving on the Easter Seals board. He also is on the board of Autism Delaware. In addition, he recently served on the advisory board for Hill Top Prep, a school for special needs students in Rosemont, Pa. Young and his wife Meg have been married for 23 years and have four children.
Easter Seals offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities and respite services for caregivers.
Westin names sales manager
PM Hospitality Strategies, a hotel management company, announced the appointment of Tara Kucharski as director of sales for the Westin Wilmington connected to the Chase Convention Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.
The hotel is slated to open in the spring of 2014 and is a joint venture between Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital. PMHS is overseeing construction, providing pre-opening services and will operate the hotel upon opening.
A native of the Wilmington area, Kucharski has worked her entire career in the hospitality industry, rising from a bartender at the locally popular Three Little Bakers dinner theater, and most recently serving as director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Suites Wilmington.
“Tara not only knows the hotel market in Wilmington, but has deep personal and business ties to the area, which will give us a tremendous advantage as we introduce the Westin brand to the state of Delaware,” said Joseph Bojanowski, PMHS president. “This hotel, with 100,000 square feet of its own meeting space, will enable Wilmington to accommodate groups that had previously expressed interest, but were too large for the existing hotel inventory. Tara’s combination of hotel sales and local market expertise will be critical in putting together all of the pieces to achieve this goal.”
The LEED-designed Westin Wilmington also will feature a legal center, full service restaurant, a gym, indoor pool and 24-hour business center.
“The Westin is the first, new full-service hotel built in Wilmington in 20 years, and its convention center location in the heart of our entertainment and cultural center, gives us an opportunity to welcome new business and leisure visitors to our part of the first state,” Kucharski said. “With the addition of the Westin’s market leading meeting space, Wilmington now can compete with Philadelphia and Baltimore for convention and meeting business.”
Major Simpson retires from State Police
The Delaware State Police announced the retirement of Major Charles J. Simpson, a 33-year veteran.
Simpson was hired on September 2, 1980 into the 42nd DSP Recruit Class. Major Simpson began his career in Sussex County and then moved to New Castle County where he worked at Troop 1 and Troop 6 and became a Canine Handler.
Simpson worked in the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), was a member of the North Hostage Negotiation Team and was Officer in Charge of the Intelligence Unit.
Simpson was promoted to Captain in June 2000 and assigned to Troop 2 as Commander. He later became the Commander of SIU. Simpson and his family moved back to Sussex County where he became Commander at Troop 4. After four years as Troop Commander, Major Simpson was promoted to Major and joined the Executive Staff as the Operations Major for Kent and Sussex Counties.
Simpson resides in Lewes, Delaware with his wife Donna.
Nathanson joins CBRE as E-VP
CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Brad Nathanson has joined the firm’s Conshohocken office as an executive vice president of Retail Capital Markets. Nathanson’s team will be focused on Retail Investment Sales within the Philadelphia market including New Jersey and Delaware. He is graduate of the University of Delaware.
He joins CBRE with more than 10 years of real estate experience. Most recently, Brad was a First Vice President Investments and Senior Director of the National Retail Group at Marcus & Millichap where he specialized in consulting with private investors, institutions, and developers on the sale of shopping centers and net lease properties specifically focusing on the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
tenant sales agent within Marcus & Millichap. Over 10 years, Brad sold over $1 billion in retail investment real estate in 14 different states. Before joining Marcus & Millichap, Brad was an investment analyst for a hedge fund under several portfolio managers for SEI Investments, Wayne, Pa.
Nathanson graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.