Business people: Oct. 28-Nov. 3. 2015



Christopher L. Scarpitti

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Vice presidents named at WSFS

WSFS Financial Corporation announced the hiring of Christopher L. Scarpitti, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Business Banking Division, John F. Matarese, Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Middle Market Division and Kristin M. Pearce, Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Business Banking Division.

Scarpitti joins WSFS as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Business Banking Division. He brings with him over 20 years of local banking experience with M&T Bank Corporation, 18 of which were spent in commercial banking serving clients in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He has held positions in business development and client management, with the last seven years spent overseeing the local commercial and industrial portfolio.


Scarpitti received his B.S. in Banking and Finance from Wilmington University in 1995 and continued to receive his MBA from Wilmington University in 2000. He currently serves on the Delaware State Chamber Small Business Alliance Advisory Council and Superstars in Business Selection Committee.

Matarese joins WSFS as Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Middle Market Division. He joins WSFS following nine years with M&T Bank Corporation where he was most recently a Middle Market Relationship Manager. Before that role, he acted as a credit analyst and a portfolio manager.

Matarese received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Delaware in 2003. He serves as a Board Member for the West End Neighborhood House, a Golf Committee Member for the Catholic Youth Ministries and Honorary Commander at the Dover Air Force Base.

Kristin Pearce joins WSFS as Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Business Banking Division. Before joining WSFS, she spent nine years at M&T Bank Corporation. During her time there, she acted as a credit analyst, commercial banking portfolio manager and as a relationship manager. In her previous position, she also served on the inaugural Diversity Development Program to help establish and engrain diversity initiatives throughout the bank.

Pearce received her MBA from the University of Delaware in 2013. She is an alumna of the University of Miami, where she received her B.S. in Business Administration in 2006. In her spare time, she serves as a member of the Serviam Girls Academy Finance Committee.

DSU named VP

Delaware State University has named Vita C. Pickrum as the new vice president of Institutional Advancement.

Pickrum will oversee the administration of the Office of Development, Alumni Affairs, and the DSU Foundation. She will be responsible for implementing development strategies and alumni initiatives that support the University’s mission and strengthen the financial resources of the organization.

Before the appointment, she served since August 2015 as the interim vice president of that division. From 2008 to 2015, she served in the ascending posts of grants manager, associate vice president and senior associate vice president of the DSU Office of Development.

Before her arrival at DSU in 2008, Pickrum served as an independent consultant for fundraising and business development throughout the United States. She also owned and operated several Curves Fitness Centers in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Pickrum has a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Education and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, both from Howard University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at DSU.

Goldey-Beacom honors alumni

Goldey-Beacom College inducted one new alumnus into its gallery and honored another alumnus with the Rising Star award.

Dr. Erika Marsillac, (’00 MB)

A Information Technology, ’02 MBA Comprehnensive) was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Gallery. She began her professional career in the health care industry at the advent of managed care with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii. Her work there, making sure that those in need had the necessary resources to recover and progress, led her to advance her business education at Goldey Beacom, and then pursue further scholarship in Europe.

Marsillac joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the Strome College of Business. She has been published in numerous international peer-review journals and has presented at several conferences.

Luis Santiago, Rising Star Award

Majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and with a ’12 MBA with a concentration in Finance, Santiago is  Vice President, Senior Auditor at Bank of America in Wilmington.

At Bank of America, Santiago’s duties include providing anticipatory risk coverage throughout Consumer Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets lines of businesses.

In addition to these responsibilities, he is very active in the community and served as the Director of Corporate Affairs for the Delaware Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) from 2011-2013. He serves on the Finance Committee as a Trustee at the Discipleship of Christ Community Fellowship Church in Claymont. Santiago also serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Counseling Center at St. Paul’s and is President of the GBC Alumni Association.

Bayhealth promotes Shevock

Bayhealth announced that John D. Shevock,  was promoted to the position of senior director of operations for the oncology service line and executive director of the Bayhealth Cancer Institute.

Since 2004, he has been a part of the growth and the development of the oncology service line at Bayhealth.  In his new role, Shevock is responsible for supervising the 60-plus  employees of Bayhealth’s oncology service line including physicians, nursing staff, radiation therapists, physics, and support staff.

Shevock is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He has been involved in community organizations such as Delaware Technical and Community College Terry Campus’ Development Council; Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Leadership Central Delaware Program; and Delaware Ducks Unlimited, Kent County Chapter. He is graduate of North Carolina State University, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master of Science degree in Management.

Long & Foster adds Teeven

Long & Foster Real Estate announced the addition of Robert Teeven to its office in Hockessin, DE..

Teeven is a  business professional with more than 20 years of diverse general management and business development experience.  A graduate of the University of Delaware and originally licensed in 1986.

UD MBA grad promoted

Prudential Financial, Inc. announced leadership changes for its annuities and group insurance operations.

Lori Fouché, currently head of Prudential’s Group Insurance operation, will become president of Prudential Annuities.

Andrew Sullivan, currently chief operations officer for Prudential Group Insurance will head that unit.

Sullivan joined Prudential in 2011 and has handled the underwriting, claims and service organizations within the Group business. Prior to joining Prudential, he served as a senior vice president with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he was accountable for the individual and senior business segments.

Before CareFirst, Sullivan held several senior positions within CIGNA, including leading the individual and small business healthcare segments. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy.