Business people: Dec. 13, 2016

Environmental portrait of Rick Deadwyler, incoming director of government affairs.

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WHYY’s Mussoni named AVP for News

John Mussoni was recently named WHYY’s Assistant Vice President for News Operations. Prior to the arrival of Sandra Clark, Mussoni served as WHYY’s Interim Vice President of News and Civic Dialogue. In his new role, Mussoni will help evaluate and define editorial strategy to meet audience needs across all platforms and supervise key digital and broadcast managers. Mussoni will continue to supervise WHYY’s Delaware television and web production.

Shore Leadership graduates announced

Shore Leadership, a program of the Chesapeake Leadership Foundation announced that Abigail Graves, E-Commerce Marketing Manager with Shore Bancshares, Dawn Brode, Vice President Branch Manager with Shore United Bank and Rich Trippe, President and CEO with Avon-Dixon Agency recently completed the premier leadership program that develops quality relevant leadership skills to individuals and deepens their understanding of the issues and challenges facing the Eastern Shore region. Shore Leadership honored the entire graduating class of 2016 at its 19th annual graduation ceremony on December 2 .


Tomasi returns to Cardno, Inc.

Cardno, Inc., announce that Ted Tomasi, PhD, has returned to the company as vice president and director of national practices based from the company’s Newark, DE, office.

Dr. Tomasi brings more than 30 years of broad professional experience as a natural resource economist. He has specialized in management of natural resource damage liabilities using restoration-based and monetary evaluations in assessments of impacts to ground water, oil spills, and complex contaminated sites. He has developed methods for valuing natural capital and ecosystem services, particularly lands used for conservation purposes and the value of changes in water quality.

Prior to going into consulting full time, he was a professor of natural resource economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. Tomasi returns to Cardno after two years leading an economics and decision science practice for an environmental resources firm.

Becker Morgan Group announces new hires

Becker Morgan Group, Inc. announced the following new hires:

John-Edward Porter joins the Salisbury, MD office as an Architectural Designer. He holds a Master of Architecture from Miami University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Fairmont State University. His project experience with Becker Morgan Group includes Grasonville Elementary School in Grasonville, MD; West Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury, MD; Henson Family YMCA in Salisbury, MD; Sea Colony Fitness Center in Bethany Beach, DE; and Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, DE.

Scott Lewis joins the Salisbury, MD office as a Survey Technician and brings 25 years of professional experience. Projects with Becker Morgan Group include Bay Forest Club Subdivision in Millville, DE; Seaside Village Subdivision in Ocean City, MD; Delaware Army National Guard Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Dagsboro, DE; and various Royal Farms locations in Maryland and Delaware.

Joshua D. Keesser joins the Dover, DE office as a Civil Technician. He graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical Community College. Project experience with Becker Morgan Group includes Bayhealth Milford Health Campus in Milford, DE; DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, DE; Eastridge Subdivision in Smyrna, DE; Whitehall Hamlet 7 in New Castle, DE; and Duck Creek Business Campus in Smyrna, DE.

Christiana Care chief nurse named academy fellow

Richard G. Cuming, Ed.D., MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nurse executive at Christiana Care Health System, has been inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

American Academy of Nursing fellows are recognized among the most respected nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. The approximately 2,200 fellows, recognized for national and international achievement, contribute to advances in nursing education and practice, national health initiatives and addressing health disparities.

Cuming joined Christiana Care in August after serving as chief nurse executive and vice president for health care services at the Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network.

He is board certified as an advanced nurse executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He sits on the editorial board of the AORN Journal of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, where he served on the national board of directors, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Deadwyler joins Community Foundation as vice president

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) announced that Rick Deadwyler Jr. will join the foundation as vice president for community engagement on Jan. 1, 2017.

Deadwyler has spent the past three years as the University of Delaware’s director of government relations, serving as the primary point of contact for state and local government officials, constituent groups and business leaders, promoting UD’s mission and goals.

As vice president for community engagement, which is a new role at the DCF, Deadwyler will lead the foundation’s community engagement and civic leadership initiatives, helping the philanthropic community use data and knowledge to identify, prioritize, and address social, economic and environmental issues affecting quality of life throughout the state.

Deadwyler previously worked in state affairs and corporate philanthropy for DuPont, community relations for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, and various education administration and juvenile justice leadership roles with the state of Delaware.

Deadwyler holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Delaware and a master’s in elementary education from Wilmington University.

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