Business people: July 19, 2017


Adam R. Necelis CPA

Adam R. Necelis CPA
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Delaware Director of HR nominated

Governor John Carney on Thursday announced his appointment of Sandy Johnson – a former Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority – to serve as Acting Secretary of Delaware’s newly-created Department of Human Resources.

Carney intends to nominate Johnson to serve as Secretary of the agency when the Delaware Senate reconvenes and members can consider her nomination.

Since 2009, Johnson has been the Executive Director of the City of Camden Redevelopment Agency, working as a member of a mayoral executive team with responsibility for housing, commercial and institutional revitalization in Camden, N.J.

From 2000-2009, Johnson served as a member of then-Governor Ruth Ann Minner’s Cabinet as Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority. As Director, Johnson was responsible for more than 100 employees and the operation of mortgage finance programs, public housing in Kent and Sussex counties, the administration of federal housing tax credits, and other housing development programs. She oversaw a more than $10 million operating budget, a $100 million housing trust fund portfolio, and a $2 billion bond portfolio.

Previously she was Executive Director for Interfaith Housing, Delaware’s largest statewide housing redeveloper, and worked as Director of New Castle County’s Department of Community Development and Housing.

The new Department of Human Resources was created byHouse Bill 4, to help confront issues important to state employees and improve the delivery of human resources services. The new agency’s priorities will include promoting diversity and inclusion across state government and working with the Department of Correction to address the state’s shortage of correctional officers.

WSFS Financial Corporation names SVPs

WSFS Financial Corporation announced Christine E. Davis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, and named Chief Auditor James (Jim) J. Lucianetti, the incumbent Chief Auditor, will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Risk Officer. The Deputy Chief Risk Officer position was previously held by Paul S. Greenplate who was recently promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer.

Davis has been with WSFS for over 18 years and began her career in Internal Audit. During the past year, she has been WSFS’ Deputy Chief Auditor. In her role as Chief Auditor, her primary responsibility will be to direct and oversee the continuous development and implementation of a comprehensive and effective Internal Audit Program throughout the organization, including its subsidiary companies.

In addition, she will work in partnership with WSFS’ Independent Public Accounting firm and she will assume a lead management role for the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified SOX Professional (CSOXP), a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP). She is a native Delawarean and is a graduate from California University in Pittsburgh

Lucianetti has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor for 10 years and has over 30 years of service to WSFS. In his role as Deputy Chief Risk Officer, he will be the lead liaison with regulatory and other governing agencies, and will continue to manage and coordinate all regulatory examinations.

In addition, he will play a critical role ensuring proper up-front due diligence, risk- assessments and third-party relationship reviews are performed for introductions of new products and services. Lucianetti is a Certified Risk Professional (CRP), a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), a Certified Bank Auditor (CBA), a Certified SOX Professional (CSOXP), a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and a Certified Anti-Corruption Manager (CACM). He is a graduate from LaSalle College/University, and is a graduate from the School of Bank Administration Institute (BAI) – Audit Management.

Perdue Farms HR chief adds additional duties

Randy Day, Chief Executive Officer of Perdue Farms, is announced that Kelly Fladger, Vice President of Human Resources Services, has assumed additional responsibility as the company’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Fladger joined Perdue Farms in September 2016 as VP of HR Services. Prior to Perdue, he was Vice President of People Strategy and Corporate Human Resources for Belk in Charlotte, N.C. From 1998 to 2014, he served in HR capacities of increasing responsibility to include Vice President of HR Global Functions and Chief Diversity Officer for Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. As a result of his leadership, Coca-Cola garnered recognition for its diversity and inclusion programs to include the Georgia Multicultural Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council; the French Diversity Label, the 2013 European Diversity Team of the Year Award, a Diversity Journal honorable mention Innovation in Diversity Award, and a 2014 Leader In Diversity Award.

He graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Food Bank of Delaware announces board members

The Food Bank of Delaware announced its officers and the appointment of one new board member to its Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year.

The following officers have been elected to the Food Bank of Delaware’s Executive Committee:

  • Julie Miro Wenger, Chairwoman (Executive Director, Delaware Food Industry Council)
  • Ruth Mayer, Vice Chair, Advancement (Retired Educator)
  • Andy Larmore, Vice Chair, Strategic Planning (Vice President, Bayshore Transportation)
  • Tom Neylon, Vice Chair, Finance (Vice President, Novartis Services Corporation)
  • Ali Khan, Vice Chair, Governance (Service Manager, Barclays)
  • Scott Lammers, Vice President, Operations, at JPMorgan Chase, has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

Beifint, Lyons & Shuman promotions

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm, announced the following promotions.

Tini A. Graff, CPAandAdam R. Necelis, CPAhave each been promoted to Supervisor in the firm’s Tax& SmallBusiness Department. Lee Sausen, CPAhas been promoted to Senior Accountant in the firm’s Tax& SmallBusiness Department. Tyler A. DorsoandEmily V. Schmidt, CPAhave each been promoted to Staff II Accountant.

Tini A. Graff, CPAcelebrated her 6th anniversary with BLS in June. She received a General Studies degree from Wilmington University, a Certificate in Accounting from Wesley College, and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Goldey-Beacom College.

Adam R. Necelis, CPAwill celebrate his 3rd anniversary with BLS this month. He is a member of the PrimeGlobal State and Local Tax Special Interest Group. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rowan University.

Lee Sausen, CPAcelebrated his 3rd anniversary with BLS in June. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

Tyler A. Dorsocelebrated his 2nd anniversary with BLS in June. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Chester University.

Emily V. Schmidt, CPAcelebrated her 2nd anniversary with BLS in June. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

Gunnip & Company promotions

Gunnip & Company CPAs announced the following promotions in its tax department.

Christopher A. Smith, CPAhas been promoted to Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Anne R. Lane, CPA, MSThas been promoted to Senior Manager. She is a graduate of Colorado State University.

NCCO Police promotions

Colonel Vaughn Bond, Jr. promoted Captain Robert McLucas to the rank of Major, and Lieutenant Diane Smith to the rank of Captain.

McLucas joined the County Police in 1990 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Professional Standards Unit, Special Operations, Criminal Investigation Unit and Professional Development Unit.

Smith joined the County Police in 1998 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, Professional Standards Unit, Chief’s Executive Officer, Patrol Executive Officer and is an instructor with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.

Shore Bancshares officer graduates from Stonier

Philip O’Neil, Financial Reporting Officer, Shore Bancshares, Inc., recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. Stonier is ABA’s national graduate school of banking, an intensive three-year program to prepare senior-level bankers and regulators for the decision-making and oversight required to address high-level management issues and implement effective solutions.

O’Neil earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University in 2005. He also holds a Maryland CPA license.

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