Business people: Aug. 15, 2017


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Carney on National Governors Association committee

The National Governors Association announced that Gov. John Carney will serve on the association’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee, to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow governors on economic development and economic growth.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will chair the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, andColorado Governor John Hickenlooperwill serve as the committee’s vice chair.

Landmark Science & Engineering announces achievers

The board of directors of Landmark Science & Engineering announced achievements by two members of its engineering staff. Keith A. Rudy, P.E., LEED AP, a firm principal, has been awarded the 2017 DAPE Distinguished Service Award by Delaware Association of Professional Engineers. Dakota LaidmanMurray has passed the Professional Engineering exam in April and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Delaware.

Boys and Girls Club of Delaware names CEO to succeed Krupanski

The corporate board of the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware announced the retirement of President/CEO George Krupanski and the appointment of John S. Wellons as President/CEO.

Wellons was previously the Chief of Staff and prior to that held numerous board positions.

Krupanski will be honored with an evening of tribute on Thursday, October 19 at the Hotel du Pont.

SoDel Concepts names training director

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, announced the promotion of Meghan King to the position of director of training and development for the hospitality group.

King has a bachelor’s in human services from the University of Delaware. She started working for SoDel Concepts in 2008 as a server at Lupo.

In her new position, she is training new managers and front-of-the-house employees. In the fall, she will develop a continuing education program for all servers, front-of-the-house staff, managers and general managers.

Burris Logistics names directors

Burris Logistics,Milford, has appointed of three new members to its board of directors.

Among those joining the board this month are Cathy Pulos, the vice president and chief people officer at Wawa, Inc., a privately held company that operates more than 750 convenience store/gas stations along the Eastern Seaboard.

Entrepreneur Zach Buckner, with expertise in information technology and e-commerce, is also new to the Burris board.

The newest family member to join the board is Allison Burris Castellanos, an educator and longtime advocate for the Hispanic community.

Beebe Healthcare names marketing director

Christina Deidesheimer,has been named the Director of Marketing & Communications at Beebe Healthcare. Deidesheimer brings with her more than 10 years of strategic healthcare marketing and communications, as well as experience in business development and strategic planning in highly competitive environments.

Prior to coming to Beebe Healthcare, Deidesheimer served as an independent healthcare consultant, helping clients find their strategic vision. Previous to that role, she served as Business Development Director for OhioHealth, developing strategic plans for a geographic region within the health system. She’s also served as the Director of Business Development and Marketing for a multi-facility health system in the Duke LifePoint network, where she was responsible for overseeing a re-branding campaign. Other roles include Director of Marketing Communications and Public Relations for a two-hospital health system in Oklahoma and Regional Marketing Leader for Baxter BioScience.

The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomes White

The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomed Keenon White, MD to its active medical staff. He is board certified in Family Medicine.

White received his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare in Utica, New York. His professional affiliations include the American Medical Student Association and the Ross University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Team.

Botanic Gardens names four to advisory council

The Board of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) and Carla Markell announced the appointment of four new members to the DBG Advisory Council.

Shawn Garvin, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has 25 years of experience in environmental matters and public health, most recently as Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator prior to his DNREC appointment.

Barbara Katz, a widely respected landscape designer and landscape industry leader brings 30 years of experience to the Advisory Council, strengthening the DGB’s connection to leading professional nurseries which are important sources for the public gardens’ creation.

Sally Boswell has demonstrated her leadership and commitment to conservation and environmental protection as an educator and nonprofit leader in Delaware.

As a DBG Board member, Diane Maddex was a major contributor in the development of the Delaware Botanic Gardens’ branding, bringing her skills and aesthetic eye to the design of the website and publications.

Cecil College names VP

Cecil College named Dr. Christy Dryer vice president of academic programs.

Dryer spent two years at Dutchess before leaving New York to move to Cecil County.

Shortly after arriving in the area, she began her ongoing 24-year affiliation with Cecil College as an adjunct nursing instructor in 1993. Dryer, who has also taught non-credit Cecil classes as an allied health educator, became a full-time assistant professor of nursing in 2003.

She continued to receive promotions by being named director of nursing and health professions in 2007 and dean of nursing and health professions in 2012.

During her time leading the college’s health care programs, Dryer is proud of the pass rate by Cecil’s nursing students on the National Council Licensure Examination, the grants received, and the growth in the division, including the addition of exercise science and physical therapist associate degrees along with the Fitness and Wellness Center.

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