Business people: Aug. 22, 2017



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M&T Bank Corporation names general counsel

M&T Bank Corporation announced the appointment of Laura P. O’Hara as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective August 21, 2017. She will report to Richard Gold, M&T Vice Chairman, and will be based in Buffalo, N.Y.

O’Hara joins M&T with more than 30 years of litigation, regulatory compliance and risk management experience, most recently for Santander Bank, where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 2015 to 2017. At Santander, she was responsible for legal support for all lines of business as well as Risk Management, Compliance, Regulatory and Human Resource.


Landmark Science & Engineering announces achievements of staffers

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.

Business Woman of the Year named

Deirdre Smith, Director of Operations and Partner at Duffield Associates, Inc. Pike Creek, has been named 2017 Business Woman of the Year by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce.

Deirdre will be recognized at the Entrepreneurial & Business Women’s Expo in November.


WHYYhas named the following to its Board of Directors:

Christopher LukachPresident Anne Klein Communications Group, LLC

William B. PetersenSenior Vice President &Deputy General Counsel — LitigationVerizon

Helen StimsonPresident & CEO Delaware Bioscience Association.

WHYY operates a TV and radio station, as well as an online operation that includes NewsWorks.

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