Business people: Jan. 4, 2018



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McCormick named IT manager

The City of Newark announced James McCormick accepted the role of manager for its Information Technology (IT) team, succeeding Joshua Brechbuehl, who left the City. McCormick, who joins the City after serving as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Caroline County, MD, for nearly two decades, will start on Monday, January 8.

During his tenure as CIO for Caroline County, MD, McCormick established cybersecurity policy and practices, created the first county-owned fiber optic network in the State of Maryland, and the mid-Atlantic region’s first complete county-owned hybrid infrastructure to connect all schools, county and state agencies. Prior to that role, McCormick also served as a computer service technician for TSS/IBM, a systems technician for Black and Decker and an associate engineer for Noise Cancellation Technologies.

McCormick was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1988, after achieving the rank of Corporal. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in information technology management, as well as master’s degree in business administration, all from the University of Maryland. He is currently working toward a Doctorate in cyber security and holds numerous certifications, including being recognized as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (server, messaging and security).

Kline completes term as head of UD Hospitality Business Management

Sheryl Kline has completed a five-year term as department chair of Hospitality Business Management (HSBM) and will become Deputy Dean of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

HSBM is part of Lerner College at the University of Delaware. 

Under Kline, who came to Delaware to head HSBM, the department changed its name, added a major, four minors and the Sport Management program.

Cole Schotz P.C. names Brannick member

Cole Schotz P.C. announced that Nicholas J. Brannick has been elevated to member of the firm.

Brannick is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring and Litigation Departments and is resident in the Delaware office.

Brannick focuses his practice on general litigation and corporate disputes and corporate restructuring matters, including representing debtors, creditors’ committees and parties in adversary proceedings.He has experience in several industries including agriculture, aviation, retail, software and commercial real estate. Brannick earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University and his B.A. from Wittenberg University.

Sussex County retains council leadership and attorney

Sussex County is retaining its leadership and legal team for another year.

County Council, selected Councilman Michael H. Vincent of Seaford as president of the body for the eighth year in a row. Meantime, Council re-elected Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View as vice president.

Council also approved J. Everett Moore Jr. to re-appointment as County Attorney. Moore serves at the pleasure of the County Council as the elected body’s chief counsel.

Yates joins Nanticoke Physician Network

The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomed Kimberly Yates, MSN, APRN, to its Nanticoke Immediate Care staff.

Yates received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has over 26 years of experience in various clinical settings. Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Delaware Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Bayhealth Radiation Oncology Associates welcomes Kemmerer

Bayhealth Radiation Oncology Associates welcomed a new radiation oncologist when Eric Kemmerer, MD, MS, joined the practice.

Kemmerer, who is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, came to Bayhealth after serving as chief resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Drexel/Hahnemann University Hospital and earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.

Kemmerer served an internship at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his master of science in biochemistry from the University of Scranton, where he also graduated magna cum laude with bachelor of science degrees in biochemistry and biophysics.

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