Business people: May 17, 2018

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Goldey-Beacom College names head of business doctorate program

Goldey-Beacom College has announced that W. Daniel Young, Ph.D. has been appointed as Director of the newly created Doctor of Business Administration program. Responsible for fulfilling the vision of the program, he will create doctoral courses, recruit faculty and students, manage the curriculum, comprehensive exam and the dissertation processes as well as linking the program to the state and regional communities. The College’s new program will be unique in the field of doctoral studies, including partnerships with several corporations and governmental agencies to solve business problems through student coursework. This stands in stark contrast to other DBA programs, which may simply use textbooks and past case studies to achieve learning goals and objectives.

Young has taught classes in marketing and entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, Temple University, Goldey-Beacom College and West Chester University. He brings experience in organizing TEDx and will be bringing the first TEDx Goldey-Beacom College this fall.

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Potter Anderson attorneys make Chambers list

The 2018 edition ofChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Businessranked 20 Potter Anderson attorneys as leaders in their field in Delaware with four attorneys in the highest “Band 1” tier: Kathleen Furey McDonough, Matthew J. O’Toole, Kevin R. Shannonand Donald J. Wolfe, Jr.

In addition, five of our practices were ranked among the best in Delaware with three practices in the “Band 1” tier: Chancery, Corporate/M&A and Alternative Entities, and Labor and Employment.

The attorneys recognized in Chambers and their respective practice areas include:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring:Jeremy W. Ryan

Chancery: Brad Davey,Matthew E. Fischer,Stephen C. Norman,Michael A. Pittenger, Kevin R. Shannon,Peter J. Walsh, Jr., andDonald J. Wolfe, Jr.

Corporate/M&A and Alternative Entities:Mark A. Morton,Thomas A. Mullen,Matthew J. O’Toole,Robert L. Symonds, Jr., andMichael B. Tumas

Intellectual Property: David E. Moore, Bindu A. Palapura,and Philip A. Rovner

Labor and Employment:
Jennifer Gimler Brady,Kathleen Furey McDonough.andWendy K. Voss

Real Estate: Joy A. Barrist

Kolbe Fund names executive director

The Kolbe Fund a non-profit organization that supports families who must travel to obtain the best pediatric medical care,announced that Jay Steinberg is its new executive director.

Steinberg’s career includes over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector. He was most recently the Senior Leadership Philanthropy Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Since its founding in October of 2013, The Kolbe Fund has provided 2,640 nights of lodging in hotels throughout the country to 872 families who are caring for sick children.

The organization, based in Exton, PA and works with Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children.

UD assistant director named association president

Cindy Holland, assistant director of Teacher Education Support Services at the University of Delaware Career Services Center, has been named president of the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE).

With this election, Holland will serve on the Board of Officers and Directors at the highest levels of leadership for the association: as president-elect, then president (2018-19), and past president (2019-20). The AAEE provides resources and networking opportunities to connect higher education and school systems, both nationally and internationally.

Holland has worked in UD’s Career Services Center for more than 30 years and is an integral part of the team. She provides career coaching and counseling to students, as well as works to arrange opportunities for students interested in education and helping professions to meet with school districts and employers and ensure success after graduation.

Delaware Community Foundation VP named

The Delaware Community Foundation welcomed Sarah Hench Grunewaldas vice president of community engagement and programs.

Grunewald most recently served as deputy executive director of the PIE (Policy Innovators in Education) Network, supporting a national network of state-level education advocacy organizations to maximize their impact.

Grunewald previously spent seven years at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, where she facilitated the design and implementation of a statewide vision in support of world-class schools. At Rodel, she managed special projects, including coordinating the strategic direction and investments of the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee.

As vice president for community engagement and programs, Grunewald will lead the DCF’s community engagement work, including overseeing grantmaking and scholarship programs, facilitating public-private partnerships throughout the state, and driving the foundation’s leadership activities to strengthen the DCF’s community impact and service to donors.

DANA names board members

The Delaware Association for Nonprofit Advancement, DANA, announced the election of two new members of the Board of Directors – Charles Vincent, owner, and managing partner of Innovincent and Vickie Young Beam, CPA, principal in the Audit Department of Cover & Rossiter.

Redner’sMarkets names top executives

Redner’sMarkets, Inc. announced the promotion of Gary M. Rednerto Chief Operating Officer and Dan Eberhart as the Vice President of Procurement.

Both promotions have been approved by the Board of Directors and are effective immediately.

Redner, joined the company in 1997 and worked in various capacities while attending college. Upon graduation in 2001, he became the Director of Wholesale Operations and was promoted to the Board of Directors in 2004 and most recently serving as Executive Vice President.

Eberhart, joined Redner’s in 1976 as a stock clerk/cashier at the Reamstown location. He has risen through various supervisory positions; store manager, supervisor of convenience stores, district manager and most recently the senior purchasing agent for grocery, dairy and frozen foods. He will be supervising all facets of the grocery, frozen, dairy, meat and produce procurement departments within Redner’s Warehouse Markets.

Beebe Healthcare oncologist honored

Beebe Healthcare Medical Oncologist Nisarg Desai, MD, has been recognized for his commitment to offer his patients the opportunity to participate in cancer clinical trials.

Desaireceived the Research Excellence Top Affiliate Participation Award from Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute in Newark at an awards ceremony on May 17.

Desai is one of several cancer specialists in Delaware who enroll their patients in clinical cancer trials through NCORP. He is receiving the award because he helped enroll the highest number of patients into clinical trials compared with the Graham Cancer Center’s other partners statewide.

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