Business people: July 12, 2018


Belfint, Lyons & Shuman announces promotions

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A., Wilmington, (BLS announced the following promotions.

Tyler Dorsohas been promoted to Senior Accountant in the firm’s Tax& SmallBusiness Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and FinancefromWest Chester University.

Emily Schmidt, CPAhas been promoted to Senior Accountant in the firm’s Accounting & Auditing Department. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Delaware.

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Tyler Starr, CPAhas been promoted to Staff II Accountant in the firm’s Rotational Development Program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University.

Val Allstonhas been promoted to Lead Bookkeeper in the firm’s Tax & Small Business Department.She is a member of AIPB and QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.

Sinclair Giborehas been promoted to Senior IT Specialist in the firm’s subsidiary, BL&S Technologies. He earned his Computer Science degree from Montclair State University.

The Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware announced today the appointment of two new board members to its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 year. They are: Leslie Kosek, director, Customer Success and Solutions Team, Capital One and Andrew Levin, vice president, senior relationship Manager, M&T Bank.

UD dean to step down

George Watsonwill step down from his position as dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences to return to the faculty, effective Sept. 1.

An interim dean will be announced shortly, and a national search will be conducted to fill the role long-term.

Watson joined the University of Delaware faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1987 after earning his doctorate in physics from UD in 1984.

Watson isboard president of the Delaware Arts Alliance, serving the greater arts community as well as connecting arts and culture initiatives at UD.

Lt. Gov. Hall-Long named officer in association

Delaware’s lieutenant governor is a newly named officer of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). NLGA is the professional association for the second-highest ranking officials in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Bethany Hall-Longis now serving as Treasurer of the NLGA Executive Committee.

Lt. Gov. Hall-Long serves until July of 2019. In July of 2019, she will host the NLGA Annual Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, the first time the state of Delaware will have hosted an NLGA Annual Meeting.

Starkey retires as state’s Chief Security Officer

Elayne Starkeyhas retired is the Chief Security Officer for the Delaware Department of Technology and Information.

Starkey was responsible for Delaware’s enterprise-wide cyber security, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations programs.

Prior to joining DTI, she was the Chief Information Officer for the Delaware Department of Public Safety. Elayne has private sector software engineering experience at Xerox Corporation and Perdue Farms Inc.

Pepco Holdings names senior manager

Pepco Holdings has named Mellanie Kai Lassiteras its new senior manager of Corporate Relations. Lassiter, a 13-year veteran of both Baltimore Gas and Electric (BG&E) and PECO in Philadelphia, will build on Pepco Holdings’ ongoing philanthropic efforts and will oversee the implementation of the corporate citizenship programs that will further define Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric as key community and philanthropic partners.

Sylvester named Milford branch manager for Shore United Bank

Shore United Bank announced that Kelly Sylvesterhas joined the company as Branch Manager in Milford, Delaware. Sylvester joins Shore United Bank with over 30 years of banking experience in the local Delaware community and a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Wilmington University.

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate announces agent

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate welcomedRandy Shepheardto their Middletown office sales team. Randy has a degree in hospitality management from the University of Delaware and has served as a restaurant manager for the last four years. He is licensed in Delaware.

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