Business people, Aug. 3, 2018


Technology Forum of Delaware adds board member

Janet Reed, a partner at the law firm of Potter Anderson and Corroon, Wilmington, has been named to the board of Technology Forum of Delaware.

Reed is the head of the firm’s intellectual property transactional and counseling practice.

Janet Reed

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Though she counsels in all aspects of intellectual property, she focuses her practice on patents related to biotechnological inventions in food, medicine and agriculture.

Her clients span a variety of industries and include large and small pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agricultural and food companies, and academic institutions.

Reed has experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and strategic planning, evaluation of new technology, drafting of license and other commercialization agreements, conducting and responding to due diligence inquiries, and preparation of opinions on patentability, infringement and freedom to operate.

Hall of Fame of Delaware Women names trailblazers

Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy and theDelaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committeehaveselectedfour women to beinducted into theHall of Fame of Delaware Womenin September.

The inductees include former Second Lady and higher education access advocate, Dr.Jill Biden; the first woman and person of color from Delaware to serve in Congress, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester; retired educator, historian, and civic leaderDr. Reba Ross Hollingsworth; and former superintendent of the Smyrna School District, Deborah Wicks.

Each has made significant and meaningful contributions to Delawareans through their personal and professional achievements.

Inductees will be recognized at the37thAnnualHall of Fameof Delaware Womenawards reception onThursday, September 27,at Dover Downs.

Highmark appoints Delaware president

Highmark announced that Nicholas A. Moriello, has been appointed market president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Highmark Delaware) effective August 20.

Moriello succeeds Timothy J. Constantine who has served as the president of Highmark Delaware since 2001 and as a senior executive at United Concordia for the last year. Constantine will now serve full-time as the president and chief operating officer of United Concordia, Highmark’s national dental organization.

Moriello holds a bachelor’s degree from DeSales University and was recently appointed Chair of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) National Legislative Council and to the NAHU Board of Trustees.

Two join Emory Hill

Lee Blanco joined Emory Hill’s Maintenance division as an HVAC technician. Blanco has several years of maintenance experience working as an operating engineer and HVAC install mechanic for several Delaware firms. He is a graduate of Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School.

Robert Leake is a new Construction Accountant. He has 27 years of experience in construction and accounting. He has worked at JVS Properties & Remax of NJ as Controller, Norcon Industries in Phoenix, AZ as an accountant and Tulare County, CA as a Payroll Administrator.

Leake is a graduate of Salem High School and Goldey-Beacom College.

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC wealth manager honored

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC announced that Jeremy Lambert, First Vice President/Wealth Management, has been named to ‘Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s Top 1,000 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors. This recognition honors young, talented advisors who represent the future of the wealth management industry.

This is the second consecutive year that Lambert has been named a Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisor byForbes. Lambert, who has more than 10 years of financial services industry experience, joined Janney’s Greenville, DE branch office in 2016 to form Chesapeake Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott with his partner Michael Porter. He earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware.

Courtyard by Marriott – Newark chef Chopko has a perfect score

Courtyard by Marriott – Newark at the University of Delaware announced thatHotel Executive Chef Mark Chopko scored a 100 percent on the ServSafe Manager program developed by the National Restaurant Association. The Delaware Restaurant Association administers the program.

Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach adds associates

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Brandywine Office, welcomed Erik Bashfordas a sales associate joining the Michael Wilson Team. Bashford is a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and serves New Castle County.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Bear Office, welcomedKelley Murray as a sales associate. She is a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors and serves the Bear area.

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