Business people: Aug. 31, 2018


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Delaware College Scholars elects board president

Delaware College Scholars (DCS) has elected Katherine “Katie” Wilkinson as its new board president.

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Wilkinson comes to DCS with a background in business. As a senior vice president and Market Executive at Fulton Bank, Wilkinson is responsible for the commercial banking business across Delaware and in Cecil County, MD.

Wilkinson is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Drexel University.

Belchim Crop Protection adds staff

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) announced the recent hiring of Jeff Carl as Supply Chain Manager He has expertise in creating efficiencies in existing procedures and setting up new, optimized processes, as well as managing complex logistics.

Since officially becoming Belchim USA in January of 2018, the company has focused on hiring crop and regional experts to support their current and upcoming product set.

Carl joins two former DuPont Crop Protection regional sales specialists – Troy Dean and David Young, as well as technical specialists – Alan Haack, Ph.D. , nd Dennis Long, all of whom joined Belchim USA within the past four months.

Cardno, Inc. names global senior principal

Cardno, Inc., announced thatTed Tomasihas been appointed a Global Senior Principal in the company’sWilmington office. Cardno’s Principal designation recognizes their professionals’ standing as technical leaders. They serve as mentors for junior staff, regularly present at industry events, participate in panel discussions, and publish papers and summaries of their findings.

Tomasi is a national expert onthevaluation of natural resources and environmental change and assessments of the impacts of risk and uncertainty on the value and use of natural resources. Heholds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Michiganand has served as a consultant to international agencies, industrial clients, and state and federal governments.

Bayhealth Women’s Care welcomes physician

Bayhealth Women’s Care welcomed its newest OB-GYN physician, Melisa M. Edler, MD. She will be based out of Milford

While she has worked extensively with patients who have high-risk pregnancies, Edler’s background has equipped her to provide care to women throughout all the stages of their lives. She also has a professional interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Edler received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During her OB-GYN residency at the University of South Alabama Children and Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, she earned accolades as theBest Endocrinology Second Year Resident and won the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Award at graduation.
She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

SoDel Concepts president named Business Man of Year

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, was recently named Best Businessman in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine. This is the fourth year that he’s received the award.

SoDel Concepts owns 10 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, as well as Plate Catering.

Kammerer has received state and regional recognition, including the Delaware Restaurant Association’s 2016 Cornerstone Award and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Superstar Business Award.

Bain named events director

Rachael Bain has been named director of events at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, an event venue and one of the hospitality group’s 10 restaurants. She was previously an event coordinator at the site.

The New Castle County native graduated with a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Delaware. While in college, she was a semester intern in the food-and-beverage program at Walt Disney World. She also interned as an event planner at the Virden Retreat Center in Lewes.

Delaware Botanic Gardens announces board additions

Ray Sander, President of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced the organization has added two new leaders to its Board of Directors – Grant Watchorn and Tom Bason.

Watchorn has served as the Corporate Treasurer for the past year. He now joins the Board. He holds a BS in Accounting, an MBA, and graduate level education in information systems and logistics management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force where he worked in the logistics management career field. Since retiring, Watchorn has provided pro bono services for a medium-sized non-profit organization helping it improve its business planning and operating capabilities.

Bason worked in Information Technology for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 25 years. After that, he worked in the commercial software industry where he managed the development of state-of-the-art software systems for large corporations. When the Internet boom arrived in the mid-1990’s, he joined several Internet startups as vice president of software development. Since retiring, he has provided his technology skills to many not-for-profit organizations and for the past year, has managed the Delaware Botanic Gardens website and back-office applications.

Adams Radio Group names Walus sales director

Adams Radio Group has named Chris Walus Director of Sales for its Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster, which includes Delaware.

Walus for the past nine years served as regional President & Market Manager for Iheart Radio for Wilmington/Dover Salisbury-Ocean City. He also held a management position with the Delaware Business Times.

Adams Radio Group is part of a group of companies with holdings in outdoor advertising, recreational vehicles, and newspaper publishing. Its Delaware holding is the Newark Post.

Covenant Wealth Strategies CEO named to council

Ward Keever IV, CEO of Covenant Wealth Strategies announced his inclusion in LPL Financial’s Chairman’s Council. This premier award is presented to less than 2 percent of about 15,000 advisors nationwide, affiliated with LPL Financial. This is Ward’s fifth consecutive year of gaining the honor

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