Business people: Sept. 20, 2018


Delaware Contractors Association names Short EVP

The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) announced that  Bryon Short  is its new Executive Vice President. DCA has long been recognized as the professional and collective spokesman for the majority of companies who are in the State’s construction industry. [Not a valid template]

Short joins DCA   after a 10-year career as the 7th District Representative in the Delaware General Assembly. His well-rounded experience in administering critical business functions, expert knowledge of the legislative process and effective communication will allow him  to continue to build strong partnerships that benefit the membership, a release stated.

Delaware Symphony announces composers award

American composer  Robert Paterson  will receive the 2018-2019 A. I. du Pont Composer’s Award at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening Classics Series concerts.


The performances will open with Paterson’s “Dark Mountains,” a 14 minute composition commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in 2011. 

Paterson’s works have been played by the  Louisville Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, BargeMusic, California EAR Unit, and Ensemble Aleph in Paris.  He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM), and Cornell University (DMA), and resides in New York City with his wife, Victoria, and son, Dylan, both of whom will join Paterson in Delaware for the award ceremony and performances.

Past winners are among the most celebrated composers of recent history, including Morton Gould, John Adams, Robert Ward, Phillip Glass, George Crumb, Libby Larsen, Jennifer Higdon, Kevin Puts, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, and Andre Previn.  David Ludwig was the 2017-2018 recipient.

Tilton Award goes to Stephen Permut

The 2018 Tilton Award recipient is Stephen R. Permut, M.D., J.D.

Permut, a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, earned a law degree at the Law School at Widener University and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Legal Medicine.

Permut founded the Family Medicine Residency program at St. Francis Hospital and worked with both Christiana Care Health System and St. Francis Hospital. He is a past president and a former Board of Trustee to the Medical Society of Delaware. Permut is also a tenured professor with Temple University’s School of Medicine.

Nominees for the Tilton Award are vetted and selected by a panel of board members from the Medical Society of Delaware, the Tilton Mansion Preservation Society, and the University and Whist Club. 

The  Tilton Mansion Preservation Society 501(c)3 was created to support the preservation and repairs of the Tilton Mansion located at 9th and Broom Streets in Wilmington  In addition to its mission to preserve the physical building, the Tilton Society is committed to the preservation of Dr. Tilton’s medical achievements.

The mansion was the former home of Dr. James Tilton,  a leading figure in Delaware medicine in the 18th and 19th centuries. Tilton is recognized as an outstanding soldier, surgeon, and physician.

Tilton was our nation’s first United States Army Surgeon General in 1812, and he served two years in the Continental Congress from 1783-1785. Dr. Tilton was a founder and first President of the Medical Society of Delaware when it was incorporated on February 3, 1789. The Tilton Mansion is home to The University & Whist Club of Wilmington.

Tenon Tours hires director, opens office in Ireland

Tenon Tours recently hired Liz Aungier as director of product and vendor relations and expanded with an official branch in Ireland. The company is based in Lewes.

  In her role as director of product and vendor relations, Aungier will focus on building connections and fostering new relationships with suppliers across Europe.

Aungier worked at Irish Welcome Tours for 10 years, building relationships throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. She also has experience overseeing reservations for several hotel groups.

Berkshire Hathaway announces associates

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Hockessin-Pike Creek Home Marketing Center, welcomed Christa Williams  as a sales associate. Williams serves Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Hockessin-Pike Creek Home Marketing Center, welcomed Soba Washington  as a sales associate. Formerly with Weichert Realtors, she has been licensed since 2016. She serves New Castle County.