Personnel file: Jan. 4, 2108


Chesapeake Utilities names CEO

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeffry M. Householder, currently President of the Company’s Florida business unit, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Concurrent with this promotion, the Company announced Householder’s appointment to the Board of Directors, also effective January 1, Householder succeeds Chesapeake’s current President and CEO, Michael P. McMasters, who will continue as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. McMasters announced his retirement in September.

Householder has more than 30 years of energy industry experience and joined Chesapeake Utilities in 2010 as President of the Company’s Florida business unit after serving in leadership positions with TECO Energy Peoples Gas, West Florida Gas Company, Florida City Gas and Tallahassee Utilities.

Attorney General announces staff

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced the members of her senior staff Wednesday, including a position to focus on reforms to criminal justice and the criminal code.

Alexander S. Mackler, who is currently an Assistant United States Attorney, will serve as the Chief Deputy Attorney General in her administration beginning in May 2019 following active duty with the Army National Guard.

Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Mackler was the Deputy Legal Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden. Mackler has held several roles in public service, including as Senator Ted Kaufman’s Deputy Chief of Staff, and as then-Senator Biden’s Press Secretary. He graduated first in his class at William & Mary Law School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Former state Attorney General and former U.S. Attorney Charles Oberly will join DOJ as a senior advisor to the attorney general focusing on reform initiatives involving the criminal justice system.

Also announced were other leadership positions for DOJ:

A.J. Roop, who has headed DOJ’s proactive and community-focused Crime Strategies Unit for the last few years, will become State Prosecutor.

Allison Reardon will continue as State Solicitor, which is head of DOJ”s Civil Division, until her planned retirement in spring 2019. Aaron Goldstein will become State Solicitor at that time. In the meantime, Goldstein, currently Chief Deputy Attorney General will remain in that role.

Abigail Layton will continue as director of the Family Division.

Sonia Augusthy will continue as head of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust.

Gregory Patterson will continue as DOJ’s chief of staff.

Delmarva Chicken Industry names new executive director after Satterfield retires

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has a new director. Effective January 1, Holly Porter is DPI’s executive director, succeeding Bill Satterfield, who retired December 31 after a 32-year career with DPI.

Porter is DPI’s first female executive director, with 2019 being the first year in which DPI’s president and executive director are both women. The president of DPI’s board of directors for 2019 is Jennifer Timmons, a chicken grower and an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore who teaches poultry production and animal nutrition.

Porter joined DPI in 2017 as the assistant executive director, coming from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, where she was a deputy principal assistant in the Office of the Secretary. Previously, she was a marketing specialist for the Delaware Department of Agriculture and worked in marketing for MidAtlantic Farm Credit. An alumna of LEAD Maryland Class VII, she has served as the co-director of the LEADelaware program, as a committee member of the MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference and as an advisory council member to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program. Porter earned a degree from Marymount University.

Delaware Capitol Police chief named

Today Robert M. Coupe, Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, announced Lieutenant MichaelF. Hertzfeldas Chief of the Delaware Capitol Police.

Hertzfeld, with 22 years of police experience, was selected to lead the Capitol Police following the retirement of Chief John Horsman. Horsman retires with 14 yearsof servicewith the DCP and 37 years of total police experience includingserving as President of FBI-LEEDA.

Hertzfeld earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management and a Master of Science Degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.

Nanticoke Health Services names VP

Nanticoke Health Services, Seaford announcedthat Tres Pelothas been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations for the Nanticoke Physician Network (NPN

Pelot began his career at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in 2002 as the Director of Respiratory Therapy and most recently served in the position of Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services. His background includes over 20 years of extensive experience in Respiratory Therapy.

Pelot earned his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. He is certified in both Delaware and Maryland and is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Copes joins Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate welcomed Jim Copesto their Newark office.He is licensed in Delaware.

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