Deputy Correction Commissioner named
Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis announced the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Monroe B. Hudson Jr. as Deputy Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC).
Hudson, who announced his retirement from the Delaware State Police after serving 31 years, will start as Deputy Commissioner on August 19. Alan Grinstead, who has served as Deputy Commissioner since April 2017, has announced he will retire from DOC after serving for more than 31 years, including as a Probation and Parole Officer and as Chief of the Bureau of Community Corrections.
The rank of Deputy Commissioner is the second highest within the Delaware Department of Correction, responsible for supervising and overseeing the Department’s four Bureaus and sets the direction for the Department of Correction through policy development, strategic planning, and decision making.
Delaware River and Bay board member named
The Delaware River and Bay Authority welcomed a new Board member Veronica O. Faust of Lewes, Delaware. Commissioner Faust replaced William E. Lowe, III who resigned in early June. On June 19, the Delaware State Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination. Her term extends to July 1, 2022.
She is an attorney with the law firm of Morris James LLP in the Rehoboth Beach office.
City of Newark names managers
The City of Newark announced new management hires in the departments of Public Works and Water Resources, Communications, and Information Technology, filling crucial leadership roles on the City’s municipal staff.
Mike Falkowski, P.E.joins the Department of Public Works and Water Resources as a Planning and Design Engineer, handling design, review and inspection of public infrastructure improvements and maintenance, along with performing development plan reviews.
He earned his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2007 and has been a Delaware-licensed professional engineer since 2017.
Kevin Liedel serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the City of Newark, leading the Communications Department as they collaborate with the City’s operating departments to develop, share, and promote news, information, events and digital media relevant to the community.
He graduated with a B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware in 2005, and an M.A. in Communication from UD in 2007.
James Reazor has been hired as the IT Infrastructure Manager, where he will work with city leadership to set and execute IT strategy, as well as ensure the continued operation of IT systems and services. Reazor also works with the Infrastructure team to ensure that work is delivered on budget and in a
He majored in Photography at Cecil College, and his experience as a photo laboratory technician helped spur a career in IT via a digital imaging lab.
Asi Ofosu joins Carper staff
U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced that Asi Ofosu has joined his staff as State Director based in Delaware. Ofosu, of Dover, has more than 20 years of experience working on Capitol Hill and in Delaware. She takes over the State Director role for Lori James, who will continue to serve as Senior Advisor to Senator Carper.
Lieutenant governor named chair-elect
Delaware’s lieutenant governor has been elected to serve on the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). From a bi-partisan vote of her peers across the nation, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long now serves as Chair-Elect of the NLGA Executive Committee, which meets to discuss issues and chart plans of action.
NLGA is the professional association for the second-highest-ranking official, first in line of gubernatorial succession, in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Hall-Long was selected to her position during the Annual Meeting of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association last week in Wilmington. She will serve in this position until July of 2020 when she becomes the Chair.
Landmark Engineering names tech staff members
Three technical staff members who have joined the civil engineering department of Landmark Engineering. They are civil engineering designers Joseph Corrado Marvasi and Antonio “Tony” Candelora, and civil CAD technician Randy Garcilazo-Ceja.
Corrado Marvasi earned a Masters of Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources in June at Norwich University. He was honored to receive the Outstanding Student Award of the Master of Civil Engineering Program Environmental Engineering Concentration. In 2016 he earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Candelora earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Temple University in 2016. Before that he attended Virginia Tech College of Engineering. where he was on the Dean’s List for three years
Garcilazo-Ceja has recently joined Landmark as a civil CAD technician/designer. He attends Delaware Technical Community College and expects to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology next spring.
Meteorologist joins WRDE
Draper Media announcedthe addition of Paul Williams as chief meteorologist forWRDE-TVand Spanish-languageTelemundo Delmarva.
Williams holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval. Most recently he was senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, based in State College, Pa. He holds a bachelor of science degree in meteorology as well as a bachelor of science degree in physics and mass communications from Jackson State University.
Project manager joins Emory Hill
Matt Jolley, Project Manager from Emory Hill & Company has earned LEED Green Associate credentials placing him among an elite group of leading professionals in the green building industry. As a credentialed professional, he possesses knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects.
State Farm agent opens Middletown office
State Farm in partnership with the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new agent Stefanie Wooten.
She is a 2005 Graduate of Criminal Justice from Delaware Technical and Community College. She also obtained a Bachelor’s and pursued an MBA from Wilmington University.