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WSFS names compliance chief

Stanford A. Stanford, Sr., a  bank regulatory and compliance expert, has joined WSFS Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Reporting to WSFS Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Paul Greenplate, Stanford will lead the design and execution of the Bank’s Compliance Risk Management (CRM) program and related policies and will partner with executive and senior management to ensure the Bank is compliant with banking regulations.

In this role, he will lead the compliance function across all risk areas of the organization, including consumer regulatory compliance, BSA/AML, enterprise governance, risk management, and driving the strategic direction of the Bank’s Compliance team.

A Commissioned United States Federal Bank Examiner and a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), Stanford has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Westminster College, where he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Finance, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance. He also holds a Master of Science in Computer and Management Information Systems from Webster University.

Santora CPA Group announces additions

Santora CPA Group, a Newark-based Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm announced the following additions to its team:

Tara J. Bolinski has joined the Trust Services Team.  She came to the firm having expertise in new business acceptance, trust compliance, administration, and client service.  She is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Tara also volunteers for Compassionate Care Hospice in their inpatient unit at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. 

Olivia R. Jamison has joined the firm as a Staff Accountant. She is a December 2018 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has recently passed the Uniform CPA Examination.  She started her career with the firm as a Summer Intern in 2018.  She will be providing auditing, accounting, and a variety of tax preparation services to the firm’s clients.

 Bloom Energy names board member

Michael J. Boskin, the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Wohlford Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and Jeffrey Immelt, former CEO of GE (and current Venture Partner of New Enterprise Associates,  joined Bloom Energy’s  Board of Directors. At that time, the Board will expand from eight to 10 directors.

Bloom’s main production site is in Newark. The company is based in San Jose.

DE State names chief information officer

Delaware State University has announced that Darrell B. McMillon will join the institution as its Chief Information Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

McMillon has worked in that same capacity at the University since 2016 but did so under Elucian, a software and services provider for higher education that DSU has contracted with during that period.

With over 30 years of experience in information technology, McMillon oversees all of the University’s technology and related services that support student learning, administrative processes, community service, and communications.

McMillon has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz., and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration at Liberty University. He also holds technical certifications in software development and project management.

Horsey moves to Delaware Tech post

Bryan Horsey has been appointed to the position of director of work-based learning in the Office of the President. In his new role, Horsey will coordinate a comprehensive work-based learning program for Delaware students as part of the state Pathways to Prosperity initiative. Additionally, he will facilitate connections with school and college personnel and build strong partnerships with business and industry to create opportunities for Delawareans to gain valuable job skills tied to their program of study.

Horsey comes to Delaware Tech from Bloom Energy Corporation, where he has served as manager of external affairs and operations since November 2013. Prior to that, he was special projects manager in the Office of U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, special assistant to former U.S. Senator Edward E. Kaufman, and personal assistant to former U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Horsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware. He graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in 1996, is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and is a former honorary commander of the Delaware National Guard.

Del Tech honors outgoing trustee

Scott Green, chairman of Delaware Technical Community College’s Board of Trustees, is stepping down. Green was appointed in 2015 by then-Gov. Jack Markell and has continued to serve under Governor John Carney.

In honor of his lifetime of public service and his  leadership of the board, the college has created the Scott and Barbara Green scholarship.

Green has served as a law clerk to the Delaware Superior Court, legal counsel to the Delaware House of Representatives, county attorney for New Castle County, legislative aide to United States Senator William V. Roth, Jr., as a trustee of the University. He also worked as an executive of MBNA.

Goldey-Beacom’s Keith named to NCAA council 

At its October 2019 meeting, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Presidents Council selected  Dr. Colleen Perry Keith as its Region 1 Representative. Keith’s term begins following the adjournment of the Division II Business Session at the 2020 NCAA Convention.

Keith joins a 16-member Council with presidents from universities including Kentucky State, Winston-Salem State and Indiana University of Pennsylvania to further strengthen the Council’s focus on the Division’s six attributes: learning, balance, resourcefulness, sportsmanship, passion and service. The Council represents more than 300 higher education institutions.

Board of Trade names president

 The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc., (“DBOT” or the “Company”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics Inc. announced that Joseph L. Valenza has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer and President of Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc. Valenza has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He brings to DBOT substantial knowledge of technology, exchanges and regulations, and will drive innovation, strategic planning, and optimization for DBOT.

Valenza’s experience includes senior roles in fundamental departments such as sales, systems development, and execution. He began his career at Pershing & Co, working his way up to senior roles in New York, and Boston where he was in charge of Retail and Correspondent Equity and Option Trade execution at Fidelity Capital Markets. 

In Chicago, He served as Senior Vice President and CEO at Knight Execution Partners, a division of Knight Securities (now VIRTU Financial), in charge of floor operations on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and Pacific Exchange (PCX). Valenza also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers. He is currently a Wall Street Committee Member of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Corteva’s Collins named to Longwood Gardens’ board 

Longwood Gardens announced the appointment of James C. Collins, Jr., CEO  of Corteva Agriscience, Wilmington, to its Board of Trustees.

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience, Collins was previously Chief Operating Officer for the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Prior to the DowDuPont merger, he was an Executive Vice President at DuPont responsible for the company’s Agriculture segment, including DuPont Crop Protection and DuPont Pioneer. 

Collins has a bachelor’s degree of science in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers College and received his MBA from the University of Delaware.

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