Business people: Dec. 6, 2019


Trinity Logistics names president


Trinity Logistics, Seaford, a Burris Logistics Company, announced Sarah Ruffcorn has been named President.Ruffcorn has a 17-year tenure with Trinity Logistics, starting as a Logistics Specialist and most recently Chief Operations Officer, serving in several roles through the years.

Ruffcorn most recently played an instrumental role in the transition of Trinity Logistics to a Burris Logistics Company. In April 2019, Trinity was acquired by the fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise, becoming one of four Business Units: Burris Custom Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Trinity Logistics, and Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products).


Children & Families First names CEO

Children & Families First announced yesterday that Kirsten Olson, currently CFF’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been selected as the agency’s new chief executive officer.

Olson succeeds Leslie Newman, who will retire from CFF at the end of the year, after serving as CEO for 13 years, with a total of 28 years of service to the agency.Under Newman’s leadership, the organization honed its focus on delivering evidence-based practice rooted in the science of trauma and resilience, bringing interventions like the Nurse-Family Partnership, Functional Family Therapy, and Solutions Based Casework into CFF’s continuum of services.

Olson joined the staff of Children & Families First in 2008, and has served on the agency’s Management Team since 2010, first as Chief Development Officer and then as Chief Strategy Officer, a role she has held since 2014. Olson hasextensive experience developing and delivering successful programs and initiatives informed by a brain science approach, driving organizational change, building and leveraging collaborative relationships, and translating visionary ideas into practice. Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with honors from Trinity College and a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities.She served as a National School Justice Fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in 2017.


Christina Cultural Arts Center

James Ray Rhodes has been appointed Christiana Cultural Arts Center Executive Director, succeeding H. Raye Jones Avery, who served CCAC for more than two decades.

Native Delawarean James Ray Rhodes,a 21-year military veteran,joins the CCAC team with experience in nonprofit leadership and education. A graduate of Hampton University and Wesley College and an architect by training, Rhodes’ varied career includes serving as a mathematicsinstructor in the Delaware public school system; chairing the Kingswood Community Center Board of Directors, and wide-ranging administrative service withincountyand local government.


The Del-Mar-Va Council Boy Scouts name executive

The Del-Mar-Va Council Boy Scouts of America announced a new Scout Executive. Selected from a pool of candidates from across the country is Robert Nakagawa.

Nakagawa began his Scouting career as District Executive of the Aloha Council in Honolulu. He moved on to become a Senior District Executive, Field Director, Assistant Scout Executive, Director of Field Service and later Scout Executive with the Maui County Council in Wailuku, Hawaii. Most recently, he served as Deputy Scout Executive of the Denver Area Council in Colorado

Tatnall names head of school

The Tatnall School Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Andrew (Andy) D. Martire, EdD, as Tatnall’s 12th Head of School. Martire will succeed Dr. Timothy M. Burns, who has served as Tatnall’s Interim Head of School since January 2019.

Currently, Martire is the director of special projects at St. Frances Academy, a 9-12 school in Maryland founded in 1828, where he leads a variety of initiatives related to fundraising, facilities, and academics.

Martire received his undergraduate degree cum laude in politics from Princeton University. He earned a master of liberal arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate of education in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.


WSFS Financial Corporation names West Capital chief

WSFS Financial Corporationwelcomed Robert Schneider as President of Philadelphia-basedWest Capital Management.

Schneider’s career includes over 25 years of experience in wealth management, most recently as Director of Operations with Goldman Sachs (United Capital Financial Advisorsprior to its acquisition by Goldman). Previously he spent 18 years as Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager atConservest Capital Advisorsin Wynnewood, Pa.

Schneider started his career at theVanguard Groupin Malvern, Pa., spending nine years learning all aspects of the wealth management business. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration fromLaSalle Universityin Philadelphia.


Christiana Care names Corbo senior VP

Terri Corbo has been appointed senior vice president, Clinical Essential Services at Christiana Care.

Corbo joined ChristianaCare in 1999 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiology before moving into the role of director, clinical pharmacy services.

In 2011, she was appointed vice president, Pharmacy Services. Her leadership responsibilities expanded to include laboratory services in 2019. At various times in her career, she has had the additional responsibilities of medication safety officer and operations lead for the Musculoskeletal Service Line.

Corbo received bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences, as well as a Master of Heath Care Delivery Science with concentrations in finance, leadership and quality improvement from Dartmouth College.


Whisman Giordano announces promotions

Whisman Giordano & Associates, LLC., Christiana-Stanton, a full-service certified public accounting and business advisory firm announced the promotions of five team members. Kevin Sanok was promoted to the role of Supervisor. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in accounting from Wilmington University.


Brian Moreau, CPA, CFE was promoted to Supervisor. He is a member of both the national and Philadelphia chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners along with both the American and Delaware chapters of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Brian Tuhy was promoted to Senior Accountant.He is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in accounting.

Jacob Hughes was promoted to Senior Accountant. He is a graduate of West Chester University with degrees in both accounting and finance.

Michael DiTullio, CPA was promoted to Senior Accountant. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in accounting. He is a member of both the American and New Jersey chapters of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Landmark Science & Engineering names principal owner

President and Chairman Ted C. Williams announced that Dakota M. Laidman-Murray, P.E. has become a principal owner of Landmark Science & Engineering.

Laidman-Murray is a Delaware professional engineer and has worked for Landmark for the past seven years. Previously an associate, she assisted with scheduling and resource allocation, mentoring, and training. In addition, she is a project manager, project civil/environmental engineer and serves as head of water resources engineering..

A graduate of the University of Delaware (Cum Laude), Laidman-Murray earned a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree with a concentration in Water Resources and Water Quality and a minor in Civil Engineering. She is active with ACEC Delaware as chairperson for the Education/Public Relations Committee which awards engineering scholarships and helps promote engineering as a career choice.

Van Veen

Becker Morgan Group welcomes staff member

Becker Morgan Group welcomed a new staff member. Brittany L. van Veen, Assoc AIAjoins the Newark office as an architectural and interior designer. She holds a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Design Technologies from The Catholic University of America.

New Castle County names chief financial officer

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced that Michael Smith has been promoted from Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations to Chief Financial Officer of the New Castle County Government, pending approval from New Castle County Council. Smith will replace outgoing CFO David Gregor, who retires on December 31.

Smith is a 2004 graduate of the Widener University School of Law and completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Minor in Finance at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2001.

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