Personnel file: Del. Supermarkets, WSFS, Buccini/Pollin, State Chamber, DATE, MAACO, Courtyard


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Melissa Kenny named executive VP at Delaware Supermarkets

Delaware Supermarkets, Inc., the family-owned company that operates six ShopRite supermarkets in the state, announced thatMelissa Kenny, the former Director of Sales and Marketing, has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In her new role, Kenny will have direct oversight of Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Loss Prevention for the organization.

In addition to her new role as Executive Vice President, Kenny has also taken over responsibilities as Vice President of Real Estate at First State Plaza inStanton, Delaware, the shopping center where one of the Kenny Family ShopRites is located.

Additionally, Kenny is currently Chairwoman of the Kenny Family Foundation’s Board of Directors, where her work has been a contributing factor to the nonprofit’s designation as the most active community-based charity in the state.


Acevado joins WSFS as corporate communications director

Rebecca Acevedo, a long-time financial services communications executive, has joined WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS), in the role of Director of Corporate Communications.

Reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Justin Dunn, Acevedo will lead corporate communications including public relations and social media.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and a master’s in corporate communication from Rowan University.


BPG names Walters to asset management VP

Wilmington-based developerThe Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) welcomed Chip Walters to the position of Vice President of Asset Management. Walters joins BPG with over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry, most recently at Keystone Property Group as the Chief Investment Officer

Walters holds an M.B.A. from Colombia University and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University.

Chamber names board members, chair

Immediately preceding the 183rd Annual Dinner, new members of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Board of Governors were voted on and announced.

The State Chamber added Tom Horne of JPMorgan Chase to the Board of Directors. The following business leaders were elected to the State Chamber’s Board of Governors: Pierre Anderson, Artesian Water Company, Inc., Patrick Callihan, Tech Impact, Eric Casey, GT USA Wilmington, Andrew Cottone, Ph.D., ADESIS, Walter Donaldson, Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, Kristin Giffin, Agilent Technologies, Joseph A. Giordano, Whisman Giordano & Associates, LLC, Rick Schaffner, Beebe Healthcare, Chris Schell, Schell Brothers, Ann B. Wayne, BSN, RN, SUN Behavioral Delaware and Mike Willets, PNC Bank.


DSCC’s Board of Directors will see a change in leadership with outgoing Gary R. Stockbridge of Delmarva Power, passing the gavel to Katie K. Wilkinson of Fulton Bank, N.A. Nicholas P. Lambrow of M&T Bank, who also serves as Treasurer, and Scott Malfitano of CSC will step into the roles of vice-chairs.

Each year, a Board member is recognized by Chamber staff as Board Member of the Year. This year, Nicholas P. Lambrow of M&T Bank was the honoree for his leadership, guidance and expertise as he stepped into the Treasurer position this past year.

Officer of year

The Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement recognized Corporal Kaitlyn Corder as our 2019 Officer of the Year. Corporal Corder is DATE’s first female officer of the year.


Corder exemplifies the Division’s core values and mission, while going above and beyond what is expected of her normal duties. She is currently assigned to the investigative unit and worked diligently on several large-scale investigations.

MACCO announces directors for new Wilmington office

Houston-basedMACCO Restructuring Group, LLCannounced the opening of a new office in Wilmington.Stephen Judge and Patrick Stewart each join as Managing Directors to head MACCO’s office in Wilmington.

MACCO assists in the restructuring of businesses. Wilmington is a center for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructurings.


Courtyard by Marriott employees post high scores

William Sullivan, Managing Director of the Courtyard by Marriott – Newark at the University of Delaware announced thatHotel Executive Sous Chef Jeff Brittingham, and Bistro Supervisor Alexis Arthurposted superior scores on the ServSafe Manager program developed by the National Restaurant Association. The Delaware Restaurant Association administers the program.

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