Personnel File: Santora Group, Ashland, A.I. duPont, UD, Rodney Street tennis


Elder honored by Committee of 100

Bob Elder was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from The Committee of 100 at their January dinner meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington.

Elder  was celebrated for contributions to growing the membership of The Committee of 100 and contributing directly to their mission of Promoting Responsible Economic Development in Delaware.

Elder is with the Santora Group, Christiana-Stanton.

Ashland names personal care chief

Ashland announced  Xiaolan Wang will be joining the company to lead the Personal Care business unit, effective Feb.1, 2020. Wang will report directly to Guillermo Novo, chairman and chief executive officer.

Ashland is moving its headquarters to Delaware after the spin off its Valvoline oil business.

Most recently Dr. Wang had global P&L responsibility for a diverse specialty additive business at Evonik. Previously, she held leadership roles at Dow, Rohm & Haas, and ICI.

Wang holds an MBA from Henley Management College and a Ph. D in chemistry from Imperial College, both in the UK, and a Bachelor of Science from Peking University in China.


Robinson named to council

Matthew Robinson, professor of sport management, has been named to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Science Board by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This council is made up of academic and medical experts who will provide a solid scientific foundation in youth sports research.

Alfred I. DuPont names chief of cardiology

Shubhika Srivastava  has been appointed Chief of Cardiology for the Nemours Cardiac Center at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Srivastava will provide oversight, leadership and mentoring in all clinical, research and educational activities for the Division of Cardiology. 


Srivastava is nationally recognized as an educator and for her clinical expertise in congenital echocardiography and fetal cardiology.

She is board-certified in pediatric cardiology and holds numerous national-level appointments for the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology.

Srivastava comes to us from Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, where she was Director of the Non-Invasive Laboratory in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology; Director of the Non-Invasive Imaging Fellowship Program, and  Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

In addition, she earned Master Educator recognition at Mount Sinai’s Institute of Education.  Srivastava completed pediatric residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Piscataway, NJ, and served her pediatric cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai (Icahn) School of Medicine.

RodneyStreet welcomes new executive director

​Matthew Johnson joined the RodneyStreet team with over 25 years of combined experience in community programs and athletics.

Most recently, he was the Director of Youth Services at Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center where he managed key community partnerships, oversaw the summer program implementation, and supervised overall school-age programming.

He also founded and currently manages the Delaware Sharks Basketball Program. A believer in strong neighborhood programming, Johnson is looking forward to using RodneyStreet’s  niche of tennis to bring Wilmington youth and the overall community the best possible program experience, a release stated.







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