Business people: Artisans’ Bank has new CEO, Corteva adds tech chief, CSC’s staff changes, Committee of 100 names board members


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Albano to become 12th president of Artisans’ Bank

The Board of Directors of Artisans’ Bank elected Elizabeth D. Albano as the bank’s 12th President and CEO  and a member of the Board. Albano previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Artisans’ Bank.

Mark E. Huntley, immediate past president and CEO  retired effective April 30. Huntley completes almost 42 years of service in both regional and community banking and more than  years of service with Artisans’ Bank


Albano has been employed by Artisans’ Bank for 29 years, serving in a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Beginning as a Management Trainee within the Audit Department, her career transitioned to the Finance Division where she progressed through various roles including Controller and Chief Financial Officer, making key contributions to the institution in the areas of strategic planning, core data and accounting systems integration, administrative cost control and staff development.

 In 2017, She was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Bank. She has worked closely with Huntley and the Senior Management team to develop policy and ensure effective internal processes. As CFO, she was responsible for the management of the Bank’s Finance Division, strategic plan and budget, key regulatory affairs, external financial statement and control audits and tax accounting relationships.

Albano is currently Chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association’s Board of Directors. Additionally, she serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Member Advisory Board and the President’s Advisory Council of Mount Saint Mary’s University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.


Corteva names chief technology officer

Corteva, Inc. announced that Sam Eathington, Ph.D., will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.  Reporting to Chief Executive Officer James C. Collins, Jr., Eathington will lead Corteva Agriscience’s Research & Development organization. He will oversee the Company’s efforts to advance its industry-leading portfolio, helping to drive global agricultural innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the planet.

Prior to his role at The Climate Corporation, Eathington spent 17 years in roles of increasing responsibility and seniority in quantitative traits and molecular breeding at Monsanto, including Vice President, Global Plant Breeding. Eathington holds more than 50 patents, patent applications and publications and is an expert contributor to numerous periodicals.

Additionally, Eathington is a sixth-generation Illinois farmer. His family has been farming the same land for more than 150 years. He holds a B.S. in agronomy, an M.S. in soybean breeding and genetics and a Ph.D. in quantitative genetics and maize breeding, all from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Management changes at CSC

CSC, Wilmington,  announced that Tom Porth, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), has announced his plan to retire in early July 2020. EJ Dealy, executive vice president and head of Corporate Development, has been elected to succeed Porth as CFO, reporting to president and chief executive officer, Rod Ward.

CSC also announced they’ve promoted Jennifer Kenton to executive vice president and head of Marketing in addition to continuing in her role as head of Global Sales and Customer Development teams for its Corporate and Legal Solutions (CLS) business unit. Mark Calandra has also been promoted to executive vice president from general manager of CSC’s Digital Brand Services (DBS) division. Both Kenton and Calandra will join CSC’s Executive Management Committee.

The Committee of 100 elects directors

The Committee of 100 announces the election of four new directors to lead the organization in its mission to promote responsible economic development in Delaware.

The new directors are: Peter Bailey, vice president, External & International Affairs for Wilmington University; Ryan Kennedy, vice president of marketing, Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc.; Catherine Rossi, vice president, public and government affairs, AAA Club Alliance Inc.; and Brent Schrader, associate uiversity sBecretary for the University of Delaware.

New officers were also elected by The Committee of 100 board for two-year terms: Pamela Scott, Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, was elected President; Ted Williams, president of Landmark Science & Engineering, is the immediate past President;  First Vice President is Greg Ellis, managing principal at Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties;  second vice president is Nicholle Taylor, chief operating officer of Artesian Resources Corporation; Deirdre Smith, chief operating officer and Partner at Duffield Associates is the new Third Vice President; Paula Swain, executive vice president, Human Resources for Incyte, is the new Secretary; and Jonathan Reese, vice president of Commercial Lending – Delaware Division for Bryn Mawr Trust, will serve as Treasurer.

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