Businesspeople: Dogfish, Lyons, Delaware Electric, Santora, Restaurant Assn.,

Caligone, left, with former Gov. Jack Markell

Calagione named to Boston Beer Board

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. announced that Samuel A. Calagione, III has been appointed to their Board of Directors, effectiveOctober 7, 2020.

Calagione is founder and brewer ofDogfish Head Brewery.He served as CEO until the merger with Boston Beer inJuly 2019. He is also a stockholder in Boston Beer.

He has earned aJames BeardAward for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional and a reputation as one of the country’s most adventurous brewers; he has been featured inThe Wall Street Journal,USA Today, People, Forbes, Bon Appetit, and many other magazines and newspapers. He is also the author of two books: Brewing Up a Business (2011) and Off-Centered Leadership (2016).


Marchak joins Lyons Companies

Lyons Companies welcomed Chris Marchak as its newest Risk Management Advisor. Marchak has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales strategy, negotiation and building strategic partnerships. He joins Lyons Companies from the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce where he spent 11 years inmembership development, leading the organization’s recruitment, onboarding and retention efforts. He advocated for business with legislators on local, state and federal levels to protect their interests and foster economic growth.


Delaware Electric Cooperative CEO retiring

Longtime Delaware Electric Cooperative President and CEO Bill Andrewannounced his retirement. After leading the Cooperative for more than 15 years,

Andrew will step down as DEC’s Chief Executive OfficerThe Cooperative’s Board of Directors will establish a thorough process to select a new President and CEO – the Co-op’s new leader is expected to be announced in the spring of 2021.

Gulftainer names CEO

Gulftainer, the manager of the Port of Wilmington and a subsidiary of Crescent Enterprises, has announced the appointment of Charles Menkhorst as its new CEO.

Former CEO Peter Richards will continue to serve on Gulftainer’s Board of Directors and lead the expansion of the company’s footprint in the United States as CEO of GT USA. GTA operates ports in Delaware and Florida.

Menkhorst has served in several key roles for international conglomerates DHL Worldwide Express and APM Terminals. His previous role was Group CEO at Luxemburg-based ports infrastructure group Euroports.


Restaurant association president to serve on foundation board

Delaware Restaurant Association CEO Carrie Leishman has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of theNational Restaurant Association Educational Foundation(NRAEF), beginning in January 2021.

Santora Group announces promotions

Santora CPA Group announced that Paul Specht, CPA has been promoted to Senior Accountant.


Specht joined the firm in August 2018 after interning with us during the summers of 2016 and 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Accounting (2017) and an M.S. in Accounting (2018). He is a member of the AICPA and the DSCPA.

Kevin Gobeil, CPA has been promoted to Senior Tax Manager!


Gobeil joined the firm in January 2013. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Kevin is licensed in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. He is a key member of the firm’s Tax Department, as well as the AICPA and DSCPA.


Brian Ashby joins NAI Emory Hill

NAI Emory Hill announced the hiring of Brian Ashby as an Associate.

Asby joins NAI Emory Hill after a career in restaurant ownership and real estate. In addition to working in the commercial real estate division,

He is licensed in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and will be focusing on all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage, including; acquisitions, dispositions, landlord and tenant representation, investment sales, and commercial development.


Grotto Pizza names general manager

Grotto Pizza announced that Kelly Everman has accepted a promotion to General Manager of its Middletown. Everman, who has a background in banking and hospitality, will direct the daily operation of the restaurant.

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