Personnel file: Artesian, DSU, Housing Authority, SoDel, Bayhealth, BHHS Fox & Roach


Artesian names chief info officer

The Board of Directors of Artesian Resources Corporation, Newark, announced that Pierre A. Anderson was named Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President.

Anderson joined Artesian in 2006 as Manager of Information Technology, and was promoted to Director in 2008. In 2012, Anderson was appointed Vice President of Information Technology, and has been the highest ranking technology official of the corporation for his entire tenure. Anderson has over 20 years of technology experience in the utility, public education, and financial industries.


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In his new role, Anderson will continue to oversee technology management and cybersecurity, along with leading corporate strategic planning.

 “Pierre has played an essential role in Artesian’s continued success. He leads his experienced and collaborative IT team in projects that streamline our everyday operations, and provides critical support to every department within Artesian. Pierre ensures excellence in all aspects of his work. Processes and applications under Pierre’s direction run efficiently for seamless, superior service to our customers and our internal teams,” said Dian C. Taylor, CEO.

Anderson came to the company after serving as the Manager of Project & Support Services for Christina School District. His experience also includes   roles within the technology division of MBNA America (now Bank of America).

Anderson, a lifelong resident of Wilmington, holds a bachelor’s degree from Delaware State University and earned his MBA and Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Delaware. He serves on the Boards of Easterseals (Treasurer), Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Lerner College Alumni, and the Bancroft Construction Company.

Ben Addi named DSU CFO;  Young nominated  to take his post at  State Housing Authority

Delaware State University  named  Anas Ben Addi as its new Chief Financial Officer.

In assuming the university’s top financial post,  Ben Addi is ending a   12-year tenure as the Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA.

Gov. John Carney announced that Eugene Young, Jr., the  CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, has been nominated to succeed  Ben Addi as the Director of the DSHA.

At DSHA, Ben Addi   managed over $1 billion in financial and physical assets, $300 million in annual program funds, and 150 employees. He began his Housing Authority directorship tenure in 2009 by leading that state agency through the foreclosure crisis that year. He is credited with also broadening the agency’s mission to include community and economic development efforts statewide.

Prior to his DSHA director tenure,   Ben Addi served that agency as its Director of Housing Finance, overseeing mortgage finance and affordable housing finance programs. 

SoDel Concepts names corporate chef

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the promotion of Maggie Cellitto to corporate chef.

Cellitto was previously the executive chef at Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach. In her new role, she oversees that restaurant, as well as NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View and Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach.

Born in Baltimore, Cellitto grew up in the Bethany area.  Cellitto received a degree in baking and pastry arts from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and an associate degree in culinary management.

She joined SoDel Concepts in 2018 at Matt’s Fish Camp, which experiences a high volume of diners, particularly in summer. “The kitchen runs at a fast pace,” said Doug Ruley, vice president of culinary operations for the hospitality company. “Maggie remained level-headed and steady; her team really respected her.”

SoDel Concepts has 12 restaurants, and Matt’s Fish Camp in Fenwick Island will open early this summer. Ocean View Brewing Company will open next year.

Wilmington Fire chief named

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki named Battalion Chief John Looney as the 14th Chief of Fire in the city’s history. Chief Looney replaces Michael Donohue, who retired   as Chief of Fire after a   37-year career.
Looney is a 28-year veteran firefighter who joined the Wilmington Fire Department on August 24, 1993. For many years he was assigned to the Heavy Rescue Company Rescue 1. Chief Looney later served in the Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) as a Fire Investigator, FMO Lieutenant, and FMO Captain. He was also a Captain of various engine companies before being named Battalion Chief of Safety and Training in 2014.  Looney also commanded the last four fire recruit academies.

Samuels-Leutzinger joins Bayhealth

Bayhealth welcomed board-certified family medicine doctor Kandis Samuels-Leutzinger, MD. Samuels-Leutzinger provides family medicine to patients from infancy to geriatrics as well as gynecological and pregnancy care for women. She is also a faculty member in Bayhealth’s new Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Samuels-Leutzinger is currently seeing patients at Bayhealth Primary Care, Dover, West.

Dr. Samuels-Leutzinger is a native Delawarean who holds a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C and a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Her public health experience includes serving as a medical services technician with the Delaware Air National Guard for eight years. She also worked as a US-2 Missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, supporting families in crisis situations, and coordinating an elementary after-school enrichment program in Baltimore.

Prior to joining Bayhealth, Dr. Samuels-Leutzinger completed a family medicine residency at St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington.

Sales associates join BHHS Fox & Roach

Pamela Adams joined the  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors  Christiana Office, as a sales associate. She is a member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors.

Rob Hoesterey joined the Brandywine office as  a sales associate. Hoesterey, who has been licensed since 2017, was formerly with EXP Realty. He specializes in working with investment properties, relocation and new construction.

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