Personnel: Bernadon, state government, CSC, Crime Stoppers, Easterseals, Wilmington, Landmark

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Giurlando to lead corporate trust business for CSC

CSC, a business, legal, tax, and digital brand services provider, announced the addition of Steve Giurlando to its Global Financial Markets (GFM) division, leading its wholly-owned corporate trust and agency business development efforts subsidiary Delaware Trust Company.

In this new role, Giurlando will be responsible for building out the sales team, developing new markets, and cultivating relationships with business partners to better clients.

Giurlando most recently was senior vice president of business development at Wells Fargo in their corporate trust division. He previously held numerous leadership roles in corporate trust across operations, relationship management, and business development at BNY Mellon and U.S. Trust.


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Carney announces nominees to key posts

 Gov.  John Carney announced nominations to key administration posts:

Carney will appoint Delaware Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis as Special Assistant to the Governor. In the new position, which will not require Senate confirmation, DeMatteis will oversee the management of federal stimulus funding received by the State of Delaware and assist with crisis management projects across state government.

DeMatteis has served as Commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) since 2019. Previously, DeMatteis served as Special Assistant to Governor Carney overseeing reforms to Delaware’s corrections system. 

Deputy Corrections Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. will be nominated to replace DeMatteis as Commissioner of DOC. Hudson has served as Deputy Commissioner since 2019. Previously, he served for 31 years in the Delaware State Police, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serving as deputy superintendent of Delaware’s largest police agency.

Carney also will nominate Jacqueline Mette to serve as the next Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner. Mette has served as deputy legal counsel for  Carney since 2018. Previously, she served as chief policy adviser for the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (DSCYF). 

If confirmed, Mette would replace Commissioner John H. Cordrey, who is retiring after serving for two decades in the position. Governor Ruth Ann Minner appointed Cordrey as the first Commissioner in 2001. Previously, Cordrey served as an attorney for the majority caucus in the Delaware Senate.

Easterseals names CFO

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently welcomed Pamela A. Patone, of Middletown, as the new Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. Patone joins Easterseals with a background in senior accounting, management, and nonprofit experience.

Most recently, Patone worked as the Comptroller for the Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle until she was promoted to General Manager. Before that position, she was an In-charge accountant with Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. She has nonprofit experience, having served as the Director of Finance for Opera Delaware and as Chief Financial Officer of the Ministry of Caring. 

Patone is replacing Samuel Winder, who retired from Easterseals after four years of service.

Holloway nominated to the board of Building Sciences Institute

Bernardon, an architectural firm with an office in Wilmington, announced that President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate William Holloway, Vice President and Principal of Bernardon,  as a board of directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting advances in building sciences and technology. The NIBS Board of Directors is comprised of 21 members. With the Senate’s advice and consent, the President of the United States appoints six members to represent the public interest. The remaining 15 members are elected from the nation’s building community.

Delaware Crime Stoppers names new executive director

Delaware Crime Stoppers (DECS)  announced the hiring of Michael Gallagher as the new Executive Director. Gallagher is replacing the current longtime Executive Director Robert “Bob” Mooney, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Mooney also serves on the Crime Stoppers USA Board as the Regional Director for District 2, which oversees the Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. programs. 

Gallagher has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and brings non-profit and community experience to the program. 

Delaware Crime Stoppers receives on average over 200 anonymous tips per month and is recognized as the lead tool for anonymous reporting by law enforcement in solving crimes. 

Smith named Wilmington Parks chief

Ian Smith has been named the next Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Smith, who lives in Wilmington with his family, moves to city government from state government, where he has been the Delaware Program Director of Youth Advocates Programs, Inc. (YAP) since 2016. 
Ian will have a team of about 40 full-time employees.

Smith replaces former Parks and Recreation Kevin F. Kelley, Sr. who retired from government service on February 1.

Marshall earns designation

Arthur Hall Insurance announced that the Certified Insurance Counselor designation has been bestowed upon Commercial Lines Account Manager, Victoria (Vicki) Marshall. Vicki joined the agency in 2018 and is based in the Wilmington office.

Arthur Hall Insurance is an independent insurance agent and broker providing complete risk management services and solutions to businesses, organizations, non-profits, professionals, and families. 

Landmark makes staff announcements.

The  board of Landmark Science & Engineering made  two staff announcements:

Dakota M. Laidman-Murray, a firm principal, has added Maryland professional engineer registration to her list of credentials, which includes a Delaware P.E. Melissa C. Spratt has joined the firm, bringing years of engineering-related experience to her new role as Accounting & Financial Support Coordinator.

Dakota is a principal of Landmark, where she has worked for nine years. She specializes in hydraulics and hydrologic analysis, stormwater management, and flood studies and serves as head of the Water Resources department.  She earned a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree, with a concentration in Water Resources and Water Quality and a minor in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2012.

Spratt was hired to work in Landmark’s corporate office in Newark as Accounting & Financial Support Coordinator. Melissa is a graduate of Cecil College. She earned an A.A.S. accounting-focused degree and is currently completing an MBA in Accounting at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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