Personnel File: ChristianaCare, Delaware Electric, World Trade Center, Grotto, Cover & Rossiter

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Starheim named president of Delware Electric Co-op

Delaware Electric Cooperative, Greenwood, named Greg Starheim the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greenwood-based organization.

Starheim most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Business and Industry Development at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) and will replace longtime CEO, Bill Andrew.

The co-op’s board selected Starheim in May to lead DEC’s 170-person workforce after a national search.

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“The energy industry is currently undergoing an unprecedented transformation. The board is confident that Greg’s expertise will guide the Co-op and its dedicated employees through these changes and allow DEC to provide members with energy that is even more reliable, sustainable, and affordable,” said board member Michael Brown, who worked with CarterBaldwin Executive Search and other board members to select the new CEO.

After decades working at General Electric, Starheim joined the cooperative world in 2003, serving as CEO and General Manager of Delaware County Electric Cooperative in New York.

From 2012 to 2015, Starheim served as CEO of Kenergy Corp., a 56,000-member electric cooperative headquartered in Henderson, KY.

He has expertise in power supply, finance, and customer satisfaction.

Starheim stated, “I’m humbled to be given the opportunity to lead DEC. The Co-op has some of the most innovative and committed employees in the nation, and our focus will remain on how to provide clean, affordable power and exceptional service to our 107,000 members.”

Starheim took the reins of the Cooperative on July 1.

Delaware Electric Cooperative powers more than 107,000 homes, farms, and businesses in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Maxwell named president of ChristianaCare Medical Group

Lisa Maxwell, M.D, has been appointed President of the ChristianaCare Medical Group.

In her new role, Dr. Maxwell will lead efforts to improve every aspect of care for every person the ChristianaCare Medical Group touches, a release stated.

Maxwell previously served as interim president for the Medical Group, where she helped lead the vaccine rollout for patients of ChristianaCare’s primary and specialty care practices.

She also was instrumental in helping ChristianaCare accelerate its digital transformation, moving all primary and ambulatory care delivery to telehealth, enabling patients to get vital access to care, and mitigating the risks of exposure for both patients and caregivers.

Maxwell has served as ChristianaCare’s chief learning officer since March 2019.

She also worked in student and resident education, serving as the program director in Family Medicine, co-program director for the Emergency Medicine-Family Medicine Residency Program, and director for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Maxwell completed her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

She joined ChristianaCare in 2005 and continues to practice primary care at ChristianaCare Primary Care at Darley Green.

Ramone named to the World Trade Center board

World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to welcome State Rep. Mike Ramone from the State House of Representatives as its newest Board of Directors member.

Ramone, R-Pike Creek, was first elected to the House in 2008. A lifelong Delaware resident, Mike graduated from St Mark’s High School and attended the University of Delaware. In 1982, at age 21, he opened his first business, Ramone’s Flower Shoppes. Mike founded, owned, and operated multiple local businesses with his wife of 38 years, Lisa. They currently own six businesses and employ over 200 individuals.

Grotto Pizza announces promotions

Grotto Pizza announced that Tyler Williams and Esau Medrano recently accepted key leadership roles at the fast-casual dining restaurant chain, with 23 locations serving Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Tyler Williams will manage Grotto Pizza South Boardwalk, Rehoboth. Esau Medrano will lead the team at Grotto Pizza South Bethany.

A Milford resident, Tyler started at Grotto in 2013 at the Grotto Pizza Main Street store in Newark. He’s worked at several locations throughout Delaware.

Milton native Medrano has been a member of the Grotto team for 13 years.

Cover & Rossiter welcomes staff additions

Cover & Rossiter, Wilmington welcomed Marsha Flood, Henry Schroeder, and Luke Wilhelm to the team.

Managing director, Marie Holliday, said “we are excited to have this talented group of professionals join the Cover & Rossiter team. Each brings technical skills and experience that allows us to continue to provide the expert advice and personalized service our clients have come to expect.”

Marsha Flood joined Cover & Rossiter in January as Assistant Controller. Flood graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management. Before joining the firm, she spent 17 years working as Controller/Director of Finance and Operations for an insurance agency in Haddonfield, NJ.

Henry Schroeder joined in February as a staff accountant in the captive audit department. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wilmington University and is currently pursuing his MBA there. Before joining Cover & Rossiter, he worked as a junior accountant for a tree nursery and landscaping business and as an instructional tutor for Delaware Technical Community College for five years.

Luke Wilhelm worked as an intern in Cover & Rossiter’s audit department earlier this year. After graduating in May from Goldey Beacom College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, he joined the firm as an audit staff accountant. Wilhelm is currently continuing his education at Goldey Beacom, pursuing an MBA in Finance.

Williams named corrections major

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced that Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (BWCI) Captain Syrita Williams has been promoted to the rank ofMajor.

In her new position, Major Williams serves as a member of the Warden’s senior leadership team and the facility’sSecurity Superintendentwith day-to-day responsibility formaintaining safety and security for correctional officers, staff, and inmates.

Williams is a 21-year DOC veteran.

Mulcahy joins county police executive staff in Maryland

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Amal Awad announced today a key appointment to her executive command staff. Justin Mulcahy has been named to the position of Executive Assistant and Director of External Affairs.

Mulcahy will be an advisor to the chief, supporting the daily activities of the Chief’s Office and providing oversight of external affairs activities to include media relations and governmental and legislative affairs.

Mulcahy was previously the Government Affairs and Public Relations Manager for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover.

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