FMC executive to offer keynote address at Jan. 2022 State Chamber annual dinner


Monday, January 10, 2022, has been set as the date of the 185th Annual Dinner of  the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

The State Chamber announced that  Dr. Kathleen Shelton, vice president, and chief technology officer of FMC Corporation, is this year’s keynote speaker.  


FMC is dedicated exclusively to crop protection chemistry and its delivery.

Shelton leads an R&D organization of nearly 800 scientists worldwide, with laboratories in India, Brazil, France, Denmark, and the United States. The largest site, in Newark, has more than  400 employees working in chemistry, biology, regulatory sciences, engineering, and analytical science.

“I am honored to address Delaware’s vibrant and diverse business community at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 185th Annual Dinner,” said  Shelton. “Innovation is critical to help farmers feed an expanding world population, and I am excited to share how FMC’s Stine Research Center in Newark, Delaware, is playing a vital role in sustainable agriculture and food security.”


The Annual Dinner is the largest of the State Chamber’s annual events, drawing over 1,000 business leaders, dignitaries, and elected officials to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The evening’s program will include the presentation of the Josiah Marvel Cup award in honor of Josiah Marvel, who reorganized and was the first president of the modern-day State Chamber.

The State Chamber is planning  an in-person annual meeting, with a mobile event app that allows virtual attendees to participate.

Registration for the 185th Annual Dinner can be found online at