Beebe Healthcare CEO Tam named keynote speaker for State Chamber’s annual dinner

David Tam

Dr. David A. Tam, CEO of Beebe Healthcare will be the keynote speaker at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 186th Annual Dinner on Jan. 9.

The health care executive and Navy veteran became well known statewide after driving from California to Lewes in 2020, before the date he was slated to take over as Beebe’s CEO, and as Sussex County saw an outbreak of Covid-19 that for a time filled hospital beds.

Tam became a leader in the state’s effort to fight the virus that has claimed more than 3,100 lives.

Tam and Beebe’s board are leading an expansion program in the state’s fastest growing county and is also the new home for many retirees.

In the last two years alone, Beebe has opened two health campuses and added more than 100 physicians and providers. Beebe now employs 3,000 making the healthcare provider the county’s largest employer.


“I am honored to address Delaware’s vibrant and diverse business community at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 186th Annual Dinner,” said Dr. Tam. “I look forward to sharing the story of Beebe and our plans for the future of healthcare.”

The Annual Dinner draws more than 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 the memory of Josiah Marvel, who reorganized and was the first president of the modern-day State Chamber. The recipient of the Marvel Cup is kept secret until the night of the dinner.

Registration for the 186th Annual Dinner can be found online at