Personnel File: Aug. 1, 2023


Hutton named president for M&T Delaware market


M&T Bank named Mark Hutton as regional president in Delaware – replacing the bank’s former top executive in the state, Nick Lambrow, who retired July 7.

Hutton, who joined the bank in 2008, has served as M&T’s executive vice president for commercial banking in Delaware since March 2022. In addition to that role, Hutton also will be responsible for all aspects of the bank’s operations in Delaware, including strategic planning, business development, community markets, community engagement and client experience.

Hutton’s contributions at M&T include leading the commercial bank’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) initiative in 2020 and serving on the bank’s integration leadership team during M&T’s acquisition of Wilmington Trust more than a decade ago.

Hutton co-founded the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Intern Delaware program and serves on the chamber’s board of directors. Hutton also currently serves on the boards of Delaware State University College of Business, the Children’s Beach House and St. John the Beloved Parish.


Before joining M&T, Hutton, a 26-year banking industry veteran, worked for PNC Bank and Mercantile County Bank in Cecil County, MD and New Castle.

 He also previously served in volunteer leadership roles for the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the Delaware Community Foundation.

“It is an honor to lead our Delaware team and follow in the footsteps of Nick Lambrow,” Hutton said. “I’m excited to bring the collective resources of M&T Bank to Delaware as we deliver great outcomes for clients, communities, and colleagues,” Hutton stated. “Delaware is a strategically important market for M&T Bank, and notably serves as the headquarters for our Wilmington Trust businesses. We have a strong leadership team, talented colleagues, tremendous client relationships, and deep community connections here that have helped us create a leading brand in the market.”  

Harvey Hanna announces executive appointments

Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. (HHA) announced today that John C. Fannin III, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company. The company also announced two additional promotions.

Fannin joins Harvey, Hanna & Associates after a  career as a government official, corporate executive, entrepreneur, business partner, and consultant to many international organizations.  Fannin’s leadership at HHA encompasses oversight and accountability of all aspects of company’s operations.

Previously,  Fannin served in an array of executive leadership positions with a variety of organizations including SafePlace Corporation (CEO), Telgian Holdings, Inc. (Corporate Officer) and KCI Technologies, Inc. (Corporate Officer), State of Delaware (Delaware State Fire Commissioner) and the United States Government (FEMA).

Harvey, Hanna also  announced additional organizational promotions for Michael B. Kinnard to Chief Legal Officer and Thomas Harvey IV as Vice President, Portfolio Management.

Kinnard’s appointment expands his contributions to HHA with legal, regulatory, and risk-management decisions encompassing the company’s industrial, commercial, mixed-use, and resort/hospitality segments. Kinnard has been with HHA since 2016.

Thomas Harvey’s appointment will maintain leasing responsibilities and provide  a managerial focal point for company acquisitions, divestitures, and leasing and marketing. Thomas Harvey IV has been with HHA since 2015.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our company that will expand and refine our senior management to distribute responsibilities, accelerate aggressive planned growth, create operational succession, and ensure our continued company success,” stated company President and CEO Thomas J. Hanna. 

Chemours promotes Martinko

The Chemours Company named Joseph Martinko president, thermal & specialized Solutions (TSS).

Martinko has more than three decades of experience in the chemical industry.

30 years of expertise in the chemical industry.

Before he was appointed to lead TSS, he served as the Senior . Business Director, Americas.

Martinko has held various roles in the fluoroproducts business with responsibility for regulatory and advocacy, customer service, marketing, sales, technical service, asset strategy and product management. Before Chemours, Martinko worked for over 20 years with DuPont in various roles.


Hughes to coordinate state’s 250th anniversary efforts

The Delaware Heritage Commission and the Delaware Public Archives are pleased to announce the hiring of Margaret Hughes for The State of Delaware’s 250th Anniversary Coordinator position. Hughes will be responsible for communicating, coordinating, and collaborating with individuals, organizations, and entities to advance and implement both public and private activities that celebrate the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding. She will work closely with and actively support an array of historical, educational, and tourism organizations state-wide.

Hughes brings with her almost twenty years of experience as a museum educator consultant, having worked at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and Historic Hudson Valley in New York.

Two promoted at Convention and Visitors Bureau

Martinko has held various roles in the fluoroproducts business with responsibility for regulatory and advocacy, customer service, marketing, sales, technical service, asset strategy and product management. Before Chemours, Martinko worked for over 20 years with DuPont in various roles.

The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted its long-time marketing director, Scott Ciancio, to Deputy Director. Social media manager Jessica Horstmann has been promoted to digital marketing manager.


In his new role, Ciancio will help manage the office’s day-to-day operations while maintaining leadership in the bureau’s marketing efforts. 

Horstmann will expand her responsibilities beyond social media management to include involvement in digital content development, digital advertising, and digital campaign development.

Ciancio joined the Bureau in 2011 as director of marketing. For more than a decade, he has planned and executed all the Bureau’s marketing initiatives.

Horstmann has been with the Bureau four years. She has grown its social media following to more than 45,000 in that time.


Beebe appointments announced

Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, announced the following appointments.

Kevin Ussery to  Executive Director of Human Resources.

Loretta Ostroski  to Vice President of Integrative Care, Continuum of Care.

Danielle Socrates to Vice President of Value-Based Care.

Miri Shlomi, MD, to Associate Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at its R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education. She will also see patients at Beebe Primary Care Long Neck.

Ussery oversees the day-to-day operations of Beebe’s employment-based programs, which collectively support the more than 3,100 associates who work for the healthcare system.  Prior to joining Beebe, Ussery served as a Strategic Human Resources Business Partner at Atrium Health, where his work supported more than 5,000 associates at four acute care.

Ostroski joined the organization in 1988 as a nursing technician in the Emergency Department. Over the years, she was continuously promoted as a clinical care provider and educator. She also served as  Director of Patient Care Services to Assistant Vice President of Nursing, and most recently, Vice President of Inpatient Nursing and Emergency Services.

Socrates moved to a newly created position was established by Beebe’s leadership team to strategically transform the way healthcare is delivered across Sussex County, with focus on value, quality, and experience. Socrates will lead the development of new programs and services.

Socrates has served as Beebe Medical Group’s Director of Performance Operations since 2019. Prior to joining Beebe, she was an Administrative Director at Geisinger, overseeing quality and patient experience initiatives.

Prior to joining Beebe, Dr. Shlomi served as a hospitalist at Southcoast St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA.. She earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Florida State University, during which time she pursued international clinical experiences in both Cambodia and Guyana.

Gillis Gilkerson names marketing director


Gillis Gilkerson named  Jamie Heater as Director of Marketing.

 Heater previously served as Executive Director for Salisbury Arts and Entertainment District and as an advertising Account Executive with 47-ABC. 

Heater is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration.

Gillis Gilkerson is based in Salisbury, MD and does construction work in Delaware.