Personnel file: Nov. 27, 2023


Smith named LYCRA CEO

The LYCRA Company announced that Gary Smith was appointed chief executive officer, effective November 27. LYCRA is a maker of fabric used in sports, beachwear, and other applications.

Smith will replace Dean Williams, who has served as acting CEO since August. Williams will continue as chief financial officer and assist with the transition.

Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the consumer products industry. Most recently, Smith held the position of CEO at Hatteras Yachts, Inc., a custom motor and sports fishing yacht company, leading a turnaround and sale of the company. As CEO of Polartec, he spearheaded transformation efforts that set the textile company on a path to success. He also previously served as president of the Outdoor Group at The Timberland Company.

“Gary is a proven CEO with deep brand experience and knowledge of our industry, along with a long history of successfully growing companies and creating shareholder value,” said Craig Rogerson, executive chairman of The LYCRA Company. “We are confident that his leadership will help us accelerate our long-term growth plans.”


LYCRA is now owned by Korean and Hong Kong private equity investors after a Chinese textile company defaulted on its debt. The brand was sold by Invista (Koch Industries) with the original fiber developed by DuPont, which later sold its nylon business to Invista.LYCRA is based near Wilmington.

 Anthony named DMV director


Amy Anthony has been named director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles.

Anthony began her tenure at the DMV in 2002 as a Motor Vehicle Specialist. From there, she moved to the Driver Services section’s front line and was promoted to Driver License Supervisor shortly after. Since then, her promotions included the Driver License Helpdesk Supervisor, Driver License Program Manager, Chief of Driver Services, and Deputy Director.

Karen Carson, who previously held the position of Chief of Driver Services, accepted the position of Deputy Director.

The DMV is responsible for serving the state’s residents in four main areas: Vehicle Services, Driver Services, Transportation Services, and Toll Operations.

The division collects over $550 million in revenues annually for the Transportation Trust Fund. The division has 625 full-time and part-time employees with an operating budget of $39.5 million.

Marcantano named Nemours Regional President


Nemours Children’s Health announced that Mark Marcantano, will join as Regional President for Nemours Children’s Delaware Valley.

Marcantano has worked in strategic planning and financial performance experience at pediatric academic medical centers, including his most recent position at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital.

Marcantano assumes his new role on January 1, 2024, and will be based near Wilmington.

Marcantano’s academic medicine experience includes leading administrative roles responsible for the strategy, operations, finances, and budgeting with Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital and Albany Medical College. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University, Albany.

Jameer Nelson named GM of Delaware Blue Coats

The Philadelphia 76ers announced the promotion of Jameer Nelson to General Manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the team’s NBA G League affiliate. 

Nelson served as Blue Coats Assistant General Manager/76ers Scout since November 2020. During that time, the Blue Coats made three straight trips to the G League Finals, a 2021 Winter Showcase Cup Title, and this year, they won the NBA G League Championship. 

“Jameer has approached his front office and scouting roles with the same tenacity that he approached the game during his playing career. He is a great talent evaluator who is well-respected by players, agents, coaches, and executives alike, suiting him for success as the next General Manager of the Blue Coats,” Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey said.  

Jameer succeeds Prosper Karangwa, who led the Blue Coats to their first-ever G League title last year and will be part of the 76ers front office.

Nelson was a 14-year NBA veteran. The Chester, PA native starred at St. Joseph’s University.

The Blue Coats also announced the team’s coaching staff for the 2023-24 season. Under first-year head coach Mike Longabardi, newcomer Ryan Ayers completes the Blue Coats’ bench, joining returning assistant coaches JP Clark and God Shammgod Jr. 

Goldey-Beacom’s Keith named to NCAA board


Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) President Colleen Perry Keith will be elevated to Chair of the NCAA Division II Executive Board when the 2024 NCAA Convention concludes this January in Phoenix.

Dr. Keith will also serve as the Division II representative on the NCAA Board of Governors in a renewable one-year term. She is one of nine presidents on the 14-member board out of the 311 Division II institutions who will serve on the Executive Board (formerly known as the Presidents Council).


Kelly joins Bayhealth

Bayhealth welcomed Internal Medicine Physician Thomas F. Kelly, MD to Bayhealth Total Care in Milton.

Kelly joins Family Medicine Physician Bryan Villar, MD, and Family Nurse Practitioner Nicole Steinberg, FNP-C, at the Bayhealth Primary Care, Total Care – Milton practice.

Before joining Bayhealth, Dr. Kelly was the sole practitioner at Shore Community Medical in Rehoboth Beach, which he co-founded with his business and life partner Ahmed Elmanan in 2011. Kelly served the State of Delaware for close to ten years in various leadership roles. He was the acting medical director, chief physician, and director of health care services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Services, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.


Beebe adds physician, nurse practitioner

Beebe Medical Group welcomed primary care physician Darlene Haupt, DO, to its medical staff.

Haupt will provide primary care services for children and adults at Beebe Primary Care Selbyville. Beebe will open this new location in early December.

Dr. Haupt focuses on wellness, preventive healthcare, and comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of acute and chronic health issues. She is especially interested in women’s health. Before joining Beebe, Dr. Haupt was a family practice attending physician at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she supervised a team of physician assistants and was actively involved in training activities with medical students as a clinical assistant professor of family medicine.


 Beebe Healthcare also welcomed Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Sylvia Oppong-Antwi to Beebe Medical Group’s Gastroenterology team.

Oppong-Antwi focuses on diagnosing and treating acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions in adults at Beebe Gastroenterology Lewes. She helps patients who are managing chronic conditions.

Before joining Beebe, Oppong-Antwi worked as a gastroenterological nurse practitioner at WellSpan-Good Samaritan Hospital in Pennsylvania and at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in New York State.

Chemours announces board changes

The Chemours Company Wilmington announced two changes to its Board of Directors.

Board member, Curtis J. Crawford, retired from the Board effective November 22. Also, effective November 11, Alister Cowan was appointed director.

A regulatory filing said Crawford’s retirement was not the result of any disagreements with company actions. He is a former board member of DuPont, which spun off Chemours.

Cowan currently serves as Executive Advisor at Suncor Energy Inc. He was previously the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2023. Prior to joining Suncor, Cowan served as Chief Financial Officer of Husky Energy Inc.

“I would like to add my deep gratitude for Curt’s service to Chemours and especially for his support and thought partnership in driving long-term stakeholder value in my capacity as CEO. I am delighted to have Alister joining our Board of Directors,” said Mark Newman, Chemours President and CEO. “His global perspective, background and knowledge will complement the diverse perspectives and broad experience of our directors as we work together to create a better world through the power of Chemours’ chemistries.”