Personnel file: April 11, 2024


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Rehoboth names city manager


Boulder City (Nevada) City Manager Taylour Tedder was named the Rehoboth Beach City Manager, effective in mid-May.

Tedder has been responsible for day-to-day management of Boulder City, a community of 15,000 located about 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas and home to the Hoover Dam, since 2021. In Boulder City, he oversees a staff of 212 full-time and another 135 part-time city employees and a total budget of $198 million.


Municipal Electric staff additions


The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a not-for-profit Joint Action Agency dedicated to serving and representing community-owned electric utilities in Delaware announced the following additions:

Robert Cote was named  as Senior Vice President of Administration, Maya Krasker, Energy Services Manager,and Keri Knorr as Administrative Assistant.


Cote joined DEMEC on March 11, bringing with him 25 years of diverse leadership experience across various sectors including the Air Force, Amazon, and as Town Manager of Clayton.  His responsibilities encompass governance oversight to streamline processes that drive annual strategy, budgeting, and communications, while spearheading special projects.

Krasker joined DEMEC on March 4,  following five years of service with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). She held various roles including Building Sciences and Energy Policy Planner, Energy Efficiency Programs Manager, and Energy Programs Planner. 

In her capacity at DEMEC, Maya was entrusted with overseeing the administration of new and expanded projects and programs aimed at advancing energy efficiency and climate objectives. 


Knorr joined DEMEC on April 1, 2024, following four years at  DNREC, where she moved  from the role of Energy Planner II to Green Energy Program Manager.

Bayhealth appoints Stroke Director

Usman Shehzad, MD was named  stroke director for Bayhealth Kent and Sussex Campuses.  Shehzad is  neurologist who will oversee the comprehensive care Bayhealth offers for those who have suffered a stroke.

He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed a neurology residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, followed by a vascular neurology fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He helped lead the development of Delaware’s  first mobile stroke unit. He also has helped implement the RAPID-AI program, a global solution that uses artificial intelligence to help detect large vessel blockages in order to reduce the incidence of missed signs of stroke.

Chamber names board members

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce named the following individuals to its board of directors.

  • Barry Sharpe, Bloom Energy
  • Archie Payne, Visa
  • Christine Schiltz, Parkowski,Guerke and Swayze
  • Irene Chapman-Hawkins, Delaware State University

Fischer named Carvertise VP


Jim Fischer has been named Vice President of Business Development for Carvertise, Wilmington.

Fischer will be spearheading the formation of channel partnerships with organizations across the country that want to represent their products for customers.

Carvertise  provides vehicle advertising services used by companies to promote their products and services. 

Dawson again named to Forbes 2024 list


Fredrick J. Dawson, president of Dawson Wealth Management LLC and Wealth Manager, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to the Forbes 2024 list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data.

This is Fred’s sixth time being recognized for this accomplishment. Dawson, who joined Raymond James in 1983, has more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Cover and Rossiter staff additions


The accounting firm of Cover and Rossiter announced the following staff additions:

Ritika Bothra, senior accountant, Audit worked for four years in auditing and assurance at Deloitte US.

Chassity Gray,  controller previously worked at BPG Real Estate Services for 14 years. 

Marquise Hatcher, staff accountant, Tax spent six years at Buccini/Pollin Group, most recently as a property accountant.


Paris Hickman, staff accountant, Audit, served an intership before joining Cover and Rossiter.

Charles Hunt, staff accountant, Tax worked as a tax preparer and virtual site coordinator for VITA, a nationwide organization providing tax preparation services to under-privileged communities..

Jazlee Rojas, staff accountant, Tax previous worked at WSFS Bank and PWC, Philadelphia.


Stephanie Vance, administrative assistant, Administrative Services, worked in several administrative roles at Amtrak and other employers

From left to right, Jason Abela, Leanne Silicato Prosser, and Brad Travis, Jr. 

Beebe Medical Foundation welcomes new board members 

The  Beebe Medical Foundation Board of Directors welcomed three new members: Brad Travis, Jr., Jason Abela, and Leanne Silicato Prosser. 

Travis, was born and raised in Lewes and attended Cape Henlopen High School. He now serves as a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner.

Abela is a native of Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Political Science. Jason is a Realtor with Jack Lingo Realty. He has served on the Board of Ambassadors since 2018 and was elected Chair of the Board of Ambassadors.

Silicato Prosser was born in Milford and is a 2003 graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in English Textual Studies and Inclusive Education. She is the former owner of Make My Day Event Planning and Maven Event Management and Consulting.