People on the move: November 19
People on the Move is a recap of recent hires, promotions, appointments and other notable movements of professionals in the state. If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact [emailÂ protected].
President Joe Biden appointed Robin talley to serve as the Delaware State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency.
She has held various positions with the USDA-Farm Service Agency since 1984. Most recently, as District Manager, she was responsible for the administration of federal farm and loan programs implemented by three offices. outside Delaware. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Delaware, Talley holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and an MBA from the University of Delaware.
Talley’s service to agriculture has been recognized repeatedly by the USDA and agricultural organizations. She is the recipient of the George M. Worrilow Award, presented by the University of Delaware Ag Alumni Association for her outstanding service to agriculture. Talley was an administrator and volunteer for the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village.
Secretary of State Jeff Bullock appointed jessica ball become the next director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. She most recently served as Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance and will assume her new role effective November 29.
After leading the Delaware Arts Alliance since 2018, Ball oversaw all aspects of running a statewide nonprofit and developed industry strategies to advance the arts and culture. She is the Delaware State Captain for the Americans for the State Arts Action Network of the Arts and volunteers with the Delaware Fund for Women’s Young Founders Committee and the Delaware MillSummit Planning Committee.
Arreon A. Harley-Emerson, chairman of the board of directors of DAA, said the alliance has hired an executive search firm to help the board recruit a new executive director. DAA will appoint an interim executive director to oversee operations while the research is underway.
Applied Banking has appointed John murray Vice President and Director of Commercial Lending Relationships for the Bank of South Delaware and East Coast markets. He will be responsible for the development and management of commercial loans and business relationships from the bank’s office in Rehoboth Beach.
Murray has nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial banking industry with experience creating, underwriting and managing commercial and commercial real estate loan portfolios in the Southern Delaware and Delmarva markets. Prior to joining Applied Bank, Murray held Vice President positions at County Bank in Rehoboth Beach, as well as Vice President roles at Provident State Bank and Hebron Savings Bank in Maryland.
Murray currently serves on the board of directors of the Bay Area Center for Independent Living and is a past president of the Special Olympics Maryland in Salisbury, Maryland. Murray received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) Announced the hiring of Will Baskin-Gerwitz as the new communications director.
Prior to joining Senator Coons’ office, Baskin-Gerwitz worked as a regional press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, where he worked with Central Atlantic and Northeastern states to secure the election of the president. Biden and moving the Biden agenda forward.
Prior to that, he worked across the country on Democratic campaigns, most notably as communications director for the re-election campaign of former Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). He will work primarily in the Washington office of Coons.
Sade M. Smith joined NorthNode Group Counseling in Dover as a clinical therapist.
Smith is a practicing therapist whose work focuses on the treatment of adolescents and adults with a myriad of behavioral disorders, relationship issues, substance use disorders and / or disorders. food. She enjoys working with the LGBTQ + community, helping at-risk youth and their families heal together, and she can even converse with patients in Spanish.
Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Delaware State University. She is also pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling and Social Services with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Post University.
The Beebe Medical Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr Katie Johnson, medical director of palliative care at Beebe Healthcare, and Julie decker, Treasurer and Owner of Short’s Marine, to join the Board of Directors.
Johnson joined Beebe Healthcare in the summer of 2017 and transformed the palliative care program into a large inpatient and outpatient program.
Decker, the owner of Short’s Marine, a 72-year-old local family business, was born and raised in Sussex County. Along with her parents and husband, she operates and manages the day-to-day operations of Short’s Marine.
Santora CPA Group, a Newark-based CPA and consulting firm, is pleased to announce the following additions to its team:
Samantha G. Finfer joined the Trust Services team as a fiduciary partner, after completing an internship at SCG during her final year. She graduated with Distinction in 2021 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Trust Management.
Emily M. Mowen joined SCG as an accounting staff. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a double minor in Management Information Systems and Trust Management (2020) and a Master of Science in Business Analysis and Information Management ( 2021). Mowen is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jerrold M. Troutner joined SCG as an accounting staff. He graduated in 2021 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Troutner is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Becker Morgan Group Anne Camper became the first Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) in the state of Delaware. The CHID designation is the key indicator of the expertise, understanding and application of current codes and protocols that protect and enhance the health and safety of patients, residents, family members and providers. health care.
Since 2009, Camper has been active in the company’s healthcare studio, providing interior design services to healthcare providers across the region.
The Delaware BioScience Association (Delaware Bio) has announced the election of two new members of its board of directors, Nikkia Squires, from ChristianaCare, and Alex D. Meredith, Delaware State University (DSU).
Squires is currently Senior Legal Counsel at ChristianaCare, where she focuses her practice on healthcare information technology, data privacy, innovation and related issues. Squires has over 15 years of experience in a wide range of legal matters related to healthcare regulation and transactions. Most of his career has been spent in roles in state government and the not-for-profit healthcare system.
Meredith is Director of the Office of Student Engagement with the DSU College of Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST), as well as Director of the school’s 1890 Agricultural Scholarship Program. Originally from Dover, Meredith is a DSU graduate who has worked to recruit, retain and professionally develop under-represented populations to meet the demands of a 21st century STEAM workforce.
Delaware Bio also announced the re-election of three directors: Izak Bahar – Vice-president, R&D Assay Development at Siemens Healthineers, Ben hsu – Administrative Director of QPS Holdings, and Ray yin – President at ANP Technologies.
In addition to board updates, board chairman Chris Yochim acknowledged the impending departure of a long-time board and executive committee member. Fran DiNuzzo, who recently announced his retirement as CEO of ILC Dover.
The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, New Castle County’s destination marketing organization, has appointed three new members to its board of directors. They are Jacques McCray, Quincy Watkins, and Amelia Wiggins.
McCray is the founder of Ecotonic Movement, which is dedicated to facilitating conversations about climate change through the performing arts. She is the Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Delaware River Watershed Education Alliance and serves on the University of Delaware Arts and Culture Partnership Advisory Board.
Watkins is CEO of Milk and Honey Coffeehouses LLC, CEO of Developing Next-Level Achiever (DNA) and Senior Pastor of The Neighborhood Church in Wilmington.
Wiggins is Director of Communications and Engagement at the Delaware Art Museum. She has a background in museum education, fine arts and horticulture.
McCray, Watkins and Wiggins join 24 current members for a total of 27 board members. Seven are appointed by the Governor of Delaware, seven are appointed by the New Castle County executive, and seven are appointed by the Mayor of Wilmington. The other six are appointed by the board itself. The director of the Delaware Tourist Board and the executive director of the office are ex officio members.
McCray was appointed by the governor. Watkins was appointed by the mayor. Wiggins was appointed by the board of directors.