Sharon Grant, Assistant Vice President and Head of Diversity, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Grant named Chesapeake Chief Diversity Officer

Sharon Grant

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover, appointed Sharon Grant as Assistant Vice President and Head of Diversity.

Grant will oversee Chesapeake Utilities’ equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy and initiatives, including its EDI Council and employee resource groups, while also collaborating across the organization with responsible teams. of the company-wide environmental, social and governance plan. Additionally, Grant will lead efforts to improve the employee experience at Chesapeake Utilities, with a focus on employee engagement and improving company culture to foster an environment that promotes well-being. , inclusion and belonging.

Grant most recently served as Vice President and Director of Diversity at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Grant has also held leadership positions with global responsibility at Cisco Systems Inc. and the City of Atlanta, and she ran her own HR consulting firm.

Chandler joins Marlette as brand strategist


Marlette Holdings, Inc., Wilmington, a fintech company that operates the Best Egg financial platform, announced that Adele Chandler was named General Manager, Brand Strategy. She is responsible for driving the company’s brand strategy by harnessing the power of creativity and out-of-category thinking.

Chandler has over 25 years of personal finance, brand and innovation marketing experience with the team, having most recently served as Head of Brand and Advertising for the Lending Business. Consumer, Auto and Home Loans from JPMorgan Chase. She has led brand, marketing and product for major card brands such as Southwest Airlines, Chase Freedom and Chase Sapphire. Adele began her career at MBNA and has held leadership roles at FICO and Wachovia.

Cover & Rossiter announces promotions

Cover & Rossiter, a northern Delaware accounting firm has announced the following promotions.


peter hopkins was promoted to Principal in the Tax Department. Hopkins joined Cover & Rossiter in 2015.


Previously, he spent 20 years practicing public accounting in New York.

He also lived in Indonesia for four years and can speak Indonesian conversationally. He is certified in teaching English as a foreign language and teaching business English.

Samantha Maiorano was promoted to Supervisor in the Audit Department. Maiorano joined Cover & Rossiter in July 2016.

Maiorano is a young founder of the Fund for Women, an endowment held at the Delaware Community Foundation that provides grants to support programs for women and girls in Delaware. She is also a mentor for the Fresh Start Fellowship.


Rebecca Furey was promoted to Senior Accountant. Furey joined Cover & Rossiter full-time in September 2020. She completed two internships at Cover & Rossiter within the tax department in 2019 and 2020.

Added and promoted community bank


Staci Niblett, of Salisbury, MD, has joined Community Bank Delaware as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Sussex County Bank.

Staci has 27 years of banking experience.

Niblett will oversee the development, implementation and enhancement of electronic banking products as well as oversight of all aspects of operations, including branches.


Christopher Benjamin has been named senior vice president of the Lending Group.

Benjamin joined the Bank in 2016. During this time, Chris was successful in growing the Bank’s loan portfolio, building new relationships and managing existing clients.

Kahn named partner of Faw Casson

Faw Casson announced that Keith S. Kahn has been admitted as a partner in the firm. Keith is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He has been serving Faw Casson clients for over seven years and has worked in the accounting industry since 2010.


Keith’s main areas of practice are audits and attest services for non-profit organizations, private corporations and employee benefit plans.

Keith also helps lead Faw Casson’s talent management and development program.

Prior to his career in public accounting, Keith was a tax compliance officer (tax auditor) with the Internal Revenue Service.

Faw Casson is an accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Dover and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, MD.

Shropshire to head equity institute at DSU


Delaware State University has appointed an expert in college and university diversification to lead its Global Institute on Equity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights.

Sonel Shropshire, a 1993 Del State alumnus, was named the Global Institute’s new associate vice president. He holds a law degree from the University of Florida and has over 25 years of experience researching, managing and writing diversification and equity programs.

Over the next decade, he held assistant dean positions at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and Texas Wesleyan University, each holding leadership positions for recruitment and retention policies. diversity, among other responsibilities.

The Global Institute was founded in early 2021 with a mission to not only raise awareness of equity issues, but to bring together people and organizations that can transform communities around the world.

Surgeon Marrs joins Beebe’s medical staff


Beebe Healthcare has added board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Steven Marra, MD to its medical staff.

Dr. Marra has been specializing in cardiac surgery for over 20 years. Previously, he was Chief of the Cardiothoracic Division at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital of Commonwealth Health.

During his career, he also served as medical director and vice president, in addition to many years as an attending surgeon.

Marra received her medical degree and residency at MetroHealth Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.