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Delaware State Chamber names new board chair and members

January 13, 2018

Immediately preceding the 181st annual dinner, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomed new members to its ranks and to its Board of Governors. 

The chamber announced that Bonnie Metz, Verizon; Mac Nagaswami, Carvertise; and Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, were voted onto the board of directors.

The chamber is grateful for the service of outgoing board members Mark Stellini, Assurance Media; Nick Marsini, PNC Bank; and Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities of Delaware, who will all assume membership on the board of governors with the following business leaders who were elected to serve as well: Tony Allen, PhD, Delaware State University; Chris Baker, George & Lynch Inc.; Bruce H. Colbourn, PNC Bank; Pam Cornforth, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Inc.; Jerry Esposito, Tidewater Utilities Inc.; Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon, Wilmington University; Tom Horne, JPMorgan Chase; Rodger Levenson, WSFS Bank; Chris O'Neill, PSCI; Bettina Tweardy Riveros, Christiana Care Health System; and Stephanie Wiswall, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

DSCC's Board of Directors will see a change in leadership with outgoing Chairman Chip Rossi of Bank of America passing the gavel to Gary Stockbridge of Delmarva Power. Katie Wilkinson, Fulton Bank, will step into the role of vice chair.

"The chamber is in great hands with Gary Stockbridge as the new chairman. He is a well-respected business leader who I know will guide all of us in working together to shape the future for all Delawareans," said Rossi.

Stockbridge joined Delmarva Power in 1997 and was named president of Delmarva Power in 2005. Stockbridge has more than 35 years of utility experience across all aspects of the business.

"It's an honor to be elected to this role. I look forward to serving our members and advancing the business environment in Delaware," said Stockbridge.

He is the board president for the Workforce Development Board in Delaware, appointed by Gov. Jack Markell and currently serving under Gov. John Carney; state chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for Delaware; president of the board for United Way of Delaware; chair of the Vision Coalition of Delaware; chair of the advisory board for the Chesapeake Bay Council of the Girl Scouts; and chair of the advisory board for Kingswood Community Center. Stockbridge is also a board member of the Delaware Business Roundtable.

"Gary is a longtime chamber member and an exemplary leader. The chamber is looking forward to working with Gary in this role, and I'm confident in his ability to guide our organization's efforts in making Delaware a better place to live and do business," said DSCC President Rich Heffron.

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state. Founded in 1837 as the Wilmington Board of Trade, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has a long history as the largest, most influential business organization in the state.

To see a full list of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce board members, go to www.dscc.com.