Business people: January 5, 2021


Rosen retires from Benfint, Lyons and Shuman

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, PA announced on December 31 the retirement of Jordon Rosen as Director of Estates and Trusts,

He is retiring after over 21 years at BLS and over 43 years in public accounting.!

Prior to joining BLS, Jordon was a partner in other CPA firms, but noted that Carolyn Fausnaugh of Carolyn J. Fausnaugh & Associates, PA had the greatest impact on his career. He credits Fausnaugh (one of the first female CPAs to have her own practice in Delaware) for bringing him to the state and serving as his mentor. He ended up owning a CPA practice when he finally bought half of his practice.

Jordon began his career at BLS on November 6, 2000, when he joined as a director with a focus in taxation. He was admitted as a shareholder and director on December 1, 2003 and then developed and developed a practice in matters of inheritance, donations and trusts. He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2020.


Chesapeake announces executive promotions

Chesapeake Utilities Corp., Dover, announced the promotions of six executives of the company, effective January 1, 2022:

  • Jeff Sylvestre, promotion to the position of director of operations
  • Kevin Webber, promotion to director of development
  • Michael galtman, promotion to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mike Cassel, promotion to the position of Vice-President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Stacie Roberts, promotion to the position of Vice-President, Corporate Governance
  • Lindsay Orr, promotion to Assistant Vice-President and Associate General Counsel

Sylvester will assume responsibility for all business operations of the company. This includes oversight of unregulated transactions in addition to current responsibilities for regulated segments of society. Its expanded role will include Propane Operations, Eight Flags and the operations of Marlin Gas Services.

In 2019, Sylvester was appointed Senior Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. He oversees the Company’s regulated operations in Delmarva and Florida.

Webber will focus more on developing and expanding new businesses, including in renewable energy. He will be responsible for business development, energy logistics, sales and the incubation of new business opportunities such as RNG, hydrogen and a new office for environmental sustainability. Webber was promoted to Senior Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in 2019. He joined the company in 2010 and since then has served as President of the Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU), as well as Vice President of Gas Operations and Business Development. for this subsidiary. Webber currently oversees propane gas operations, combined heat and power operations, mobile utility and compressed natural gas (CNG) pipeline solutions, and enterprise-wide business development.

Galtman was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in April 2019. He oversees the company’s technical accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis and planning functions, which include budgeting, forecasting and the financial component of strategic planning. Galtman works directly with the Company’s management team on M&A transactions, strategic initiatives and associated financial analyzes. In his new role, he will oversee all accounting functions of the company and take on the role of Senior Accountant. He has over 20 years of accounting experience with public companies and the Big Four accounting firms.

Cassel will continue to strengthen efforts to promote gas to external stakeholders and advance strategic regulatory efforts. Cassel has been assistant vice-president of FPU since 2019 and has headed the regulatory and government affairs groups of this subsidiary. Previously, he was Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs for Florida. He joined Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in March 2008 as a regulatory analyst for the company’s Delaware and Maryland Natural Gas divisions. Cassel has worked hard to build on vital regulatory relationships in Florida. He has represented the Company in the context of key regulatory and legislative matters.

Roberts will continue to be responsible for corporate governance at Chesapeake. Roberts has been an assistant vice president of corporate governance since 2019. Roberts provides advice to the company’s management team, including the board of directors, on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Orr will continue to help develop and expand the Company’s internal legal efforts. Orr joined Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in 2019 as Associate General Counsel and advises senior management and business units on the company’s legal affairs, including compliance with applicable laws and regulations, regulatory matters and major business transactions. . Prior to joining Chesapeake, Orr worked in the legal department of Exelon Corporation, and prior to that he practiced litigation and employment law at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, both in Wilmington.

Siegfried appointed vice-president of Arteisan

The Board of Directors of Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Artesian Resources Corporation, named Stanley siegfried Vice President of Wastewater Operations.

Siegfried has over 30 years of professional experience in the construction of utility plants.

Siegfried began his professional career in construction after graduating from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree. Siegfried became the owner of a construction company, to which Artesian contracted the construction of some of its wastewater treatment plants.

In 2018 he became Director of Wastewater Maintenance for Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc., and in 2020 he was promoted to Director of Wastewater Operations.

In his new role, Siegfried will manage future expansions and upgrades to Artesian’s wastewater systems and the rehabilitation of existing systems.

Belfint, Lyons appoints shareholder

Stephanie L. Chapman has been appointed shareholder of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, PA (BLS) and director of the International Services Practice Group, effective January 1.

Stephanie celebrated her 12th birthday at BLS in May 2021. She started as a supervisor in the Tax & Small Business department in 2009. She brought with her several years of experience in other accounting firms in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well as Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Masters of Accounting, both from the University of West Florida.

Soon after joining the BLS family, Stephanie began to focus on building an international services practice which, along with other BLS members, accounts for 10% of the company’s revenue.

Chapman obtained an AICPA international tax certificate.

Haughton appointed Sales Director at Courtyard by Marriott Newark UD

Donielle Haughton as the new Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Newark – University of Delaware Hotel. Ms. Haughton has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining us at the Marriott, she held the position of Director of Sales and Operations at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, where she was responsible for managing and overseeing the company’s sales, day-to-day functions and management. of hotel operations. Thanks to her contributions, the hotel has won the Torchbearer Award for three consecutive years, starting with Ms. Haughton in that role.

In her new role at Marriott, Ms. Haughton will be responsible for directing, planning and executing all sales-related initiatives and activities. She will also work closely with the Finance / Revenue team to generate financial projections.

Haughton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Wilmington. Haughton won the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association “Manager of the Year” award in 2019.

Bayhealth adds doctors

Bayhealth announced that two doctors have joined their practices.

Jonathan sarik, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is the most recent physician to join the team. He is accepting new patients at Bayhealth Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Sussex Campus, located in Milford. This practice is part of the Bayhealth Medical Group, a partnership of highly qualified physicians, their clinical staff, and an administrative support team that operates practices in central and southern Delaware.

Sarik graduated in medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a General Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was twice nominated for Excellence in Trauma Residency.

Bayhealth is delighted to welcome a gastroenterologist Michal bartel, MD, PhD, at Bayhealth Gastroenterology, Dover. Dr Bartel is a highly qualified medical specialist who helps patients with problems with the gastrointestinal system. In addition to performing common procedures like colonoscopies and endoscopies, it offers many advanced techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of digestive system disorders. Bartel joins fellow gastroenterologists Bhavin Dave, MD, and Muhammad Hanafi, MD, as well as medical assistant Stephanie Nguyen, PA-C, in practice. Dr Bartel welcomes new patients.

The practice is part of the Bayhealth Medical Group.

Bartel comes to Bayhealth from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, where he was a gastroenterologist and therapeutic endoscopist. After graduating from Heidelberg University in Germany, he completed an internship in surgery and also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Immunotherapy group. Subsequently, he did another internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New NH. He then completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship and an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

ChristianaCare promotions

Carla Aponte Johnson has been appointed director of community health and social integration at ChristianaCare.

She is responsible for the oversight and growth of all integrated social care programs in the clinical space. In addition, she leads partnership work across the organization to ensure the integration of social care into new models of community care.

Aponte Johnson joined ChristianaCare in 2011. During this time she educated pregnant women and adults about diabetes as a community educator; led the Health Ambassador and Health Guide programs while implementing the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Market; and worked as a senior program manager to develop the inaugural team of community health workers. As a manager, she oversaw the growth of this program with over 40 full-time equivalents across multiple clinical sites.

Ashlee Rowles, MHA will assume operational and project leadership within ChristianaCare’s women’s and children’s services.

Rowles joined ChristianaCare in 2017 as an administrative researcher at the University of Iowa.


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