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President Joe Biden appointed on November 4 John fleming for the US Small Business Administration’s Region 3 administrator, covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia. Fleming is currently the District Manager for the SBA District Office in Delaware. In this role, he is responsible for the execution and management of the agency’s programs throughout the state of Delaware.
Fleming began his career with the SBA in 1992 and has held a variety of positions including Deputy District Manager, Credit Manager and Information Officer. Mr. Fleming graduated in 1992 with a Business Administration degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering college, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer.
New Castle County Director Matt Meyer appointed Carrie Casey as Executive Director of the New Castle County Department of Community Services. She will assume the role on December 15, pending County Council approval. She will fill the post left vacant by outgoing CEO Marcus Henry, who announced his retirement last month. Casey has served as the Director of the New Castle County Community Development and Housing Division since 2008.
In his current role, Casey is responsible for managing federal funding of $ 20 million per year. In 2020, Casey and his colleagues took the case to the New Castle County government to purchase the former Wilmington Sheraton South to serve homeless people during COVID-19. The hotel, purchased on December 1, 2020, reopened on December 15, 2020, under the name Hope Center.
Casey began her career as an assistant to former Governor Tom Carper and joined his team when he was elected to the United States Senate, serving as its Project Director and New Castle County Director. Casey also worked as a government and advocacy manager for the St. Francis Hospital Foundation. Casey was the first chair of the statewide continuum of care board of directors, which works to end homelessness in Delaware. She is the current President of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, serves on the Board of Directors of the First State Community Action Agency, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
M. Davis & Sons Inc. has promoted Scott Dolor to the Vice President of Operations and appointed Jean Sorantino its new director of operations.
Dolor started at M. Davis in 2007 as a project engineer, and quickly moved to the role of estimator in 2010. In 2013, he assumed the role of project coordinator and became electrical project manager in 2016. L last year, Dolor was promoted to Director of Operations, where he oversaw all operations and collaborated with all departments. He assumed his last role on October 1 while joining the executive committee. As Vice President, he will work with the superintendents and project managers of the electrical and mechanical departments to ensure the day-to-day running of the company and the execution of strategic plans.
Sorantino’s career with Mr. Davis began in 2004 as a project coordinator. He quickly rose through the ranks to the position of project manager, primarily serving the pharmaceutical and commercial departments with the building’s mechanical installations. As Director of Operations, he will assist with customer offers and pricing, as well as resource management.
Sam ratner and Colin Ritchey recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty Rental Services as Licensed Rental Agents.
After obtaining his Delaware real estate license during his final semester at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Ratner began working in the Rehoboth Beach rental department after graduating in May of this year. . After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he decided to return to his hometown of Lewes to pursue a career in real estate.
Originally from Camden, Ritchey has been vacationing in the resort area since he was a child. He started working as an assistant in the rental department of Gallo Realty Lewes in 2021 and obtained his real estate license in October.