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Delaware Power Moves: Carvertise and Chemours appoint new leaders

Plus, more leadership changes at NERDiT CARES, ChristianaCare and the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation.

Carvertise's Riverfront headquarters. ( Quinn)
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Over the past month, Delaware saw moves in some of its most notable homegrown companies and organizations, including Carvertise, NERDiT CARES and the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation.

In addition, a recent shakeup at Chemours that saw three high-level executives put on administrative leave left the president and CEO position open. As of March 22, Chemours permanently filled both positions with someone boasting a longtime track record with both the company and chemical manufacturing industry.

Carvertise appoints a new VP of business development

Wilmington’s Carvertise announced this month that Jim Fischer, the company’s former VP of sales, has been appointed to the position of vice president of business development. In this position, Fischer will spearhead forming channel partnerships for the national car wrap advertising business.

“I can think of no better leader to lead this charge,” Carvertise CEO Mac Macleod said on Linkedin. “Jim’s roll-your-sleeves up attitude, his ability to win the support of others, and his extreme talents in entrepreneurial selling and relationship building, have been foundational to Carvertise’s growth over the past 7 years, and will be what helps drive the organization to the next level over the years to come.”

Dignam takes over Chemours leadership after ethics violations

The chemical company officially named Denise Dignam to the position of president and CEO, as well a spot on its board of directors. Dignam had been appointed interim CEO in February after prior president and CEO Mark Newman; senior vice president and CFO Jonathan Lock; and vice president, controller and principal accounting officer Camela Wisel were all put on administrative leave pending an internal audit that ultimately found they committed disclosure-related ethics violations.

“Looking ahead, I will be focused on strengthening our portfolio with high-value and emerging growth opportunities, and ensuring we are operating as efficiently, effectively, and safely as possible,” Dignam said in a press release. “I am committed to continuing to lead with transparency as we do the hard work required to keep building our businesses for today and into the future.”

More Power Moves

  • Founder Markevis Gideon will take over as board president of NERDiT CARES, the nonprofit arm of NERDiT NOW; Jabari Jones will thus shift from NERDiT CARES board member to interim executive director.
  • Lynn Roberts, a former program manager with Agilent Technologies, has been appointed the new program manager for the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation.
  • Courtney Haywood has been added as director of public relations for The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kristin Mohr has also joined as a sales administrator.
  • Emmanuel Mensah has been appointed chief medical officer of ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital.
  • Andrew Braune, entrepreneur and director of outpatient services for DelawareNeuroRehab in Dover, was awarded the Sharon Lyons Distinguished Community Service Award at The Brain Injury Association of Delaware 2nd Annual Survivor and Caregiver luncheon this month.

Correction: This article has been updated to clarify that three Chemours executives were placed on administrative leave. (4/3/2024, 1:18 p.m.) 

Companies: NERDiT NOW / Carvertise / ChristianaCare
Series: Power Moves

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