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Delaware Power Moves: Spotlight Delaware and M&T’s big promotions

Plus, Ayanna Khan on the WTCD Board and business expansions in the First State.

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Allison Taylor Levine departs from DCF

Allison Taylor Levine has announced her departure from the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF), where she served for over 12 years, including the last five as VP of marketing and communications. As president and founder of the Local Journalism Initiative (the parent organization of the Delaware Journalism Collective, of which is a member), Levine has announced a new project: Spotlight Delaware, an independent investigative journalism initiative.

“[A]fter 12 years, 13 annual reports, two CEOs, $5.3 million in pandemic grants, a (continuing) racial reckoning in America, major personal life changes and more… I’m leaving my role leading marketing and communications at the Delaware Community Foundation,” Levine posted on LinkedIn. “This is a spectacular place to work and an opportunity to serve Delaware in a deeply meaningful and joyful way. I know many of you will be strong candidates to succeed me.”

M&T Bank’s Delaware promotions

  • April Birmingham, formerly the Delaware region’s vice president and charitable and community involvement manager, is now senior vice president and charitable foundation regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Randy Kunkle, formerly vice president, regional Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) officer, is now senior vice president, regional CRA manager.
  • Pablo Velazquez, formerly a business banking team lead and senior business banking relationship manager, is now senior vice president, business banking regional manager for Delaware.
  • Alisa Graves, formerly administrative vice president, retail regional manager is now senior vice president, business banking team leader for Northern Delaware

Some other local power moves of note

  • Ayanna Khan, founder and president of the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce, has been elected to the World Trade Center Delaware Board of Directors.
  • RiKarbon Inc., an early-stage company specializing in developing technologies for carbon capture and utilization, will continue growing in Newark with an expansion from its Delaware Technology Park incubator space to Delaware Industrial Park.
  • Georgia-based Agile Cold Storage broke ground on its first location outside of its home state in Claymont. The automated, multi-temperature cold storage facility will support operations at the Port of Wilmington and Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.
Companies: Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce / M&T Bank
Series: Power Moves

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