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Delaware Ambassadors

Home / Blog Delaware Ambassadors From artists to scientists, coders to chefs, meet the Delaware Ambassadors who are living well and working well all over the First State.   Two of our LDI Alumni were selected, both Mike Pfeifer and Stephen Sye.    

Markevis Gideon: NERDiT NOW works to close digital divide for local students

Home / Blog NERDiT's Markevis Gideon. Photo provided Worth Recognizing: Markevis Gideon

Third time’s the charm for former Newark cop Spadola

Former Newark Police Department officer James Spadola was elected to Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. It was the third attempt at winning public office for Spadola, who gained wide recognition in 2015 after his “Hug a Cop” video went viral. Previously, the...

Take a look at 1440 Film Co.’s downtown studio

Home / Blog A 1440 shoot featuring Sen. Chris Coons. (Courtesy photo) When Mike Pfeifer founded 1440 Film Co. in 2019, he rented a small office at The Mill. Most projects were on location, and it was easy enough to find studio space to use when it was needed. He...

Leadership Delaware announces new look

WILMINGTON —Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) has announced a new look for the organization. The new CEO, Jennifer Cohan said in a statement, “After many conversations with LDI Fellows and other stakeholders, it was clear that the organization needed some modernization....

James Spadola ‘18 – People on the Move

Home / Blog James Spadola James Spadola was sworn in as Wilmington Council Member At-Large on Jan. 5, 2021 after winning the at-large seat reserved for the minority party by the largest margin in City history. A testament to his work in the community over the years,...

DBT 40 Under 40 2020 – Meghan Walls (2020), Navin Vij (2020), Kelly Basile (2016), LeAnn Myers (2019), Rachael Mears (2013)

On Oct. 21, 2020, we had the pleasure of honoring the DBT 40 class of 2020 at our annual awards event! This honor is awarded to a select group of the region’s best and brightest young professionals, all under the age of 40, who are making a difference with their...

Leadership Delaware Class of 2021

Home / Blog PHOTO COURTESY OF LEADERSHIP DELAWARE This new class marks the last class selection for Co-Founders Terry and Sandy Strine, who started the program with former Governor Pete du Pont in 2008, and the first-class selection for Incoming CEO, Jennifer Cohan....

Stephen Sye and Mike Pfeifer – REALlist Startups

Home / Blog Five years of Delaware startups. When Technical.ly published the inaugural RealLIST Startups in 2017, 10 ten young and exciting local companies we listed included companies that are still going strong: DeliveryCircle (our first #1 RealLIST startup), WhyFly...

The Proximity Project: Healthcare aims to reduce health inequities in Delaware

The Proximity Project: Healthcare is an eight-week virtual healthcare cohort that will bring together a diverse set of leaders in healthcare systems, insurance companies, health-focused nonprofits, public health, and other organizations seeking to improve health...
Stephen Sye and Mike Pfeifer – REALlist Startups

Stephen Sye and Mike Pfeifer – REALlist Startups

Home / Blog Five years of Delaware startups. When Technical.ly published the inaugural RealLIST Startups in 2017, 10 ten young and exciting local companies we listed included companies that are still going strong: DeliveryCircle (our first #1 RealLIST startup), WhyFly...

Leadership Delaware Hires Jaimie Watts, New Chief of Operations

Home / News  Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI), an award-winning, year-long leadership development program, continues to build its exceptional team by hiring Jaimie Watts, for the Chief of Operations position. Jaimie Watts Jaimie Watts currently serves as the...

Third time’s the charm for former Newark cop Spadola

Former Newark Police Department officer James Spadola was elected to Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. It was the third attempt at winning public office for Spadola, who gained wide recognition in 2015 after his “Hug a Cop” video went viral. Previously, the...

Leadership Delaware announces new look

Leadership Delaware announces new look

WILMINGTON —Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) has announced a new look for the organization. The new CEO, Jennifer Cohan said in a statement, “After many conversations with LDI Fellows and other stakeholders, it was clear that the organization needed some modernization....

Third time’s the charm for former Newark cop Spadola

Former Newark Police Department officer James Spadola was elected to Wilmington City Council on Tuesday. It was the third attempt at winning public office for Spadola, who gained wide recognition in 2015 after his “Hug a Cop” video went viral. Previously, the...

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