Meet our Founders

The late Gov. Pete du Pont (1935-2021)


Pete du Pont was a regular columnist on, the editorial page website of the Wall Street Journal. Entitled, Outside the Box, du Pont’s columns discussed public policy and political matters relevant to the times. He was Chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization which promotes free enterprise and conservative governmental policies

Sandy S. Strine


Sandra Strine is a business leader, entrepreneur, wife and mother, and the co-founder of Leadership Delaware. As a leader of Leadership Delaware, she has dedicated her significant experience, network, and vision to developing young leaders from among the best and brightest in the First State.

Terry A. Strine


A series of career business and political opportunities prepared Terry for this most important leadership role of all – founding and leading, Leadership Delaware, Inc. (CEO from 2008-2020).