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Amy Strickland-CenDel President - Delaware State University-Professor
Amy Strickland is a dedicated professional who graduated from Wesley College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, followed by the completion of her Master of Arts degree in 2013. Since 2021, she has served as a Kinesiology Instructor, initially at Wesley College and now at Delaware State University, where she continues to impart her expertise in the field. Amy's commitment to community service is commendable, as evidenced by her involvement with various non-profit organizations. Notably, she chaired the Lights of Life Gala for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, showcasing her leadership and dedication to supporting important causes. Residing in Dover with her husband and two daughters, Amy finds joy in her family life while also making significant contributions to her profession and community.
Tammy Ordway- CenDel Vice President - Faw Casson-Partner
Tammy Ordway's roots run deep in Dover, having been born at the Dover Air Force Base and raised in the surrounding area. This strong connection to the community fuels her passion for serving its people and businesses. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Wilmington University, Tammy embarked on her journey in public accounting in 1990, dedicating herself to Dover and its neighboring communities ever since. As a Partner at Faw Casson, Tammy brings a unique perspective, helping clients capitalize on opportunities that others might overlook. She thrives on assisting business owners who share her enthusiasm for their ventures and are eager to see them flourish. Tammy's community involvement is nothing short of remarkable. She has served as the Past Chair of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs its Finance Committee. Additionally, she fulfills the role of Treasurer for the DAFB 512th Key Spouse program, demonstrating her commitment to both military families and community service. Tammy's dedication extends to her past roles on the Board of Directors of both the Dover Federal Credit Union and the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Outside of her professional and community engagements, Tammy cherishes time spent outdoors with her family. Whether biking, hiking through the woods, or camping, she embraces every moment of adventure alongside her husband, Greg, and daughter, Jenna. An avid enthusiast of Pickleball, Tammy eagerly embraces every opportunity to play, quickly developing a passion for the sport.
Courtney Duncan-CenDel Secretary - Merrill Lynch-Financial Advisor
Courtney Duncan, a proud alumna of the University of Delaware class of 2013, has been a valued member of the Merrill Lynch team since 2014. Transitioning to the role of Financial Advisor in 2018, Courtney's dedication lies in assisting individuals and families on the Connell, Carey & Associates team to realize their financial aspirations. Beyond her professional commitments, Courtney is deeply engaged in philanthropy. She serves as the secretary for the CenDel Foundation, contributing her time and expertise to support community initiatives. Additionally, she plays a vital role in Next Gen South, a non-profit organization, where she currently holds the position of Vice President, furthering her impact in the community. Residing in Dover, DE, Courtney shares her life with her husband and two children, finding joy and fulfillment in family moments amidst the vibrant community they call home.
Judith Pfalumer- CenDel Past President - Wealth Management Group-Partner
Judi Pflaumer is a distinguished alumna of Wilmington University, where she graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Organization Management and a Master of Science in Management. Since 2001, Judi has been an integral part of Wealth Management Group, LLC, an esteemed Investment Advisory firm, where her dedication and expertise led her to become a partner in 2015. In addition to her role at Wealth Management Group, Judi dedicated her time and skills to serving as the Vice President of CenDel Foundations from July 2018 to June 2020. Her commitment to philanthropy extends beyond CenDel, as she actively engages with various non-profit organizations in Kent County, furthering her impact on the community. Judi resides in Magnolia with her husband, where they enjoy the serenity of their surroundings and cherish their time together
Rebecca Chance-CenDel Treasurer - Honest Buck Accounting-Advisory Manager
Rebecca Chance, also known as Becca, boasts over 11 years of seasoned experience in the realm of accounting. As an Advisory Manager at Honest Buck Accounting, she brings a wealth of expertise honed during her tenure at Faw Casson since 2017, where she distinguished herself as a leader in the Entrepreneurial Services division. Specializing as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Rebecca adeptly guides clients through the maze of financial processes, ensuring efficiency and imparting invaluable insights into best practices tailored to their businesses. Beyond her professional accolades, Rebecca is dedicated to continuous personal and career development. Recently, she successfully completed the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Leadership Central Delaware Program, showcasing her commitment to growth and leadership. Rebecca's academic journey includes a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management from Wilmington University, followed by a Master's Degree in Accounting from the same institution. This educational background equips her with a comprehensive understanding of both accounting principles and business management intricacies. Known for her exceptional interpersonal skills, Rebecca fosters robust relationships with clients and colleagues alike. With a keen knack for understanding diverse needs and crafting collaborative solutions, she is a proficient problem-solver. Moreover, she prioritizes the well-being and inclusivity of others, striving to cultivate environments where everyone feels valued and respected.


Donise Cottman - Dover Federal Credit Union-Executive Office and Facilities Manager
Donise Cottman serves as the Executive Office and Facilities Manager at Dover Federal Credit Union, where she has been a dedicated team member since 2012. In her role, Donise plays a crucial role in managing the executive office and ensuring the smooth operation of facilities. Notably, Donise serves as the liaison for the Board of Directors, facilitating communication and collaboration between the board and the credit union's management team. Her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail contribute to the effective functioning of the credit union's governance structure. With her years of experience and commitment to excellence, Donise plays an integral part in supporting Dover Federal Credit Union's mission and serving its members with professionalism and dedication.
Kathleen Hawkins - Hawkins & Associates-Merrill Lynch
Kathleen embarked on her journey in the financial services sector back in 1998, starting her illustrious career at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2004. Her commitment to fostering enduring client relationships has been the cornerstone of her professional ethos, enabling her to guide clients through life's myriad transitions while addressing their evolving investment needs. In her capacity as a Wealth Management Advisor, Kathleen excels in crafting tailored financial strategies that encompass a spectrum of objectives, from wealth accumulation to funding educational endeavors, retirement planning, and legacy preservation. By maintaining close collaboration with her clients, she remains attuned to their aspirations and life stages, thereby facilitating informed decisions and identifying optimal investment opportunities aligned with their goals. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware and furthered her education with a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. Her dedication to professional excellence is underscored by her accreditation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, indicative of her comprehensive expertise in financial planning. Beyond her professional pursuits, Kathleen is deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors, serving as a Trustee of the University of Delaware and contributing her time and expertise to the Cen-Del Foundation. Prior to her tenure at Merrill, she commenced her career at JP Morgan, later assuming the role of Executive Director at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware United Methodist Foundation. Residing in Smyrna, Delaware, Kathleen finds fulfillment in her family life alongside her husband and son, embodying her commitment to both personal and professional enrichment.
Jane Libby - Dover Downs Hotel & Casino-Retired
Janie Libby is a seasoned Human Resources executive with an impressive career spanning nearly 38 years. Her most recent role was as Vice President of HR for Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Dover Motorsports, Inc., where she dedicated 13 years of service. Ms. Libby holds a bachelor's degree in social work as well as an MBA from West Virginia University, showcasing her commitment to both the human aspect and strategic management of organizations. She has earned the prestigious designations of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP), reflecting her expertise and proficiency in the field. In addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Libby is deeply engaged in community service and leadership roles. She serves on the board of directors for Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity, where she holds the position of secretary, and actively participates in various committees for the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, Ms. Libby has been honored with the role of honorary commander at Dover Air Force Base, highlighting her commitment to supporting the military community. Janie Libby's extensive experience, coupled with her dedication to community service and professional excellence, make her a valued leader in both the HR industry and the community at large.
Michael Rushe - Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher-Lawyer
Michael G. Rushe is a distinguished alumnus of Dover High School, The University of Delaware, and Widener University School of Law. With a legal career spanning since 2007, Michael has established himself as a versatile practitioner, handling a diverse array of legal matters across all courts in the state. While Michael's expertise covers a broad spectrum of legal issues, his primary focus now centers on real estate transactions, landlord/tenant disputes, and small business formation. His in-depth knowledge and experience in these areas make him a trusted advisor for his clients. In addition to his legal practice, Michael is deeply involved in legal education and community service. He has served as the past president of the Kent County Bar Association and regularly shares his expertise as an instructor for real estate law classes at the Kent County Association of Realtors. Moreover, he dedicates his time to teaching Real Estate Pre-Licensing classes at the Kent County School of Real Estate, contributing to the professional development of future real estate professionals. Outside of his professional commitments, Michael is an active member of the community, coaching Little League and CYO Basketball. His involvement in youth sports underscores his commitment to fostering the growth and development of young athletes beyond the courtroom.
Tiffany Shipe - Shore United Bank-Branch Manager/Asst. Vice President
Tiffany Shipe brings 18 years of expertise in the Delaware banking sector to her role as Branch Manager/Assistant Vice President at Shore United Bank. Throughout her career, Tiffany has held various positions, showcasing her versatility and commitment to the industry. Passionate about team leadership and assisting clients in achieving their financial aspirations, Tiffany thrives in her role managing her team and providing personalized guidance to clients. In addition to her professional endeavors, Tiffany actively contributes to her community by serving on the board of the Milford Museum, where she also chairs the finance committee, demonstrating her dedication to preserving local history and ensuring organizational financial health. Outside of her professional and community commitments, Tiffany cherishes her time spent with her son, Gavin, who is currently a freshman at Smyrna High School, reflecting her devotion to both her family and her community.
Marilyn Smith - Dover Kent MPO-Executive Director
Marilyn J. Smith assumed the role of Executive Director at the Dover Kent MPO in December 2020, overseeing the coordination of transportation planning and programming in Kent County. Collaborating closely with DelDOT and local municipalities, the MPO under Marilyn's leadership strategizes the allocation of federal transportation funds through comprehensive plans and programs. Prior to her tenure at the MPO, Marilyn dedicated nine years to serving as Senior Economic Development Advisor in U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko's Albany district office, representing New York's 20th Congressional District. Her responsibilities encompassed economic development initiatives, business casework, outreach efforts, and the management of grants programs. From 2000 to 2012, Marilyn held the position of Executive Director for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties, New York, where she played a pivotal role in community development. Her career trajectory also includes a decade of service in county government in Utah, reflecting her extensive experience in public administration. Currently serving as an adjunct faculty member at Purdue University Global, Marilyn imparts her knowledge through undergraduate courses in public administration. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Weber State University. Marilyn's roots lie in southeastern Utah, where she was born and raised in a family with three generations of coal miners. She and her husband, Steve, have shared 37 years of marriage and reside in Frederica. Their family includes two grown sons, one residing in Bluffton, SC, with his wife and two children, and the other in Albany, NY, with his partner.
Doug Yorke - Dover Motor Speedway-Director of Marketing
Doug Yorke serves as the Director of Marketing for Dover Motor Speedway, bringing over 11 years of dedicated service to the Speedway. In his role, Doug spearheads the marketing, advertising, entertainment, and social media initiatives for the track's annual race week and various community-focused events. Prior to his tenure in the NASCAR realm, Doug honed his marketing skills at A&M/Octone Records in New York City, laying a solid foundation for his dynamic career path. Complementing his professional achievements, Doug participates in the Honorary Commander program at Dover Air Force Base, fostering connections between the Speedway and the military community. He is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Central Delaware - Class of 2022, reflecting his commitment to personal and professional growth. Originally hailing from Rumson, NJ, Doug relocated to Delaware in 2012, where he currently resides in Dover with his wife and their one-year-old daughter. Outside of his professional endeavors, Doug finds joy in exploring the outdoors, camping, and honing his culinary skills through cooking adventures with his family.


Tenish Gregory - CenDel Foundation-Director of Operations
Tenish Gregory holds the esteemed position of Director of Operations at the CenDel Foundation, where she has been a dedicated member of the team since 2013. In her role, Tenish takes pride in assisting her clients in realizing their philanthropic aspirations and making a positive impact on their communities through charitable giving. Beyond her contributions to the CenDel Foundation, Tenish is actively involved in various leadership roles and community initiatives. She serves as the president of the BNI DOVER-1 Chapter, leveraging her talents to foster networking and professional development opportunities for members. Additionally, Tenish has served as the past chair of the Restoring Central Dover Outreach Committee and actively participates in several committees in Kent County, demonstrating her commitment to community revitalization and development efforts. Recognized for her leadership potential, Tenish was selected to participate in the 2023 Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Leadership Delaware Class, furthering her impact and influence within the community. Tenish resides in Dover with her daughter, Erykah, where they cherish their time together and actively contribute to the vibrancy of their local community.


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