The mission of the Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship is to promote better understanding of the role of economics, including entrepreneurship and financial education, in society to students throughout the state in the elementary and secondary grades. This is done by providing instruction in economic principles and teaching strategies to prospective teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, ongoing reinforcement and enrichment courses for teachers previously trained are offered.
It is the Council's intent to maintain its current strength and continue to consider cooperative undertakings with other organizations to promote better understanding of the rapidly changing competitive environment. The ever changing global economy will require the development of programs incorporating the dramatic changes in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. The Council also intends to help develop programs to broaden the teacher participation base and to improve teaching strategies that will respond to the needs of all students.
2014 Board of Directors
Bo Backerman, Bridgeforce
Francis O. Biondi, Esq.
John R. Cochran
J. Brinton Detwiler, Barnstone Advisors, LLC
Frank T. Dougherty, SSS Clutch Company, Inc.
Jim Godfrey, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland & Delaware
Donna H. Grier, DuPont
Terri Hasson, Regional Director Community Development
David Hargadon, TD Bank
Rep. Gregory F. Lavelle, Puglisi and Associates
Hugh D. Leahy, Jr.
David F. Lyons, Sr. DCEE Chairperson, Lyons Companies
Governor Jack Markell, State of Delaware
Nicholas M. Marsini, Jr., The PNC Financial Services Group
Ian R. McConnel, Department of Justice
Connie Montaña, Bank of America
James B. O'Neill, DCEE President & Secretary, University of Delaware
Munish Pahwa, Bank of America Card Services
Donald Puglisi, DCEE Treasurer, Puglisi and Associates
James J. Seuffert
Judge Brendan L. Shannon, United States Bankruptcy Court
Gilbert H. Smith, Jr.
Helen Stewart, JPMorgan Chase
Robert Strong, Department of Labor
Samuel L. Waltz, Jr., APR, Counselor to Leaders ™, Sam Waltz & Associates Counsel
Kevin A. Worsh, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Richard M. Wright, WSFS Bank
Joseph L. Yacyshyn, M&T Bank