Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
Member Sign In
Sign In securely

Executive Director (E2E) Peer Networking Session (Wilmington)

Executive Director (E2E) Peer Networking Session (Dover)

Financial Excellence Workshop (Wilmington)

Financial Excellence Workshop (Dover)



2014 Board Nominee Bios
Share |

New 2014 Board of Directors Nominations

Craig Crouch

Mark Dunkle

John Kiely

Claudia Peña Porretti

Craig Crouch

Craig is CEO of Kent-Sussex Industries (KSI), a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization in Milford, DE.Craig provides leadership and operational management to accomplish KSI’s mission and achieve its goals. He has been with KSI for many years –advancing with progressive responsibilities, and has held the CEO position for 10 years.

Craig is very active in the community.He is currently a member of the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities, and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Delaware Workforce Investment Board.He is former President of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM), former Treasurer of Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (DELARF), and former President of the Mispillion Rotary Club.

Craig received his BA at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC.

Mark Dunkle

Mark Dunkle joined Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze in 1996 as a Director, concentrating his practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, Business Litigation, Government Regulations, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Eminent Domain.

Mark is Chair of the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. By nomination of the Governor and confirmation by the Delaware Senate, he serves on the State Public Integrity Commission. By appointment of the Delaware Supreme Court, Mark also serves as a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee.He is the past Chair of the Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee, past President of the Kent County Bar Association, past Secretary of the Terry-Carey Inn of Court, past President of the Capital City Rotary Club, and a past editor ofIn Re, the Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mark has served on the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners and is a member of the Real Estate Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.

In the land use development field, Mark has represented Dogfish Head Brewery, Home Depot,

Wal-Mart, Dover Sheraton Hotel, the Mills Corporation, Calpine Corporation, juwii solar inc., and Silicato Development among others. He frequently lectures on Delaware land use law and has published several articles in that area.

Mark graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in Georgia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

John Kiely

John Kielyis Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Audit and Business Advisory Services. He joined PwC in 1980 and became partner in 1991. John has extensive experience serving publicly owned, multinational manufacturing clients. He is currently the audit partner serving E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and West Pharmaceutical. His previous audit partner assignments included Nalco, Rohm and Haas, HIMONT, Bristol Myers, Merck, Cephalon, Teleflex, and AstraMerck.

Until this past year, John led PwC's Private Equity Assurance Sector. In this role, he oversaw all services PwC provided to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and worked directly with The Carlyle Group and Bain Capital. His other PwC Leadership roles included: U.S. Assurance Chief Quality Officer, Leader Philadelphia Consumer and Industrial Products Group, and Leader U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Sector.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and served as Former Executive Committee Member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former Board and Executive Committee Member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and a former United Way Allocations Committee Member.

He has a B.S. degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude from St. Francis College of Pennsylvania.

Claudia Peña Porretti

Claudia Peña Porretti, J.D., CFRE is the Executive Director of La Esperanza, Inc. in Georgetown, Delaware. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Development for People’s Place in Milford, Delaware, and the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana.

While living in the Midwest, she worked as a development director for various nonprofit organizations, was a board member and chair for several Indianapolis nonprofit organizations, and was an Advisory Board Member for Indiana Nonprofits.

Originally from Connecticut, Claudia holds a J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana Institute of Technology. She has also attained the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has studied at The Fund Raising School at Indiana University’s The Center on Philanthropy.

Claudia is a member of CFRE International, the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Brandywine Chapter, and the Delaware Hispanic Commission. She was also a former Cabinet Committee Member for the United Way of Delaware and was named one of Delaware Today magazine’s Top Women in Business in 2013.