2014 Board of Directors Nominations
Claudia Peña Porretti
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
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
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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.