After retirement I wrote a book published by Cengage called
The Relational Leader
A Revolutionary Framework to Engage Your Team
. The book was picked up by Cengage’s international division andpublished in Italy in February 2012. I rejoined the workforce this January and currently serve theJefferson Awards for Public Service, a national organization formed in 1972, as its Chief OperatingOfficer and Managing Director.I am joined on the Pencader board by Dr. Daniel Young as Vice President. Dr. Young is a lifelongDelawarian whose family roots stretch back four generations. There is a tradition of educatorsthroughout the family tree creating in him a high degree of dedication to high standards andperformance in our public schools. He served on many boards including Trustees of Color, Inc. where heserved as President and CEO, Delaware Theatre Company, Western Family YMCA and the MetropolitanWilmington Urban League. Dan is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club where he served theCommunity Service Project with Delaware Futures and presently serves as Vice Chairman of theMembership Committee. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of BusinessAdministration program at Wilmington University and an adjunct professor of EntrepreneurialMarketing the University of Delaware. He has expertise in strategic and business planning and is totallydedicated to transforming Pencader.Elected at the December 10, 2012 board meeting were two new members. Mr. Fred Dawson, ChFc, CLUis Executive Vice President of the firm Bassett, Dawson & Foy, a comprehensive wealth managementcompany. He has been recognized multiple times for his business expertise and his communityinvolvement. Mr. Dawson has been involved in community service as a board member and officer insuch organizations as the New Castle County Chamber, People to People International, Masonic Homeof Delaware and the Wilmington Western Railroad. Currently he serves on the board of The GrandOpera House, the Delaware HIV Consortium as Vice President and is a member of the FinanceCommittee of the Delaware Community Foundation. He is a distinguish Rotarian and a thirty-secondDegree Mason. He has appeared on many financial news programs including CNBC’s Money Talk andFinancial News Network’s Financing Your Future. Mr. Dawson is an accomplished musician and founderof Club Phred, a classic rock band that has raised millions of dollars for local charities over the years.Also elected was Dr. Jacalyn Beam. Dr. Beam’s distinguished career includes time as a staff development specialist in the Baltimore County Public Schools and an Adjunct Professor at LoyolaUniversity in Maryland. There she developed and taught graduate level courses for administrators andteachers, receiving the highest level of evaluation from both students and professors in all classes. Sheholds an Advanced Graduate Certificate from the University of Maryland, College Park in Policy Studieswhich included research is such areas as Curriculum and Instruction, Site Based Management, SchoolBased Finance, and Organizational Decision-making among others. Her dissertation was entitled:
Autonomy in Delaware Charter Schools, Principal’s Perceptions and Practices
. Currently she serves as amusic educator in Christina School District. She serves on the National Coalition of Arts EducationConsortium and helped develop the performing arts standards for Delaware. This multi-talentedindividual is rated as one of the top 100 Plein Air artists in the mid-Atlantic region. She serves on severalboards including the Chaddsford Historical Society and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Association.