About the Chamber

Employer Advocacy & Education Committee

Yvette Thomas of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security educates attendees about unlawful employment issues.
The Employer Advocacy & Education Committee promotes and assists the employment interests of Chamber members.

It is a forum for members of the Chamber to:

(1) Discuss and evaluate human resource and personnel issues facing Delaware employers

(2) Engage in the legislative process to develop and implement legislative solutions

(3) Advise the Chamber leadership on the impact of proposed legislative and regulatory measures

(4) Educate the membership about regulatory requirements affecting their businesses and their bottom line.

The committee meets at least quarterly to identify and develop strategies for current and future issues, and holds special events open to Chamber members to focus on timely topics in the field of human resources and personnel management. For more information, contact James DeChene at (302) 576-6560 or 

Employer Advocacy & Education Committee Members

Carol Aiken
J.R. Gettier & Associates, Inc.

John Barone
Delaware Manufcaturing Extension Partnership     

Jennifer Bebko-Jauffret
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Bob Bird
Home Instead Senior Care

James DeChene

Shannon DeLucia
Delaware Park

Ken Evans

*G. Kevin Fasic
Cooch & Taylor

Rich Heffron
*Tim Holly
Connolly Gallagher LLP

Helene Keeley
DE Department of Labor

Jim Leonard
Wakefern/ShopRites of DE

Janie Libby
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Charolette Lister
Delaware Technical Community College

David Matey
Mercer Health & Benefits

Jim Randall

*Committee Chairs