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.
2015 Board of Directors
Carlos J. Asarta, University of Delaware, Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship (DCEE Secretary)
Bo Backerman, Bridgeforce, Inc. (DCEE Vice Chairperson)
Tim Boulden, Boulden Brothers
Darius Brown, Third District City Council, Wilmington, DE
Candice Caruso, Pango Financial
David Cole, Hagley Museum & Library
Joe DePaulo, CollegeAve
J. Brinton Detwiler, Barnstone Advisors, LLC
Frank T. Dougherty, SSS Clutch Company, Inc.
Victoria C. Gehrt, New Castle County Vo-Tech School District
Donna H. Grier, DuPont
David Hargadon, TD Bank
John Himes (DCEE Past Chair)
Sen. Gregory F. Lavelle, Puglisi and Associates
Hugh D. Leahy, Jr.
David F. Lyons, Sr., Lyons Companies (DCEE Chairperson)
Governor Jack Markell, State of Delaware
Nicholas M. Marsini, Jr.
Connie Montaña, Bank of America
James B. O'Neill, University of Delaware (DCEE President)
Munish Pahwa, Bank of America Card Services
Donald Puglisi, Puglisi and Associates (DCEE Treasurer)
James J. Roszkowski, Discover Bank
Judge Brendan L. Shannon, United States Bankruptcy Court
Theresa Y. Singleton, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Robert Strong, Department of Labor (DCEE Past Chair)
Samuel L. Waltz, Jr., APR, Counselor to Leaders ™, Sam Waltz & Associates Counsel
Kevin A. Worsh, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Richard M. Wright, WSFS Bank