The Delaware Community Foundation board of directors elected Thomas Sager, former general counsel for the DuPont Company, as its new chair.

The Delaware Community Foundation board of directors elected Thomas Sager, former general counsel for the DuPont Company, as its new chair.

Sager, has been a member of the DCF board for six years.

While at DuPont, he spearheaded the effort to apply greater business discipline to the practice of law. He has experience in complex litigation; civil and criminal investigations; environmental matters; and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He has advocated for diversity in the legal profession and helped create the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award is awarded annually to law firms that show a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Sager succeeds Marilyn Rushworth Hayward, who will continue to serve on the board’s executive committee as immediate past president.

Other officers elected to the executive committee are: Kelly Firment, vice chair, small business credit card product and strategy executive at Bank of America; David Singleton, treasurer, retired public sector executive; William Dugdale, secretary, partner at Brown Advisory; Lynn Kokjohn, Sussex County Advisory Committee chair, retired DuPont manager; John Paradee, Kent County Advisory Committee chair, partner at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt; John Hawkins, at large, CEO of ab+c Creative Intelligence; and Thomas Shopa, at large, partner at BDO USA.

Re-elected board members are Doneene Damon, Jennings Hastings, Nancy Karibjanian, Robert MacGovern, James Mazarakis, Donald Nicholson Jr. and Gary Stockbridge.

New to the board of directors this year is Kay Keenan, chair of the Fund for Women and president of Growth Consulting.

For information, visit delcf.org.