CONTACT: Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs DATE: August 9, 2022
EMAIL: [email protected]
Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) today announced the appointment of Marcia Blessing Dulin Wood and Lee H. Burstein as new members of its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2022.
Marcia Blessing Dulin Wood is currently the chief financial officer of Choptank Transport, a privately held, family-owned transportation logistics company, where she serves as key confidential leader for strategic target of mergers and acquisitions. She led the team to a successful sale to Hub Group in Oct 2021 for $130 million cash, stocks and other options.
Over the last 14 years of her tenure, Wood has served as a key member of the executive team which has developed and implemented the company’s strategic growth from $10 million to over $500 million with 425 associates and expansion to six additional U.S. locations.
Wood’s career includes serving as an internal auditor for Shore Bancshares and the plant controller for Fortune 500 Food manufacturing corporation General Mills/Pillsbury.
“I’m honored to be elected to the board of trustees. As a first-generation college student, I was inspired to attend Goldey-Beacom because of local leaders who were graduates of the college. Mr. Al Turner, owner of AW Sisk & Son, and Mr. A. T. Blades, founder of Preston Trucking, both made a major impact on Caroline County, Maryland. I wanted to make a positive impact on the county in which I grew up. Without Mr. Blades’ scholarship endowment at Goldey-Beacom, I would not have been able to afford college and without that ability, I wouldn’t have been able to serve as the CFO of Choptank Transport and to help grow the company into the brokerage powerhouse that Hub Group recently purchased,” said Wood.
Wood graduated from GBC in 1994 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a designated Chartered Global Management Accountant. In 2014, Wood earned the Best in Finance CFO Award from the Baltimore Business Journal. She is the 2006 recipient of the GBC Rising Star Award.
Lee H. Burstein is the founder of Dynamic Systems, LLC which provides visuals from ground to sky to business. He has developed strategic business partnerships, conducted computer consulting, training and has designed customized software.
“I felt privileged to be invited to join this distinctive board of trustees,” said Burstein. “At first, I wasn’t sure what I had to offer, but then I realized that my entire career has been centered around education. With the combination of entrepreneurship, business and education, I believe my education and experiences will be a complement to the existing board membership.”
Burstein’s career began as a high school science teacher where he focused on curriculum. He has also served as a vice president for Truax, Inc. where he designed and managed development and support software products; director of professional services for jBase Software, Inc. where he created training and consulting programs for re-sellers and end-users worldwide; and sales engineer/product manager/technical trainer for InterSystems, Inc. where he defined product roadmaps and created video content for software products as well as managed delivery of cloud-based virtual machines for hands-on instruction worldwide.
Burstein holds a B.S. in Science from Penn State University, a B.S. in Education from Penn State University and an M.S. in Instructional Design/Technology from Towson State University.
Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 22 states and 65 nations. The College offers 42 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance.
The College is accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Both were approved in March 2022 by the Delaware Department of Education. In fall 2023, the College plans to offer two additional degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.
The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
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