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Meet The Speakers:

Public Policy 2020

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00am EST

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david stevenson

Dave has spent the last eight years as the Director of the Center for Energy
Competitiveness for the Caesar Rodney Institute. Dave has published over 100 analytic studies including a major peer reviewed paper published in the Cato Journal this year titled “A Review of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative”. He has worked on such issues as the EPA Clean Power Plan, electric grid reliability, the public policy drivers of energy cost, and climate change.  Dave has been a leader on energy and environmental policy in the State Policy Network. He
served on President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency Transition Team, and has become a resource for national energy and environmental issues.  Dave is a veteran executive of the Dupont Company where he led seven successful business expansions and start-ups. After leaving DuPont Dave started six successful
businesses with four of the companies now run by family members. Dave also founded “Save the Persecuted”, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the persecution of religious minorities, and resettling refugees of religious persecution.

Charlie copeland

Charlie Copeland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He holds a BS and an MBA from Duke University.


Mr. Copeland is a prominent community leader in ISI's home state of Delaware. From 2002 through 2008 he served as a Delaware State Senator, rising to the position of Senate Minority Leader. During his service, he emerged as a leading voice for government accountability, education reform, and criminal justice reform.


Mr. Copeland serves as Board Chair of the Longwood Foundation, which has made more than $2 billion in grants to nonprofits since Pierre S. du Pont founded it in 1937. He also cofounded and serves as President of the Board of the Challenge Program, a nonprofit organization that trains at-risk youth in construction skills, and Vice President of the Board of the Mt. Cuba Center, which has protected more than 2,500 acres of open space in the Brandywine Valley.

John Stapleford

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Dr. Stapleford earned a PhD in urban and regional economics from the University of Delaware. For more than a decade he was the director of the University's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

He started the Delaware Small Business Development Center and taught in the department of economics.


Previously, John was chair of the department of business and economics at Eastern University and is a professor emeritus of economic development with Eastern. Most recently he was an associate director and senior economist with Moody's Analytics.

Michael Maibach

“The Lasting Genius & Importance of the Electoral College”

Michael Maibach is a seasoned professional in global business diplomacy, advisor to civic organizations, and a supporter of good causes.  While in college he was elected to the DeKalb County Board (Illinois), the first person elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history.



Dr. christopher casscells

Dr. Casscells practices general orthopaedics, excluding spine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder and joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. He has a Doctor of Medicine from University of Virginia and a Bachelors in Science from Yale University.  His general Surgical and Orthopaedic were both done at Yale University after Medical school.


Dr. Casscells currently practices in Wilmington and Newark Delaware at Casscells Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine.  He will set to retire in January of 2020.

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