The Delaware River and Bay Authority has hired Vincent P. Meconi as the agency’s new chief operations officer. Meconi will be responsible for directing and coordinating operational activities at the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May–Lewes Ferry, the Forts Ferry Crossing, five regional airports, and police, engineering ,and environmental compliance and safety.
Veronica Dudo celebrates her one-year anniversary this month as the weekday news anchor for Me-TV Channel 2 Wilmington/Philadelphia. She recently covered the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, including actor Christopher Plummer’s hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Dudo is planning a series of reports on the World Expo in Milan later this year.
Vince DiFonzo, chief operating officer of TKO Hospitality, received the 2014 Chairman’s Award by the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association at its annual dinner. DiFonzo, a former leader of the DHLA, served as board member and chairman. His dedication was vital in his years on the board as the organization grew. His determination made an impact on many important legislative issues in Delaware.
Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, professor at Princeton University, moderated a panel discussion on Italian director Francesco Rosi on April 17 at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Panelists included actor John Turturro and writer Roberto Saviano. Rosi’s films represent a body of work of extreme importance for the cultural history of Italy and a realist theory of cinematic representation.