Delaware Public Media

Bernice Whaley to leave DEDO

Apr 11, 2017

Delaware’s Economic Development Office will need a new leader.

Bernice Whaley, who’s led the office since 2015, will soon leave to work as the director of development at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown.


Prior to her appointment nearly two years ago, she served as the agency’s deputy director for six years.


The news comes days after Gov. John Carney (D) received recommendations on establishing a public-private partnership for economic development.


That group, where business leaders, universities, nonprofits and others may pay for board member status, could absorb some of DEDO’s powers in the future, according to the recommendations.


Cerron Cade, who served as Carney’s campaign director and current deputy director of DEDO, will lead the office until a permanent replacement is chosen.


Whaley steps down at the end of this week.