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Who We Are

Co Chairman and Founder

Chris Kenny

Chairman and Founder

Chris Kenny is a successful businessman, attorney, philanthropist, community leader and chairman of A Better Delaware.

As president and CEO of The Kenny Family ShopRite Stores of Delaware, Chris has led a doubling of ShopRite’s volume, becoming the market’s largest supermarket chain and providing good jobs and economic opportunity for 1,250 Delawareans.

His family, business, and the Kenny Family Foundation have collectively given $6 million to the community since establishing in Delaware in 1995.

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Click here to visit Chris Kenny’s web site chrislkenny.com.

Sam Waltz

Advisory Board Member

Sam Waltz, an A Better Delaware Advisory Board Member, is an award-winning and acknowledged leader in his profession and is active in the Delaware political and business world.

Sam’s history in the business community precedes him. He has been the chair of the Delaware Delegation to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, Chair of two Governor’s Conferences on Small Business in the 1990s, chair of the Delaware Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for 10 years from 1997-2007, and committee and board memberships at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Small Business Chamber.

Kathleen Rutherford

Executive Director

Kathleen is the Director of A Better Delaware and is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of the organization.

Ms. Rutherford joins A Better Delaware after six years of political campaign management and fundraising. She has also worked as a consultant offering communications and marketing strategies to advance her clients position with the Delaware General Assembly and the regulatory bodies of the State of Delaware.

Susan Casscells


Susan Casscells is a change agent always looking for new ideas, people and goals. She has had the great privilege of serving in numerous volunteer leadership roles for institutions she loves namely Christ Church Christiana Hundred, St. Michael’s School and Nursery and her alma mater, the University of Virginia. Additionally, Susan is the Office Manager for Casscells Orthopaedics. She and her husband Christopher are the parents to three adult children and proud to be grandparents.