Who We Are
A Better Delaware is a non-partisan public policy and political advocacy organization that supports pro-growth, pro-jobs policies and greater transparency and accountability in state government.
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Who We Are

Chris Kenny

Co-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 ShopRites 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.

Through the Kenny Family Foundation, the Kenny’s have contributed over $2.4 million since 2010 to local programs and organizations to improve the quality of life for local residents.

Ben duPont

Co-Chairman

Ben duPont is co-founder and Managing Partner at Chartline Capital Partners and, in 1999, co-founded yet2.com, an Open Innovation and Technology Scouting and Patent Pooling firm, and served as President from 1999 to 2016.

Prior to that, Mr. duPont worked for DuPont and held various management positions across multiple businesses including automotive, fibers, specialty chemicals, and engineering.

He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 1986, and is married with two kids living in Wilmington, Delaware.

Zoe Callaway

Executive Director

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

Previously, Zoe served as the communications specialist for the Delaware Senate Minority Caucus and as communications and marketing director for a U.S. Senate campaign in Delaware. She also served as state chair for Young Americans for Liberty in Delaware and Connecticut.

Zoe recently earned her Master’s degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy and has a bachelors degree in American History, both from the University of Delaware.

Susan Casscells

Treasurer

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.