The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has recently promoted James Scott to the position of physical-plant maintenance supervisor; and added two new employees—business-administration supervisor Vicki Macklin and physical-plant maintenance-trades helper Don DeLoach.
James Scott served for four years as a physical-plant maintenance mechanic for the division until his promotion in March 2018. As physical-plant maintenance supervisor he is now managing the work load for all of the Preservation-Maintenance Team’s trades-people as well as coordinating services provided by contractors and vendors. The Dover native holds a journeyman’s certificate in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration from the Polytech Adult Education program in Woodside, Del. Prior to joining the division, he worked in apartment maintenance and landscaping in a variety of facilities in Delaware’s capital city capped off by an eight-year stint at Wesley College. Commenting on his new position, Scott noted that he will be “working very hard to make sure that the Preservation-Maintenance Team carries on its long tradition of providing excellent service to the division, its employees, and to the people who enjoy visiting our museums and historic properties.”
As support services administrator, Vicki Macklin is responsible for managing the division’s Business Services Team which provides a fiscal and administrative support-network that is the foundation for all of the division’s activities. She joined the agency in late February 2018, succeeding Cherie Dodge Biron who left to accept the position of controller of the Delaware Department of Human Resources.
Prior to joining the division, Macklin worked for over 12 years at a variety of Delaware state-government agencies including service as a senior fiscal administrative officer for the Office of Management and Budget where she oversaw budgeting for the Division of Facilities Management and for capital-project budgeting for the entire state; as a fiscal administrative officer in the Delaware Department of Correction; and as a state contract procurement officer.
Macklin was born in Dover, Del., raised in Marydel, Md. and currently resides in Viola, Del. She holds an accounting certificate from Delaware Technical and Community College where she is currently working on her associate’s degree in business administration. From there she hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilmington University.
Dover native Don DeLoach works as a physical-plant maintenance-trades helper with the division’s Preservation-Maintenance Team which maintains, repairs and preserves the nearly 90 structures administered by the agency. DeLoach was a member of the U.S. Army for 13 years including two tours of duty in the Balkans and two tours in the Middle East where he served as an airborne infantryman. After leaving the Army, he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/emergency management from Strayer University, graduating in 2017. He is looking forward to utilizing the skills that he learned in the military to help the division in its mission of “Saving Delaware History.”