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McCann joins Delaware River and Bay Authority as N.J. commissioner
The Delaware River and Bay Authority welcomed a new commission ... liquor store owner/manager, real estate agent, and legal secretary. For the past 20-plus years, she has served as the business and system administrator for Chance and McCann, LLC, a law ...
By Community Bulletin
The Delaware River and Bay Authority welcomed a new commission member as New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney administered the commission oath of office to Sheila McCann of Upper Deerfield Township prior to the bi-state agency's monthly meeting in December.
"I am pleased and honored to be able to serve the residents of Cumberland County and the State of New Jersey as an authority commissioner," McCann said"Given its operation of the Millville Airport, the authority has a significant impact on the economy of Cumberland CountyI look forward to working with my fellow commissioners and the authority staff as the agency continues to provide both safe, efficient transportation services to meet our customers' needs while, at the same time, promoting regional economic development initiatives to create employment opportunities for area residents."
The DRBA, a bi-state authority, operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, several regional airports and a season tourist ferry service on the Delaware River and a New Jersey business center.
DRBA Commissioner Sheila McCann(DRBA)
During her professional career, McCann has vast knowledge and experience in multiple vocations, including teacher, liquor store owner/manager, real estate agent, and legal secretary.
For the past 20-plus years, she has served as the business and system administrator for Chance and McCann, LLC, a law firm in BridgetonIn that capacity, Sheila has numerous responsibilities, including public relations, purchasing, advertising and marketing agent, accountant, and office managerWhen the firm purchases new equipment, McCann also handles the software implementation and employee trainingManager of three rental properties, Sheila is a licensed real estate agent with Grace Realty.
"Given her experiences, talents and knowledge, Commissioner McCann is a tremendous addition to the Board," said DRBA Commission Chairman James Hogan"She wants to make a positive difference for South Jersey and will bring an important perspective to our policy discussionWe're fortunate to have her as a member of the New Jersey delegation."
Active in civic and community activities, McCann currently serves on the board of trustees of Cumberland County Vocational Education Center and is liaison to the CCTEC Foundation BoardAn advocate of the Cumberland County SPCA, McCann has held several fundraisers to further the non-profit's effort to help animals. She is also a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as past Regent of the local chapter; a member of the NAACP who honored her as an Inspirational Mother and a member of the Research Club of BridgetonShe has previously served as first vice president of the Bridgeton Onized Federal Credit Union.
A graduate of Cumberland County College, McCann earned her bachelor of arts degree from Monmouth UniversityShe and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters -- Shanna McCann Gowen, an attorney at Chance and McCann, LLC, and DrKristin McCann, a veterinarian.
The DRBA board of commissioners is comprised of 12 commissioners -- six each from New Jersey and Delaware -- who are appointed by their respective governor.
McCann's term extends to July 1, 2018.
Information provided by the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
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