Local Leaders Series Kicks off with Teresa Mason
Web Editor - Published: September 15, 2009
LocalLeadersMasonPromoOn Wednesday, September 16th at 4:30 p.m., Teresa Mason, Chief of Staff for Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. Beau Biden, III, will speak to students in the student lounge of the Main Law Building as the first speaker in this semester’s Local Leaders series.

As Chief of Staff, Ms. Mason directs the Delaware Department of Justice Administrative Division and is responsible for Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, Public Information, Legislative and External Affairs, and Extraditions. Delaware’s Department of Justice is one of the few responsible for both civil and criminal law enforcement within the state, and the Administrative Division is tasked with the necessary support work for that mission.

Appointed as Biden’s Chief of Staff in January of 2008, Ms. Mason is a graduate of St. John’s University and Howard University School of Law. She served as an Executive Vice President at MBNA America Bank N.A. from July 2000 until April 2005. Before her work with MBNA, Ms. Mason served as the Special Counsel for Adjudications in the New York City Department of Finance until Mayor Rudolph Giuliani appointed her as New York City’s 110th Sheriff. Ms. Mason’s previous work also included stints as the Director and Assistant Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in the Office of Tax Enforcement, and as an Assistant District Attorney and later Deputy Bureau Chief in Bronx County.

Ms. Mason has also ably served a number of organizations, serving on the Delaware Special Olympics board, a board member of the Delaware Humanities Forum, and as a trustee of the Christiana Care Health Systems and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way. A current member of the St. John’s University Board of trustees, Ms. Mason received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from St. John’s in 2002.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come hear Ms. Mason speak at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16th in the student lounge off Main Street in the main law building. The Local Leaders Series is co-sponsored by the Student Bar Association and the Faculty of the Law School.