Photo of Delaware Governor Pierre S. duPont signing expanded capital ownership legislation for Delaware citizens.

Delaware Governor Pierre S. (Pete) duPont signs into law HB 31, a bill making broadened capital ownership and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) official policy to be encouraged by all agencies of the State of Delaware. Legislative Hall, Dover, Delaware, June 22, 1981.

Standing behind Governor duPont, from left to right:

Gayle R. Rodgers, Business Ombudsman, Delaware Dept. of Community Affairs and Economic Development

Corey Rosen, Executive Director, National Center for Employee ownership

Rep. Jane Marone, Co-Sponsor of bill.

Norman G. Kurland, President, Norman Kurland & Associates

Luis Granados III, Washington Counsel of the ESOP Association of America, co-authored report on ESOP for Norman Kurland & Associates for State of Delware

Rep. Kevin Free, Chairman of the Delaware House Committee on Economic Development, Principal Sponsor of ESOP legislation and Chairman, Delaware Ownership Forum

John McClaughry, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy Development, The White House

Dr. R. Alan Stewart, D.D.S., President, Delaware ownership Forum