Stu Markham


Council Member Stu Markham has been serving on the city council since April 2006. Stu was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the University of Delaware from 1976 to 1980. He moved permanently to Newark in 1990 and lives in The Hunt at Louviers.

He has been married to his wife Kathy since 1982. They have a son and a daughter.

Work Experience

Stu currently works for JPMorgan Chase, managing a software development team, as well as designing applications and databases.

He was formerly a lead technologist specializing in database and application solutions using Microsoft technologies at Diamond Technologies, a Delaware computer consulting company for 17 years.

Prior to Diamond Technologies, he was the chief technology officer for Exam Master Corporation, a firm specializing in medical exam preparation software, based in Middletown Delaware. He has also been an independent computer consultant and has run his own business. He has been involved in computer technology since the late 1970s.

Community Involvement

  • Chair of Exam Master Board of Directors
  • Active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wilmington where he participates in property management, energy savings,long-term planning and the youth group
  • Previous President and member for over six years of the board of the Zion Early Education Center in Wilmington, Delaware


Stu received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and concentrated his coursework in the public administration area. He received his Masters of Engineering Science in computer science in 1985 from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.