The Corp1 Story
Corp1 was originally formed as Del Corp America (Del Corp) in 1989 by Carolyn McKown when she left a prominent service provider to start her own company. Carolyn and Mike McKown later formed a sister company called CorpAmerica and operated both companies simultaneously until they sold CorpAmerica to Lexis Document Solutions in 2000. Carolyn and Mike retained Del Corp until they retired a second time to become "snow-birds" in Arizona at which time they handed off Del Corp to their (then) daughter-in-law, Kelly McKown. Kelly managed Del Corp while she worked for other corporate service companies ultimately becoming President of Incorporating Services, Ltd. (ISL) in 2003.
Having an entrepreneurial spirit, in December of 2010, Kelly left ISL to pursue her dreams. She decided to grow Del Corp into a bigger and better company, drawing from her successes at ISL. She found an amazing domain name and changed the name of the company to Corp1, Inc., to create a new brand that will be recognizable around the world as a leader in the incorporation industry. Corp1's corporate services include company formation (incorporating), registered agent, corporate filings, corporate record retrieval, UCC searches and filings and other corporate services. INCORPORATING THE WORLD, ONE COMPANY AT A TIME!
Kelly A. McKown, President
Kelly has been in the legal profession for 20 years, the last 14 of which have been in the corporate services industry. She started her career as a litigation paralegal with various law firms in Denver and Kansas City where she specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability law. She served in the Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserves as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician on the C-130 aircraft and served overseas in Operation Desert Storm in 1990.
She has been very active in local and national affairs within the paralegal profession and served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) for three years. In July, 1996, she was one of the first paralegals to receive NFPA’s PACE Registered Paralegal (RP) designation.
Kelly served on the Board of Directors of the industry association, National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA), for six years and served as President from 2010-2011. She also seraved on the Board of Directors of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce for four years and served as Chairman of the Board in 2011. Most notably, Kelly served on the Delaware Supreme Court's Board on Professional Responsibility for four years. This board oversees attorney discipline for all members of the Delaware Bar.
She received an AAS degree in Legal Assistant from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado and a BA degree in Journalism, with a Paralegal Studies Minor, from The Metropolitan State College of Denver. Kelly has boy-girl twins who were born in 2001. Her favorite activities are downhill snow skiing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and riding her motorcycle (BMW K1600 GT) with friends.
Glenda K. Hallett, Vice-President, Operations
Glenda is an industry icon in Delaware having worked for corporate service companies for over 20 years. Glenda has also been a corporate paralegal and notary for over 20 years. Glenda has performed numerous functions in the offices she has worked in including office management, personnel, bookeeping and payroll, drafting legal documents, drafting wills and estate documents, handling real estate closings, drafted corporate filings and searched corportate records. Even though most of her experience has been in Delaware, she is now qualified to perform all corporate services in any state.
Glenda is a Delaware native and has a second house at one of Delaware's beautiful beaches which she enjoys with her husband and son.
Glenda has been in the corporate services industry for over 25 years. Although Glenda does it all, she specializes in Delaware corporate filings, corporate record retrieval and UCC searches and filings.
Jane Sheffer, Senior Corporate Specialist
Jane is an industry icon in Delaware having worked for NRAI and Parasec prior to joining Corp1. Jane has over 20 years of experience in the corporate service industry.
Nancy Schwamberger, Senior Corporate Specialist
Nancy has been a corporate specialist for over 15 years, specializing in corporate filings, franchise taxes, annual reports, corporate record retrieval and UCC searches and filings. Nancy also can retrieve good standings from Delaware Tax Revenue and Insurance Commissioners of Delaware. She can also file Trade-Names (a/k/a DBA Names).
Nancy was born in Maryland and moved to Delaware in 1992 when she married her husband Keith. They have four children between them. Nancy enjoys gardening with her husband and they are very family oriented.
Leslie J. Pope, Senior Corporate Specialist
Leslie has beein in the corporate service industry for over 15 years. She is married and has two children. Leslie is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT with a local fire company. She is a recipient of the Green Cross from HURST (an award given to a crew for using the Jaws of Life tools to save and/or free an entrapped victim).
Andrew L. Carver, Corporate Specialist
Andrew has over four years of experience in the corporate service industry specializing in corporate filings, UCC and franchise taxes. Andrew obtained his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Salisbury University in 2011. Upon completion he left his home state of Maryland to relocate to Delaware where he enjoys fishing in his spare time.
Alyssa Lokai, Corporate Assistant
Alyssa is a Delaware native, although her family is originally from the beautiful country of Trinidad and Tobago. Alyssa is currently a junior attending Wesley College studying Psychology.
What Our Partners Are Saying:
“Kelly is an extraordinary woman, leader, and humble servant with the expertise to listen, connect, plan, take action and execute with excellence...since 2005, she has consistently exceeded expectations for referrals and many commented on her personal character, positive attitude, and impact on them as well as our community!"
Al Paoli, Director, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) for Kent County, Delaware
“Kelly is a detailed oriented person who knows her product. She has been a tremendous help to me in advising my clients through SCORE Delaware”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Herb Konowitz, Vice Chair Downstate Delaware SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives Association