Gerald T. Doherty

Jerry’s professional career has revolved around the commercial construction industry in Delaware and the surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. For 31 years, he has worked for EDiS Company, a Wilmington-based construction management firm with offices in Media, Pennsylvania, and Lewes, Delaware. Before his retirement in 2022, Jerry was President of the firm, leading all construction operations. EDiS Company is an over 100-year-old family-owned business with a significant market focus in K-12 and secondary education projects and health care, pharmaceutical, and institutional facilities. 


Jerry was born in Wilmington and has remained a lifelong Delawarean. He graduated from the University of Delaware, where he met his wife, Laura. His extended family has ties throughout the Wilmington area and directly to Ursuline Academy. His father completed primary school at Ursuline, and his aunt, Helen Doherty, ’54, returned to  Ursuline after college to teach math for many years and was credited with starting the Ursuline basketball program.  


Interest in Ursuline’s success grew after Jerry’s company was selected in 2016 to renovate the Convent Building to create the new Student Life Center. Working alongside those dedicated, strong leaders whose primary interest is to instill leadership and service in their students provided strong motivation to become part of the Ursuline community.