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    2019 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: PHILADELPHIA 

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September 18-20, 2019

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia

 

What is the Leadership Exchange?

The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region. Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange provides a unique opportunity for participants to build connections with top business, civic, and governmental leaders and to develop a deeper understanding of the Philadelphia region. Since the inception of the Leadership Exchange in 2005, the program has had a strong track record of exposing participants to new insights and ideas, forging connections across sectors and industries, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, September 18
Thursday, September 19
Friday, September 20
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

Comcast Technology Center

 

Presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal

 
     
8:00 AM - 8:50AM

Registration & Breakfast

 
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome

 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Address

How Behavior Spreads


Damon Centola, Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania

 
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

 
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Driving Change in Complex Systems

Presented by Berger | Montague


What does it take to drive change in complex civic environments, where power is often diffuse and challenges can be multifaceted and deeply ingrained? During this session, we will hear from seasoned leaders in the fields of economic development, education, healthcare, and minority inclusion about building consensus for changes in direction.

 

Della Clark, President, The Enterprise Center

 

Harold T. Epps, Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia

 

Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

 

Paul A. Tufano, Chairman and CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas 
 

Moderator: Jeffrey Hornstein, Ph.D., Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

 

 

 
11:45 AM - NOON

Break

 
NOON - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Presented by Dunleavy & Associates

 

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Break / Board Buses

 
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Regional Explorations
 

Greening Our Region: Renewables & Recycling


The Fabric of the City: Immigrant Communities

Presented by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals


Neighborhood Stabilization: Investment & Redevelopment  in North Philadelphia

Presented by PNC Bank


Public Health: Ensuring Access to High-Quality Care for Vulnerable Populations in an Era of Transformation

Presented by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Public Health Management Corporation


Equitable Rebuilding and Repurposing of Public Spaces


Is Philadelphia Poised to become Cellicon Valley?

 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Regroup & Refresh

Location: National Museum of American Jewish History, Concourse

 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DineArounds

Presented by American Airlines, Aqua America, CliftonLarsonAllen, Community College of Philaelphia, Criterion Search Group, Jevs, Jenkintown Building Services, Mazars USA, Salveson Stetson Group, and Visit Philadelphia

 
     
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Solutions Charrettes

Interactive sessions to surface collaborative solutions to issues examined during Regional Explorations

 
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

 
10:30 AM - NOON

The Impacts of Criminal Justice Reform

In this session, we will learn about the current and potential community and economic impact of reforms to the criminal justice system, both locally and at the state level.

 

Patricia Cummings, Esq., Supervisor - Convication Integrity & Special Investigations Unit, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

 

Brandon J. Flood, Secretary of the Board of Pardons, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

J. Jondhi Harrell, Director, The Center for Returning Citizens

 

Moderator: Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, Co-Executive Director, Resolve Philly

 
NOON - 12:15 PM 

Break

 
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Conversation

Updates From the Full City Challenge

In this conversation over lunch, we will learn about the progress of the two winning teams of the Economy League’s and Billy Penn’s inaugural Full City Challenge—a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting new collaborations that leverage our region’s robust food economy to address the acute problems of hunger and poverty in the Philadelphia region. 

 

Judy Ni and Oscar Wang, HospitalityTogether

 

Tre’Cia Gibson and Jarrett Stein, Rebel Ventures

 

Moderator: Danya Henninger, Billy Penn

 

 
1:30 PM  - 2:45 PM

Expanding Networks of Civic Innovation to Drive Impact

Following the success of the Full City Challenge, the Economy League is working to build out programming to connect more (and more diverse) social entrepreneurs with the resources and networks necessary to grow and maximize impact. In this session, we will learn from the experience of leaders involved in programs focused on expanding networks of civic innovation in Philadelphia and around the country. 

 

McKinsey Alston, Community Organizer, SeedSpot

 

Sarah Harris, Vice President, Social Impact, Founding Partner, Social Venture Partners Greater Philadelphia, Entercom

 

Dan Rhoton, Executive Director, Hopeworks

 

Martice Sutton, Founder, Girls Going Global

 

Moderator: Nick Frontino, Managing Director, Economy League

 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DAMON CENTOLA

University of Pennsylvania

 

Damon Centola is a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Director of the Network Dynamics Group.  Before coming to Penn, he was an Assistant Professor at M.I.T. and a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at Harvard University. 

 

His one of the world's leading experts on social networks and behavior change.  His work has been published across several disciplines in journals such as Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Sociology, and Journal of Statistical Physics.  Damon received the American Sociological Association’s Award for Outstanding Article in Mathematical Sociology in 2006, 2009, and 2011, and was awarded the ASA's 2011 Goodman Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Sociological Methodology and the 2017 James Coleman Award for Outstanding Research in Rationality and Society.  He was a developer of the NetLogo agent based modeling environment, and was awarded a U.S. Patent for inventing a method to promote diffusion in online networks.  He is a member of the Sci Foo community and Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

 

Popular accounts of Damon’s work have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, TIME, The Atlantic, Scientific American and CNN.  His speaking and consulting clients include Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Cigna, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Heart Association, the National Academies, the U.S. Army and the NBA.

 

Damon’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation.  He is a series editor for Princeton University Press, and the author of How Behavior Spreads.  

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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McKinsey Alston

Community Organizer, SeedSpot

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Della Clark

President, The Enterprise Center

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Patricia Cummings, Esq.

Supervisor, Conviction Integrity & Special Investigations Unit, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

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Harold T. Epps

Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia

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Brandon J. Flood

Secretary of the Board of Pardons, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

Co-Executive Director, Resolve Philly

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Tre'Cia Gibson

Co-Executive Director, Rebel Ventures

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J. Jondhi Harrell

Director, The Center for Returning Citizens

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Sarah Harris

Vice President, Social Impact, Entercom; Founding Partner, Social Venture Partners Greater Philadelphia

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Danya Henninger

Editor, Billy Penn

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Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D

Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia

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Judy Ni

Vice President, HospitalityTogether | Founder & Managing Partner, Baology

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Dan Rhoton

Executive Director, Hopeworks

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Jarrett Stein

Co-Executive Director, Rebel Ventures

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Paul Tufano

Chairman and CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas

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Oscar Wang

President, HospitalityTogether, Founder, CollegeTogether

2019 GPLEX CO-CHAIRS

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JEFFREY COOPER

Vice President, Government Affairs, University of Pennsylvania

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FOLASADE OLANIPEKUN-LEWIS

Regional Director, Government and Airport Affairs, American Airlines

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ARUN PRABHAKARAN

Chief of Staff, Office of District Attorney Larry Krasner

2019 RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Peter Blau, President, ITDATA, Inc.

Tracy Brala, Vice President, Ecosystem Development, University City Science Center

Malik Brown, Vice President, Talent Strategy & Business Engagement, The Graduate Network

Jay Devine, President & CEO, Devine+Partners

Erik Evjen, Director of Research, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Joanne Ferroni, Director, University and Community Partnerships Drexel

Dominique Goss, Charitable Giving Strategy Senior Manager, TD Charitable Foundation

Beth Hare, President, Criterion Search Group

Malcolm Ingram, Attorney, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Sheila Ireland, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia, Office of Workforce Development

Russell Johnson, President & CEO, HealthSpark Foundation

Joe Khan, Of Counsel, Langer Grogan & Diver

Yocasta Lora, Associate State Director, AARP PA

Esther Morales, Director, Puentes de Salud

Lauren Nestler, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, PHMC

Ellen Rosenberg, Vice President, Development and Civic Engagement, The Goldenberg Group

Andy Toy, Communications and Development Director, SEAMAAC

Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg, Cofounder & CEO, Zivtech

Bill Valerio, The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO, Woodmere Art Museum

Jean Wang, President, Quantum, Inc.

 

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