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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.

GPLEX 2019 PROGRAM

What to expect at this year's Exchange

 

The Economy League is developing a compelling and broad-ranging agenda that will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of topics already of interest to them and expose them to other important issues that businesses, nonprofits, and institutions are facing. Among this year’s topics are

 

INVESTING IN NEIGHBORHOODS 

An exploration of recent investments to stabilize and improve quality of life in neighborhoods that have suffered long-standing disinvestment featuring visits to Strawberry Mansion and Tioga to see new developments and hear from community and organizational leaders.

 

LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH INNOVATIONS

Highlight some of the most innovative efforts undertaken by local healthcare leaders such as CHOP and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) to address root causes of chronic health problems. These institutions are investing in housing improvements, financial stability, and other areas outside of traditional health services that impact individual and community health. 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

State and local leaders will discuss efforts to support successful reintegration into society of people exiting the criminal justice system and new approaches to criminal justice designed to improve equity and cut costs to the public 

 

 

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

  • Karyn Polak

KARYN POLAK

Deputy General Counsel, PNC Bank

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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.

 

LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE SPONSORS

Interested in becoming a sponsor? CLICK HERE 

 

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Community College of Philadelphia
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Dunleavy
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JEVS
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Pennoni Associates Inc.
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SEI Investments
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TD Bank
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Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
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University of Pennsylvania