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    2008 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: ATLANTA

    SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2008

LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE ATLANTA 

 

April 28, 2008 — Participants met one another, heard an overview of the program and expectations, and were briefed on the Economy League’s initial research findings in support of World Class Greater Philadelphia.

 

June, 4, 5, and 6, 2008 — This active, experiential session provided participants with a deeper understanding of our region and its challenges and opportunities prior to visiting Atlanta.

 

September 24-26, 2008 — The culmination of the program was the visit to learn first-hand how Metro Atlanta's leaders collaborate to ensure regional prosperity and sound public policy. The trip included tours of notable project sites, briefings on significant multi-sector efforts, and meetings with the region’s business, civic, and government leaders.

2008 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE CO-CHAIRS

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Daniel Fitzpatrick

President & CEO, Citizens Bank of Eastern PA/NJ/DE

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William Marrazo

President & CEO, WHYY

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Sharmain Matlock-Turner

President, Urban Affairs Coalition

2008 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE DETAILS 

Recruitment & Selection Committee
Participants

STEVE AICHELE, ESQ.

Chair, Saul Ewing LLP

MELISSA GRIMM

Director of Corporate & Public Affairs, Aqua America

CLAUDIA SPRINGER, ESQ.

Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP

RICK ALTMAN

Executive Vice President & Chief Administration Officer, Radian Group, Inc. 

SHAWN McCANEY

Program Officer, William Penn Foundation

 

ANDREW TOY

Chair, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

FRITZ BITTENBENDER

Senior Director Of Corporate Affairs, Cephalon, Inc. 

MIA MENDOZA

President & CEO, Mendoza Group

CHRISTOPHER M. VENO

Principal, Trion

PATRICIA COULTER

President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia

THOMAS MORR

President & CEO, Select Greater Philadelphia

PATRICIA WASHINGTON

Vice President, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

ELIZABETH DOW 

President, Leadership Philadelphia

MICHAEL RASHID

Executive Vice President & COO, Keystone Mercy Health Plan

 

DOROTHY GABRIEL

Chief of Staff, PECO Energy Company

BARRY SEYMOUR

Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

 

DANIEL K. FITZPATRICK 

President & CEO, Citizens Bank Of Eastern PA, NJ, DE

PATRICIA COULTER 

President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia 

FEATHER O. HOUSTOUN 

President, William Penn Foundation

RICK SAUER 

Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations 

WILLIAM MARRAZZO 

President & CEO, WHYY

HELEN CUNNINGHAM 

Executive Director, Samuel S. Fels Fund

ERNEST E. JONES 

President & CEO, Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation

MARK S. SCHWEIKER 

President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

SHARMAIN MATLOCK-TURNER 

President, Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs

STEPHEN M. CURTIS

President, Community College Of Philadelphia

KENNETH LAWRENCE, JR. 

SVP, Government, Community, and Public Affairs, Temple University

DAVID SELTZER 

Principal, Mercator Advisors LLC

LAURIE ACTMAN 

Chief Policy Officer, CEO Council for Growth

EDWARD M. D'ALBA

President, Urban Engineers, Inc. 

PAUL R. LEVY 

President & CEO, Center City District

DONALD SHANIS 

Deputy Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

CAROL AICHELE 

Chair, Chester County Board of Commissioners

KAREN B. DAVIS 

President & CEO, Arts And Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

H. CRAIG LEWIS, ESQ. 

Vice President, Norfolk Southern Corporation

FRANCES SHEEHAN 

Board Chair, Delaware Valley Grantmakers, President & CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation

STEVE AICHELE, ESQ. 

Chair, Saul Ewing, LLP

FRED DEDRICK 

Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

JOHN MACDONALD 

President & CEO, Impact Services Corporation

LAURA SHUBILLA 

Co-President & CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc.

STEVE ALBERTINI 

Executive Vice President & General Manager, Tierney Communications

LIZ DOW 

President & CEO, Leadership Philadelphia 

JERRY J. MAGINNIS 

Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

JOHN F. SMITH, III, ESQ. 

Vice Chair, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

ANDREW ALTMAN 

Director, Commerce & City Planning, City of Philadelphia

JAMES P. DUNIGAN 

Managing Executive, Investments, PNC Wealth Management & Institutional Investments 

MARIANNE MARTELLI

Vice President, Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry

PATRICIA L. SMITH 

Director, Special Initiatives, The Reinvestment Fund

RICK ALTMAN 

Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Radian Group, Inc.

PHILLIP EASTMAN, JR. 

Manager, Economic Development, Peco Energy Company

SHAWN MCCANEY 

Program Officer, William Penn Foundation

PHYLLIS SNYDER 

Vice President, Council For Adult And Experiential Learning

PEGGY AMSTERDAM 

President, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

BRIAN K. EDMONDS 

Managing Principal, Concordis Key Advisors

JOSEPH MCLAUGHLIN, JR. 

Director, Institute for Public Affairs, Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University

WILLIAM SPANG 

Managing Partner, DC, Government & Nonprofit Leader, Mitchell & Titus, LLP 

JOHN K. BALL

President, Shoemaker Construction Co.

CAROL S. FIXMAN 

Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund

BRUCE MELGARY 

Executive Director, The Lenfest Foundation

CLAUDIA SPRINGER, ESQ. 

Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP

LAWRENCE F. BELL

Director of Business Services, University of Pennsylvania 

MARK J. FOLEY, ESQ. 

Chair, Labor Employment Practice Group, Cozen O’Connor

GREGG R. MELINSON, ESQ. 

Chief Marketing Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

HARRIS STEINBERG 

Executive Director, Pennpraxis

MATTHEW BERGHEISER 

Program Director, Philadelphia, Knight Foundation 

EARL R. GAGE 

Mayor, Salem, NJ, Administrator, County of Salem 

ATHENA D. MERRITT 

Staff Writer, Philadelphia Business Journal

DAVID THORNBURGH 

Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania

SUZANNE BIEMILLER 

Senior Program Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

MELISSA WEILER GERBER 

Executive Director, Women's Way

ELIZABETH K. MILLER 

Executive Director, Community Design Collaborative

ANDREW TOY 

Chair, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

PATRICIA BLAKELY 

Executive Director, The Merchants Fund

NANCY GILBOY 

President & CEO, International Visitors Council of Philadelphia 

JOHN MILLER 

Principal, Braithwaite Communications

CHRISTOPHER M. VENO 

Principal, Trion

JAMES FRANCIS BOGRETTE 

Principal, Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site, Inc. 

TERRY GILLEN 

Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia

THOMAS G. MORR 

President & CEO, Select Greater Philadelphia

JAMES WADDINGTON, JR. 

Chair, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Director of Operations, Lockheed Martin

J. BLAINE BONHAM, JR. 

Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

SALLIE A. GLICKMAN 

CEO, Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board

JEFFREY L. NASH 

Freeholder, Camden County Board of Freeholders, Vice Chairman, Delaware River Port Authority

KERA WALTER 

Senior Associate, Ceisler Jubelirer

DAVID WILLIAM BROWN 

President & Founder, Brownpartners

BILL GREEN 

Councilmember, At-Large, City Council, City of Philadelphia

KATHLEEN O’BRIEN, ESQ. Partner, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

PATRICIA WASHINGTON 

Vice President of Cultural Tourism, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

PAMELA BROWNER-CRAWLEY 

Senior Vice President & Director of Public Affairs, Citizens Bank 

MELISSA GRIMM 

Director of Corporate & Public Affairs, Aqua America

ANNE O'CALLAGHAN 

Executive Director, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

LAURA WEINBAUM 

Director, Public Policy, Education & Advocacy, Project H.O.M.E.

GEORGE BURRELL, ESQ. 

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, PRWT Services

ANUJ GUPTA 

Deputy Director, Performance Team, Office of the Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

NATALYE PAQUIN, ESQ. 

Executive Vice President & COO, Kimmel Center

LEWIS C. WENDELL 

Executive Director, University City District

REGINA CANFIELD 

Director of Client & Community Relations, PNC Bank 

ELINOR HAIDER 

Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia

BRET PERKINS 

Vice President Of Government Affairs, Comcast Corp.

ANTHONY J. WIGGLESWORTH 

Executive Director, Philadelphia Area Labor-Management Committee

BRIAN CLAPP 

Senior Vice President, Aon Consulting

KIMBERLY A. HALL 

President, Chester County Historical Society

H. DAVID PRIOR, ESQ. 

Partner, Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll

MILES H. WILSON 

Executive Vice President, People's Emergency Center

DELLA CLARK 

President, The Enterprise Center

BEVERLY A. HARPER 

President & CEO, Portfolio Associates, Inc.

PEDRO RAMOS, ESQ. 

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

JAMES K. WUJCIK 

Regional President, Sovereign Bank, Freeholder, Burlington County Board of Freeholders

JOHN P. CLAYPOOL

Executive Director, Aia Philadelphia, Center for Architecture

MICHAEL E. HARRIS 

Associate Vice President, University of Pennsylvania

CHRIS ROSS 

State Representative, 158th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

AHMEENAH YOUNG 

President & CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

DANIELLE COHN 

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

PATRICIA A. HASSON 

President, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley

PHILIP J. SANTARELLI 

Director of Assurance Services, Parente Randolph, LLC

 

DENISE COLLINS 

Senior Vice President, Holy Redeemer Health System 

JOSEPH M. HOEFFEL 

Commissioner Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

CHRIS SATULLO 

Columnist and Director of Civic Engagement, Great Expectations, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

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