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    2012 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: TORONTO

    JULY 16-18, 2012

LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE TORONTO 

 

We went to Toronto to get at the forces behind its evolution from important Canadian city to top-ranking international capital. We knew it wasn't the weather. So we invited more than 40 of Toronto's leaders to tell the story, and asked them to focus on immigration and workforce, waterfront development, creating community through the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship, growth and mobility, Toronto's image, and governance and the Canadian citizen.
 

According to the delegation's daily comments posted on easels in the "Sticky Note Nook," the frequency with which the Toronto presenters used "harmonize" or "harmonization" and "civil society" was remarkable.

 

Co-Chairs:

Stephen M. Curtis, PhDPresident, Community College of Philadelphia
Farah M. JimenezCEO, People's Emergency Center

Stephen S. Tang, PhDPresident & CEO, University City Science Center

2012 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE CO-CHAIRS

  • Stephen Curtis Head Shot 2012

Stephen M. Curtis

President, Community College of Philadelphia

  • Farah Jimenez Head Shot 2012

Farah M. Jimenez

President & CEO, People's Emergency Center

  • Stephen Tang Head Shot 2012

Stephen S. Tang

President & CEO, University City Science Center

2012 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE DETIALS

Recruitment & Selection Committee
Participants
Program
DANIELLE COHN 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau 
MICHELLE FREEMAN 
Publisher, Flying Kite Media
BRUCE MELGARY 
Executive Director, The Lenfest Foundation
NANCY A. DUNLEAVY
CEO, Dunleavy & Associates 
CHRISTINE KNAPP 
Manager of Public & Client Relations, Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings
JOSEPH PYLE, MA 
President, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation 
BRIAN K. EDMONDS 
Principal, Concordis Real Estate Advisors
HUGH J. LAVERY 
Vice President, Government & External Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
 

 

 

STEPHEN M. CURTIS, PHD 

Co-Chair, President, Community College Of Philadelphia

PATRICK J. EIDING 

President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

HUGH J. LAVERY 

CommitteeVice President, Government & External Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

JAMES W. SANDERS 

Director, The Enterprise Center

FARAH M. JIMENEZ

Co-Chair, CEO, People's Emergency Center

PATTY ELKIS, PP, AICP 

Associate Director of Comprehensive Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

DORIS M. LEISCH 

Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of  General Counsel, PA Department of Public Welfare

RICK SAUER 

Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

STEPHEN S. TANG, PHD 

Co-Chair, President & CEO, University City Science Center

SUSAN FELKER 

Director, COO Projects, The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies

SAM LEMHENEY 

Senior Vice President, Shows & Events, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Council

PAUL SEHNERT 

Director of Real Estate Development, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Chair, Community Design Collaborative

RICK ALTMAN

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

ERIC FRAINT 

President & Founder, Your Part-Time Controller LLC

KAREN LEWIS 

Executive Director, Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

DAVID SELTZER 

Principal, Mercator Advisors LLC

LAUREN BACIGALUPI 

Vice President, Advertising, Creative, Programming, StudioTen Creative Group, NBC10

MICHELLE FREEMAN 

CommitteePublisher, Flying Kite Media

EUGENIO LONGORIA SÁENZ 

Executive Director, Eastern North Philadelphia Youth Services Coalition

JAN S. SHAEFFER 

Executive Director, St. Christopher's Foundation For Children

SAUL BEHAR

Vice President & General Counsel, University City Science Center

MARK E. GALE 

CEO, Philadelphia International Airport

KEVIN B. MAHONEY 

SVP & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

BETH SHUMAN 

Managing Director, Organizational Development & Community Partnerships, Public Health Management Corporation

MARGOT BERG

Public Art Director, Office Of Arts, Culture And The Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia

DAN GAROFALO 

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania Green Campus Partnership

WILLIAM J. MARRAZZO 

President & CEO, WHYY

JENNIE SPARANDARA 

Executive Director, Job Opportunity Investment Network

JACQUELINE BUHN

Principal & CEO, AthenianRazak LLC

DARREL A. GERMAN

Senior Vice President, Philadelphia Regional Lending, TD Bank

MAGDA MARTINEZ

Director of Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial

JAY SPECTOR 

President & CEO, JEVS Human Services

STEPHANIE LIM CAPELLO

Vice President of Development, Please Touch Museum

PETER J. GONZALES, ESQ. 

President & CEO, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

JOANNE MCFALL 

Vice President & Chief of Staff, The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies

E. WILLIAM STONE, CFA, CMT 

Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Financial Services Group

CHRISTINA R. CHEPEL

Partner, KPMG LLP

JACOB A. GORDON, ESQ. 

Vice President of Policy & Downtown Initiatives, Cooper's Ferry Partnership, and Executive Director, Camden Special Services District

ROBERT J. MCNEILL, JR. 

Partner-In-Charge of the Audit Practice for the Greater Philadelphia Region, Deloitte

LUCY STRACKHOUSE 

Executive Director, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust

DANIELLE COHN

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

BILL GREEN 

Councilmember At-Large, City of Philadelphia

BRUCE MELGARY 

CommitteeExecutive Director, The Lenfest Foundation

ZABETH TEELUCKSINGH 

Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association

DENISE COLLINS

Executive Vice President, Holy Redeemer Health System

CLAIRE M. GREENWOOD 

Director, Policy Development, CEO Council For Growth

JEANNE MELL 

Vice President, Marketing Communications, University City Science Center

JUDITH E. TSCHIRGI 

Senior Executive Fellow, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

KELLY D. COLVIN

Associate Director, Center On Regional Politics, Temple University

KIMBERLY A. HALL 

Executive Director, Chester County Futures

JILL M. MICHAL 

President & CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ

JOHN UNGAR 

COO, OARC

TOM CORCORAN

resident, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

BEVERLY A. HARPER

President, Portfolio Associates, Inc.

KEITH C. H. MOCK, AIA 

President, Philadelphia Center For Architecture

ANGELA VAL 

Vice President of Special Projects, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

PAT COULTER

President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia

GAIL HARRITY 

President & COO, Philadelphia Museum of Art

THOMAS G. MORR, ESQ. 

President & CEO, Select Greater Philadelphia

BILL VALERIO 

Executive Director & CEO, Woodmere Art Museum

DON COWLES

Principal, North Highland Company

JULIE HAWKINS 

Assistant Professor, Arts Administration, Drexel University

BOB MOUL 

President, Philly Startup Leaders

MELISSA WEILER GERBER 

Executive Director, Family Planning Council

CHUCK CURTIS

Managing Partner, The Center for Intelligent Leadership

CHARNELLE HICKS, AICP, PP 

President & CEO, CHPlanning, Ltd.

DENNIS MULLIGAN 

Executive Director, Nationalities Service Center

ANTHONY WIGGLESWORTH 

Director, Philadelphia Area Labor Management Committee

BERNARD DAGENAIS

President & CEO, Main Line Chamber Of Commerce

MARGARET HUGHES 

Deputy City Representative, City of Philadelphia

JON NEHLSEN 

Chief Financial Officer, MCFA

AMY WILSON 

Associate Vice President For Development, Widener University

CAROL DE FRIES

Vice President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

MARTIN D. HULL 

Associate, IBI Group

MICHAEL NORRIS 

Vice President of External Relations, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

KENNETH G. WOOD 

Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Products Officer, Bank of America

LISA DICKSON

Senior Vice President, Finance, Radian Group Inc.

DAVID L. HYMAN 

Managing Partner, Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP

KATIE O'BRIEN 

Partner, Montgomery Mccracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP

WAYNE M. WORMLEY, PHD 

Dean, Business & Technology, Community College of Philadelphia

KEVIN DOW

Deputy Commerce Director, Commerce Department, City of Philadelphia

MELANIE JOHNSON 

City Representative, City of Philadelphia

JANE G. PEPPER

STEVE WRAY 

Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

CHARLES L. DUNCAN, III, ESQ. 

Special Assistant, PA Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee

ALAIN D. JOINVILLE 

Public Affairs Coordinator, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

JOSEPH PYLE, MA 

CommitteePresident, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

RAYMOND YANNUZZI 

President, Camden County College

NANCY A. DUNLEAVY

ommitteeCEO, Dunleavy & Associates

MATT JOYCE 

Executive Director, Greenlight Philadelphia

SIOBHAN REARDON

President & Director, Free Library Of Philadelphia

AHMEENAH YOUNG 

President & CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

PHILLIP EASTMAN

Manager, Economic Development, PECO

CHRISTINE KNAPP 

CommitteeManager of Public and Client Relations, Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy-Efficient Buildings

ANDREW D. REID, MBA, EDFP

 

BRIAN K. EDMONDS 

CommitteePrincipal, Concordis Real Estate Advisors

CHRISTOPHER LAING, PHD 

Vice President, Science & Technology, University City Science Center

HOMER ROBINSON 

General Manager, Kaiserman Company, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

4:00-7:00 PM

Participant Check-in

5:00-7:00 PM

Wine & Cheese Arrival Reception

 

Remarks by:

Kevin B. MohoneySVP & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems

 

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems

 

8:00 AM

Welcome, Goals, & Program Preview

 

Stephen M. Curtis PhD, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President, Community College of Philadelphia 

8:30 AM

Keynote Address:

Peace, Order, & Good Government: Grounds for a Global City

Lifelong politician, urbanist, and civic reformer Mayor Crombie will set the stage for our exploration of Toronto’s evolution into a world class place to live, work, and play by highlighting the core strengths and beliefs that have made such a transformation possible.

 

The Honorable David CrombieMayor of Toronto (1972-78), Member of the Candadian Parliament for Toronto Center (1978-88)

 

Introduced by:

Donald F. CowlesPrincipal, North Highland

 

Presented by North Highland

9:00 AM

Panel Discussion:

14 Years After Amalgamation: Toronto as a Region

In 1998, the City of Toronto merged with adjacent municipalities to form a larger, and in theory, more efficient city and region. We’ll discuss the aims of amalgamation and how it’s working.

 

Panelists:

Hon. David Crombie, Former Mayor of Toronto §

Enid Slack, Director, Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance, Munk School of Global Rooms Pier 4/5 All agenda items are subject to adjustment Page 2 Affairs, University of Toronto §

Michael ThompsonCouncillor for Scarborough, City of Toronto

 

Moderated by:

Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

10:30 AM

Panel Discussion:

Immigration & Workforce

Toronto is more diverse than any other North American city. In fact, half of it’s population was born outside of Canada. This panel will discuss how Toronto adapts through a constantly growing stream of newcomers and how newcomers acquire cultural and professional competency in this global metropolis. §

 

Panelists:

Zabeen HirjiChief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada §

Ahmed HusseinDirector of Programs and Services, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office §

Ratna OmidvarPresident, Maytree §

Anne Sado, President, George Brown College

 

Moderated by:

Julia Deans, Former CEO, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, and Chair, Expert Roundtable on Immigration

12:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Luncheon

We’ll learn what’s new in Toronto’s leadership scene straight from the source as special guests Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, and Tamara Balan, program director for the Emerging Leaders Network and DiverseCity Fellows program, introduce us to the up-and-coming leaders of their Emerging Leaders Network and their DiverseCity Fellows who will be joining us at our tables for lunch. 

 

Introduced by:

Nancy Alba DunleavyCEO, Dunleavy & Associates

 

Presented by Dunleavy & Associates

1:30-5:15 PM 

Regional Explorations - Day 1

 

Group 1: Innovation & Entrepreneurship 

We'll visit two nodes on the Canadian innovation and commercialization continuum that are establishing international best practices in their fields.

 

Introduction by:

Stephen M. Curtis PhDGreater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President, Community College of Philadelphia

 

Presented by Community College of Philadelphia

 

 

MaRs Discovery District 

Building Canada’s Next Generation of Growth Companies §

 

Earl MillerDirector, Strategic Partnerships, MaRS §

Adam SpenceManager, Special Projects, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing §

Karen Greve YoungDirector, Strategic Initiatives, MaRS § Leaders of companies in residence

 

Moderated by:

Stephen S. Tang PhDGreater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange CoChair, President & CEO, University City Science Center 

 

Presented by the University City Science Center

 

Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone

Creating Jobs & Stemming Brain Drain: Supporting Student Entrepreneurs §

 

Valerie Fox, Executive Director, Digital Media Zone §

Hossein Rahnama, PhDResearch Director, Digital Media Zone §

Student entrepreneurs in residence

 

Moderated by:

Stephen M. Curtis PhDGreater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange CoChair, President, Community College of Philadelphia

 

Group 2: Arts, Community, & Neighborhood

In addition to being one of the centers of the film universe and a hub for high culture, Toronto is a place where the arts knit disparate communities together. Learn about collaborative efforts to create and sustain community through cultivation of creativity and the arts. 

 

Harbourfront Centre: Tour and Panel Discussion

Creating & Sustaining Community Through the Arts §

 

William BoylePresident & CEO, Harbourfront Centre §

Claire HopkinsonExecutive Director, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, Neighbourhood Arts Network §

Lori MartinSenior Cultural Affairs Officer, City of Toronto

 

Moderated by:

Michael NorrisVice President of External Relations, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 

 

SKETCH: Tour and Activities 

Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth §

 

Phyllis NovakFounder & Artistic Director §

Youth and artist volunteers

6:00-8:00 PM

"O Canada" Cocktail Reception

Participants will join leaders from Toronto’s business and civic communities at the top of TD Bank’s Mies van der Rohe-designed global headquarters for a networking cocktail reception with a stunning view and a uniquely Toronto theme.

 

Remarks by:

Rick Altman, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia Chair, Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Radian Group, Inc.

 

Presented by TD Bank Canada

 

8:00 AM

Monday Recap and Story Sharing

 

Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

8:30 AM

Panel Discussion:

Challenged by Growth: Toronto & Mobility

Toronto's transportation landscape is familiar: sprawling suburbs, crushing rush hours, an aging transit infrastructure no longer reflective of commuters' needs. A new umbrella group, Metrolinx, was created to improve the situation. We'll do a status check. §

 

Paul BedfordChief City Planner Emeritus, City of Toronto §

Eric J. MillerDirector, Cities Centre & Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto §

Steve RohacekVice President, Business Development & Lending, Infrastructure Ontario §

Leslie WooVice President, Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Metrolinx

 

Introduction by:

Charnelle HicksPresident, CHPlanning Ltd.

 

Moderated by:

Patty Elkis, PP, AICPDeputy Planning Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 

 

Presented by CHPlanning Ltd. 

10:00 AM

Panel Discussion:

Toronto's Global Image

While some of the attention may be organic, a lot of work goes into maintaining a presence in the global marketplace. We’ll talk with a spectrum of those involved with establishing and maintaining Toronto's profile. 

 

Renato DiscenzaPresident & CEO, Invest Toronto §

Janet EckerPresident, Toronto Financial Services Alliance §

Joel PetersSenior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Tourism Toronto

 

Moderated by:

Danielle CohnVice President, Marketing & Communications, PCVB

11:30 AM

Featured Speaker:

What it Takes to be a Successful Global City-Region

Golden's experience in assessing what makes a city globally competitive is unparalleled, having served as President of the United Way of Greater Toronto, Chair of the Greater Toronto Area Task Force, and author of Mission Possible: Successful Canadian Cities for the Conference Board. She’ll discuss what it takes to become just such a region.

 

Anne GoldenPresident & CEO, Conference Board of Canada

 

Introduction by:

Robert J. McNeillPartner-in-Charge of the Audit Practice for the Greater Philadelphia Region, Deloitte

1:45-5:00 PM

Regional Explorations - Day 2

 

Group 3: Toronto's Waterfront & Development

Explore one of N. America’s largest and most innovative infrastructure redevelopment projects: Toronto’s revitalization of its 2,000 acre waterfront amidst a slew of political interests, decades of planning attempts, an elevated highway, and the added pressure of rapid population growth.

 

Toronto Waterfront: Tour and Panel Discussion §

 

Joe BerridgePrincipal, Urban Strategies §

John CampbellPresident & CEO, Waterfront Toronto §

Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants

 

Moderated by:

Thomas P. CorcoranPresident, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

 

Group 4: Re-Creating a Community at Regent Park

This 64-acre social housing community is undergoing tremendous re-vision and redevelopment, made possible by innovative partnerships and thoughtful, community-centered planning.

 

Regent Park: Tour and Panel Discussion §

 

Remo Agostino, Director of Development, The Daniels Corporation §

Tom BurrProject Director, Toronto Community Housing §

Tim JonesPresident & CEO, Artscape §

Natasha StephensManager, Centre for Social Innovation, Regent Park

 

Moderated by:

Farah M. JimenezGreater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Co-Chair, President & CEO, People's Emergency Center

7:00-9:00 PM

Dine-Arounds

Hosted by:

Camden County College, Deloitte, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp, Jefferson University Hospitals, Mercator Advisors, ParenteBeard, People’s Emergency Center, Radian, Scattergood Foundation, Select Greater Philadelphia, United Healthcare

 

Discuss what you’ve learned so far with fellow Exchange participants over dinner at a unique Toronto restaurant.

 

8:00 AM

Tuesday Recap and Story Sharing

 

Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

8:30 AM

Featured Speaker:

The Next Niche Economy: The Service Class

“Official Statistician of the Creative Class” Kevin Stolarick will share new research around regional growth and prosperity.

 

Kevin StolarickResearch Director, Martin Prosperity Institute Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

 

Introduction by:

Kevin DowDeputy Commerce Director, Commerce Department, City of Philadelphia

9:30 AM

Closing Address:

Visioning Toronto

A former corporate lawyer Rahul Bhardwaj has been working to engage philanthropy to address Toronto’s challenges. He'll share his insights on the future of the region.

 

Rahul BhardwajPresident & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation

 

Introduction by:

Jill M. MichalPresident & CEO, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania

10:30 AM

The Big Takeaways

 

Steven T. Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

 

Steve will lead an exploration of lessons learned and discussion of how to bring the innovative ideas we’ve heard back to Greater Philadelphia. 

 
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 “The content was superb, the organization was outstanding, and I know everyone got their time and money's worth. The program was just exceptional. I had a marvelous time…terrific event.”

 

- Amy Wilson, Associate Vice President for Development, Widener University

 

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