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    SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2016 


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On September 25-28, the Economy League and a delegation of cross-sector Greater Philadelphia leaders traveled to the City of Angeles for a learning visit and 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 exposes leaders to new insights and ideas, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential. Now in its 11th year, participants consistently give the experience top marks for exposure to new information and ideas, building connections, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.


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Christina R. Chepel

Partner, KPMG, LLP

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Julie Coker Graham

President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Peter Gonzales

President & CEO, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

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Hugh Lavery

Senior Vice President, Government/External Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health



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Bill Allen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

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Ada Briceño

Secretary Treasurer, UNITE HERE Local 11

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Omar Brownson

Executive Director, River LA

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Rick Cole

City Manager, City of Santa Monica

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Patricia Coulter

Leadership Strategist & Advisor, Patricia A. Coulter Consulting

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David Crippens

Chair, Los Angeles Universal Preschool

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Bill Davis

President, Southern California Public Radio

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Mike Dennis

Director of Community Organizing, East LA Community Corporation

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Marqueece Harris-Dawson

City Councilmember, Eighth District, City of Los Angeles

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Antonia Hernández

President & Chief Executive Officer, California Community Foundation

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John Husing

Chief Economist, Inland Empire Economic Partnership

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Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, California Center, Milken Institute

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Deputy Counsel and LA2024 Olympic Bid Liaison, Office of Mayor of Los Angeles

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David Libatique

Senior Director of Government Affairs, Port of Los Angeles

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Linda Lopez

Chief, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles

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Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

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Dean Matsubayashi

Executive Director, Little Tokyo Service Center

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President & CEO, Community Coalition

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Alma Salazar

Vice President of Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

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Joshua Schank

Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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Marcus Shingles

CEO, XPRIZE Foundation

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Hilda Solis

Supervisor, Los Angeles County First District

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Beatriz Solis

Program Director, Healthy Communities Southern Region, The California Endowment

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Joan Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

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Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainabiity and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

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Roxana Tynan

Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy

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Rev. Troy Vaughn

Chair, Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership

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Antonio Villaraigosa

41st Mayor, City of Los Angeles

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Fred Walti

President & CEO, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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Charlie Woo

CEO, Megatoys

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Stephanie Yanchinski

Executive Director of FLoW, Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute

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Zev Yaroslavsky

Director, Los Angeles Initiative, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


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American Airlines
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Deloitte LLP
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Ellen Petersen, Executive Coach and Consulting, LLC
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Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
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University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Salveson Stetson Group
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University City Science Center
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Visit Philadelphia
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Widener University

With additional support from: Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO


American Airlines is the official airline of the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange


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