About Terry

Terry Gillen is a creative executive with experience managing complex projects in the public and non-profit sectors. She is effective at leading teams and finding solutions to problems, with a particular focus on urban policy and economic development.

Most recently, she served as the Director of Federal Affairs for the City of Philadelphia. In that capacity, she managed the City’s work with the Obama Administration while Mayor Nutter was President of the US Conference of Mayors. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority (PRA) of Philadelphia.

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Terry’s Blog

Keeping Cities Affordable

Philadelphia is now grappling with an issue that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago – maintaining its affordable housing stock. The city is still one of the most affordable big cities in America, as confirmed by a recent article in Forbes magazine. Read more...

Is Philly Ready for Climate Change?

Just two months into the new year, Philadelphia has already experienced a near-record weather event – the January 23 snowstorm that brought 22 inches of snow. Read more...

Financial Wellness At Work Research Project

These are some key findings from a research project that I worked on in the summer of 2015 with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) about Financial Wellness At Work.

Terry’s Consulting

Terry’s consulting work is focused on working with clients to find creative solutions to problems in urban areas.  Her areas of expertise include project management (especially start-ups) and research and strategic analysis.

Terry’s affiliation with Econsult Solutions and other organizations provides her with a team of associates as needed.

Clients Terry has worked with:

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Project HOME Community Development Corporation
Philly Office Retail – Jumpstart Germantown

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