City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2011-2014 – Director of Federal Affairs – I managed federal policy agenda for the City and disseminated federal policy knowledge to all city agencies.
  • 2008-2011 – Executive Director of Redevelopment Authority – I managed 60-person organization that acquires land and finances affordable housing for City of Philadelphia. My team overhauled the internal financial and human resources systems and created transparent website/communications systems. We also won a $44M competitive HUD stimulus grant for community development projects. In addition, we created the vision and strategic plan for new vacant land system, bringing national best practices to a formerly chaotic and broken structure.
  • Mayoral appointee to Delaware Waterfront Corporation Board which created new waterfront master plan and built four major projects, including Race Street Pier.

Nutter for Mayor, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2006-2007 – Political Director – I hired staff and developed fundraising strategy for successful mayoral campaign. Co-wrote policy papers and co-directed 26 transition teams.

Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2004-2006 – Chief Executive Officer – I increased program revenue by 50 percent while improving profitability, for regional workforce development agency.

Department of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg, PA

  • 2003 – Director of Policy – I directed economic development policy initiatives for Governor Rendell, including $2B economic development program.

National Community Capital Association, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2000-2002 – Chief Operating Officer – I oversaw major lines of business for national organization of community development banks.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and Department of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1992-1997 – Deputy Commerce Director and Senior Vice President – I led the strategic planning effort for the successful planning and economic development project at the former Philadelphia Navy Yard. I managed ten-person staff and $2M operating budget. My team worked with Congressional delegation and White House officials to secure funds for major shipbuilding project, including $130M in federal and state funds for economic development and job training projects. I also planned and implemented City’s military base closure strategy, which successfully retained 8500 jobs in Philadelphia.

Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Philadelphia, PA

  • 1985-1990, Public Finance Associate


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.1985 – Executive Editor of Law Review
University of Chicago, M.A. Public Policy 1980 – Teaching Assistant
University of Rochester, B.A. History cum laude – 1977- Honor society


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