Philadelphia, PA, June  15, 2020 – The Greater Philadelphia business and civic community, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the four other southeastern Pennsylvania counties announced today that they are spearheading an effort to recharge the regional economy as the area begins to recuperate from the impact of COVID-19 and address the need for greater economic empowerment and equity for all citizens.

The initiative will focus on the following verticals:

  1. Higher Education
  2. Small and Mid-sized companies
  3. Hospitality/Tourism/Arts and Culture
  4. Health Care Delivery 
  5. Financial Services
  6. Tech, Media, Telecom
  7. Life Sciences
  8. Talent/Workforce

Philadelphia Regional Recharge and Recovery Taskforce Leadership

  1. Madeline Bell, CHOP
  2. John Christmas, City Council, City of Philadelphia
  3. David L. Cohen, Comcast
  4. Dennis Davin, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  5. Greg Davis, Vanguard
  6. Carolina DiGiorgio, Congreso
  7. Anne Ewers, Kimmel Center
  8. Michael Forman, FS Investments
  9. John Fry, Drexel University   
  10. Sylvie Gallier Howard, City of Philadelphia
  11. Chris Gheysens, Wawa, Inc.
  12. Jeff Guaracino, Visit Philadelphia
  13. Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania
  14. Bill Hankowsky
  15. Patrick T. Harker, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  16. Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Health Group
  17. Osagie Imasogie, PIPV Capital
  18. Sue Jacobson, Jacobson Strategic Communications
  19. Dan Kerr, Burns Mechanical
  20. Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital
  21. Jack Lynch, Main Line Health
  22. Jenn Maher, 1776
  23. Jeff Marrazzo, Spark Therapeutics
  24. Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Urban Affairs Coalition
  25. Ashley McEvoy, Johnson & Johnson
  26. Anne Nevins, PIDC
  27. Phil Okala, Penn Medicine
  28. Bret Perkins, Comcast
  29. Wendell E. Pritchett, University of Pennsylvania
  30. Lou Rodriguez, Rodriguez Consulting, LLC
  31. Jay H. Shah, Hersha Hospitality Group
  32. Judee von Seldeneck, Diversified Search
  33. Jami Wintz McKeon, Morgan Lewis
  34. Aaron A. Walton, Cheyney University
  35. Rob Wonderling, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  36. Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group

Click HERE to read more. Click HERE to read the Philadelphia Business Journal’s article.

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