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PHLCVB Board of Directors

Updated: September 15, 2022


Officers

  • Chair Karen Dougherty Buchholz
    Executive Vice President, Administration, Comcast Corporation
  • Former Chair Nicholas DeBenedictis
    Chairman Emeritus, Aqua America
  • 1st Vice Chair Leonard Buckley
    General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia
  • 2nd Vice Chair Stephanie Boyd
    Director of Sales & Marketing, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
  • Secretary John Pierce
    Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Treasurer William Adolph
    William F. Adolph & Co., Inc.
  • President & CEO Gregg Caren
    President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Members

    • Jeff Adeli
      Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

    • Stephen Aichele
      Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

 

    • Annie Allman
      CEO & General Manager, Reading Terminal Market

 

    • Ed Baten
      General Manager, The W | Element Hotel

 

    • Robert Bogle
      President & CEO, The Philadelphia Tribune

 

    • Mike Bowman
      President & CEO, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

 

    • Steven Bradley
      Chairman of the Board, African American Chamber of Commerce

 

    • John W. Chin
      Executive Director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

 

    • Bob Cosgrove
      General Manager, Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

 

    • The Honorable Darrell L. Clarke (ex-officio)
      President, Philadelphia City Council

 

    • James Cuorato
      President & CEO, Independence Visitor Center Corporation

 

    • J. Donald Dumpson, PhD
      President & CEO, Diverse Arts Solutions

 

    • Donna Farrell
      Vice President, Corporate Communications, Independence Blue Cross

 

    • Joe Forkin
      President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

 

    • Gregory Fox
      Senior Counsel, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

 

    • John Grady
      Senior Vice President, Wexford Science & Technology

 

    • The Honorable Derek Green
      Councilmember At-Large, Philadelphia City Council

 

    • Claire Greenwood
      Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth and Vice President, Leadership Engagement, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

 

    • Edward R. Grose, CAE
      Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

 

    • William Hankowsky
      Former Chairman, President & CEO, Liberty Property Trust

 

    • Sheila Hess (ex-officio)
      City Representative, City of Philadelphia
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    • Ashley Jordan, PhD
      President & CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia

 

    • Jeremy Jordan, PhD
      Associate Dean, Temple University School of Sport Tourism & Hospitality Management

 

    • The Honorable James Kenney
      Mayor, City of Philadelphia

 

    • John Kroll
      President, Keating Hospitality

 

    • Nour Laasri
      General Manager, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

 

    • Paul Levy
      President & CEO, Center City District

 

    • David Lipson, Jr.
      Chairman/CEO, Philadelphia Magazine

 

    • Cynthia MacLeod
      Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park

 

    • John McNichol
      President and CEO, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

 

    • Joseph Meterchick
      Regional President, PNC Bank

 

    • Anne Nadol
      Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia

 

    • Anne Nevins
      President, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation

 

    • Richard Odorisio
      SVP of Operations, Meyer Jabara Hotels

 

    • Douglas Oliver
      Vice President, Governmental & External Affairs

 

    • The Honorable Brian O’Neill
      Councilmember, Tenth District, Philadelphia City Council

 

    • Bernie Prazenica
      President & General Manager, WPVI-TV 6ABC

 

    • Antonia Quagliariello Timberg
      Sr. Vice President & Executive Producer, Programs & Events

 

    • Colleen Barone Reidy
      Division Vice President, Macy’s

 

    • Leslie Richards
      General Manager, SEPTA

 

    • Hans Ritten
      Managing Director, Loews Philadelphia Hotel

 

    • Richard Lee Snow
      Regional Development Director, UNCF, Washington DC Region

 

    • Manuel Stamatakis
      President & CEO, Capital Management Enterprises

 

    • Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA
      VP, Business Development, Executive Director, The Wistar Institute

 

    • Lauren Swartz
      President & CEO, The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

 

    • Andrew Tod
      Executive Vice President, GF Management

 

    • Colin Walsh
      General Manager, Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia

 

    • Steve Wildemann
      President, Advanced Staging Productions

 

    • William Wilson
      Principal In Charge, Synterra, Ltd.

 

    • Kenneth Wong
      President, CIG Asia Ltd.

 

    • Nicole Allen White
      Director of Government and External Affairs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

    • Steve Wray
      Sr. Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions

 

    • JoAnn Wrenn
      General Manager, The Logan

 

    • Eric Zillmer
      Athletics Director, Drexel University

 

Emeritus

    • George Beach
      Chairman, President & CEO, Beach Creative Communications

 

    • A. Bruce Crawley, Chairman Emeritus
      President & CEO, Millennium 3 Management

 

    • The Honorable Dwight Evans
      U.S. Congressman

 

    • Daniel Fitzpatrick, CFA
      President & CEO, Citizens Bank – PA/NJ/DE

 

    • William Giles, Chairman Emeritus
      The Philadelphia Phillies

 

    • Robert Jaeger, CHA
      President, WNW Hospitality Group

 

    • Edward Slevin
      Retired Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

 

  • Marian Tasco
    Philadelphia City Councilmember (retired)

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