PHLCVB Board of Directors

Updated: September 15, 2022


  • 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


    • 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


    • 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



    • 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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