PHLCVB Board of Directors


  • Chair Karen Dougherty Buchholz
    Executive Vice President, Administration, Comcast Corporation
  • Vice Chair Leonard Buckley
    General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia
  • Vice Chair John McNichol
    President & CEO, PA Convention Center Authority
  • Secretary John Pierce
    Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Treasurer Jeff Adeli
    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • President & CEO Gregg Caren
    President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau


  • Stephen Aichele
    Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
  • Annie Allman
    CEO & General Manager, Reading Terminal Market
  • Ed Baten
    General Manager, The W | Element Hotel
  • Romona Riscoe Benson
    Director, Corporate & Community Impact, PECO
  • 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
  • Chellie Cameron
    President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • John W. Chin
    Executive Director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
  • The Honorable Darrell L. Clarke (ex-officio)
    President, Philadelphia City Council
  • Nicholas DeBenedictis
    Chairman Emeritus, Aqua America
  • J. Donald Dumpson, PhD
    President & CEO, Diverse Arts Solutions
  • Donna Farrell
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Independence Blue Cross
  • Joe Forkin
    President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Dan Funk
    Associate Dean & Professor, Temple University School of Sport Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • John Grady
    Senior Vice President, Wexford Science & Technology
  • Derek Green
    Former Member, Philadelphia City Council
  • 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
  • Carol Hunt
    Vice President of Finance, PA Convention Center Authority
  • Ashley Jordan, PhD
    President & CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • The Honorable James Kenney
    Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • John Kroll
    President, Keating Hospitality
  • Paul Levy
    President & CEO, Center City District
  • David Lipson, Jr.
    Chairman/CEO, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Kathyrn Ott Lovell
    President & CEO, Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation
  • Joseph Meterchick
    Regional President, PNC Bank
  • Anne Nadol (ex-officio)
    Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia
  • David Nasatir
    Chairman of the Firm, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
  • Richard Odorisio
    SVP of Operations, Meyer Jabara Hotels
  • Douglas Oliver
    Vice President, Governmental & External Affairs, PECO
  • The Honorable Brian O’Neill
    Councilmember, Tenth District, Philadelphia City Council
  • Bernie Prazenica
    President & General Manager, WPVI-TV 6ABC
  • Ken Reed
    General Manager, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
  • Colleen Barone Reidy
    Division Vice President, Macy’s
  • Jacklin Rhoads, (ex officio)
    Director of Public Affairs & Marketing, Office of Governor Josh Shapiro
  • Leslie Richards
    General Manager, SEPTA
  • Atif Saeed
    President & CEO, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Richard Lee Snow
    Regional Development Director, UNCF, Washington DC Region
  • Manuel Stamatakis
    President & CEO, Capital Management Enterprises
  • Stephen Starr
    Starr Restaurant Group
  • Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA
    VP, Business Development, Executive Director, The Wistar Institute
  • Sasha Suda
    George D. Widener Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Lauren Swartz
    President & CEO, The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Matias Tarnopolsky
    President & CEO, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center
  • Andrew Tod
    Executive Vice President, GF Management
  • Angela Val
    President & CEO, Visit Philadelphia
  • 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.
  • JoAnn Wrenn
    General Manager, The Logan
  • Eric Zillmer
    Director, Global Sports Lab and Professor, 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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