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PHL Sports Staff & Stakeholders

Updated: October 25, 2021

PHL Sports Staff

Larry Needle

Executive Director


Brea W. Stanko

Director, Business Development & Sports Marketing


Maria Grasso

Senior Vice President, Convention Division


Crystal Kennedy

Senior National Accounts Director, Citywide Sales

West (1500+ room nights)
Southeast (700+ room nights)
PHL Sports (300+ room nights)


Board of Directors

*Denotes Executive Committee

Chairman, Don Smolenski*

President, Philadelphia Eagles

Vice Chair, Eric Zillmer*

Director of Athletics Emeritus, Drexel University

Vice Chair, Jill Bodensteiner*

Director of Athletics, Saint Joseph's University

Richard Adler*

Director, RA Event Consulting

Craig Angelos*

Deputy Athletic Director, Temple University

Dan Baker

Coordinator of Broadcast Relations, Drexel University

Brian Baptiste*

Athletic Director, LaSalle University

Jill Bodensteiner*

Athletic Director, St. Joseph's University

Chris Branscome*

Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer

Jon Butler

Executive Director, Pop Warner

Gregg Caren*

President & CEO, PHLCVB

Valerie Camillo*

President of Business Operations, Philadelphia Flyers & Wells Fargo Center

Carl Cherkin*

Vice President, Business Relations, Philadelphia Union

John Coffman

Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund

Jim Cuorato*

President & CEO, Independence Visitor Center Corporation

Anne Cutler

Cooper River Rowing Lead, Cooper River Rowing Lead

Ron Davis

Director of Diversity and Community Development, Parx Casino

Beth Devine

Executive Director, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

Don Dijulia*

Former Director of Athletics, St. Joseph's University

Harry (Skip) Dittmann*

Co-Chair, Army-Navy Host Committee

Marshall Einhorn

Executive Director, Maccabi USA Sports for Israel

Rich Ensor*

Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Carolyn Schlie Femovich

Commissioner (Retired), Patriot League

Jim Fernberger

Senior Vice President, Raymond James and Associates

Bill Fitzgerald*

Vice President Operations, Pyramid Hotel Group

Bill Fox*

Retired, School District of Philadelphia

Greg Fox

Partner, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker, & Rhoads, LLP

Nikki Franke*

Head Coach, Fencing, Temple University

Ed Garcia*

Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia

William Y. Giles

Retired Chairman & General Partner, Philadelphia Phillies

Steve Gleason

President, Kairos Real Estate Partners, LLC

John Grady*

Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Executive at Wexford Science & Technology, LLC

Maria Grasso*

Senior National Accounts Director, PHLCVB

Richard Groff*

Former Chair, US Adult Soccer

Ed Grose

Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Frank Gumienny*

Chief Financial Officer, Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Harris*

VP, Marketing & New Media, Philadelphia Phillies

Michael Hill

Managing Director, Synterra

Kenny Holdsman

CEO & President, Philadelphia Youth Basketball

Margaret Hughes*

Deputy City Representative, City of Philadelphia

Mark Jackson*

Director of Athletics, Villanova University

Ron Jaworski*

Founder, JAWS Youth Playbook

Jazelle Jones*

Deputy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

Crystal Kennedy*

Senior National Accounts Director, PHLCVB

Perry Kessler

Director of Sales & Marketing, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Patrick Kraft*

Athletic Director, Temple University

Lew Klein

President, NATPE Educational Foundation

Gabrielle Langmann

Managing Partner, The Rhiannon Group

Brooke Lazizi

Senior Manager, Convention Services, PHLCVB

Matt Lederer*

Vice President, Branded Partnerships, Comcast

Jimmy Lynch

Athletic Director, Philadelphia School District

Jed Margolis

Executive Director, Retired, Maccabi USA Sports for Israel

Bill Martin*

Partner, Fox Rothschild

Tim McDermott*

Chief Business Officer, Philadelphia Union

Bernadette McGlade

Commissioner, Atlantic 10

Bob McMahon

Chairman, Pennsylvania Veterans Museum

John McNichol*

President, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Sara Merriman*

Senior Director, Economic Development Initiatives, Brandywine Realty Trust

William Mifflin

Executive Director, Philadelphia Hospitality

Bonnie Mueller

Secretary, Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia

Thomas Muldoon

President, Muldoon and Associates

Steve Mullin

Principal, Senior Vice President, Econsult Corporation

Ron Naples*

Chairman Emeritus, Quaker Chemical Corporation

Peter Neeson

Attorney at Law, Rawle & Henderson

Kathryn Ott Lovell*

Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

John Page*

President, Wells Fargo Center

Paul Patel

Principal, Pennsville Hospitality Group

Barbara Perry

President, Perry Burch Sports & Entertainment

Lara Price*

Senior Vice President, Philadelphia 76ers

Todd Pride

President , Friends of FDR Park BOD

Pat Pruitt

Partner, EY

Nedia Ralston*

Director, SE Regional Office, Commonwealth of PA

Rick Ridall

Associate Professor and Director of Industry Relations, Temple University

Matthew Robinson

Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Vaughn Ross*

Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia

Nick Sakiewicz*

Commissioner, National Lacrosse League

Mike Scanlon*

Senior Vice President, Arenas & Stadiums at Spectra Venue Management

Michael Shane*

Chief Business Officer, Philadelphia Flyers

Joe Sheradin

General Manager, Liacouras Center - Temple University

Tina Sloan Green

President, Black Women's Sport Foundation

Andrea Sorli*

Manager, Accounting & Finance, Philadelphia Eagles

Lee Stevens

Executive Director, 2019/20 NCAA Lacrosse Championships

Mike Sulkes*

Assistant General Manager, Wells Fargo Center

Kathleen Sullivan

Regional Director, Government and Community Relations, Comcast

John Tierney*

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Nina Tinari

Partner, Schulson Collective

Donal Walsh

Business Development , AEG Worldwide (AEG Rugby)

Scott Ward

Senior Associate AD, Chief Operation Officer, University of Pennsylvania

Ken Wong*

President, CIG Asia Ltd


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