Virginia Economic Development Partnership Richmond, VA (May 2014-present)
Chief Operating Officer
Responsible for running the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (“VEDP”), a state authority governed by private business leaders that focuses on cultivating new business investment, fostering international trade growth and encouraging the expansion of existing businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Development Change & Growth (DCG Group), Baltimore, MD Region (Current)
Founder & Principal +
Econsult Solutions, Philadelphia, PA (2009-Current)
Consulting to provide advice on economic and sustainable development, organizational change, and competitive growth strategies. Retained on contract as Interim Vice-President, Knowledge Management & Development, International Economic Development Council. Also affiliated with Econsult Solutions that provides high quality, rigorous economic analysis and comprehensive, innovative, solutions to meet complex public policy and corporate challenges. Wharton School of Business faculty and PhD trained economists have been affiliated with the firm since its inception thirty years ago.
Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, Towson, MD (May 2011-Oct 2013)
Chief development and workforce official for urban/suburban/rural jurisdiction of 815,000 residents. Managed 60 people and annual budget of $5.7M.
New York State Department of Economic Development, Albany, NY (Jan 2007-Jul 2008)
Empire State Development Corporation, New York City and Buffalo, NY
Corporate Co-Chairman & Upstate Chairman
Chief executive of cabinet level department (215 employees) and Co-Chairman of ESDC (257 employees.) Appointed by Governor as first Upstate Chairman for New York State. Co-managed $130M combined budget. Created comprehensive development strategies and implemented initiatives for achieving economic growth across 48 counties in Upstate New York.
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Harrisburg, PA(Mar 2003-Jan 2007)
Executive Deputy Secretary Chief Operating Officer to cabinet level department. Managed 372 employees and $1B annual state operating budget. Directed divisions of Administration, Business Assistance, Community Affairs & Development, International Business Development, Technology Investment, Tourism, Film and Marketing, and Office of Military Base Development.
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore, MD (Jan 2000-Mar 2003)
Assistant Secretary Division leader with cabinet level department. Responsible for managing $10M annual marketing budget and staff of 60 in Baltimore office and 31 representatives in 14 foreign countries. Additional Professional Experience
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition,Philadelphia, PA
- Executive-on-Loan (Managing Consultant for Business Issues), Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia and as Director of Economic Development, Philadelphia Empowerment Zone
- Director, Strategic Planning/Management
- Executive Director, Citizens' Assembly for a Greater Philadelphia
The Urban Affairs Partnership, Philadelphia, PA
- Associate Managing Partner
- Assistant to the Managing Partner