Work Experience | Recognition | Education

Work Experience
Consultant - Current Projects
  • Restoration of Train Service to Philadelphia - Phoenixville, PA (current)
  • Low income housing homeownership, Opportunity Zone - Coatesville, PA (current)
  • Atlas Development Refugee Housing Development - Beechview, City of Pittsburgh
  • Transit Oriented Development Infrastructure Improvements - Castle Shannon, PA
  • Storm Water Management Plan - Borough of Boswell, PA
  • Remediation and subdivision of abandoned Forest Hills PA Westinghouse Electric Site
  • Anti-gentrification project and corridor revitalization - Lower North Philadelphia CDC
  • Outreach program and grant proposal for Permeant Peace Movement - Beirut, Lebanon
Consultant - Phoenixville Steel Redevelopment - 2010-2012
  • Direct pre-development activities including public infrastructure, remediation and use planning
  • Secure public financing by employing various public finance mechanisms
  • Direct real estate out sales to potential developers and end users
  • Direct effort to secure minor league baseball team and financing of related stadium
  • Establishing a market position for the predevelopment activities of the project
Director - Main Street Community Development Corporation - Phoenixville, PA - 2003 -2010
  • Inherited a program on the verge of losing operational funding
  • Restored buildings in Phoenixville Historic District, 2 buildings won Preservation PA commercial building restoration award
  • Strategic Reposition by Implementing Arts and Entertainment Economic Development Strategy
  • Leveraged nine million government dollars for streetscape improvements, housing, crime prevention and open space preservation
  • Restored building through DCED Fašade program that won Preservation Pennsylvania Commercial Development restoration award
  • Over a 6 year period added $150,000,000 in assessed value providing a growth rate of 20.25%
South Street Headhouse Business District Authority - Philadelphia, PA - 2001 to 2003
  • Manage Entertainment District, emphasizing "Safe and Clean" program.
  • Strategic Market Repositioning of South Street after the 2000 Mardi Gras riots.
  • Secured $1,000,000 streetscape grant, $50,000 Second and Lombard fountain repair grant, $15,000 market analysis grant, and over $35,000 in promotions grants to enhance the district.
  • Implemented Arts and Entertainment Economic Development Strategy.
  • Developed Community Policing Plan
Main Street Manager - Downingtown, PA - 1994 to 2001
  • Supervised downtown revitalization, using the Main Street 4-Point approach.
  • Managed Historic Fašade Program
  • Projects included streetscape, joint advertising, economic development, grant writing, and business district management.
  • Supervised Brownfield remediation of Superfund site to bring it to statewide health residential standard
  • Secured over $3,500,000 in grant funding for public works projects
Planning and Development Consultant - Philadelphia, PA - 1992 to 1994
  • Obtained and supervised train station revitalization grant and low-interest loan pool in Coatesville, PA.
  • Developed Business District Authority plan in Lower Merion Township, PA.
  • Housing and HOPE II consultant for Philadelphia's Southwest Community Development Corporation (CDC).
Executive Director CDC - Philadelphia, PA - 1991 to 1992
  • Executive Director of New Kensington CDC.
  • Organized and provided home mortgage counseling, leveraged vacant rehabilitation of low-income homeowner housing stock, administered energy assistance program (LIHEAP), and conducted fundraising.
  • Packaged over $1,700,000 million in grant funding
  • Managed commercial area of Kensington Avenue from Front to Lehigh
  • Acted as a pass through for other organizations to access CDBG Mortgage Counseling program
  • Co-authored and administered training course for Delaware Valley Mortgage Plan
Main Street Manager - DuBois, PA - 1986 to 1991
  • Managed downtown revitalization utilizing the Main Street 4-point approach, including streetscape, tourist development, facade program, and fundraising.
  • Secured funding to restore historic train station
  • Functioned as the redevelopment authority director and the parking authority director.
Main Street Manager - Lock Haven, PA - 1985
  • Inherited a program on the verge of losing operational funding
  • Managed established 2-point program; main issues addressed included facade (design) and promotion.
  • One restored building received the commercial restoration award from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
Trade Readjustment Administrator - Charleroi, PA -1981 to 1983
  • Determined adjustment amounts in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry pass-through Federal program to aid those unjustly impacted by steel dumping in the United States.
  • Performed tasks to enable clients to open regular Unemployment Compensation Claims
Weatherization Director - Washington, PA - 1979 to 1981
  • Inherited a program on the verge of losing operational funding
  • Administered program to provide free weatherization services to low-income individuals.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Investor Coordinator - Baltimore, MD - 1977 to 1979
  • Provided bond issue first mortgage financing with a second mortgage for rehabilitation to low-income individuals.
  • Developed and managed Community Based Rental Corporation (Neighborhood Rental Corporation)
  • Secured financing for large-scale project-based Section 8 (100) for Neighborhood Rental Corporation
County Executive Staff Position - Baltimore County, MD - 1975 to 1979
  • Managed urban county fair, with main areas of focus including community relations, public speaking, production, fundraising, sales, and advertising.
  • The 11 day fair was largely a Baltimore Bi-centennial event
  • The County Fair featured Cypress Garden's Ski Show, a host of nationally known music acts, high divers, auto thrill show, and circus acts booked through Ringling Brothers.
Union Business Agent - Memphis, Tennessee - 1973 to 1975
  • Organized labor unions in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee for the United Furniture Workers Union.
  • Processed grievances through arbitration.
  • Organized unions in factories located in Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
  • Implemented change in the way exhaust systems were employed to eliminate particle matter from the workplace environment.
AFSCME Council 13 Union Organizer - Harrisburg, PA - 1972
  • Organized non-profit hospitals in Pennsylvania for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
  • Organized first private non profit hospital in Pennsylvania under Act 195
AFL - CIO Industrial Union Department Research Staff - Washington, D.C. - 1971
  • Researched Occupational Safety and Health legislation (OSHA).
  • Conducted national education program explaining the initial OSHA implementation

Keystone Laureate - Presented by Governor as an Agent of Change

Co-Founder - Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Pennsylvania Local Arts Network - Board Treasurer


University of Chicago Harris School for Public Policy - Municipal Finance Certificate

London School of Economic and Political Science - MSc Cities - 2017-Present

Carnegie Mellon University - Independent study course short of Masters of Public Management - 1984.

West Virginia State College - B.A. in History Political Science - Graduated 1971.

John F. Kennedy Memorial High School - Iselin, New Jersey - Graduated 1967.