Philadelphia Works, Inc. (PhilaWorks), the City’s workforce development board, has announced the appointment of six accomplished professionals to its Board of Directors. The new members, as determined and appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney, will each serve three-year terms.
As the organization welcomes its newest Board members, it bids farewell to now-former Board Chair, William Strahan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast. William Strahan diligently served on PhilaWorks’ Board of Directors for eight years and is replaced as Board Chair by Daniel Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank of PA/NJ/DE.
PhilaWorks also extends its gratitude and bids farewell to Board members, Norma Romero-Mitchell, Peter Tubolino, and Thomas (Bud) Tyler, each having served eight-year terms.
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“On behalf of the entire staff at Philadelphia Works and stakeholders from across the city’s workforce system, I welcome the new appointees to our Board of Directors and thank Mayor Kenney for their appointments,” said H. Patrick Clancy, president and CEO of Philadelphia Works. “New leadership on our Board brings fresh perspectives and innovative solutions that will prove vital as we continue towards economic recovery.”
Philadelphia Works’ Board of Directors is comprised of a mandated mix of leaders from the private, non-profit, labor, and government sectors. They are responsible for steering both the strategic and financial decisions that provide economic opportunities to Philadelphia residents and sustainable growth to regional employers.