Meet PIDC’s New Team Members – Fall 2022

by lsmith
November 17, 2022

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PIDC continues to grow, drawing from Philadelphia’s top talent. We recently hired an excellent group of hardworking, talented, and experienced employees in various fields. It is our pleasure to introduce you to our new additions to the PIDC team!

Luke Antonello

Media, PA

PIDC:
Financial Services, Conduit Finance

TITLE:
Grants Administrator

Q: What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

Acting as a liaison between City Hall and local Philadelphian projects, I will ensure the grant processes are compliant and moving forward. From entrepreneur startups, non-profits, and environmental developments, I will make sure the vision each client has for their growth is realized. I will be the main contact for the Philadelphia Water Department and its stormwater initiative, which plans to reduce combined sewer overflows through treatment plant upgrades and the installation of green stormwater infrastructure in streets, parks, schools, and other public spaces.

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

Philadelphia is the city of access. Where neighboring cities have congestion and high cost of living, Philadelphia remains more affordable, offering a wide variety of people opportunities they might not have elsewhere. It’s the city that’s big enough to find your niche, but residential enough to know all your neighbors. With its unique food, music, and queer scenes, our culture is authentic and grounded. A quote I love is, ‘Philadelphia isn’t as bad as Philadelphians say it is.’

Asia Sims

North Philadelphia

PIDC:
Accounting & Financial Reporting Team

TITLE:
Staff Accountant

What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

I will continue to assist in making sure we are compliant with all the audit requirements.

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

Philadelphia is a great place to work and live because this is a unique city with amazing history and so many talented people. Philadelphia is filled with many wonderful things to do and a numerous amount of great food.


Brandon Tubby

Hillsborough, NJ

PIDC:
Strategy, Partnerships, and Communications

TITLE:
Director of Impact Analysis & Reporting

What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

I will help transform PIDC’s data analysis and reporting to clarify our impact and strengthen PIDC’s position as a thought-leader for urban economic development. The measurements of top priority include illustrating our commitments to racial equity, sustainability, and the future of work. Overall, I will support my colleagues to my best ability to benchmark their amazing work and communicate our results out to the public.

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

It’s a city built at a human-scale. As a result, Philly can build on historic assets like our intimate streets, legacy of transit infrastructure, and rich architecture stock to become a leading sustainable city in the 21st century. I love Philadelphia because I can live car-free, shop at unique neighborhood businesses instead of big-box retailers, and enjoy the cultural amenities yielded by a bustling melting-pot society.


Kit Cali

Cambridge, MA & Orlando, FL

PIDC:
Navy Yard

TITLE:
Executive Assistant

What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

I’ll be providing comprehensive administrative support to [Senior Vice President, Navy Yard] Kate McNamara, Esq. & the Navy Yard team, including scheduling, project management, research, and internal communications. My job is to expand the team’s capacity to continue transforming the Navy Yard into a vibrant, equitable, and accessible space that offers opportunity, community, and beautiful, fun outdoor spaces to diverse Philadelphians. Learning what PIDC & our partners have accomplished in the last 20 [years] has been fascinating enough. I can’t wait to contribute to what we do next!

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

…of the people. Philadelphians are always skeptical when I say how friendly they are, but in general, I’ve found so far that people in Philly are unusually warm, creative, adaptable, and welcoming – not to mention just as quirky as the city they share. Every neighborhood and every block has its own unique community and surprising features. People with diverse skills & experiences all genuinely love their city and work hard to make it an even better place to live and work. I love soaking in that energy, and I want to be a part of it too!


Julia Cohen

Washington, D.C.

PIDC:
Real Estate Services

TITLE:
Analyst & Project Manager

What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

As part of the real estate services team, I help execute strategies to advance economic development initiatives related to industrial and commercial land in Philadelphia. I develop presentations and talking points about PIDC projects and foster relationships with community organizations, governmental and institutional partners, and other stakeholders.

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

It has so many distinctive neighborhoods with their own cultures and histories.


Ricky Huynh

Olney, PA

PIDC:
Project Finance

TITLE:
Loan Officer

What role will you play in helping PIDC drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia?

My role in PIDC is to connect with clients, underwrite their deals, obtain credit approval, and guide them to loan closing. The loan officer needs to be the expert of PIDC to our clients and the expert of our clients to PIDC.

Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play because…

You have easy access to whatever you want – from different cuisines, an exciting night life, to enjoying nature through all the different parks within the city. I have lived in Philadelphia all my life and have only seen it improve over time.

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View career opportunities at PIDC and be sure to check back as this list is updated on a regular basis.

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