Our Team

Team Members

PIDC is led by a strong team of experienced professionals dedicated to advancing our mission. The staff includes approximately 60 full-time employees, and PIDC’s current Senior Leadership Team has a combined 140+ years of economic and community development experience at PIDC. Collectively, we aim to drive transformative growth for Philadelphians with a human-centered approach by directing our financial and real estate services, knowledge, and networks toward creating a vibrant and sustainable Philadelphia.

Our President

Jodie Harris—an economic development industry leader with three decades of experience spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors—joined PIDC in June 2023 after nearly two decades serving in various roles in the federal government, including four years as director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).

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PIDC Management Team

Jodie Harris

President*

Sam Rhoads

Executive Vice President*

Ilene Burak

Senior Vice President, General Counsel*

Christopher Chaplin

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Tom Dalfo

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Services*

Angie Fredrickson

Vice President, Real Estate Services

Marla S. Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Client Engagement & Business Support*

Heather Hanowitz

Vice President & Senior Loan Officer

Nicole Hennessy

Vice President & Controller

Jennifer Lucas Crowther

Senior Vice President, Capitalization & Impact*

Lawrence McComie

Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer*

Kate McNamara

Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning & Real Estate Development*

Shayne Moore

Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Systems, & Facilities*

Anya Morrison Davis

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Peter Silow

Vice President, Conduit Services

Marquis Tavon Upshur

Senior Vice President, Human Resources*

*Senior Leadership Team member

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

October 20, 2023

Meet PIDC’s New Team Members – Fall 2023

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! Holly Alsentzer Hometown: Flourtown, PA Role at PIDC: Executive Assistant at the Navy Yard What role

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August 22, 2023

Get to Know PIDC’s Summer 2023 Interns

This summer, a few talented interns joined PIDC virtually to learn and assist us in driving growth to every corner of Philadelphia. Get to know our interns and the PIDC departments they assist. Plus, see why they think Philadelphia is a great place to study, work, and play. Ella Travis she/herSouth Philadelphia EDUCATION:Temple University, finance

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July 12, 2023

Getting To Know PIDC’s New President: Q&A With Jodie Harris

On June 1, 2023, Jodie Harris officially assumed the role of president of PIDC after serving nearly five years as the director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. Jodie made history as the 12th chief executive and the first African American woman

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GOVERNANCE

PIDC is governed by a 30-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia and the President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Meet Our Board