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 & Managing Director of Lending

Nicole Hennessy

Vice President & Controller

Jennifer Lucas Crowther

Senior Vice President, Capitalization & Impact*

Lawrence McComie

Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer*

Kate McNamara

Executive Vice President, Navy Yard*

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

June 21, 2024

Meet PIDC’s New Team Members – Summer 2024

PIDC keeps growing! We’re excited to announce the addition of several talented individuals to our team. They bring with them decades of experience across a wide range of industries and organizations, including economic development, energy management, and finance. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will help us continue to drive economic growth and foster development all

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May 29, 2024

Celebrating PIDC Staff Anniversaries & Accolades 

Here at PIDC, we’re lucky to have a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. It’s our hardworking staff that allow us to create lasting impact in our city. So we’re celebrating some major staff milestones, a testament to the hard work and resilience these team members exhibit

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April 24, 2024

Saying Thank You to PIDC’s Administrative Stars

Today, April 24th, is Administrative Professionals Day and the team at PIDC extends our heartfelt gratitude to the often behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes who keep our workplace running smoothly — our administrative assistants, coordinators, and receptionists.  From managing schedules to coordinating meetings, these professionals are the backbone of our organization, ensuring efficiency and productivity in every

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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