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1. Chamber of Commerce appoints William A. Carter IV to head local government advocacy and engagement.
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia announced September 19 that it has named William A. Carter IV to head all public policy and local advocacy with the City of Philadelphia, working to advance the pillars of the Chamber’s PHL Neighborhood Growth Project (NGP). According to the release, “in coordination with the Chamber’s Civic Affairs team, Carter will help develop and mobilize a diverse coalition of organizations to advocate for pro-business policies.”
Carter recently served as chief operating officer managing the Office of City Council President. He is is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree at Hampton University in Virginia.
Carter starts at his new post in October.
2. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society names Andrew Bunting VP of public horticulture.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has appointed Andrew Bunting its vice president of public horticulture, a new position that will lead PHS’s Urban Design, Public Landscapes, PHS Pop Up Gardens, and PHS Meadowbrook Farm.
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Bunting was most recently in senior leadership positions at Chicago Botanic Garden and Atlanta Botanical Garden. Prior to those posts, he spent 29 years in the greater Philadelphia area, where he was employed by Scott Arboretum for 27 years, in addition to Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, and was owner of Fine Garden Creations, Inc.
He has been recognized with awards and citations from the American Public Gardens Association, the Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, and has published more than 200 articles in national publications. His book, The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias, was published in 2015.
3. WXPN names Raina Douris as new host of World Cafe radio program
WXPN, the member-supported public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania and producer of the NPR-distributed daily music program World Cafe, announced September 18 that Raina Douris will become the new host of World Cafe.
Douris is an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario. She was the host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Music. She has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs. She succeeds Talia Schlanger as World Cafe host.
Douris will start her new post October 7.
4. Tom Quinn becomes president of HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
Tom Quinn has been named the president of HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, the organization announced September 20. Quinn left his role as director of education at the Walnut Street Theatre on August 1 to become president of the 137-year-old West Philadelphia school that draws students with complex neuromuscular disabilities from across the nation.
Quinn comes to the job with 15 years of partnership with HMS building the expressive arts program. He holds a master’s in education from West Chester University and another in educational administration from Gwynedd-Mercy University.
According to the announcement, in addition to signifiant experience teaching and developing national curricula, Quinn is a former actor “and authored a dozen anti-bullying plays for the Walnut Street Theatre’s educational outreach program, a trilogy of plays about civil rights, and a play about the effects of gun violence. Under his tutelage, the theatre’s educational outreach program tripled in size to reach more than 200,000 students.”-30-
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