Mayor Jim Kenney and Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, announced today that the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation‘s board of directors has appointed Anne Bovaird Nevins to serve as the organization’s next president.
Nevins is currently PIDC’s chief strategy and communications officer. She will assume the role of president on January 27 following the departure of the current president, John Grady.
“During her 13-year tenure at PIDC, Anne Nevins successfully built the partnerships that deliver resources to diverse businesses, non-profits, and development projects,” Kenney said via the emailed announcement. “We are excited to continue the City’s long-term partnership with the Chamber of Commerce through PIDC under Anne’s leadership, and look forward to working together to foster economic growth that benefits all Philadelphians.”
The PIDC is a nonprofit, economic development organization founded by the City and Chamber of Commerce more than 60 years ago with the mission to spur investment, support business growth, and foster development.
Before serving as chief strategy and communications officer, Nevins was the PIDC’s senior vice president for marketing and business development. In addition, she formerly served on the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games; she managed corporate sponsorships for the Kimmel Center and served as director of development for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
She is also an adjunct faculty member of Thomas Jefferson University‘s real estate masters program at the College of Architecture & the Built Environment.
“I am thrilled to have been selected by the PIDC Board of Directors to lead this organization at this exciting time in Philadelphia,” she said in the announcement. “I look forward to working with our partners at the City and Chamber, and across the business, civic, and philanthropic community, to achieve a Philadelphia economy that is growing, diversified, and inclusive.”
Nevins holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s from the Wharton School. She serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Bache-Martin and as an advisory committee member of North Broad Renaissance.
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