Mayor Jim Kenney and Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, announced on January 15 that the PIDC Board of Directors has appointed Anne Bovaird Nevins to serve as the organization’s next president. PIDC is a non-profit, 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 developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive inclusive growth to every corner of Philadelphia.
Nevins is currently PIDC’s chief strategy and communications officer, serving as a member of the executive team and overseeing capitalization, product development, strategic communications, and partnerships. In her current capacity, Nevins has served on the Mayor’s Refinery Advisory Group for the City of Philadelphia, co-managed Philadelphia’s Amazon HQ2 bid, and has created and led PIDC and ULI Philadelphia’s partnership advisory committee on the future of work and its impact on industrial and commercial land.
Nevins will be the eleventh chief executive and the first woman to serve in the role in PIDC’s 60-year history.
“I am thrilled to have been selected by the PIDC Board of Directors to lead this organization at this exciting time in Philadelphia,” Nevins said. “Our challenge is to accelerate and sustain economic growth and, at the same time, to ensure that the benefits of that growth, including job opportunities and wealth creation, are shared more broadly across our city."
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