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Lorraine Wilson-Drake

Founder/President of Wilson-Drake Development

Tayyib Smith

Senior Principal at Little Giant Creative

John Morris

CEO, 17 Asset Management

Sandra Dungee Glenn

Founder, The Collective

Dr. Leon Caldwell

Founder and Managing Partner, Ujima Developers

Jane Golden

Founder and Executive Director, Mural Arts

Anthony Miles

Founder, TPP Capital Management Group

Anne Fadullon

Deputy Mayor, Planning & Development, City of Philadelphia

Larry Eichel

Senior Advisor and Project Director, Philadelphia Research Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Ty Stiklorius

Founder and CEO, Friends At Work

Anthony Fullard

Executive Vice President, Millennium 3 Management Inc, West Powelton Development Incorporated

Dr Jamie Bracey Green

Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness; Co-Founder, Think and Grow Farms

Corinne O'Connell

CEO at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Marc Byers

General Manager, Motown Records

Della Clark

President, The Enterprise Center

Sudan Green

Founder, Spirits Up!

James Crowder

Senior Associate, Policy Link

Ashley Putnam

Director, Economic Growth and Mobility Project, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Bennett Lomax

Chairman, The Lomax Companies

David Bramble

Managing Partner, MCB Real Estate

Rey Ramsey

Founder & CEO, Centri Tech

Anne Gemmell

Founder - Future Works AlliancePHL

Rashaad Lambert

Director, Culture & Community, Forbes; Founder, For(bes) The Culture

Kurt Evans

Founder + Chef, Down North Pizza

James Johnson-Piett

Principal and CEO at Urbane Development

Lisa Hall

Impact Chair, Apollo Global Management

Jennifer Rodriguez

President & CEO, hiladelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Leslie Smallwood

Founder, Mosaic Development Partners

Sylvester Mobley

Founder and CEO, Coded by Kids

Omar Woodard

Executive Director, GreenLight Philadelphia

John Moore

SVC Philadelphia & Executive Chair, ImpactPHL

Jeff Hornstein

Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Steven Sanders

Chairman, Beltraith Capital & CEO, Stoneridge Investment Partners

Ernest Owens

Journalist and CEO, Ernest Media Empire

Brian Hudson

former CEO at Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Juan Lopez

Senior Vice President of Finance Shared Services for Independence Blue Cross (Independence)

Kirtrina Baxter

Community Organizer, Soil Generation

Isaiah Thomas

Philadelphia City Councilmember, At-Large

Bryheim Murray

Managing Partner at BKP Development Group

J'nelle Lawrence

Economy League, PAGE Director

Anna Stormer

Communications & Resource Development Officer, LISC Philadelphia

Sara Lomax-Reese

President and CEO, WURD Radio

Alonzo South

Senior Director of Community Engagement at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Omar Tate

Chef and Founder of Honeysuckle

Michael Banks

Managing Director, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Maria Quinones Sanchez

Councilmember, City of Philadelphia

Russell Craig

Artist, Mural Arts

Gregory Heller

Executive Director, Philadelphia Accelerator Fund

Andy Rachlin

Managing Director for Lending and Investment, Reinvestment Fund

Jos Duncan

Director of Product Management, WURD Radio

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