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Nutter Appoints Acting Commerce Director

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Nutter Appoints Acting Commerce Director

This just in from the press office:

MAYOR NUTTER APPOINTS ACTING DEPUTY MAYOR FOR PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Philadelphia, June 30, 2009 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that Alan Greenberger will serve as Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Commerce Director. Mr. Greenberger will retain his responsibilities as Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Mayor Nutter also announced that Kevin Dow, Deputy Director of Commerce for Neighborhood and Business Services, will serve as Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Commerce Department.

“Alan Greenberger is the perfect person to provide stability and continuity for Philadelphia’s planning and economic development during this transitional period,” said Mayor Nutter. “Kevin Dow has provided critical leadership in the reorganization of Commerce and the creation of the new Office of Business Services.”

Greenberger will head up a team that includes Dow as Chief Operating Officer, and Duane Bumb as Senior Deputy Director of Commerce.

“Duane is a highly regarded member of this administration and retains his important leadership position working on economic development projects,” said Mayor Nutter. “Alan, Kevin, and Duane will continue the great progress that has been made on planning and economic development over the last 18 months.”

In May Mayor Nutter announced that Andrew Altman, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Commerce Director, had accepted a position as founding CEO of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, overseeing the revitalization and redevelopment of Olympic Park in East London -- the largest urban development effort in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Mr. Altman served as Chair of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Chair of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Donn Scott, current Vice Chair of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, will serve as Acting Chair of the Corporation, and Joseph Syrnick, current Vice Chair of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will serve as Acting Chair of the Planning Commission.

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