Friday, February 12, 2016

Corbett names Wonderling, Kroll to Convention Center board

Gov. Corbett today nominated two Philadelphia business leaders to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Board

Corbett names Wonderling, Kroll to Convention Center board


Gov. Corbett today nominated two Philadelphia business leaders to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Board.

Corbett named Rob Wonderling, president of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and veteran hotel executive John Kroll to the 15-member board, praising their "wealth of valuable experience."

Wonderling chairs the CEO Council for Growth, the governing board of Select Greater Philadelphia, which works toward establishing the region as one of the nation's top business locations.

Wonderling, a Republican, served in the state Senate representing Bucks County and was a deputy secretary at PennDot.

 Kroll, a 28-year hospitality industry veteran, spent 25 years with the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He is currently president of Keating Hospitality which manages Hyatt assets, including the Hyatt Regency in Philadelphia.

The authority on May 18 elected Greg Fox, a Republican, as it new chairman. He replaced Buck Riley, also a Republican, who resigned a week earlier.

The center recently completed a $787 million expansion, the biggest public works project in state history.  A grand opening is set for July.

The nominations of Wonderling and Kroll are subject to confirmation by the state Senate.




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