Camden waterfront CEO switches jobs to Philly

After 20 years, Philadelphia has a new waterfront chief.

Mayor Nutter this afternoon named Thomas P. Corcoran to lead his year-old Delaware River Waterfront Corp., which replaced the Penn's Landing Corp.

Corcoran, chosen from an applicant pool of more than 100 candidates, seems a natural for the job: For 25 years, he has led Camden's efforts to revitalize its waterfront, as president and CEO of the Cooper's Ferry Development Association.

Think Campbell's Field, the Adventure Aquarium, and the Susquehanna Bank Center - Corcoran had a role in each.

"Mayor Nutter has made it clear from the beginning of his administration that developing a world-class waterfront is key to his vision of Philadelphia's future," Corcoran said at a news conference in front of Pier 11, near Race Street and Delaware Avenue.

With a salary of $195,000 a year, he officially begins his job Oct. 1, but will be engaged in ongoing projects starting Aug. 30.


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