Phil Goldsmith has held senior positions in a broad spectrum of fields including law, journalism, government and banking. Most recently he served as the Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia and served as executive director of Fairmount Park and chief executive officer of the School District of Philadelphia. In the early 1980s, he was Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning. He was recently named one of Philadelphia's top "connectors" in a survey of 4,800 Philadelphians conducted by Leadership Inc. Earlier in his career, Phil was an award-winning journalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter, and as an editorial writer he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is married, has two adult children and four grandchildren.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Even in South Florida's suffocating heat, Al Golden's trademark at Temple remains the stylish staple of his sideline attire.
VALERIE SAFRAN and her partner, Marcie Turney, were in desperate straits.
They were running a home-decor store called Open House at 107 S. 13th St., which they had financed by maxing out their credit cards, and they wanted to open a restaurant in the same block.