Sam Katz

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Sam Katz is a lifelong Philadelphian who has had a unique career in public and project finance, venture capital, civic affairs, development, politics and documentary filmmaking.

Sam spent 20 years as CEO of Public Financial Management and worked with cities, counties and state governments throughout the nation on financial distress and capital funding. He structured the financing for sports facilities including the Wachovia Center and Camden Yards. More recently he chaired the State authority that exercised oversight over Philadelphia’s finances. And he was a candidate for Mayor (1991, 1999, 2003) and Governor (1994).

Over the past eight years, Sam has been producing documentary films on the history of Philadelphia including the 14 part EMMY award winning series, “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and “Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia.” These films are available online at historyofphilly.com and are free of charge.

Sam and Connie Katz have lived in West Mt. Airy for 35 years and are active members of Germantown Jewish Centre. They have four grown children, two of whom live in Philadelphia, and two grandsons.

About Philadelphia World Heritage City Project:
A city of firsts, Philadelphia is also now the first World Heritage City in the United States. As such, The Philadelphia World Heritage City project (PWHCP), a partnership between Global Philadelphia Association and the City of Philadelphia, has emerged to promote Philadelphia’s esteemed cultural and economic contribution to the world, and its need for continued historical preservation. The PWHCP invites the world to invest, live, work, study and visit Philadelphia. Today, Philadelphians can share and celebrate the honor of being a part of a World Heritage City.