People

Behind the inspiring organizations, dynamic businesses, compelling events, intriguing communities, and notable news items that help make Philadelphia global, are individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and commitment.  Meet the scholars, researchers, students, diplomats, curators, artists, linguists, educators, attorneys, financiers, transportation experts, scientists, administrators and others who contribute so much to the globalism of the region.  (GPA members appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-members in alphabetical order.)

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Executive Director, Nationalities Service Center
Isidore has built a growing client base, serving the needs of young professionals building their financial portfolios to business owners managing risk. As a financial advisor for 1847Financial, he helps identify and implement financial strategies that uniquely address client concerns, putting them on the right path to meeting their personal and professional financial goals.
Regional Administrator Mid-Atlantic Region, U.S. Small Business Administration
Independent Financial Services Professional
Assistant Director, University of Pennsylvania's Middle East Center
Chairman of Government Affairs at National Council of Chinese Americans
Coordinator, Peace Day Philly
Secretarial Director and Fundraising Coordinator, Global Children Improvement Initiative
Founder and Partner, Renvyle Partners
Peter Quigley is the CIO and Managing Member of Renvyle Partners, LLC in Doylestown, PA. Renvyle Partners was founded in 2006 by Peter Quigley an industry veteran since 1994. Years of experience taught him many lessons about how best clients can be served. He became passionate about providing researched and ongoing investment management as well as personally connecting with the values and needs of his clients.
Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Principal David M. Raab has more than thirty years experience as a marketer, consultant, author and analyst. He has consulted with major firms in financial services, health care, telecommunications, publishing, consumer goods, technology and other industries. Mr. Raab has written hundreds of articles on marketing issues and addressed audiences in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is author of The Marketing Performance Measurement Toolkit, published by Racom Communications.
Director of Business Attraction and Retention, Department of Commerce, The City of Philadelphia
Randall J. Rook is interested in how cities are connected. In his engineering work he's involved with the design of rail infrastructure (presently electrification) which connects communities, along with the related analysis of rail corridor history and geography. In his planning education efforts, he's sustainably integrating the passenger and freight markets and the operations of those community-connecting rail corridors.
Assistant Director, South Asia Center at The University of Pennsylvania
Brian Said has a well rounded combination of education and leadership experience from world class organizations in both the U.S. and Europe. With a great passion for the travel industry and more than twenty years experience, he has accumulated unparalleled experience and achieved success in all aspects of destination marketing, air service development, hotel operations, sales & marketing and revenue management at major travel destinations, luxury and high end properties in Europe and USA.
Founder and Director, International Opera Theatre