Global Philadelphia Conversations -- Interview Series, Curated by Global Philadelphia Association

Global Philadelphia Association conducts interviews offering new insights into Philadelphia's current and potential involvement in global projects and how leaders of the Philadelphia region are taking great strides towards creating a more global Philadelphia.

Read the full interviews below and join the conversation on our Global Philadelphia Facebook page.

On a recent episode of the Tone and Tenor Show, Global Philadelphia Association's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh and Community Heritage Coordinator Gigi McGraw spoke about the impact of Philadelphia's designation as a World Heritage City.
June 5, 2018
Philadelphia is a diverse city full of many different cultures that continually grow larger. Among them is the distinct culture of Belgium through immigrants from Flanders. To help with the growing Flemish population in Philadelphia, Daisy van den Hooff-Mertens has opened a branch of Flemish in the World in the city and helps new immigrants adjust to life in the States. What is Flemish in the World?
May 2, 2018
Nicole Allen White is the Director of Government Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she manages the Museum’s government relations for city, state and federal initiatives and works cross-departmentally to advance the Museum’s community engagement activities. Prior to joining the Art Museum she served as the Director of Policy & Community Engagement at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. While at the Cultural Alliance, she successfully spearheaded the campaigns to restore and maintain funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
March 21, 2018
Article by Charlotte Thomas, GPA Ambassador
December 13, 2017
Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director of The Wilma Theater. By Will Becker, Global Philadelphia Ambassador.
April 21, 2017
Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, recently transitioned into his new position after serving on the Alliance Board of Directors for almost 20 years.
July 14, 2016
Mayor Jim Kenney first introduced Dr. Nina Ahmad as the Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement last December. As Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement, Ahmad oversees the Mayor's commissions and offices on constituent-specific issues. These include the Office of Black Male Engagement and the Youth Commission.
June 27, 2016
Jennifer Rodríguez officially became the new CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on January 4, 2016. Rodríguez had been the executive director of the city’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs before being approved by the chamber’s board of directors after she was selected from a “large” pool of candidates by a search committee, according to Al DÍA News
May 9, 2016
Miriam Enriquez is no stranger to city government. She began her career a Prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and after seven years as a prosecutor, she moved on to City Council where she served as the Directory of Policy and Legislation for Councilman O’Brien.
April 28, 2016