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Liz Dow, CEO, has run LEADERSHIP Philadelphia for twenty years. Prior to this appointment, Liz served as senior vice president with FirstUSA (now JPMorgan). She earned an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from Cornell University. She served as a Wharton Public Policy Fellow at the White House. She currently serves on the boards of the local Knight Foundation, Sunday Breakfast Club, and the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts Foundation. She chaired the Mural Arts board and has served on the boards of Girard College, Widener University, MEDecision, Christ Church Preservation Trust, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia History Museum, and the Philadelphia Zoo. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy. Recently, Liz was profiled on the cover of the SmartCEO magazine issue on “Leaders We Admire”. She was given the Mayor’s Citizenship Award, named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 76, named by the Eagles as one of “The 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians,” named to Fast Company’s list of 15 People Who Are Taking Networking to a New Level, and awarded LiveConnections’ inaugural Connector Award. Liz was recently named to the Philadelphia Police Community Oversight Board. She is the author of the book Six Degrees of Connection and writes a blog on wonder at work for the Huffington Post.
Carla is the vice president of programs and operations for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. She runs programs, recruiting, alumni relations, and administrative operations support, and assists the Board of Directors. She joined LEADERSHIP 14 years ago. She brings 13 years of experience from CoreStates, now Wells Fargo, where she served as executive assistant and partner to the executive director, responsible for corporate marketing and brand advertising, sponsorships, corporate communications, community development, and government relations. While situated in the corporate executive headquarters, she represented CoreStates with all stakeholders, including corporate executives, board of directors, members and customers. Carla is active with the youth department at Bethany Baptist Church where she is the chair of the special events committee. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied business administration. She and her family live in Lindenwold, NJ.
Jacqueline Lewis, Core 2010
Executive Director of Engagement
Jackie is responsible for LEADERSHIP’s Collaborative program with local non-profits, spearheads board placement for participants and alumni, manages development, serves as a liaison for both alumni and the Keepers program, and oversees social media and technology. Jackie is a LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Fellow (Core Class 2010) and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Her credo is “The stories we tell create the people we become. Let’s keep our eyes on all that’s good, beautiful, possible and innovative in the world.”
Program Logistics Director
Angela is the program coordinator for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and the executive assistant to Liz Dow. She handles administrative duties, database, program development, and alumni logistics. She joined LEADERSHIP in 2003, after 19 years with Arthur Andersen, where she served as a senior human resources specialist. Angela is the production coordinator for the Core and Executive programs. She is also the manager of the LEADERSHIP database. She lives in Philadelphia with her two daughters.