Board of Directors

Board Chair

Robert J. McNeill, Senior Partner, Greater Philadelphia Region, Deloitte LLP

Chair Emeritus and Senior Counselor
John F. Smith III

Vice Chair
Lauren Swartz, President, World Affairs Council

Vice Chair
Peter Gonzales, Outgoing President and CEO, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Vice Chair
Harold Yaffe, The Dental Spa

Vice Chair
Jill Fornito, Executive Director, Global Interdependence Center

Vice Chair
Rogelio Miñana, Vice Provost, Global Engagement, Drexel University


David Kron, Principal and Portfolio Manager at the Kron & Polis Financial Group, Wells Fargo Advisors

Zabeth Teelucksingh, Global Philadelphia Association 


  • David Briel, Deputy Secretary, OIBD PA, Department of Community and Economic Development of PA
  • Leah Douglas, Director of Guest Experience, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Tony Simonetta, President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
  • Giacomo Cesareo, Board of Trustees Chairs, International House
  • Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President, Government and Community Affair, University of Pennsylvania
  • Carol "Rollie" Flynn, President, Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Ken Fulmer, President & CEO, Urban Engineers
  • Sheila Hess, City Representative, City of Philadelphia
  • Emilia Zankina, Interim Vice Provost, Global Engagement & Dean of Temple University Rome, Temple University Rome
  • Kosh Daphtary, CEO, Chemtech International
  • Barry Eiswerth, Architect
  • Jonathan Grode, U.S. Practice Director, Green and Spiegel LLC
  • Mary Day Kent
  • Christopher Chaplin, President, Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia
  • Pierre Olivier Lugez, Senior Director, Business Strategy, City of Philadelphia
  • Mark Zucker, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Svetlana Yazovskikh, Vice President of Global Tourism, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Stacy Robertson, President, Widener University
  • Cassie Tompkins, Senior Director of External Affairs, Visit Philly
  • Layla El Tannir, Director of Business Development, Reading Terminal Market
  • James O'Sullivan, Associate Professor of Social Ethics, Saint Joseph's University
  • Randy Hayman, Commissioner & CEO, Philadelphia Water Department