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July 5, 2023

North Broad Renaissance Appoints Sheila Ireland as New Board of Director

For Immediate Release

North Broad Renaissance Appoints Two New Board of Directors        

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 5, 2023) – The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Gordon and Sheila Ireland to the NBR Board of        Directors.

Geoff Gordon is the President of Live Nation Northeast. Two of his most recent achievements are the restoration of The Met Philadelphia, which has ignited a resurgence in North Philadelphia, and the creation of Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia. Additionally, Gordon works closely with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City, NJ, on the Atlantic City Beach concert series, which has brought in over an estimated $50 million in non-gaming revenue and drew over 250,000 fans since the series began in 2014. He has been an advocate of North Broad Renaissance since opening The Met Philadephia in 2018.

Sheila Ireland took the helm as the President and CEO of Philadelphia OIC and its for-profit affiliate Progressive Ventures, Inc. Since 1964 Philadelphia OIC has led the fight for social justice and economic empowerment utilizing workforce development as its operational strategy to level the playing field for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens.

“These new board members join a group of leaders committed to vitalizing the community, creating opportunities, and improving the economic power and overall quality of life along North Broad Street,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Kenneth Scott. “We have worked diligently to ensure that inclusive development remains a key part of our DNA and are happy to welcome leaders that will help us accomplish these goals."

The new board members start their three-year term on  July 1, 2023, and will join the current Board of Directors, which  include:        

  • Board Chairman, Dr. Kenneth Scott, President   of Beech Interplex            
  • Eric Blumenfeld,  Principal of EB Realty Management Corporation
  • Board Secretary – Steven Scott  Bradley, CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates, Inc.
  • Board Treasurer – Randolph K. Brock, Vice President, and Investment Officer Wells Fargo
  • Mark Harris, Managing Partner of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP’s  Philadelphia Office
  • Anthony Johnson, PIA Board Chairman and Director of Operation
  • General Council – Lowell Thomas, Esq., Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Stephen P. Mullin,  President, and Principal of Econsult Solutions
  • Brian Murray, CEO and Founder of Shift Capital

“The NBR Board of Directors represents a group committed to our goals around cleaning, safety, landscaping, marketing, and economic development,” states Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director of the NBR. “The organization will continue growing the governing body of the organization in a way that best supports the North Broad Business Improvement District and the North Broad corridor.”

To learn more about the North Broad Renaissance, please visit northbroad.org.

About North Broad Renaissance (NBR): The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) is a non-profit that is supporting revitalization efforts along North Broad Street, from City Hall to Germantown Avenue. With the support, feedback, and engagement of the community, the NBR is working to keep North Broad clean, green, and safe, making local hiring a priority, and improving the overall quality of life for all who visit, live, work, and play on and around the corridor. Collectively, we are laying the foundation for inclusive business attraction, and inclusive economic development. Learn more at  northbroad.org or search #ThinkBroad.

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