On June 13, 2018 the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia completed the second program year of Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders. Pay It Forward is a unique cross-industry mentorship program that pairs young professionals with executives from Chamber-member companies. The mentors and mentees, or Partners, meet for three formal mentor gatherings facilitated by the Chamber and Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Partners were also encouraged to meet one to two hours per month on an individual basis.
Fox directed three workshops focusing on a number of leadership development themes including, how to cultivate leadership opportunities within an organization, seek project-based leadership opportunities, and channel productive and growth-focused conversations.
Applications Now Open
We are now accepting applications for our third program year. Our team takes special care in pairing mentors and mentees based on personal and professional goals and interests, competencies, experience, and expectations.
A special thanks to our 2017/2018 cohort of mentors and mentees:
|Cassandra Bailey, CEO, Slice Communications||Kaitlin Bitting, Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Cashman & Associates|
|Hyung Bak, V.P., Group General Counsel & Secretary, AmerisourceBergen||Anna Bohl-Fabian, Member Engagement Coordinator, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia|
|Julie Coker Graham, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau||Bridget Carroll, Marketing and Communications, Accenture, LLP|
|Uva Coles, Vice President, Institutional Advancement & Strategic Partnerships, Peirce College||Erin Gale, Account Manager, Cape May Brewing Company|
|Anne Cutler, Vice President, Dryden Group||Josh Gibbons, Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo|
|Denise Disimone, SVP, PNC Corporate Finance, PNC||Mallory Gregson, Graphic Design and Marketing Manager, Hersha Hospitality Trust / HHM|
|Meghan Fotopoulos, Managing Director, Accenture, LLP||Chelsea Honey, Analyst | Project Management, KPMG LLP|
|Donald Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia||Nathan Hughes, Area Development Manager, American Diabetes Association-Mid-Atlantic Region|
|Kim Grube, Chief Exec. Director, Dvlpmnt. & Alumni Relations, Penn Medicine||Kevin Maloney, Manager, Business Development, Hoffman Design Group, Inc.|
|Susan Jacobson, President, Jacobson Strategic Communications||Stephanie Markman, Consultant, Senior Regulatory Accountant, Vanguard|
|LeRoy Jones, CEO, GSI Health||T. Leslie O’Rourke, Marketing Campaign Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.|
|Alan Kaplan, President & CEO, Kaplan Partners||Tara Pizzo, Member Engagement Manager, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia|
|Anne Nevins, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, PIDC||Rachel Richards, Corporate Paralegal, Globus Medical, Inc.|
|John Otte, CEO, PROCONEX||Andrew Still, Senior – Financial Advisory Services, EisnerAmper LLP|
|Joe Purcell, Director of Business Development, EisnerAmper LLP||Georgee Thevervelil, Associate Attorney, Flaster/Greenberg P.C.|
|Lori Reiner, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia, EisnerAmper LLP||Zoey Toy, Executive Assistant, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association|
|Joan Waters, CEO, COFCO Office Furnishings||Megan Whitman, Program Coordinator, CORE Finance Program, Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62|
|Roy Wells, President & CEO, Triad Strategies||Rob Wilson, Senior Manager, KPMG LLP|