Meet the advisory board and staff that are inspiring Philadelphia's young people to find their paths to success!

NFTE Philadelphia Advisory Board

Doug Alexander, Co-Chair

Teressa Moore Griffin
Spirit of Purpose

Terry Hicks
Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Philip P. Jaurigue
Sabre Systems, Inc.

Andrew Jordan III
Ernst & Young LLP

Andrew Kaplan
Deutsche Bank

Pamela Lehrer
Berwind Corporation

Robert Madonna
McCoy Enterprises

Leslie E. Mitts
The Wharton School SBDC


Milan Patel
ACS, Inc.

Brian Paule
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chuck Sacco
Close School of Entrepreneurship

Arlen Skenkman

Steven L. Sanders
StoneRidge Investment Partners

Sally Solis-Cohen
BI Worldwide

Kathleen A. Thomas
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Tiagwad
Conner Strong & Buckelew

Kevin Wolfgang
Evergreen Apartment Group

Stephen T. Zarrilli, Co-Chair
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

NFTE Philadelphia Staff

Sylvia Watts McKinney, Executive Director
Sylvia Watts McKinney is the first executive director of NFTE Philadelphia. As the executive director, Sylvia oversees the program office’s overall management, strategic, external affairs and development direction; develops working relationships and partnerships with local and national stakeholders to promote the vision and mission of NFTE; and builds and maintain a dynamic volunteer program.

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Kymberly Truman Graves, Director of Development

Connor KroneProgram Director

Hoaivy Tram, Data Development Intern