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Executive Leadership

Patrick Clancy


President and CEO

H. Patrick Clancy possesses more than 20 years senior level experience developing and managing Career and Workforce Development programs. As President and CEO of Philadelphia Works, the City’s Workforce Development Board, he directs all aspects of the organization, providing strategic guidance for investments in solutions and services to grow Philadelphia’s economy.

Prior to his time leading Philadelphia Works, Clancy served as Special Advisor on Employment and Training Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, where he oversaw the implementation of an $80 million Welfare to Work program across the Commonwealth and helped to draft the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan for the US Department of Labor. He also advised the PA Secretary of Human Services on all employment and training issues regarding TANF recipients.

Clancy’s experience is rooted at Philadelphia Works, having spent nearly 15 years in various roles-including seven years as Vice President of Training Programs-with the former Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC). After his time with PWDC, Clancy led strategic planning and development of 16 Industry-Sector Partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania, connecting employers, unions and community colleges in order to create cost-effective training programs.

Clancy received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Management from LaSalle University. He also received a Certificate in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Wanamaker Institute of Industries, a Trustees of the Board for Community College of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Organization, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, the Society for Human Resource Management and membership on the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors.

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Patricia Blumenauer

Chief Operating Officer

For 20 years, Patricia Blumenauer has been working closely with city stakeholders to grow the number of quality programs and initiatives available to Philadelphia residents that facilitate their advancement and help them reach their full potential. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer at Philadelphia Works, the city’s workforce development board, it is her charge to manage state and federally regulated investments such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provide strategic oversight to the adult and youth workforce systems. With this responsibility in mind, Patricia helped to drive the redesign of Philadelphia’s TANF service delivery system (EARN) which resulted in an effective, customer-centered approach. Patricia is also responsible for developing strategies to strengthen connections between the Philadelplhia workforce system and regional businesses; this includes implementing smart workforce solutions that respond to business needs, increase economic opportunity, and advance job quality for all Philadelphia residents.

In addition to leading policy and program implementation, Patricia guides the data team at Philadelphia Works that provides interpretation of labor market information, and technical expertise and reporting across multiple data systems to meet performance requirements in developing workforce solutions to meet city needs. Under her leadership, Patricia is accountable for the strategic implementation of a regional strategy for delivering apprenticeship services to employers and career-seekers. Likewise, she works with regional partners to drive the Southeast Pennsylvania workforce development planning region’s priorities forward.

Prior to joining Philadelphia Works, Patricia managed behavioral health and intervention programs for children and families in Philadelphia. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and a bachelor’s in Human Development from Cornell University. Patricia currently serves on Philadelphia’s Digital Literacy Alliance and is a Regional Liaison for the National Association of Workforce Boards.

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Michael Joynes

Vice President, Government and Community Relations

Zach H.

Zachariah Hughes

Vice President, Finance/Controller

The board meetings at Philadelphia Works are open to the public. If you would like to attend, we ask that you RSVP in advance. To RSVP for an upcoming Philadelphia Works board meeting, email [email protected].

Meetings are held at the Philadelphia Works, Inc. office located at 1617 JFK Boulevard, 13th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (unless otherwise noted).

To learn more about our work, you may also download Board Meeting Briefing Books which include workforce system performance and strategy documents, board meeting minutes and committee reports.

June 2023 Board Briefing Book

March 2023 Board Briefing Book

For any legacy Philadelphia Works briefing books, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, etc., please contact Dawn Thomas at [email protected] or John Daly at [email protected].

Upcoming Meetings


Board of Directors Meeting: September 14, 2023 │ 9:00 to 11:00 AM
(Hybrid via Teams or In-Person on site at PhilaWorks)

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Board Officers

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

President, Citizens
Bank of PA/NJ/DE

Steven Scott Bradley

Principal, OneDigital-Senior Client Executive

Patrick J. Eiding

Secretary-Treasurer, Philadelphia Building Trades

April Walker

Senior Vice President, Customer Success, Salesforce

Note: The Board of Directors for Philadelphia Works is appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia.

Board Members

**Indicates Executive Committee Members

Michelle Armstrong

Executive Director, Office of Career & Technical Education, School District of Philadelphia

William Bowie

President & CEO, Empower Construction

Shari Brightful

Acting District Administrator, Philadelphia County, Pa Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

**Manny Citron

Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Labor

David Crossed

Independent Business Consultant

Brigitte F. Daniel Esq.

Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems Inc.

 Donald Generals

President, Community College of Philadelphia

Peter Gonzales

President & CEO, Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians

Ed Grose

Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Stephanie Kosta

Vice President, Freedom Region Comcast

Edward Krawczyk

Administrator, Int’l Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers JAC

John Lasky

Chief Human Resources Officer, Office of Workforce Development, Temple University Health System

**Richard Lazer

Executive Director, Philadelphia Parking Authority

Douglas I. Oliver

Vice President Of Government & External Affairs, PECO – An Exelon Company

Kimmel Proctor

Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Literacy

Susan Schonfeld

Executive Director, Community Integrated Services

Jasmine Sessoms

Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Hilco Redevelopment Partners

Sarah Steltz

Vice President, Economic Competitiveness, The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

Marybeth Ferguson Williams 

Assistant Regional Director – Southeast-Poconos
Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations (BWPO)
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Christina Wong

Director/Producer, Comcast Campus Content, Comcast Technology Center

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