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

Steven Birdsall
Senior Vice President

Ken Hayward
VCopius, Inc.

Tamas Hevizi
Global Managing Director

Philip P. Jaurigue
President & CEO
Sabre Systems, Inc.

Andrew Jordan III
Strategic Growth Markets Leader for the East Central Region
Ernst & Young LLP

Andrew Kaplan
Financial Wealth Advisor
Deutsche Bank

Pamela Lehrer
Vice President and General Counsel
Berwind Group

Carolyn Oakley Lowe
Administrative Partner
Lowe & Associates, LLC

Leslie E. Mitts
Managing Practice Leader
The Wharton School SBDC

Milan Patel
ACS International Resources

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal
President and CEO
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

Steven L. Sanders
CEO/Chief Investment Strategist
StoneRidge Investment Partners

Sally Solis-Cohen
Director of Business Development
Lorel Marketing Group

Kathleen Thomas
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Stephen T. Zarrilli, Co-Chair
President & CEO
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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Connor KroneProgram Director

Beth DysonProgram Manager

Hoaivy Tram, Data Development Intern