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Sam Rhoads

Executive Vice President, PIDC

Sam Rhoads is Executive Vice President for PIDC, Philadelphia's public-private economic development corporation, where he has worked since 1995.  Sam oversees Financial Services, Real Estate Services, and The Navy Yard. Prior to joining PIDC, Sam worked at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority providing low cost financing for the development of public school and local municipal facilities. He also worked at the Shared Housing Resource Center where he supported community groups in the delivery of affordable shared housing alternatives to low-income elderly.

Sam is also an active volunteer on several Boards and committees, including the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Germantown Friends School committee, Awbury Arboretum, the Philadelphia Urban Finance Corporation, The Wyck House, and The Wistar Institute. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Master's in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.