Hire! Philly Coalition Hires First Executive Director

Date: 
August 8, 2019

Philadelphia, Penn. – August 8, 2019 – Today the Hire! Philly Coalition announced it named Kathryn Epps Roberson as its first Executive Director. In this role Roberson will implement the coalition’s vision and strategy to align the business community’s resources to create more economic opportunity in Philadelphia. In addition to leading these efforts within the coalition, Roberson will play a critical role in engaging and building advocacy among stakeholders across the community’s public and private sectors.

Roberson joins the Hire! Philly Coalition from the Philadelphia-based event and hospitality management firm, AEC Partners, where she continues to serve as Founder and President. She has over a decade of experience in high profile event and project management during which time she has overseen several successful initiatives and campaigns for notable consumer brands, nonprofits, and institutions in the Philadelphia region.

“Kathryn’s experience and record of achievement adds invaluable insight to our efforts to further extend the brand-building efforts and impact of Hire! Philly,” said Kafi Lindsay, advisory board chair and PNC Bank Community Development Banking market manager. “It’s exciting to welcome a leader of Kathryn’s stature as the coalition’s first executive director to help further refine and advance Hire! Philly’s commitment to creating economic opportunities in the community.”

"I am excited to join the Hire! Philly Coalition as its first executive director and to build upon the great work that the advisory board has started. Their commitment to tackle some of Philadelphia’s toughest workforce development challenges through collaboration is inspiring and it’s a privilege to lead this initiative going forward," Roberson said. "I look forward to supporting and representing the Hire! Philly Coalition's members as well as working closely with business, government, and nonprofit leaders in our region to ensure that opportunity seekers in Philadelphia are connected to the thousands of open jobs."

Roberson graduated from Howard University with a BBA in Marketing in Washington DC. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.

Contact: kroberson@uac.org

 

About Hire! Philly
Hire! Philly is an employer-led coalition that aims to align the assets, interests, and advocacy of local employers to provide a united perspective on the local workforce and connect Philadelphians to meaningful economic opportunities.