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Senior Advisors

Econsult Solutions, Inc. has assembled an active advisory board to assist in marketing, project development, and project implementation. Our senior advisors have all held significant positions in business and government. Their dynamic activities, combined with their scope of experience, add a breadth of knowledge that complements our Practice Areas and Our Projects.


Bernard Anderson, Ph. D.

Dr. Bernard E. Anderson has been the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2001.

Richard G. Bickel, FAICP

is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. He has been a practicing professional planner for more than 43 years and was elected as a Fellow of the AICP in 2010.

Gregory Byrnes, M.A.

Mr. Byrnes is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. and is a nationally recognized leader in the field of economic development.

Henry Cruz

Mr. Cruz is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. Mr. Cruz is on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for the Federal Government, and is Principal of the CrossBrook Organization LLC.

Joseph Fuhr, Jr., PH. D.

Dr. Fuhr is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. and Professor of Economics at Widener University.

Michael Golden, M.B.A.

Mr. Golden is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. and a professional manager and consultant.

Jonathan Horn, MBA

is an accomplished consultant and senior executive, with expertise leading and delivering complex “people, process, and technology” projects/programs across both the private and public sectors, especially to help establish and grow emerging companies.

Robert Jaeger, CHA

Mr. Robert S Jaeger has over three decades of Executive Experience in the Hospitality Industry.

Dee Kaplan

Dorothy “Dee” Kaplan served as Deputy Secretary for Business Assistance at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development during the Rendell administration.


Bernard M. Markstein is President and Chief Economist, Markstein Advisors, an economic consulting company providing analysis and forecasts of the national economy and construction activity.

Joel Naroff, Ph. D.

Mr. Naroff is the President and founder of Naroff Economic Advisors, a strategic economic consulting firm.


Dr. Leroy D. Nunery II is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions and is Founder and Principal of PlūsUltré LLC.

Michael Pahides, M.S.

Michael Pahides, M.S., is Senior Advisor for Economic Development with Econsult Solutions and the Founder and Managing Director for Center of Effort, LLC.

Aquil Sabur

Mr. Sabur is an economic development professional possessing


Mr. Steven Spalding is a Senior Advisor for Econsult Solutions, Inc. and Principal of Point A Consulting.

Robert Stokes, Ph.D.

Robert Stokes became the Director of the School of Public Service and Chair of the M.P.A. program at DePaul in August of 2014.


Christophe P. Terlizzi has extensive experience in real estate financing in the northeastern United States real estate markets with 15 years in executive leadership roles.


Mr. Winston is an accomplished business leader and a skilled political strategist.

William Babcock, J.D.

Mr. Babcock is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University School of Law. He is currently involved the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

James Bolno, MBA, MGA

James Bolno is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. and a former Senior Financial Manager with the City of Philadelphia Water Department (PWD).

Renata Cobbs-Fletcher, M.S.

Renata Cobbs-Fletcher is the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Integration & Impact at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Charles Dilks

Charles Dilks has served in various senior officer positions (most recently as Executive Vice President) at the University City Science Center.

Terry Gillen

Terry Gillen is a creative executive with experience managing complex projects in the public and non-profit sectors.

Alan Greenberger, FAIA

Mr. Greenberger has been a leader in design, planning, economic development and public service and was a key figure in the resurgence of Philadelphia.

Stephen Horton

Stephen Horton is a Senior Advisor at ESI with more than 25 years of professional experience in a wide variety of Economic Development Projects and Programs.

Shelly James, Esquire

Shelley R. James is a Senior Executive at Henper Consulting, specializing in management consulting and strategic planning and development.

William Krebs

Mr. Krebs is experienced in facility analysis and planning aimed at workplace effectiveness.

Nancy Mifflin

Nancy Mifflin is an independent consultant to energy and utility companies, and to suppliers who endeavor to provide services and products to this sector.

Steven Nelson, M.C.P.

Steven L. Nelson is a certified planner and policy maker; and understands the interplay between public policy, innovation and constituency building.


Benjamin B. Olshin, Ph.D. possesses extensive experience in cross-cultural management consulting, organizational development and executive training, and more.


Ned Rauch-Mannino is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. In addition to lending insight to ESI, Ned is the Director of Strategic Business Initiatives for the Ridge Policy Group.

Craig Schelter

Mr. Schelter founded the consulting firm Schelter & Associates in 2002, combining 34 years of experience in the fields of city planning and urban economic development.

Kash Srinvasan, M.S.

Kash Srinivasan is a Senior Adviser of Econsult Solutions and Principal of the Kash Srinivasan Group.


Jeremy Sunkett is the assistant vice president for business and real estate at Rowan University.


Catherine J. Timko is the founding principal of The Riddle Company, a Washington DC based economic development marketing firm


Sidney Wong is a Senior Advisor with ESI and the project lead of Community Data Analytics.

Susan Baltake

Susan Baltake is a marketing, management and media strategist with several decades of multi-faceted experience in both the private and public sectors.

David Boonin, M.A.

is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. With over three decades experience in public utility regulation, policy and strategy, he is also the Founder and President of TBG, Inc.

Ben Craig, M.G.A.

Mr. Craig has spent the past 10 years of his career in the capital markets, principally working for American exchanges.

Thomas P. Forkin, ESQ.

Mr. Forkin is a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. and the Corporate HR & Special Projects Manager for Magnetic Metals Corp.

Edward Glickman, M.B.A.

Edward A. Glickman is an expert in real estate finance and operations and brings over twenty years of leadership experience as a public company C-level executive.

Daniel Gundersen, M.G.A.

Mr. Gunderson is a Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions, Inc. and the Chief Operating Officer with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

Charles Isdell, A.A.E

As Philadelphia’s Director of Aviation from 2000 to 2009, Charles Isdell oversaw Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE).

Ernest Jones, Esquire

Ernest E. Jones, Esquire, recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation.

Brett Mandel, M.G.A.

Brett Mandel, M.G.A. is Senior Advisor of Econsult Solutions. Most recently, Brett served as the Executive Director of Philadelphia Forward.

Richard Miller

Richard Miller is the Principal at RAMAir Consulting and he serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Innovation America.

Natalie Nixon, PhD

Natalie Nixon is the editor of Strategic Design Thinking and an associate professor at Philadelphia University.


John Paone is a Senior Advisor for Housing and Community Development with ESI with 40 years of experience in this field.

Dianne Reed

Dr. Dianne Reed is Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions. Dr. Reed is the Principal and Practice Leader of reed|group LLC, a Public Sector Management Consulting firm.


Larry Segal formed Impact Pennsylvania Strategies, LLC, a real estate development, financing and consulting firm.

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart is President and CEO of BFW Group, LLC.

Christopher Swann, Ph.D.

Christopher Swann is an economist, engaged in applied economic research and private consulting, and is an instructor at both Temple and Drexel.”


Mr. Brian Uher is currently a partner and Chief Technology Officer at Energy Conversion Research in Washington, DC.