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Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart is President and CEO of BFW Group, LLC. BFW provides construction project management, program management, owners’ representation, LEED Administration, and development consulting services to non-profit and for-profit developers, government, contractors, schools and institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Stoddart formerly served as Vice President of Business Development and Customer Care for Innova Services Corporation. Innova Services Corporation provided construction project management; program management, and green building consulting services to a $1.5 billion dollar real estate portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Prior to that, Mr. Stoddart served as CEO of The Partnership CDC (community development corporation) and its subsidiaries. Under his leadership The CDC created over 114 new jobs, built 300 residential and commercial units, and invested close to $100 million dollars in West Philadelphia, directly west of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Stoddart holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stoddart is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Mr. Stoddart is a member of the Board of Entrepreneur Works, a micro-business lender. He is also President of the Better Living Center in Chester, PA. He was recently appointed by PA Governor Tom Wolf to the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs.

Mr. Stoddart is Co-Founder of the CEO Access Network at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; and Founder of Young Caribbean Professional Network which supports young track and field athletes from 5 Caribbean nations to attend the Penn Relays in Philadelphia each year. Mr. Stoddart has been named “One of 50 People to Watch” by Philadelphia Magazine; “10 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Tribune; and “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Mr. Stoddart was recently bestowed the Inaugural “Globy Award” by Global Philadelphia Association for his efforts in making Philadelphia a more Global/International City. Mr. Stoddart is a frequent speaker on urban economic development and on issues of Leadership in the 21st Century.