CCPA Board of Directors

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CCPA President
Linda Karp
Karp Marketing

Linda Karp has been president of Karp Marketing, an award-winning, certified Woman-Owned business, inPhiladelphia since November 1983. Linda started Karp Marketing, a provider of full service graphic design...

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CCPA Vice President
Joe Wolf
Lupine Retail Consulting

After a lifetime of success in the hospitality industry (owner of the former Striped Bass and Corned Beef Academy restaurants, Wolf's Market), Joe has decided to exploit his significant expertise by advising...


CCPA Secretary
Eric Marzluf, Esq.
Caesar, Rivise, Bernstien, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
1635 Market Street, 7 Penn Center, 11th Floor

Mr. Marzluf has practiced Intellectual Property law for over 30 years. His practice is devoted to matters involving intellectual property litigation, particularly patent, trademark and copyright...


CCPA Treasurer
Suzette Mahoney
Partner, R2L Restaurant
50 S. 16th Street, Two Liberty Place, 37th Floor

Suzette Mahoney is a partner at R2L Restaurant, a sleek and sophisticated restaurant and private event space soaring 37 floors above the city at Two Liberty Place. R2L offers world-renowned American Cuisine with the...

CCPA Board Officers

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Susan V. Boehm, CDFA
Firstrust Financial Resources
1818 Market St., 23rd Floor

Sue is a financial professional who brings over 25 years of leadership, financial and organizational experience to her client. She has a true passion for helping people achieve their financial goals. By delivering outstanding value...

Laura Burkhardt
Vice President of Visitor Appeal
Visit Philadelphia
30 South 17th Street, Suite 1710

As the vice president of visitor appeal at VISIT PHILADELPHIA, Laura Burkhardt leads the company's strategic relationships with restaurants, shops, museums and attractions throughout the five-county...

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Michael A. Craig
Associate Accredited Investment Fiduciary
BIRE Financial Services
1430 Walnut Street

Michael has been in the financial services industry since 2000 and his affiliation with BIRE allows his clients access to the experience of the partners of the firm, as well as a number of additional services. He works...

Greg DeShields, CHO, CHE
Executive Director
1700 Market Street - Suite 3000

Greg DeShields currently serves as the Executive Director at PHLDiversity Multicultural Affairs Congress a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), adjunct instructor for Temple...

Eric R. Elmore
Marketing Director
Drucker & Scaccetti
1600 Market Street, Suite 3300

Eric R. Elmore is the marketing director for Drucker & Scaccetti (D&S), a tax advisory and consulting firm. Eric has more than 20 years experience building relationships and leading the marketing and public...

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Chamor Hollinger
Manager Marketing & Business Development
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
1500 Market Street, Suite 2600 West

Chamor Hollinger currently serves as Manager, Marketing & Business Development at PIDC where she assists in the organization’s business development efforts. In this role she focuses on client relations,


David Lane
LevLane Advertising/PR/Interactive
100 Penn Center East, The Wanamaker Building

Our clients know it and feel it every day, as does every LevLane employee–from senior management to our interns. David’s 40-plus-year career as a marketing executive is characterized by qualities rarely found...

Seth L. Laver, Esq.
Goldberg Segalla, LLP
1700 Market Street/Suite 1418

Seth Laver is a partner at Philadelphia office of Goldberg Segalla LLP.  Seth's primary practice areas include the defense of professionals and employmen litigation. In professional negligence matters...

Gail Marcus
Marcus Real Estate Law                                                 
Two Penn Center Plaza - Suite 1020

Gail Marcus is a Real Estate Lawyer, a Distinguished Child Advocate and owner of Marcus Real Estate Law. She is a long-term Center City resident who has been an active participant in Center City business...

Susanne Spinell Shuster, CPA, MST
Director-In-Charge, Accounting Services
Friedman LLP Accountants and Advisors

As Director-In-Charge, Accounting Services, Susanne’s practice at Friedman LLP Accountants and Advisors focuses on providing comprehensive tax, accounting, and consulting services to a diverse group of closely...

Patty Tawadros
2201 Chestnut Street, No 104

Xercel, founded in 2002, is a woman owned business focused on brilliant design solutions and outstanding customer service. We have created long term relationships with our clients...


CCPA Counsel
Roy Yaffe, Esq.
Gould Yaffe & Golden
1818 Market Street, 13th Floor

CCPA Accountant
Robert Cohen, CPA, CFE
3120 Philmont Avenue
Huntingdon Valley

Advisory Board

Krista Bard (President Emeritus), President, Bard Advisors, Inc.
Betsy Z. Cohen CEO, The Bancorp Bank
Nancy Gold (President Emeritus), President, The King's Collar Company, Inc.
Linda Karp (President Emeritus), President, Karp Marketing
Meryl Levitz, President & CEO, Visit Philadelphia
David H. Lipson, Jr., President, Philadelphia Magazine
Eugene D. McGurk, Jr. Esq., Raynes, McCarty
Georges Perrier, Proprietor, Signature Restaurants of Georges Perrier
Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center
Judith M. von Seldeneck, Chairman & CEO, Diversified Search, Inc.
Susan Shain, Consultant
David R. Sobel, CPA
David Thornburgh, President and CEO, Committee of Seventy
Steven T. Wray, Vice President and Director, Econsult Solutions