The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) Announces Tony Simonetta Interim President Beginning January 30, 2023
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Philadelphia, PA (January 30, 2023) The WTCGP Board has named Tony Simonetta interim President of the WTCGP while the WTCGP selection committee completes the process to identify and appoint a new permanent President. A new permanent president is expected to be announced by end of the second quarter of 2023.
“The WTCGP is an economic generator for Southeastern PA and South Jersey. I am pleased that Tony has accepted to step into an interim role as President. His experience will help keep our momentum going,” says Board Chairman Joe Scalio.
Tony Simonetta is principal of AJS & Associates, a consulting practice established to assist clients in improving results of operations and financial health and managing risk. Simonetta served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and earlier as Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Temple University Health System. Simonetta’s early career includes 28 years with KPMG LLP, with 18 years as a partner.
"I agree to accept the honor of this temporary position because of the value I place on the work of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia,” says Tony Simonetta.
Linda Conlin has served as President of the WTCGP since 2009. Read Bio.
As of January 30th, Conlin will serve as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives for WTCGP, assisting with the new Selling to the World initiative designed to accelerate the global growth of small businesses and to expand the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in global trade.
About the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international trade services and membership organization, providing companies in Southeastern PA and Southern NJ with individual trade counseling, educational programs, market research, trade mission support, business networking events, and powerful connections to customers and partners worldwide. The WTCGP is also a member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) which consists 320 members in 92 countries.
Since its inception, WTCGP has helped small and medium-sized companies generate over $2.3B in incremental export sales, supporting over 30,000 jobs in the region, and furthering its mission “to bring growth and prosperity to businesses, communities, and neighborhoods in Greater Philadelphia and worldwide.” wtcphila.org.