Paul R. Levy

President and CEO

Paul is the founding chief executive of the CCD, serving in that capacity since January 1991. The CCD is a $23.5 million downtown management district, which provides security, cleaning, place marketing and planning services, as well as streetscape and park improvements for the central business district of Philadelphia.

Steven Bussey

Vice President of Parks & Streetscape Operations

Steve has overall management responsibility for CCD’s four parks – John F. Collins Park, Sister Cities Park, Cret Park and Dilworth Park. In addition, he is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all CCD streetscape improvements – lighting, landscaping and directional signs.

Michelle Shannon

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Michelle oversees CCD’s marketing and communication programs, including print, television and radio promotions, website content and design, media communications, events, retail attraction and other marketing and promotional activities in support of the CCD’s mission.

Rob Nicol

Vice President for Business Services

Rob provides strategic and management oversight of revenue-generating partnerships for CCD, including licensing activities, venue rentals, corporate sponsorship of events, streetscape banner and transit shelter advertising. His team seeks new business opportunities to support CCD programs and activities from non-assessment revenue sources.

Anthony E. Pipitone

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Tony is responsible for the management of a $23-million-plus operating budget and day-to- day operations for the CCD and affiliated organizations. He oversees financial reporting, human resources, insurance and legal issues, and is heavily involved in programming and long-term strategic planning for the organization.

CCD Board of Directors

A 23-member board of directors governs CCD, representing Center City's major property owners and a wide cross section of downtown businesses, labor unions, neighborhood, civic and health-care organizations.

  • John J. Connors, Chairman
  • Joseph S. Zuritsky, Chair Emeritus
  • Darryll P. Adams, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia
  • Maureen Anastasi, CBRE Philadelphia**
  • William M. Boone, Logan Square Neighborhood Association
  • Ronald Bowlan, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Julie Coker Graham, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Joseph F. Coradino, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Gregory L. DeShields, PHL Diversity
  • Jeffrey DeVuono, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Romulo L. Diaz, Jr., PECO Energy Company
  • Wayne L. Fisher, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • John S. Gattuso, Liberty Property Trust
  • Ernest E. Jones, Esq., EJONES CONSULTING, LLC
  • Richard H. Kenwood, BOMA*
  • Robert D. Lane, Jr., Esq., Stevens & Lee P.C.
  • Randall L. Scott, Coretrust Capital Partners
  • Peter Soens, SSH Real Estate
  • Larry Steinberg, CBRE / FAMECO
  • Christophe P. Terlizzi, KeyBank
  • Tina Byles Williams, FIS Group**
  • Thomas R. Zapf, Macy’s
  • Paul R. Levy, President and CEO  

* Ex officio
** Nominee