Philadelphia Fed appoints new members to Economic and Community Advisory Council

David Gould of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment and Dennis Pullin of Virtua Health named to serve

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia appointed four new members to its Economic and Community Advisory Council, a committee that informs the bank’s senior leadership team about emerging issues and market conditions in the Third Federal Reserve District and nationwide.

The new members are David Gould, chief diversity and impact officer of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment; Dennis Pullin, CEO and president of Virtua Health; Lynne Fox, international president of Workers United; and Rich Wuerthele, CEO and president of Crayola.

Existing members include: Sophia Ahmad, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Xfinity Consumer Services, Comcast Cable; Tony Allen, president, Delaware State University; Martin P. Connor, chief financial officer, Toll Brothers Inc.; Jose Garces, chef and chief culinary officer, the Garces Group; John Harmon Sr., founder, CEO and president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey; Angelique Irvin, chairman and CEO, Clear Align; Joseph Sheetz, executive vice chairman, Sheetz Inc.; Robin Wiessmann, executive director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; and Omar Woodard, vice president of solutions, Results for America.

Created in 2008, the ECAC is composed of up to 15 leaders representing businesses of varying sizes and in different industry sectors, as well as nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, the public sector and organized labor. The ECAC extends partnerships with organizations from the private and public sectors and fosters greater integration and collaboration to have a broader impact on the Third Federal Reserve District and to encourage economic growth.

David Gould. (File photo)

As chief diversity and impact officer of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, Gould oversees the organization’s $20 million commitment to racial equity by leading internal and external diversity efforts, including employee recruitment and professional development programs. Prior to joining HBSE, Gould served as deputy director of the city of Philadelphia’s Rebuild initiative, a more than $400 million effort to revitalize community parks, recreation centers, and libraries across the city.

Dennis Pullin. (File photo)

Pullin has held executive leadership positions in hospitals, academic medical centers, physician group practices and private industry. Before becoming CEO and president of Virtua Health, Pullin served as president of Medstar Harbor Hospital and senior vice president of MedStar Health. Pullin serves on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and the New Jersey Hospital Association, in addition to numerous other boards of nonprofit community and civic organizations.