Former Camden Mayor Dana Redd has left her position as CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors to accept a role as CEO and president of the Camden Community Partnership, formerly known as Coopers Ferry Partnership, according to an announcement from the partnership’s board of directors.
Redd takes over for Kris Kolluri, who left in May to serve as the CEO of the Gateway Development Commission — the organization tasked with overseeing the creation of a new Hudson River Tunnel as well as the redevelopment of the Portal North Bridge.
In her new role, Redd will lead the organization’s residents-first approach of serving as a catalyst for the preservation and growth of a vibrant Camden, overseeing a diverse portfolio of infrastructure, planning, neighborhood initiatives, park and green space development, environmental initiatives, placemaking and more across the city of Camden.
“I am honored for the opportunity to lead the work that Camden Community Partnership
proudly does across the city of Camden,” Redd stated. “I am excited and ready to
engage and partner with Camden’s elected and community leaders, residents, businesses,
corporations, nonprofit partners and others to work together to build upon the
transformation the city is experiencing towards inclusive prosperity.”
Her appointment became effective Sept. 26.
Redd had served as CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors since 2018. Redd has also served on the Camden Community Partnership board for the past six years and most recently served as the board chair.
“Dana Redd has the undeniable experience to be successful in this role. She is a proven
community leader that brings a wealth of expertise in government, community
development and neighborhood initiatives,” Mark McDonough, vice chair of the
CCP board, stated. “With her background and leadership, the board is excited to have Dana lead the work of our organization while building upon the progress the city of Camden
continues to experience.”
“Dana is an exceptional leader and perfect choice to continue the work that Camden
Community Partnership does every day across our city,” Camden Mayor Victor
Carstarphen said. “With her knowledge, experience and unmistakable love for the city
of Camden, Dana will skillfully lead the work of CCP and serve as a tremendous asset to
the city, the community, our residents and business as a partner in the extraordinary
revitalization and growth that our city is experiencing.”