NEW DATE: Career Talk: Michael DiBerardinis, Fels Professor of Practice & Former Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event Information: 

DUE TO THE SNOW, RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY 2/27--PLEASE RSVP AGAIN HERE FOR THIS NEW DATE!

Join us for a conversation with our new Fels Professor of Practice Michael DiBerardinis. Before he came to Penn, Michael (better known at times as "Mike D.") served as Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia under Major James Kenney since January 2016. As Managing Director, he played a critical role in the Kenney administration, overseeing and coordinating activity across most major operating departments of the city's government. 

Locally, some of Mike's prior posts have included serving as Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources overseeing the operations of the city's recreation events, facilities and programs; Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation managing all of the city's 63 parks in the Fairmount Park System; and special advisor to the Free Library of Philadelphia. 

On the state level, Mike served for six years as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources under Governor Ed Rendell. The department protected more than 150,000 acres of Pennsylvania land and helped establish and develop the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Prior to his public administrator positions, Mike got his start in peace activism in the early 1970s, eventually moving on to grass-roots community organizing work in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

 About the Career Talk Series:

Through Career Talks at Fels, students can interface with public leaders, gain insight into various careers, and explore new perspectives on the path to public service.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Venue:

Sweeney Room, Fox-Fels Hall
Event Contact: 

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu