Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Anne Fadullon will head the city's Planning and Development department – a newly created office.

Fadullon is currently the Director of Development for the DALE Corporation, a construction management and consulting firm. She previously worked as Director of Development for the Redevelopment Authority under former Mayor Ed Rendell.

"Anne's diverse accomplishments in both public and private-sector development make her the ideal choice to be the Director of Planning and Development," Kenney said in a release. "I'm confident that her nearly three decades of experience in city planning, real estate development, legislative policy, project financing and overall project management will create the cross-department coordination that is much needed in this area of the City."

As head of the new Department of Planning and Development, Fadullon will oversee the City's planning, zoning, development services and housing and community development functions. The cabinet post was created through a charter change to consolidate existing services under one department. It was approved by voters in November.

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