The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Board on Wednesday selected Gregory Heller as its new executive director.
Heller, CEO of the Baltimore-based nonprofit development corporation American Communities Trust, will fill the vacancy left by Brian Abernathy, who is now the first deputy managing director.
Prior to working at American Communities Trust, Heller worked for Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions and the Enterprise Center Community Development Corp. in West Philadelphia.
Heller, the author of "Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia," starts on April 4. - Claudia Vargas