Philly Power Moves: Economic mobility champion Nikki Pumphrey joins the Chamber of Commerce

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Sarah Huffman & Danya Henninger

Last month saw plenty of activity in Philadelphia’s tech and business community. The Chamber of Commerce and Center City District both hired new, highly respected vice presidents, and a local biotech firm scored a pharma-experienced CEO.

Read on for all the details, plus announcements from The Enterprise Center, Wistar Institute, Greenphire, Boomi and Drexel.

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More Power Moves:

  • West Philly-based economic development organization The Enterprise Center hired Jeffery Dunn as SVP of its Newark, NJ, Business Opportunity Center, and Elizabeth Munoz-Ortiz as assistant director of the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Agency Business Center.
  • Software-as-a-service company Boomi is opening its new headquarters in Conshohocken. The company was previously based in Chesterbrook, PA.
  • Clinical trial payment platform Greenphire announced Dan Shannon as its new chief experience officer.
  • Biomedical research center The Wistar Institute announced Irene Bertolini Ph.D. as the new Caspar Wistar fellow in the immunology, microenvironment and metastasis program, and welcomed a new board trustee: Max Berger, president of real estate investment firm MBA Equities.
  • Drexel University professors Michel Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi won the Agilent Solutions Innovation Research Award for their work developing nanomaterials for battery/electrochemical energy storage.