President & CEO, Center City District
Paul is the founding chief executive of Philadelphia’s Center City District (CCD), serving in that capacity since January 1991. The CCD is a business improvement district with a $31 million annual operating budget, which supplements municipal services with programs for security, hospitality, cleaning, place marketing and planning, business retention and attraction for the central business district of Philadelphia (www.centercityphila.org). The CCD has also financed and carried out $152 million in streetscape, lighting and façade improvements, including the transformation of four downtown parks that are now managed and programmed by the CCD. He serves on the board the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also teaches in the graduate City Planning Department of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Masters. and Ph.D. from Columbia.