|NCCU Trustee and Alumnus Harold T. Epps|
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees member and alumnus Harold T. Epps has been appointed to serve as commerce director for the city of Philadelphia by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney.
In this role, Epps will ensure that the city’s commercial projects benefit from economic development. As the new commerce director, Epps plans to focus on ensuring that the city’s commercial corridors benefit from economic development.
Epps is a Philadelphia business leader and official of one of the nation’s largest minority-owned firms. Epps has more than 30 years of corporate experience providing high performance products and solutions for complex and compliance-driven industries. He has served as president and CEO of PWRT since 2007. He was appointed vice chairman of PRWT earlier this year. Serving in executive roles with Quadrant and Manasha Corporation, Epps led subsidiaries and divisions with annual revenues of up to $175 million and 2,000 employees. He also serves as co-chairman of the Comcast National African-American Advisory Council, as an executive committee member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors of Center City District U.S. Facilities, Inc. and PRWT Services.
Epps also serves as the co-chairman of the Comcast National African-American Advisory Council, director and executive committee member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, director of the Urban League of Philadelphia and on the board of directors of Center City District U.S. Facilities, Inc.
After obtaining a B.S. degree from North Carolina Central University in 1974, Epps earned his M.B.A. from Western New England College.
A detailed article from the Philadelphia Tribune about the appointment is available here: http://bit.ly/1Td45LG.