Tacony Finds a New Executive Director

Tacony Community Development Corporation Philadelphia PA

We have been a trusted advisor to the Tacony Community Development Corporation in Northeast Philadelphia since they first began their commercial corridor work in 2009.  During that time, we have helped their organization take on some really amazing projects.  Recently their longstanding Executive Director left for a new position, and they asked for our assistance to organize a search for his replacement.

Over four months, we guided the board appointed Search Committee as they updated the job description to reflect the current work of the organization, identified a salary range, and sorted through 65 resumes to find six highly qualified candidates for first interviews. Collaborating with the committee, we helped them select questions for first interviews, further written questions of their candidates, and honed the important reference check questions.

Heritage Consulting Inc. advised the Trustees to ask their top three candidates to make brief presentations to the full TCDC board, about their individual vision of the future of the corridor Torresdale Avenue to get a better understanding of the strengths of each person. The Trustees ended their search process with one lead candidate, and we helped the Board Chair with negotiations on salary, benefits and start date.  James McCrone took the job in Spring 2022.