EDWARD G. RENDELL
Mr. Rendell served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) and oversaw a budget of $28.3 Billion as the chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state. During his two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000), Mr. Rendell eliminated a crippling deficit, balanced the City’s budget, and generated five consecutive budget surpluses. Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. He currently sits on the boards of several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and VNG.co. Mr Rendell is a Brookings Fellow and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania. An Army veteran, Mr. Rendell holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.