Published on : Wednesday, September 24, 2014
VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ announced today that Carl M. Buchholz will join its board of directors, effective immediately.
The managing partner of DLA Piper (US) LLP in Philadelphia, Buchholz concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and government relations.
“Carl’s commitment to moving Philadelphia forward and his extensive knowledge about city interests will help shape VISIT PHILADELPHIA strategies,” said Manuel Stamatakis, VISIT PHILADELPHIA board chairman. “I look forward to welcoming him to the board and incorporating his ideas.”
Buchholz formerly served as a special assistant for Homeland Security to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. During that time, he also worked as transition team chairman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Buchholz was co-chair of the Transition Team for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and, in 2000 and 2004, he was Pennsylvania general counsel for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns.
Buchholz serves on the boards of the Committee of Seventy, Drexel University, Pennsylvania Business Council, United Way, Philadelphia Academies, Inc. and Jefferson Scholars of University of Virginia. He is the co-chair of the Museum of the American Revolution and has been listed in both Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the East.
Buchholz earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Virginia.
VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s 17 board members are leaders in business, hospitality, government and academia and include representatives of Governor Tom Corbett and Mayor Michael A. Nutter; Manuel Stamatakis, board chairman; and Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA.
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