Staff, Senior Advisors & Thought Leaders

David W. Brown

May 18, 2023 / Comments Off on David W. Brown

David W. Brown has owned or managed several advertising/public relations firms throughout his 40+ career in Philadelphia. His most successful venture was BrownPartners, – which operated nearly a decade in this market – became one of the most decorated minority-owned ad agencies in the history of Philadelphia’s advertising industry. The company won almost every award […]

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Carol de Fries

May 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Carol de Fries

Carol de Fries is an expert at building successful strategic partnerships for economic and civic growth, with more than 15 years of experience in business development, finance, government relations, philanthropy, higher education and economic and workforce development. Most recently, she served as the Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) Vice President of Workforce and Economic Innovation, […]

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Mark Robinson

May 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Temple University in 2023. While at Temple, he taught courses on the American economy and issues in public policy. Mark’s research specialties included labor economics, environmental economics, and macroeconomics. His work has examined reasons for the decline of the […]

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Steve Wray Named Executive Director of the Block Center for Technology and Society

February 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Steve Wray Named Executive Director of the Block Center for Technology and Society

Beginning in March, ESI Senior Vice President and Principal Steve Wray will be stepping down from his current role with the firm to serve as Executive Director of the Block Center for Technology and Society at Carnegie Mellon University. Steve has been a great asset to ESI over the past 5 years and an invaluable […]

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Stephen Madsen

February 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Stephen Madsen

Stephen Madsen is an Associate Director at Econsult Solutions, Inc., providing expertise in housing and economic development policy analysis. In 2020, Mr. Madsen earned his Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In 2012, Mr. Madsen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political […]

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Lechuan Huang

February 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Lechuan Huang

Lechuan Huang is an Analyst at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). He has an educational background in urban planning, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech, and his Master of Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania. This enabled him to do urban related analysis using various tools and […]

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