PhilaPort Announces Addition to Leadership Team

Philadelphia, March 19, 2019 —

PhilaPort, announced that Colette Pete, Esquire has agreed to join PhilaPort as its Chief Counsel effective March 18th. Pete comes to PhilaPort after a distinguished career with the Philadelphia Gas Works – the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas utility. “After a comprehensive, nationwide search, we are extremely happy to have someone of Ms. Pete’s caliber join the PhilaPort team,” said Jerry Sweeney, PhilaPort’s Chairman. Jeff Theobald, PhilaPort’s CEO added, “this is a very exciting time for the Port of Philadelphia and Ms. Pete’s extensive experience will be invaluable as we continue to make Philadelphia a world-class port.” Pete is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law.

PRPA Logo (516)PhilaPort, The Port of Philadelphia, is an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged with the management, maintenance, marketing and promotion of publicly-owned port facilities along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, as well as strategic planning throughout the port district.  PhilaPort works with its terminal operators to modernize, expand and improve its facilities, and to market those facilities to prospect port users.  Port cargoes and the activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania.