Stephen P. Mullin is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Corporation, an economic consulting firm based in Philadelphia. His consulting practice concentrates on state and public finance and policy analysis, economic and real estate development and impact analyses, and business-government strategies. Mr. Mullin is active in corporate and civic activities. He currently serves as an independent trustee (former Chairman) of the Optimum Fund Trust Mutual Fund, a Director of NASDAQOMX Futures Exchange, and on the advisory boards of Haverford Trust Company, the Arden Real Estate Fund I, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and UCI Architects Inc. He also serves on the board the Fairmount Park Conservancy and serves on the Preservation Alliance Advocacy Committee, the Design Advocacy Group Steering Committee, the Editorial Board of the AIA’s journal Context, GPUAC Policy Committee, The Philadelphia World Trade Center Advisory Council, and the Developer’s Workshop, Inc.Mr. Mullin served from 1993-2000 as Philadelphia’s Director of Commerce, chairing the Mayor’s Economic Development Cabinet and coordinating activities of the City’s various development agencies. He served on many boards and commissions, including the City Planning Commission and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation (Chair), the Airport Advisory Board, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Historic Commission, the Port of Philadelphia and Camden and the Penn’s Landing Development Corporation. Mr. Mullin also served as Philadelphia’s Director of Finance from 1992-93, during the City’s fiscal turnaround. Mr. Mullin is a 1973 cum laude graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, a 1977 magna cum laude in Economics graduate of Harvard University, and he earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. He has taught economics and public finance courses at Penn’s Fels School, Wharton and City Planning Department, Drexel University, Bryn Mawr College, Widener University, Temple University, Philadelphia University and Peirce College.