Liz Dow became the CEO of Leadership Philadelphia, a nonprofit focused on growing and connecting civic leaders in the region, in 1993.

Prior to this appointment, Liz served as senior vice president with FirstUSA (now JPMorgan). She earned an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from Cornell University. She served as a Wharton Public Policy Fellow at the White House. She currently serves on the boards of the local Knight Foundation, Sunday Breakfast Club, and the Eisenhower Exchange Fellows Selection Committee. She chaired the Mural Arts board and has served on the boards of Girard College, Widener University, MEDecision, Christ Church Preservation Trust, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia History Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo. She is a member of the Union League. Recently Liz was profiled on the cover of the SmartCEO magazine issue on “Leaders We Admire”. She was given the Mayor’s Citizenship Award and  named by the Eagles as one of “The 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians”. She is the author of the book Six Degrees of Connection and has written columns for the Journal of Social Innovation and OpEds for the Inquirer.