Rose Garrity

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Business Manager

Rose Garrity is the Penn Biden Center’s Business Manager. Rose comes to the Penn Biden Center as a member of the University of Penn family, most recently serving as the Finance Administrative Coordinator with the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI). She was a key member of the PCI team during the Center’s transformation into a driving force for technological innovation and entrepreneurship. She brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the inner business practices of the University and is known for her creativity in building successful business partnerships and systems. She first joined the University of Pennsylvania family in 2008 as Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Gastroenterology within the University’s School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Penn, Garrity served as the Executive Manager of Collingswood Partners Inc., a public-private partnership responsible for the oversight, growth and management of three business improvement districts located in Collingswood, New Jersey. In this position, she was responsible for the redevelopment and continued growth of private businesses to support the local community. Her creative marketing helped attract business leaders and spur development within the community, and she created more than 60 special events, working in close partnership with elected and appointed officials.

Garrity is a Certified Business District Manager with the National Center for Public Productivity, New Jersey Managed Districts Association and Rutgers University – Newark, New Jersey. Originally from Collingswood, New Jersey, she recently relocated to Arlington, Virginia, where she lives with her husband Tom and two children, TJ and Lara.

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