Nicole P. Ross and Romona Riscoe Benson join PSP’s Board of Directors

Executives bring experience from PECO and Goldman Sachs

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), a nonprofit organization that invests in the expansion of high-performing schools, has welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Nicole P. Ross, head of Investment Management Business for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Goldman Sachs, and Romona Riscoe Benson, manager of Corporate Relations at PECO. Ross and Riscoe Benson have been appointed to the board for three year terms.

“Nicole and Romona are thoughtful and respected leaders who understand that Philadelphia’s schools are vital to the city’s future,” said Michael O’Neill, chairman of the PSP board. “Each brings a diversity of leadership experiences and a deep commitment to our mission. Each also understands there is a complex web of factors challenging that mission. On behalf of the board and PSP, I welcome them.”

Nicole P. Ross heads the investment management business for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Goldman Sachs. She previously advised wealthy family groups and institutions in New York. She previously worked at J.P. Morgan. Ross serves on several boards, including the executive board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of the Kimmel Center and the Alumni Advisory Board of the Robert Toigo Foundation. She also serves on several educational boards such as the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center, and is a founding board member of Girls Prep Charter School in New York. Ross earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Hampton University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Romona Riscoe Benson is the manager of Corporate Relations at PECO and leads their corporate employee giving, sponsorships and volunteerism. Riscoe Benson has more than 25 years of strategic leadership in the areas of programming, marketing, community affairs, museum management, and tourism promotion. She is a nationally recognized speaker on subjects in the areas of community empowerment, economic development, culture, tourism and hospitality. She has served on several boards, including the Center City District and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Riscoe Benson earned her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in human services from Antioch University.

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