Meet The Team: Kate McNamara

by Navy Yard
February 27, 2020

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Kate McNamara, PIDC

Kate McNamara was promoted at PIDC to Senior Vice President, Navy Yard. As an attorney specializing in complex project management, public sector real estate, and capital projects, she will continue to build on the Navy Yard’s current momentum, implementing the next phase of development, while growing the vision of the Navy Yard as a top regional destination.

In her new leadership role at PIDC, Kate will continue to build on current momentum and implement the next phase of growth and development at the Navy Yard. She will focus on the vision of the Navy Yard as a top regional destination through key initiatives, including enhancing Navy Yard accessibility with infrastructure improvements on Broad Street and an expanded transit program; attracting new and expanding employers in research and development, life sciences, corporate and financial services, and manufacturing and industry, enhanced by a robust program of retail, hospitality and residential development; and building a community where companies and their employees thrive through workforce development partnerships, special events and programming, and public art. 

Prior to joining PIDC, McNamara served as Special Assistant to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, managing the Commonwealth’s $450 million port expansion initiative and strategic planning for the $786 million expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. She also represented the Commonwealth on the boards of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. McNamara also held positions at the Delaware River Port Authority as Assistant General Counsel, followed by Director, Port of Philadelphia and Camden to manage the $18 million Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and $10 million Riverlink Ferry System. McNamara holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the State University of New York. McNamara resides with her family in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia and serves on the Board of Governors for the Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia Planning and Land Use Policy Committee for the Urban Land Institute, and steering committee for the Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Committee. 

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