Anne Papageorge Named Facilities and Real Estate Services Vice President at University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 28, 2006

PHILADELPHIA -- Anne Papageorge, a licensed landscape architect, has been named vice president for the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Oct. 16.

Papageorge will be responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of the University's buildings and grounds, as well as the planning and project management of new construction and renovations of existing properties.

"Anne is a proven leader who possesses the energy and passion for the complexity of the facilities and real estate issues an urban university such as Penn will face," Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli said.   "She has a demonstrated track record in managing a large complex organization."

Papageorge has been senior vice president and memorial design director for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., managing the planning, design and construction of the nearly $1 billion project encompassing the World Trade Center Memorial, memorial museum and related facilities.

Prior to joining the LMDC in 2004, she worked in design and construction for the City of New York, where she served as first deputy commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, managing a staff of 1,200 and overseeing 750 projects valued at $4.4 billion.

Papageorge holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry School of Landscape Architecture, where she currently serves on the Faculty of Landscape Architecture Advisory Council, and an M.B.A. from the City University of New York Baruch College.