PHILADELPHIA â€“ Gregory S. Rost, vice president and chief of staff to University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, has been appointed to the five-member board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, PICA, according to an announcement today by Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.
In the announcement, Leader Dermody noted that â€śMr. Rost knows Philadelphia and understands the fiscal challenges that face the city. He was a key staffer for Mayor Ed Rendell, including three years as the mayorâ€™s chief of staff, before moving on to take senior positions at Temple University and, since 2006, the University of Pennsylvania. His financial and administrative background prepares him very well to take on the responsibility of serving on PICA. He understands why PICA exists and he understands the impact that its decisions have on the daily lives of Philadelphians.â€ť
PICA provides financial oversight to the City of Philadelphia, including the authority to review and approve the Cityâ€™s five-year financial plans.