Philadelphia, PA, October 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Advisory Board Chair Steven Haas, Esq., Vice Chair of the Corporate Practice Group, Cozen O’Connor.
Haas succeeds Stephen Zarrilli, CFO of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., who had served as Co-chair since 2010.
“The Arts & Business Council is thrilled to welcome Steve Haas to the chair position,” said Karin Copeland, Executive Director of ABC. “His extensive legal background, history with our organization and dedication to the arts will provide a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in the furthering of our important work.”
As a member of Cozen O’Connor, Haas counsels both established and emerging growth companies in all business segments in expansion and financing strategies, acquisitions and joint ventures, technology and bio-technology licensing, corporate governance issues, succession planning, and related shareholder matters. In his practice, Steven assists a variety of clients in acquisitions, mergers and corporate finance transactions, as well as in corporate aviation matters. He also serves as chair of the firm's Technology Committee and co-chair of its Professional Development Committee.
Haas has sat on the ABC Advisory Board since 2010 but he already had strong ties to the Arts & Business Council prior to this service. Haas is a 2002 graduate of ABC’s Business On Board Leadership Development program and was honored in 2006 as the Business On Board Member of the Year for his service on the Central Board of Trustees and as chairman of the Development Committee of Settlement Music School; a Board on which he still currently sits and serves on its Executive Committee.
About the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia:
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities. For more information, please visit www.artsandbusinessphila.org or call 215.790.3620.