Harrah’s’ Albrecht to become Vice President and Union’s McDermott to join as Secretary

CHESTER, Pa., March 2022 – The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC), a consortium of businesses and non-profit groups working together to implement physical, economic, and social programs to stimulate the development of the Delaware County waterfront, has appointed Chris Albrecht, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack (Harrah’s), to vice chair after having previously served a term as secretary and Tim McDermott, president of the Philadelphia Union and Union Sports & Entertainment, will join the board as secretary. The board also re-elected Thomas Shoemaker, former Pennsylvania market president of TD Bank and Gerald Miller, former president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System, to treasurer.

Albrecht has been senior vice president and general manager at Harrah’s since September 2016, originally having joined Caesars Entertainment in 2005. Previously, he held several property and corporate roles across the company.

“I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Chester community and business leaders as we invest in growing the local economy. With this new leadership position, I am eager to ensure Chester residents feel involved in the continued implementation of the Waterfront Master Plan,” said Albrecht.

McDermott joined the Philadelphia Union in 2016. In this role, he oversees all of the business operations for Union Sports & Entertainment. The Union’s home, Subaru Park and the Union Power Plant, a 400,000 square foot class A office building, have been vital parts of the waterfront development.

“I am eager to continue working with the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County in their efforts to prioritize ongoing waterfront development. Every city’s sports team and their surrounding community are linked in many ways. It is my goal that the Philadelphia Union serve as a leader in positively impacting the Chester community,” said McDermott.

RADC unveiled a Waterfront Master Plan in 2020 as a part of their overarching goals around housing/residential revitalization, economic development, waterfront activation, and public safety.

“The 2022 slate of directors brings a great mix of institutional knowledge and strategic vision to the board,” said Lisa Gaffney, executive director of RADC. “We hope to continue growing our relationship with Harrah’s through Chris’ new role as Vice President, and having the consistent support and voice of the Philadelphia Union through Tim’s new role will be critical to our success.”

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About The Riverfront Alliance Delaware County (RADC)

RADC is a consortium of private sector corporations and nonprofit institutions that have come together to develop and implement programs and activities that serve as the catalyst for the physical, economic, and social development of the Delaware County waterfront. Originally established in 1996.