Vice President, Economic Competitiveness
As the Vice President, Economic Competitiveness, Sarah Steltz provides strategic direction and leadership in support of the Chamber’s mission to enhance the Greater Philadelphia region’s overall competitiveness by attracting and expanding companies, capital, and talent in key growth sectors. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2022, Sarah was the Deputy Commerce Director and Chief of Staff in the Department of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia. Sarah also served as University City District’s (UCD) Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Executive Director of the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), a nationally recognized workforce development organization. Sarah joined UCD after ten years at Drexel University, ultimately serving as the Director, Workforce & Economic Inclusion. She holds a B.A. from Susquehanna University and an M.S. from Drexel University. She lives in South Philadelphia with her family.