Andy Frishkoff became Executive Director of Philadelphia LISC in February of 2011. Philadelphia LISC is a local program of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national non-profit development organization dedicated to transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.
Mr. Fishkoff first arrived in the Philadelphia area in 1984 to attend Haverford College. From 1988 to 2002, he served in leadership roles for several organizations involved in affordable housing and community development issues, including ACORN Housing Corporation of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Low Income Housing Coalition, and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition.
Mr. Frishkoff earned an MBA from the Wharton School in 2003. While at Wharton, he remained active as a consultant in Philadelphia’s community and economic development circles and helped design several loan programs for the City. Prior to joining LISC, Andrew served for seven years as the Director of Neighborhood Economic Development for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department,
Neighborhood Transformation Initiative and Empowerment Zone.