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Mariya Khandros

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
Director of Shared Solutions
Mariya Khandros is the Director of Shared Solutions at the Economy League. Her primary responsibility is to oversee the development and implementation of Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity, a project focused on increasing local purchasing by Philadelphia’s hospitals, universities and other major employers with the goal of creating jobs and reducing poverty. In 2019, she published a paper about her work, Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity: Applying the Lean Startup Methodology to Build a Financially Sustainable Anchor Collaborative, in the Metropolitan Universities Journal.

Prior to joining the Economy League, Mariya was an Economic Policy Analyst at the Office of the Philadelphia City Controller, where she supervised the analysis of the Five Year Plan, as well as other research projects focused on Philadelphia’s tax and economic policy. Additionally, she held positions with the Urban Affairs Committee at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, NorthEast Treatment Centers, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), and A.T. Kearney (a management consulting firm).

Mariya holds a Master of Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government, a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Businesses, and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences.

She would love to talk to you about local procurement, diversity and inclusion, anchor engagement, program development and implementation, economic development!