RoseAnn B. Rosenthal
Having served as its President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors for 25 years, RoseAnn B. Rosenthal now serves as CEO Emeritus for Ben Franklin. Praised by regional, national and international leaders as a pioneer of public-private partnerships and an invaluable resource for innovation-focused investment and growth in the Philadelphia region, Rosenthal has over forty-five years of experience in economic development, business investment, and regional planning.
Rosenthal led Ben Franklin from 1996 – 2020, growing its reputation and impact through innovative partnerships and a solid track record of seeding hundreds of southeastern Pennsylvania’s technology leaders across all areas of technology. Rosenthal helped design and launch the region’s Health Care Innovation Collaborative, an open innovation model unifying universities, corporations, investors, healthcare providers and insurers in development of new solutions; and catalyzed the development and launch of ImpactPHL, a regional alliance focused on growth of the Philadelphia region’s impact economy.