Advancing a Thriving Economy
As the City’s Workforce Development Board, Philadelphia Works, Inc. invests public resources and manages employment services that increase access to career opportunities and respond to business needs.
H. Patrick Clancy
President and CEO
H. Patrick Clancy possesses more than 20 years senior level experience developing and managing Career and Workforce Development programs. As President and CEO of Philadelphia Works, the City’s Workforce Development Board, he directs all aspects of the organization, providing strategic guidance for investments in solutions and services to grow Philadelphia’s economy.
Prior to his time leading Philadelphia Works, Clancy served as Special Advisor on Employment and Training Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, where he oversaw the implementation of an $80 million Welfare to Work program across the Commonwealth and helped to draft the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan for the US Department of Labor. He also advised the PA Secretary of Human Services on all employment and training issues regarding TANF recipients.
Clancy’s experience is rooted at Philadelphia Works, having spent nearly 15 years in various roles-including seven years as Vice President of Training Programs-with the former Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC). After his time with PWDC, Clancy led strategic planning and development of 16 Industry-Sector Partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania, connecting employers, unions and community colleges in order to create cost-effective training programs.
Clancy received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Management from LaSalle University. He also received a Certificate in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Wanamaker Institute of Industries, a Trustees of the Board for Community College of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Organization, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, the Society for Human Resource Management and membership on the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors.