Philly’s Juneteenth and July 4th Festival
Wawa Welcome America returns with 16 days of safe, responsible, in-person programming. History, education, art, culture, entertainment, and more!
President & CEO
Producer - Parade & Fireworks
About Welcome America, Inc.
Welcome America, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit organization in public-private partnership with the City of Philadelphia. Welcome America, Inc.’s mission is to promote American history, education and Philadelphia. The organization seeks to enhance the resident and visitor experience through citywide events that provide an economic boost to the local economy. Moving forward, Welcome America, Inc. will produce and assist in the growth of select city events year-round that can increase awareness of Philadelphia as an event destination.
Honorable James Kenney
Mayor of Philadelphia
Honorable Judge Dan Anders
Court of Common Pleas
Business Agent, IATSE
City Councilwoman Cindy Bass
City of Philadelphia
President & CEO, Independence Visitor Center
President & CEO, Welcome America, Inc.
President & CEO, Visit Philadelphia
Obra S. Kernodle IV
Commissioner, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Director of City Relations, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President, Community Impact / President, Comcast Foundation
Public Relations Manager, Wawa