Greater Trenton — whose goal is to advance economic revitalization efforts in the state’s capitol — promoted Bryan Evans to senior vice president, the nonprofit organization announced Feb. 10.
Formerly vice president of marketing and communications, Evans will work closely with Greater Trenton’s CEO and board of directors to help lead key aspects of the organization’s strategic plan, including cultivating partnerships, building community engagement, championing Trenton’s economic development narrative, and advancing projects and initiatives in the city, the announcement stated.
“Bryan has been, and continues to be, a vital part of Greater Trenton’s efforts to catalyze economic development opportunities in New Jersey’s Capital City and serves as a key partner and advocate for the Trenton community,” Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa said in a prepared statement. “On behalf of our esteemed board of directors, advisory committee and our entire team, we’re thrilled to congratulate Bryan on this well-deserved promotion.”
Greater Trenton’s strategic planning process began in early 2021 to identify goals and strategies for the organization to achieve the greatest positive impacts for the city, its residents and businesses.
Evans previously served as director at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and has a background in marketing, economic development, fundraising, strategic planning and nonprofit management. He serves as vice chair of the Trenton Downtown Association Board and is an active board member with The Father Center of New Jersey and the United Way of Northern New Jersey.
“Trenton is where my heart is,” Evans said in the statement. “I’m excited about the possibilities ahead, particularly in light of the many great initiatives underway at Greater Trenton including advancement of STEM pathways for Trenton High School students, key enhancements to the Economy Recovery Act that benefit Trenton’s economic development trajectory, our Businesses Helping Businesses Emergency Loan Program that helps retain businesses in non-UEZ areas of Trenton, and other public-private partnerships aimed at reducing social inequity, preserving jobs and creating economic vibrancy.”