Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart is President and CEO of BFW Group, LLC. BFW provides construction project management, construction administration, owners’ representation, and development consulting services to non-profit and for-profit developers, government, large general contractors, schools, and institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Stoddart formerly served as Vice President of Business Development for Innova Services Corporation. Innova Services Corporation provides construction project management, program management, and green building consulting services to a $2 billion dollar real estate portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, he served as CEO of The Partnership CDC (Community Development Corporation) and its subsidiaries. Under his leadership, The CDC created over 114 new jobs, built 300 commercial and affordable housing units, and invested close to $100 million dollars in West Philadelphia, directly west of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Stoddart holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Vice Chairman of the Board, Global Philadelphia Association, Co-Founder of the Black Jewish Alliance of the Anti-Defamation League, Commissioner of the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs, Co-Founder of the CEO Access Network at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – which partners large company CEOs to mentor small business CEOs – Advisory Board Member of Econsult, and President of Young Caribbean Professional Network.
Mr. Stoddart has been named “One of 50 People to Watch” by Philadelphia Magazine, “10 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Tribune, and Outstanding Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He was bestowed the “Inaugural Globy Award” by Global Philadelphia Association for his efforts in making Philadelphia a more International City. He is also a LEED Green Associate and OSHA Certified.