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Siobhan Reardon is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

Kathleen  Marshall

Kathleen Marshall has received wide acclaim as a successful Broadway director and choreographer. Her extraordinary creativity and talent have been recognized by the coveted Drama Desk and Tony Awards for her musicals Nice Work if You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town and Kiss Me Kate.

Raised in Pittsburgh since the age of two, Kathleen graduated from Smith College and began her professional career in Pittsburgh regional theater. In a highly-competitive profession dominated by men, she went on to choreograph and direct some of America’s best-loved Broadway musicals.

Admired by her peers and loved by audiences, Kathleen Marshall is known for her extraordinary musicality, her ability to elicit fresh performances from seasoned veterans and her skill in making all aspects of the production and its personalities coalesce.

From her early days in the chorus at the Pittsburgh Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Playhouse to the present, Kathleen Marshall has demonstrated an incredible talent that has been appreciated by audiences far and wide.

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