James Creedon was appointed Temple University Senior Vice President for Construction, Facilities, and Operations in 2011. Creedon's portfolio includes Planning and Design, Construction, Facility Operations, Security, Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety. In addition, his responsibilities include Business Services (Dining Services and Bookstore operations) Parking Services, management of the Liacouras Center and the Temple Performing Arts Center, real estate management and WRTI. In addition, he oversees construction for the Temple Health System.
Creedon is also an adjunct faculty member at Temple, teaching graduate courses in project management, continuity of operations, and public budgeting and finance.
Prior to joining Temple, Creedon was president of Creedon Management Associates, a firm he formed after leaving Gov. Edward Rendell's cabinet in 2010. Creedon Management Associates provided program management, management consulting and organizational and business development services to private, non-profit and public sector clients.
From 2005 to 2010, Creedon was Secretary of the Department of General Services (DGS), where he managed one of the largest operating departments in Pennsylvania government. DGS managed over $4 billion in construction, annually managed over $4 billion in procurement and had over 1,000 employees. In 2009, Creedon was also appointed by Rendell as Pennsylvania’s chief implementation officer for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In that role, he managed the development, selection, delivery and monitoring of more than $14 billion in spending.
Prior to joining the Commonwealth, he was Senior Vice President for Suez/United Water a international provider of utility services.
He is a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley and received his bachelor's degree and MBA from Lehigh University. He currently serves as President of the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, he is a board member of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Commission, and is also a member of the United Way of Pennsylvania Board of Directors.
His lives in Bethlehem with his wife, Jan. They have three children: Erin, Media and Marketing Director for the Princeton University Museum, Matt, a senior at the University of Massachusetts and Stephen, a freshman at Lehigh County Community College.
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