Temple Grad Takes Over Finances of PHA

Elias Rosario returns to Philadelphia after 25 years

Elias Rosario is returning to Philadelphia after 25 years as Elias Rosario takes over as the Deputy Executive Director of Finance of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Rosario, a Temple University graduate, previously oversaw a billion-dollar-plus budget as CFO of the Chicago Housing Authority.

“We are very fortunate to have attracted a candidate with Elias’ unique skills and experience,” said PHA Executive Director Michael Kelly.

Rosario also worked in the Midwest in accounting and financial services as well as with property management and real estate companies.

Rosario is "motivated and grateful" to be working in Philly.

"My first goal is to establish controls that will ensure fiscal integrity and cost efficiency to all PHA financial operations," said Rosario. "PHA is known nationally for its innovations in real estate financing. I want to build on that record and also build public confidence that we are investing with the sole purpose of advancing our mission and improving neighborhoods.”

Rosario starts his tenure on Nov. 21 and is set to earn a $168,000 a year.

In addition to Rosario, PHA has also recently hired two other individuals, general counsel Barbara Adams and Director of Audit and Compliance Kelvin Jeremiah.

“PHA has hired a trio of individuals with impeccable integrity to form the bedrock of accountability and transparency the public has the right to expect from PHA,” said Kelly.

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