Philip Denning serves as Executive Vice President for The Port. He leads the Neighborhood Revitalization team, including housing development across a spectrum of affordability, the development of business districts to include community entrepreneurs, as well as the work done throughout the County to bring vacant, blighted properties back into productive use. Prior to joining The Port, Philip led the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) where he facilitated strategic development and services to improve the lives of residents, increase business investment, and bring new vibrancy to Cincinnati neighborhoods. Philip directed negotiations for nearly $2 billion of private investment, restructured Department operations, and incentivized the creation of thousands of new market rate and affordable housing units. Philip is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Cincinnati Development Fund.