Courtney Richardson joins PICA governing board

HARRISBURG, March 24 – House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton recently appointed Courtney Richardson to the board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the state-appointed group that provides financial oversight for the city of Philadelphia.

“Ms. Richardson’s background and training prepared her well for this role,” McClinton said. “She grew up in the Mount Airy neighborhood and graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She’s a practicing attorney focusing on municipal and real estate law in Montgomery and Delaware counties, so she is able to see issues from the perspective of both Philadelphia and its suburban neighbors.

“Before she began private practice, Ms. Richardson served as counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and then as assistant city solicitor in Philadelphia,” McClinton added.

Richardson has an extensive background in financial and governmental service. She started her career as a stockbroker and investment advisor at Merrill Lynch and she currently serves on executive board of the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia.

She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in philosophy and then from West Virginia University College of Law as a distinguished member of the Order of the Barristers. She received an LL.M. in taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Richardson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 

“Ms. Richardson is a proud Philadelphian and her past experience in the city's Department of Revenue gives her a unique perspective and insight. I’m very excited to bring her legal, financial and government expertise and love of the city to the PICA board,” McClinton said.