Randolph Peers

Ranolph Peers

Randolph Peers has spent the last twenty-five years working in the fields of economic & workforce development, adult education and association management, and currently serves as President & CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA).  GRCA was formed out of a strategic alignment between three Berks County business organizations – Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Greater Reading Economic Partnership & the Greater Berks Development Fund. The GRCA, with an operating budget of over to $3MM and assets totaling over $40MM, is the leading business membership association and economic development corporation in Berks County, PA.

Prior to this role, Randolph led Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT), NYC’s leading provider of job training and education services for disconnected youth.   OBT is known for its highly effective job training and education program designed specifically to meet the unique needs of out-of-school, out-of-work, youth.  OBT served approximately 5,000 people annually on an $8MM budget.. 

Before becoming CEO at OBT, Randolph spent four years at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as Vice President for Economic Development. During his tenure at the Chamber, Randolph managed a project portfolio of over $3MM, including Brooklyn Goes Global (exporting initiative) and the Good Help program (small business staffing service). Under his leadership, the Brooklyn Chamber launched a research department that produced the Brooklyn Labor Market Review and the Brooklyn Business Survey, two leading borough-wide business publications. One of his proudest achievements was developing a nationally recognized model for integrating workforce and economic development services for small business that has been expanded and replicated over the years.

Randolph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College and a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School.

Connect with Randy:
E: RPeers@GreaterReading.org
P: (610)898.7771

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