The Board of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation announced yesterday that Annie Allman will step into the role of General Manager effective January 25.
Allman brings decades of experience in the hospitality and gaming industry, having held leadership roles within a number of casinos including Harrah’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. She also served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Encore Boston Harbor, a Wynn Resorts property, and Senior Director of Marketing at Comcast. Most recently, Allman worked with public and private entities in the hospitality sector advising on development, investment, marketing, and operations through Last Frontier Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm she founded in 2010.
“Annie brings a wealth of experience to the position of General Manager and we’re thrilled to have her join the team,” said Albert Mezzaroba, Chairman of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation Board. “Her boots-on-the-ground attitude, coupled with her extensive knowledge of hospitality and marketing, will bring success to the Market as we move forward and continue serving Philadelphia’s communities.”
The daughter of an Alaskan fisherman, Allman has firsthand experience and knowledge of the nuances of operating a small, family-owned business.
“Initially, I was drawn to Reading Terminal as an iconic Philly brand with a huge tie-in to tourism and destination marketing,” said Allman. “But with the pandemic bringing tourism to a halt, I considered the importance of the Market’s original purposes: to feed Philadelphia, provide the city with fresh, affordable, quality food and connect the City to the Commonwealth’s food producers and farmers. I am excited for this unique opportunity to manage Philadelphia’s historic Public Market and look forward to furthering the message that the Market is open, stocked, and ready to serve.”
Allman earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
About the Reading Terminal Market Corporation
The RTMC is a not-for-profit corporation created in 1994 to manage the historic Reading Terminal Market. The Corporation is charged with the mission to preserve the architectural and historical character, and function, of the Market as an urban farmers' market. The Market is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that is appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia, the City Council of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, the Merchants' Association, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and the Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund. The Market itself is one of America’s largest and oldest public famers’ markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building.