Elinor Haider oversees Pew’s Philadelphia research and policy work. In this role, she leads Pew’s efforts to partner with Philadelphia’s policymakers and civic stakeholders to address barriers to economic mobility and learn from national experts about solutions that have been effective at improving government performance and accountability in peer cities. Haider also leads Pew’s support for The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and civic grantmaking to increase community access to vibrant arts and cultural experiences as well as Pew’s work aimed at strengthening religious tolerance in the U.S.
Before joining Pew, Haider served as vice president of market development for the environmental company Veolia North America, leading policy development and oversight for Veolia’s regulatory and sustainability departments. She previously served as deputy commerce director for former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and vice president of financing at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.
Haider holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Georgetown University and master’s degrees in real estate finance and international economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, respectively.