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Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Association Appoints Fisher Phillips Attorney to Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation


PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 19, 2009) - The Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Association (RTMMA) has appointed Brent Cossrow to the Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation (RTMC). Cossrow, who is an attorney in the Philadelphia office, is the third newly appointed Director to the Board of the RTMC in the past six months. He replaces Paul Madden, who resigned after serving on the RTMC's Board for 14 years.

Before his appointment to the RTMC Board, Cossrow served as general counsel to RTMMA. "As general counsel, Brent was invaluable in helping the merchants to navigate a dynamic few years," said Michael Holahan, President of the RTMMA. "This gave Brent a unique insight into many of the challenges facing the Market Corporation's Board. Brent's leadership skills and understanding of the complex relationships at the Market make him the ideal person to assume the Merchants' Association's seat on the Board."

"The Reading Terminal Market has enjoyed more goodwill with Philadelphians than any commercial institution in our City's rich history," said Cossrow. "I'm honored and humbled to have the confidence of the Merchants, who take the Market's stewardship so seriously."

The RTMC is a not-for-profit corporation created in 1994 for the sole purpose of managing 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 volunteer, unpaid, 7-member board of directors that includes representatives of the Mayor of Philadelphia, the City Council of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, the RTMMA, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and the Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund.


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