Christine Derenick-Lopez is the chief administrative officer (CAO) for the City of Philadelphia. The CAO’s office was created by the Kenney administration in January 2016. This office works to modernize city government and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of City services. The CAO oversees 10 City departments and offices, innovating and strengthening their administrative functions and supporting their resident-facing operations to evaluate, plan, and continually improve their service delivery.
Prior to joining the Kenney administration, Christine worked as a senior HR business partner with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, a global biopharmaceutical company, operating in over 100 countries. In this role, Christine provided strategic HR leadership for over 2,200 diabetes primary care and endocrinology specialty employees and leaders.
Christine also served as chief of staff and human resources director for the Philadelphia International Airport. She served on the airport’s advisory board and spearheaded several airport-wide projects, including the launch of new air service for Qatar, Virgin America, and Spirit Airlines.
Christine has more than 20 years of progressive public sector experience in human resources, and served as president of the Society of Human Resource Management’s Philadelphia chapter (SHRM). Christine has been recognized by the Women Transportation Seminar’s (WTS) Philadelphia Chapter with the Women of the Year Award (2011) and by SmartCEO, receiving their Executive Management Award (2014).
Christine earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Mansfield University. She is a certified Professional Human Resource (PHR) and certified facilitator of viaEDGE in Learning Agility. She currently serves on the board of The Workshop School located in West Philadelphia. Christine is the proud mom of her awesome son Elisio and spends her free time with her husband Angel as Elisio’s chauffeurs and biggest soccer fans.
|Name||Job title||Phone #||Social|
|Zoraida Bonilla-Antonetty||Executive Assistant to Christine Derenick-Lopez||Zoraida.Bonilla-Antonetty@phila.gov||(215) 686-5238|
|Jeannette Bruno||Assistant Chief Administrative Officer||Jeannette.Bruno@phila.gov|
|Stephanie Tipton||Chief of Stafffirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-6673|