Tom Branigan became the Executive Director of DRCC in January 2011 after serving the City of Philadelphia for 38 years as an engineer in the Department of Streets. His experience in project management as well as his relationship with City, State and Federal agencies have provided the basis for moving park and trail development forward for DRCC. Tom graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Civil Engineering and is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Professional Engineer as well as a Professional Land Surveyor. He has a strong interest in bicycle and pedestrian facilities and, while working for the City, was at the forefront of the development of the bicycle network. This network provided for more than 200 miles of bike-lane streets by the time he retired. Tom is happy to further this interest through DRCC’s efforts in the development of the Delaware River Greenway. A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, he raised his two adult sons in Fox Chase with his wife Lu.