Mitchell Bormack

Mitchell Bormack has been a Board Member of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund since 2007 and became Board President in early 2012.  Mitchell was initially attracted to the FPSF organization through his involvement as a Board Member of the Fund For The Water Works and observing the early efforts of FPSF as the group was planning its flagship project, Paine’s Park, which will be built along the Schuylkill Banks in close proximity to the Fairmount Water Works.  Actively involved in neighborhood-based civic initiatives (West Mt. Airy Neighbors, The Emlen Circle Beautification Project, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, etc.), Mitchell was also attracted to the smaller-scale, neighborhood FPSF projects, such as Pop’s Playground in New Kensington, as well as FPSF’s youth education programs.

For more than 20 years, Mitchell has provided business development, client service management, and program management expertise to the Environmental, Infrastructure, Energy, and Real Estate markets, having owned and worked with several different consulting, engineering and construction management firms.  He is currently Vice President, Business Development, for the national firm, TRC Corporation, managing regional and national initiatives, as well as the Philadelphia office, which he opened in 2007.  One part of TRC’s and Mitchell’s work includes innovative land reuse solutions, from the facilitation of Brownfield redevelopment projects by assuming environmental liability in complex transactions to the permitting, licensing, design and construction of alternative energy projects on otherwise underutilized lands.

Mitchell was born in and grew up outside of Philadelphia. He earned B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Geology at Lafayette College and Rutgers University, respectively, and an MBA degree at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.  As a life-long musician and sports enthusiast, Mitchell is a believer in the positive role that sports and creativity (i.e., skateboarding) can play in the development of healthy and successful children.  Mitchell was a nationally-ranked competitive swimmer, having received the 1988 Scholar-Athlete awards for both Lafayette College and the East Coast Conference (Division I) and having participated in the swimming Olympic trials.