Joan C. Mazzotti is the Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures, a non-profit organization that provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. In her role as Executive Director, Mazzotti is responsible for setting the vision and direction for Philadelphia Futures. In 2011, she oversaw the merger between Philadelphia Futures and White-Williams Scholars, bringing together the resources and expertise of two highly effective organizations serving low-income students in Philadelphia.
Mazzotti joined Philadelphia Futures in 2000 as its Executive Director after a career of 23 years practicing law at ARAMARK Corporation. At ARAMARK, Mazzotti held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of ARAMARK’s Food and Support Services Group, then a $5.3 billion operating segment of the Company. She managed a department of 20 with a budget over $4 million, providing comprehensive legal services.
In June 2002, Mazzotti ended a four-year term as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Rider University. She remained a Member of the Board and chaired the Development Committee of the Board until June
2005. In 2008, Mazzotti received Rider University’s Gordon E. Prichard Alumni Award for Volunteer Service, and in 2010 Mazzotti received the Good Neighbor Award from State Farm Insurance.
Mazzotti holds a J.D., from Villanova University, School of Law and an A.B., Political Science from Rider University. She is married, lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and has one son who is a senior at Johns Hopkins University.