Sam Katz is a Philadelphian who has experienced a career in public and project finance, venture capital, civic affairs, development, politics and filmmaking. In 1999, Sam lost the closest Mayoral election in the cityâ€™s history in an overwhelmingly Democratic city. Following that defeat, Sam was selected as the CEO of Greater Philadelphia First a business civic group focused on regional issues. In 2003, he again ran for Mayor in a campaign that will long be remembered for the FBI's "bug", installed in the Mayor's office, and that swamped the campaign. Sam created a venture capital business which invested in Philadelphia area technology companies. Most recently, Sam is producing a series on the history of Philadelphia called, â€œPhiladelphia: The Great Experimentâ€.