Gregory O. Yorgey-Girdy

Gregory O. Yorgey-Girdy is an entrepreneur, community leader, and an attorney with nearly two decades of experience in compliance, ethics, professional responsibility, and civil litigation. He is a Democratic Committeeperson for Ward 48 Division 8 (South Philly) and a fierce advocate for equality, inclusion, and active community engagement. In 2018, Gregory completed his Master of Business Administration with a focus on strategic management from Temple University Fox School of Business. Prior to obtaining his MBA, Gregory attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology. Thereafter, he served as manger for the Crime Victims’ Compensation Unit at Texas Attorney General’s Office. The experience he gained in that role inspired him to pursue a career in law. He then went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University Delaware Law School and was admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He maintains an active agenda of philanthropic undertakings, which include, his role as treasurer and board member of Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP), President of the Philadelphia Texas Exes (University of Texas Alumni Association), and as an active member of the Philadelphia 1st Police District’s Advisory Council (PDAC). In May of 2021, he was elected as a municipal court judge for the city of Philadelphia. His election was historic. He became the first openly gay Black man to be elected as a judge in Philadelphia’s Municipal Court.