221st Annual Meeting

221st Annual Meeting

This program took place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.
Program Begins

Spotlight | Impact and Action

Remarks | Chamber President & CEO

  • Rob Wonderling, President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | @ChamberPHL

Spotlight | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Remarks | Chamber Board Chair

  • Susan Jacobson, President, Jacobson Strategic Communications & Chair, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | @WeAreJacobson

Spotlight | Recovery and Growth

  • Arun Das, MD, Cabaletta Bio | @CabalettaBio
  • Anne Bovaird Nevins, PIDC | @PIDCphila
  • Sumit Verma, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. | @IovanceBio
  • Mike Innocenzo, PECO | @PECOconnect
  • Gail Johnston, Philadelphia Skills Forward graduate
  • Alejandro Bedoya, Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Soccer 2026 | @AleBedoya17

Remarks | Title Sponsor

  • Gregory E. Deavens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independence Health Group | @IBX

Spotlight | Leadership and Collaboration

  • David L. Cohen, Senior Advisor, Comcast Corporation | @comcast

Closing Remarks | Chamber President & CEO

  • Rob Wonderling, President & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | @ChamberPHL

Program Adjourns

TITLE SPONSOR

Independence Blue Cross

Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, is the leading health insurance organization in the region and a national leader in health innovation. Named a Top Workplace in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and a Forbes Best-In-State Employer in 2020 and 2021, Independence serves millions of people nationwide, transforming health care for you and your employees. ibx.com


PRESENTING SPONSOR

Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts. corporate.comcast.com


CHAIRPERSON’S SPONSOR

Jacobson Strategic Communications

Jacobson Strategic Communications is a leading Philadelphia-based public relations, public affairs and crisis management firm. Known for its signature approach to message development and strategy, Jacobson helps guide private and public sector clients — as well as those in the nonprofit, advocacy and political space — through some of their most complex communications challenges and highlights their successes. jacobsonstrategic.com


PREMIUM SPONSORS

PECO

Part of the Exelon family of companies, PECO is one of our region’s most active corporate citizens. Each day PECO delivers innovative energy products and services to safely keep the lights on and gas flowing for more than 1.6 million customers across Southeast Pennsylvania. peco.com

PNC

PNC is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC. pnc.com

Stradley Ronon

Stradley Ronon: Headquartered in Philadelphia for more than 90 years, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation. stradley.com


CO-SPONSORS

AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 12 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves nearly 5 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with nearly 40 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. amerihealthcaritas.com

Citizens

Citizens is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, offering a broad range of award-winning retail and commercial banking products and services in approximately 1,000 branches in 11 states and through a national network of commercial offices. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. citizensbank.com

Diversified Search Group

Diversified Search Group (DSG), the nation’s largest woman-founded executive search firm and the only woman-founded executive search firm ranked among Forbes’ top 10, works to diversify and cultivate leadership for a changing world. DSG is the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the premier international executive search firm alliance. diversifiedsearch.com

Drexel University

Founded in 1891, Drexel is a modern urban research university with a strong public purpose — an institution that harnesses its strengths in cooperative education, translational research, online education and entrepreneurship to serve its more than 24,000 students, its neighborhood, the city and nation. drexel.edu

Morgan Properties

Morgan Properties is a national real estate investment and management company headquartered in King of Prussia. Morgan Properties and its affiliates own and manage a multifamily portfolio comprised of 340 apartment communities and over 90, 000 units located in 20 states, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Region. morgan-properties.com

Philadelphia Youth Network

The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) creates education and employment opportunities for young adults in Philadelphia. We partner with employers and other stakeholders to build solutions that support Philadelphia’s young people as they gain the skills and work experiences they need to succeed in today’s economy. pyninc.org

Villanova School of Business

Developing business leaders for a better world.™ The Villanova School of Business is a premier educational institution that offers highly-ranked undergraduate programs, graduate programs and executive education. villanova/business.edu


SUPPORTING SPONSORS

American Bible Society

American Bible Society is a Christian nonprofit helping all people experience God through the Bible since 1816. americanbible.org

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms. bakertilly.com

My Benefit Advisor

My Benefit Advisor guides employers through planning, managing, and communicating a successful employee benefits program. We provide local, reliable, and expert-level support for you and your employees. Visit our website to learn more about our firm, consultative services, and the resources we deploy to ensure your success. mybenefitadvisor.com

West Chester University

West Chester University offers 180+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs on its main campus, in Philadelphia as well as online. With programs that span 50 academic fields, the University fills critical employment needs in our region. WCU is celebrating 150 years of student success and is looking forward to supporting future generations of students. wcupa.edu

The Wistar Institute

The nation’s first independent biomedical research institution, The Wistar Institute is a global leader in cancer, immunology, infectious disease research, and vaccine development. Wistar science has led to the development of vaccines for rabies, rubella and rotavirus and continues to make cutting-edge immuno-oncological strides. Regionally, Wistar continues training the next generation of scientists. wistar.org

Support Skills-Based Hiring

Support regional recovery through skills-based hiring by joining the Chamber’s initiative to train, mentor, and hire workers displaced by the pandemic, those whose jobs are at risk of automation, and those from Black and brown communities.

GET INVOLVED
TITLE SPONSOR
Independence Blue Cross
PRESENTING SPONSOR
Comcast
CHAIRPERSON’S SPONSOR
Jacobson Strategic Communications
PREMIUM SPONSORS
PECO
PNC Bank
Stradley Ronon
CO-SPONSORS
AmeriHealth Caritas Health Plan
Citizens Bank
Diversified Search Group
Drexel University
Morgan Properties
Philadelphia Youth Network
Villanova School of Business
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
American Bible Society
Baker Tilly
My Benefit Advisor
West Chester University
Wistar Institute
SPECIAL THANKS TO