People

Behind the inspiring organizations, dynamic businesses, compelling events, intriguing communities, and notable news items that help make Philadelphia global, are individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and commitment.  Meet the scholars, researchers, students, diplomats, curators, artists, linguists, educators, attorneys, financiers, transportation experts, scientists, administrators and others who contribute so much to the globalism of the region.  (GPA members appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-members in alphabetical order.)

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Working with individuals and organizations to enhance intercultural competence, cultural adjustment, repatriation, global team efficiency, intercultural management skills, and maximize the positive impact of diversity and inclusion.
Owner, Law Office of Enid H. Adler
Partner, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP
Project Director, Coalition for Peace Action
President, Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC
The Altieri laboratory explores the mechanisms that underlie how tumor cells survive and proliferate in cancer. In particular, his laboratory is interested in how tumor cells evade the normal processes that cause cells with genetic faults to self-destruct. Understanding these mechanisms could provide new therapeutic targets and novel approaches for virtually every type of human cancer.  
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Radian Group, Inc.
Owner, International Recoveries, LLC
Partner, Blank Rome LLP
President {r-title} Drew became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, which provides fresh produce to more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season; initiated the PHS Pop Up Garden projects; and introduced exciting new features at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.
Director of Marketing and Patron Communications, Curtis Institute of Music
We inhabit a constantly changing world. From the exploding digital revolution in communications to the ebb and flow of transnational business, rapid and sometimes historic change is taking place on our planet. In this volatile environment, we may forget that many of the earth’s populations are dealing with these dizzying changes while still competing for clean water, arable land and basic health care.
Director, International Student Services at Chestnut Hill College
David B. Brownlee, Ph.D., FSAH, is the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
Furthering education in the Greater Philadelphia Area as an Associate Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia, Linda Buchheit is a global citizen who has joined Global Philadelphia Association as an individual member.
Assistant Vice President, Citizens Bank
Chief Executive Officer and Owner, BCK Global, LLC
Executive Director, Alliance Française de Philadelphie
Matthew A. Chiachetti is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex breach of contract litigation, white collar investigations, and international matters. Mr. Chiachetti participated in Villanova University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic and served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Susan Peikes Gantman of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.