19th Annual World Trade Centers Day Awards

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairmount Water Works
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Each year, corporate, government, diplomatic, and academic leaders gather to recognize the contributions of World Trade Centers toward peace and prosperity across the globe. For more than a decade, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia has marked this occasion by recognizing regional business leaders and leading companies for their global achievement, vision and contribution to making Greater Philadelphia a world-class region.

For our 19th Annual Awards, we are excited to announce that we will once again be celebrating with you in person at the Fairmount Water Works!

Our 2021 Honorees

  • David Delizza, President and CEO, Pennoni
    Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

    David A. DeLizza, PE, serves as President and CEO. Dave joined Pennoni in 1979, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and has extensive experience in civil engineering, client services, and project management. Dave most recently served as COO. Dave graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.

  • Frank Mattei, Office Managing Partner, KPMG Philadelphia
    Global Business Leadership Award

    Frank is the Office Managing Partner of KPMG’s Philadelphia office and has over 37 years of experience with KPMG starting at the firm after graduating from King’s College.  Frank initiated his career in the firm’s audit practice, subsequently working extensively in the tax and advisory practices of KPMG concentrating on merger and acquisitions, international planning, and corporate restructuring.  Frank is currently the global lead Partner for the DuPont, Corteva and Chemours accounts, and feels fortunate to be part of their extended corporate family for many years.

  • Annie International Inc.
    Member Company of the Year

    The company was founded in 1993 with a range of products for the beauty supply market. As the popularity of the products has grown, Annie continues to expand its product lines to match the latest beauty trends seen around the world in cosmetics, bath, personal care, hair and nail coloring, and electric styling tools. These innovative products continue to fuel the company’s steady climb and measured growth.

  • Doc Parghi, Partner, SRI Capital
    Charles D. Close School of Entreneurship Global Excellence Award

    Doc Parghi is a venture capitalist with operational experience running and scaling businesses globally. Doc is a Partner with SRI Capital, an early stage venture capital firm. With over 30 investments, SRI Capital provides funding, advice and liquidity solutions to early stage start-ups primarily in enterprise software and deep tech. 

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