globy awards

Past Awardees

Congratulations to our distinguished Globy Award winners for their outstanding accomplishments and service in Greater Philadelphia.


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Michael A. Nutter, former two-term Mayor and member of City Council

Michael A. Nutter is a former two-term mayor of Philadelphia who previously spent nearly 15 years in the Philadelphia City Council. Since leaving public office in 2016, he has remained active in public policy, government, and civic life.



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Educational Leadership 

Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia

Dr. Donald Guy Generals became the sixth President of Community College of Philadelphia on July 1, 2014. As the chief executive officer, he guides Philadelphia’s only public institution of higher learning, which serves more than 30,000 credit and non-credit students from diverse social, cultural and educational backgrounds. 


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David Seltzer, co-founder of CraftNOW

David Seltzer is a Principal and co-founder of Mercator Advisors LLC, a Philadelphia-based registered municipal advisory firm formed in 2001. Mercator Advisors provides financial consulting services to governmental, corporate and non-profit organizations sponsoring major infrastructure projects and programs.

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Jennifer Rodriguez, President and CEO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

For over 20 years, Jennifer has worked to support economic development, wealth creation and empowerment of underrepresented groups at the city, regional and national levels. In her role as the President & CEO of GPHCC, she focuses on initiatives that ‘close the gap’ for Latinos in the economy.  

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Susan Jacobson, Former Chair, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Susan Jacobson is an award-winning communicator, strategist and advisor, bringing decades of experience to her work as president of Jacobson Strategic Communications, a leading Philadelphia-based public relations, public affairs, and crisis management firm. 



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Judee von Seldeneck, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO, Diversified Search

Judith M. von Seldeneck is the Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group, headquartered in Philadelphia. A pioneer in the search industry, she has been identifying and placing senior-level executive talent around the country for more than four decades.



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Vik Dewan, President and CEO, Philadelphia Zoo

Vikram H. Dewan joined Philadelphia Zoo in July 2006; he is the 14th President to lead the area’s most-visited ticketed cultural attraction, one that welcomes 1.25 million guests through its historic gates each year. Along with being America's first zoo, Philadelphia Zoo is one of the region's foremost conservation organizations, and is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered.


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Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC





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Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent; Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports."



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Educational Leadership

John Fry, on behalf of Drexel University

After becoming Drexel University’s 14th president in 2010, President Fry has transformed Drexel into a comprehensive private research university with a strong public purpose




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Jillian Patricia Pirtle, CEO of the National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society

As the youngest owner of a National Historical Site in the United States and keeper of the treasured legacy of our great Marian Anderson, Jillian’s leads the non-profit organization and the creation and direction of programming for both the museum and the Scholar Artists Empowerment Programs.


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Loree Jones, CEO of Philabundance

As CEO of Philabundance, Loree is dedicated to public service and oversees this hunger relief agency that serves nine counties in southeastern PA and southern NJ.


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Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of Orasure

As president and CEO, OraSure is empowering the global community to improve health and wellness by providing access to accurate essential information, including point-of-care diagnostic tests for HIV, HCV, Ebola, drugs of abuse, and COVID-19.


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Randy Hayman, Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department

As commissioner and CEO of the Water Department, Commissioner Hayman is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the 3,200 miles of water mains, 3,700 miles of sewers, 79,000 inlets, 25,000 fire hydrants and various pumping stations throughout the city.


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Lifetime Achievement

Leslie Anne Miller, Attorney and Community Leader

Miller is known as an accomplished attorney who, over the course of a remarkable career, has consistently demonstrated her deeply held commitment to civic involvement.




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Philadelphia World Heritage Award

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Music Director, The Philadelphia Orchestra



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Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Satell, The Satell Institute
Founder and CEO, The Satell Institute



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Community Leadership Award

Dr. Ala Stanford
General Surgeon and Founder of The Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium, BDCC



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Corporate Leadership Award

Dr. Charles Yeo
8th Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chairman Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University.
Senior Vice President and Chair, Enterprise Surgery Jefferson Health



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Educational Leadership Award

Antonia Villarruel
Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Penn Nursing





Historical and Cultural Preservation Leadership Award

Hazami Sayed
Founder and Executive Director, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture




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Lifetime Achievement Award

Jay Shah
CEO, Hersha Hospitality Trust



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Community Leadership Award

Julie Coker Graham
President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau



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Corporate Leadership Award

Osagie Imasogie
Senior Managing Partner, PIPV Capital



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Education Leadership Award

Dr. Amid Ismail
Dean of Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry



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Historical and Cultural Preservation Leadership Award

Cynthia MacLeod
Superintendent of Independence National Historical Park



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Distinguished Global Journalism Award

Vernon Odom
Retired journalist, WPVI-TV/6abc