globy awards

Past Awardees

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


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Oliver Saint Clair Franklin, Honorary British Consul for Greater Philadelphia

Appointed by the UK Government in 1998 to represent British interest in the region, Oliver is the third Honorary Consul and liaises with the British Embassy and Consulate in New York on business, consular and public diplomacy issues. In 2002 he was appointed an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) and in 2022 appointed a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). These honors are granted by the monarch for exceptional service.


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Kathryn Ott Lovell, President & CEO, Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation

Kathryn Ott Lovell is President and CEO of the Philadelphia Visitor Center Corporation. She joined the Visitor Center in July 2023, bringing significant leadership experience and service to the City of Philadelphia, most recently serving as the Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) since 2016. 



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Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Lorina Marshall-Blake is the president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (the Foundation), a charitable, private foundation founded in 2011, and also the vice president of community affairs at Independence Blue Cross (Independence).


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Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez, Bishop, Diocese of Pennsylvania

The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez was ordained on July 16, 2016, as the 16th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, the second oldest and fourth largest in the Episcopal Church. Since his ordination, hundreds of ministerial goals have been realized including the incorporation of the diocese and a unified budget and finances which were made available to the public for review. 


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Michael Norris, Executive Director, The Carpentersʼ Hall

Michael joined the Carpenters' Company in June 2019, after a seven-year tenure as Vice President of External Relations and Chief Strategy Officer at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, where he oversaw the community-engagement programs and its fundraising activities.



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Michael Gary, Head of Friends Select School

Michael Gary has served as head of Friends Select School since 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as director of admissions at Phillips Exeter Academy from 2002 to 2016. Before joining Exeter, Michael served for six years as director of admissions and financial aid at The Peddie School, where he also taught economics. He also served as associate director of admissions and director of multicultural affairs at Pomfret School.



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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




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Lifetime Achievement Award

Meryl Levitz
Founding President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia



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Community Leadership Award

Honorable Stanley Straughter
Chairman, African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and Chairman of the Board, UNESCO Center for Global Education



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Corporate Leadership Award

Kenneth Fulmer
President and CEO, Urban Engineers



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Educational Leadership Award

Jurate Krokys
Retired Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia



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Historical and Cultural Preservation Leadership Award

Sam Katz
Founder, History Making Productions



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Distinguished Global Leadership Award

Denis Ricard
Secretary General, Organization of World Heritage Cities




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Distinguished Global Journalism Award

Michael Smerconish
SiriusXM and CNN Host




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Lifetime Achievement Award

Christiaan Morssink, Ph.D.
Executive Director, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia



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Corporate Leadership Award

Chellie Cameron
CEO, Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport



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Tiffany Chang Lawson
Executive Director, Governor Tom Wolf's Commission on Asian Pacific Amercian Affairs




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Education Leadership Award

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
President, Campus Philly



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Heritage Leadership Award

Paul R. Steinke
Executive Director, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia



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Distinguished Global Journalism

Jake Tapper
CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent




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Lifetime Achievement Award

David B. Brownlee, Ph.D.
FSAH, University of Pennsylvania Professor of History of Art






Corporate Leadership Award

Robert J. McNeill, Jr.
Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP in Greater Philadelphia




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Community Leadership Award

Carol S. Wong
Director, Chinatown Learning Center



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Education Leadership Award

Dr. William R. Hite
Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia




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Lifetime Achievement Award

Nancy Gilboy
Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia



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Corporate Leadership Award

Javier “Jay” Dragone
Lockheed Martin



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Community Leadership Award

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart
BFW Group



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Education Leadership Award

Anastasia Shown
University of Pennsylvania