Past Winners of the Globy Awards

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

Sustainable Development 

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. 

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 students from diverse social, cultural and educational backgrounds.
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Heritage and Preservation Leadership

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.




Community Leadership

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.  




Corporate Leadership

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. 





Lifetime Achievement

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.





Distinguished Journalism

Ali Velshi

MSNBC anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC




2021 Globy Awards Recipients

Distinguished Journalism
Andrea Mitchell

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




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. Read More




Heritage and Preservation Leadership
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. Read More



Community Leadership
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. Read More




Corporate Leadership
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. Read More




Sustainable Development
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. Read More





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. Read More




2020 Globy Awards Recipients

Philadelphia World Heritage Award

Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Music Director, The Philadelphia Orchestra





Lifetime Achievement Award

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





Community Leadership Award

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





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





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





2019 Globy Awards Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jay Shah
CEO, Hersha Hospitality Trust



Community Leadership Award

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



Corporate Leadership Award

Osagie Imasogie
Senior Managing Partner, PIPV Capital



Education Leadership Award

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


Historical and Cultural Preservation Leadership Award

Cynthia MacLeod
Superintendent of Independence National Historical Park


Distinguished Global Journalism Award

Vernon Odom
Retired journalist, WPVI-TV/6abc





2018 Globy Awards Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Meryl Levitz
Founding President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia





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




Corporate Leadership Award

Kenneth Fulmer
President and CEO, Urban Engineers





Educational Leadership Award

Jurate Krokys
Retired Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia





Historical and Cultural Preservation Leadership Award

Sam Katz
Founder, History Making Productions





Distinguished Global Leadership Award

Denis Ricard
Secretary General, Organization of World Heritage Cities

Distinguished Global Journalism Award

Michael Smerconish
SiriusXM and CNN Host

2017 Globy Awards Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Corporate Leadership Award

Chellie Cameron
CEO, Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Community Leadership Award

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

Education Leadership Award

Deborah Diamond, Ph.D.
President, Campus Philly

Heritage Leadership Award

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

2017 World Heritage City Celebration

Distinguished Global Journalism

Jake Tapper
CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

2016 Globy Awards Recipients

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


Community Leadership Award

Carol S. Wong
Director, Chinatown Learning Center


Education Leadership Award

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

2015 Globy Awards Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nancy Gilboy
Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia

Corporate Leadership Award

Javier “Jay” Dragone
Lockheed Martin

Community Leadership Award

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart
BFW Group

Education Leadership Award

Anastasia Shown
University of Pennsylvania



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