2022 Globy Awards Celebration




The Globys Awards is the leading distinguished occasion where outstanding individual accomplishments with international implication are recognized and celebrated in six categories.

Thank you to our honorees, sponsors, and attendees who helped make the 2022 event a huge success!


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If you were unable to attend the event, please watch the highlight video below.



2022 Honorees


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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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 
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. Prior to joining the communications sector, Susan oversaw government relations as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell.




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.







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. 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.


2022 Emcee

Cherri Gregg is an afternoon drive host/news anchor for WHYY radio. Prior to her current position, the award winning journalist covered civil rights, social justice, race and public affairs issues impacting marginalized communities in the Greater Philadelphia region, spending nearly a decade on KYW Newsradio. Cherri, who is also a licensed attorney, is a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. 
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Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Community College of Philadelphia

CraftNOW Philadelphia

Former City Councilman Allan Domb

Ed Rendell


Independence Foundation

Independence Historical Trust


Jacobson Strategic Communications

PA CDFI Network

PNC Private Bank

The Welcoming Center

David Seltzer

Susan and John Smith

Temple Office of Global Engagement

Reading Terminal Market

Visit Philly 

Harold Yaffe


Media Partners



In the spirit of the holiday season, GPA ran a drive to collect

hygiene kits and new hats, gloves, and socks in adult sizes for Project Home.

Click to learn more!


Globy Awards Selection Committee

Tiffany Chang Lawson, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kosh Daphtary, Chemtech

Osagie Imasogie, Pheonix IP Ventures

Amid Ismail, Temple University 

Rob McNeill, Deloitte

Dianne Semingson, DLS International

John Smith, Global Philadelphia Association

Bill Sasso, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Blane Stoddard, BFW Group

Zabeth Teelucksingh, Global Philadelphia Association

Omar Woodard, Results for America

Harold Yaffe, Global Philadelphia Association