Behind the inspiring organizations, dynamic businesses, compelling events, intriguing communities, and notable news items that help make Philadelphia global, are individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and commitment.  Meet the scholars, researchers, students, diplomats, curators, artists, linguists, educators, attorneys, financiers, transportation experts, scientists, administrators and others who contribute so much to the globalism of the region.  (GPA members appear at the beginning of the list, followed by non-members in alphabetical order.)

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Director of Strategy and Operations, Al Día
Founder & CEO of AL DÍA News Media, a Latino news media organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.
Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School
Senior Vice President of International Services Boston Children's Hospital
Principal at Hamilton Partners, LLC
Regional Partner and Tour Guide, Free Tours by Foot
Founder of Rough Cut Media
In 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Sheila Hess to the position of City Representative.   Her office serves as the premier PR, marketing and promotional department of the City of Philadelphia, producing ceremonial and special events while celebrating Philadelphia’s diversity through citywide event creation, community engagement and innovative experiences. 
Jessica joined the Bar Foundation in 2013 as Executive Director. A former diplomat and international lawyer Jessica has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1985. During her U.S. State Department career, Jessica was the Legal Adviser to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in Germany.
Principal at Law Office of Matthew I. Hirsch
Arbitrator and Mediator at Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas 
Fashion Educator at Contemporary Fashion Education, Inc.
Present Employment/Part Time: Standardized/Simulated Teaching Patient at Jefferson Medical and Nursing School; Drexel Nursing and Phila College Osteopathic Medicine Relocation Specialist Consultant Contractor - Medical Actor for Clinical Simulation     Drexel Nursing School - Philadelphia, PA     Jefferson Medical School - Philadelphia, PA   Present Volunteer:     Ambassador - Union League of Philadelphia  
Following internal medicine and gastroenterology training in Philadelphia under Dr Donald Castell at the Philadelphia Naval Regional Medical Center, and Board Certification in both, I practiced academic gastroenterology for several years and then was in private practice in Massachusetts for 3 years.Driven by a desire to return to clinical research, I began my 36 year career in Pharma and Biotech at SKF. Positions at Merck, PharmaKinetics, CSRI (personal start-up CRO), Pharmaco LSR, Applied Bioscience International, Eisai, Ferring, private consulting, Berlex and Bayer followed. I served 26 years in the Navy and Air Force and retired as a Colonel, MC (Senior Flight Surgeon) from the Air Force.
Professor and Edward J. Buthusiem Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History and Marvin Wachman Director of Temple’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy
Board Treasurer and Chair Finance Committee at HopePHL
President, Global Education Motivators
Former Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Language Services USA
Director of Nexxstep Search