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 and  chief executive officer of AL DÍA, a Latino news media organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.
Mauro F. Guillén is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Penn, a research-and-teaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously taught at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. He holds dual U.S./Spain citizenship.
Senior Vice President for International Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Regional Partner and Tour Guide, Free Tours by Foot
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.
E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esquire is the managing attorney and principal owner of E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC, a WBE certified boutique law firm servicing the needs of start-up and medium sized businesses, including their founders, owners, “c-suite” and employees. The firm helps clients in the areas of entrepreneurship and day-to-day growth, risk management and contracts, employee relations and human resources, creditor rights and collections, debt restructuring and unwinding, as well as bankruptcy.
Present Employment/Part Time: Contractor - Medical Actor for Clinical Simulation     Drexel Nursing School - Philadelphia, PA     Jefferson Medical School - Philadelphia, PA Present Volunteer:     Ambassador - Union League of Philadelphia Past Volunteer:     LaSalle University Nonprofit Center - Consultant     St. Christopher Hospital - IRB Board Member     ALS Foundation     Reader for the Blind
Distinguished Professor of History at Temple University; Marvin Wachman Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy 
Her corporate career involved efficiently aligning people and processes in supply chain and operational leadership in industries as varied as pharmaceuticals, energy and electronics/computers, I now translate those skills to providing risk assessment and leadership on non-profit and corporate boards and occasional consulting.
President, Global Education Motivators
Chief Executive Officer, ABBYY Language Services USA