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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Sam Katz is a lifelong Philadelphian who has had a unique career in public and project finance, venture capital, civic affairs, development, politics and documentary filmmaking. He is currently the Executive Producer at History Making Productions.
Kristy Kelly is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University. Dr. Kelly's research is situated at the intersection of sociology of gender, anthropology of policy, and the politics of knowledge. She uses gender and education as critical lenses to study social change in Southeast Asia, particularly in post-socialist Vietnam where she has worked since the early 1990s.
Associate General Secretary for International Programs, American Friends Service Committee
President, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Retired Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts, Penn State Brandywine
Frode W. Kjersem is president of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia, a non-profit membership organization formed to promote trade, create business opportunities, professional relationships, and goodwill between the U.S. Philadelphia Region and Norway.
Partner at Klaproth Law PLLC
With more than 15 years of experience designing for the nonprofit, health, and higher education sectors, her favorite projects are those that span cultures, borders, and languages. Being a cultural nomad herself, she has worked and lived in her native Mexico, as well as Germany, Lebanon, and the USA, where she currently resides with her family. She holds a bachelors degree in Graphic Design from Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, and a masters degree in Journalism (Magazine Production) from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Development at Turning Points for Children
Assistant Superintendent at The School District of Philadelphia
Chris Laing is the Chief Executive Officer of ClavystBio. Chris also serves as the Vice Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke-NUS Medical School.
Founder and Managing Director at A2Z Global Language Solutions
Psychotherapist at Buenos Aires Counseling Center
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan and non-profit organization, works at the local, state and national levels, paralleling the levels of American government. We act on behalf of particular legislation, and we work to promote information about the candidates for political office. The organization's name, like its mission, derives from the proud legacy of the women's suffrage movement. Today's members are women and men; any citizen aged 18 or older can join.
Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, Progressive Business Publications; Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Satell Institute
Levinson was the owner of an architecture and interior design firm for fifty years: Joel Levinson Associates. He is now semi-retired. His work, which has been honored by various universities, has been published in numerous professional journals and exhibitions. Levinson's architectural drawings are being collected by the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania.
Founding & Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Visit Philadelphia
Senior Federal Investigator at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Federal Agency
Business Development Manager at Mintec Ltd