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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Systems Engineer - Rail and Transit at AECOM
Teaching Fellow at Rutgers University; Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania and Fairleigh Dickinson University
Brian Said has a well rounded combination of education and leadership experience from world class organizations in both the U.S. and Europe. With a great passion for the travel industry and more than twenty years experience, he has accumulated unparalleled experience and achieved success in all aspects of destination marketing, air service development, hotel operations, sales & marketing and revenue management at major travel destinations, luxury and high end properties in Europe and USA.
Founder and Director, International Opera Theatre
Suzie has over 20 years experience as a business development and consulting professional with expertise in the Near East and Central Europe.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Business Publications
Executive Director and Founder, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Former Honorary Consul of France; Counsel at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP;  Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee
Co-founder and Coordinator, Italian Professionals in Philadelphia
Former Chief Executive Office, National Label Company
President at Shapiro Communications
Executive Director of National Association of Academies of Science
Anastasia Shown is a Social Studies, Humanities and Global Education Teacher at Monteverde Friends School. She is a Global Education and Community Outreach Consultant at the University of Pennsylvania.
  Board Treasurer
Chair Emeritus and Senior Counselor, Board of Directors The Global Philadelphia Association Of Counsel Reed Smith LLP 2500 One Liberty Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
President and CEO of Indigo Global Corporation
Curator of Chinese Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Professor of East Asian Art, Univeristy of Pennsylvania