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Announcing this Year’s William Penn Award Recipient

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017

Programs & Events, Member News, Member Spotlight, Frontpage 3, home-inthenews-3

Since 1949, the Chamber has annually recognized an individual for his/her professional accomplishments, improvement to the overall region, and commitment to charity and the community. The William Penn Award is the highest honor granted to a business executive in the Philadelphia region.

2017 Recipient: Daniel J. Hilferty

This year’s William Penn Award recipient is Independence Blue Cross’ CEO Daniel J. Hilferty. Under Mr. Hilferty’s leadership, the number of people at Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates has tripled to over 8.5 million people, including 2.5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania, since 2010. Mr. Hilferty is regarded as an important figure in the transformation of health care and has helped form collaborations with the University of Pennsylvania, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, AmeriHealth Caritas, and more.


Mr. Hilferty’s other roles include past chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; member of the executive committee of America’s Health Insurance Plans; member of the boards of directors for BCS Financial; Aqua America; the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia; the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia; and FS Investment Corporation III. Additionally, he served as co-chair on the executive leadership cabinet of the World Meeting of Families, which helped bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia.

William Penn Award Gala

Mr. Hillferty will be honored on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Hyatt at the Bellevue. Tickets are available at chamberphl.com/WPGala18.

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