[Virtual] 221st Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pre-registration for this program has closed, but you can access the livestream using walk-in registration via AnnualMeeting.ChamberPHL.com

Join the Chamber and our community of regional professionals and civic leaders for our virtual Annual Meeting as we reflect on our actions and impact and renew our commitment to equitable economic growth in the Greater Philadelphia region.

This past year the Chamber and our members have collaborated to stabilize and reenergize Greater Philadelphia. Hear from Chamber President and CEO, Rob Wonderling; Chamber Board Chair, Sue Jacobson; Independence Health Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Gregory E. Deavens; Comcast Corporation Senior Advisor, David L. Cohen; and many other members of the business community as we celebrate our successes, share our aspirations for the year to come, and explore key elements of the Chamber’s initiatives designed to build a stronger regional economy, offer a great quality of life in Greater Philadelphia, and ensure opportunity for all.

Speakers include:

Alejandro Bedoya, Captain, Philadelphia Union; Honorary Co-Chair, Philadelphia Soccer 2026
Atif Bostic
, Executive Director, Uplift Solutions
Anne Bovaird Nevins
, President, PIDC
Arun Das, MD
, Executive Director of New Product Planning and Business Development, Cabaletta Bio
Mike Dershowitz, CEO, Fair Trade Outsourcing
Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic Region, Citizens
Chris Gheysens, President & CEO, Wawa Inc.
Leigh Goldenberg, Managing Director, The Wilma Theater
Regina Hairston, President and Chief Executive Officer, African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE
Mike Innocenzo
, President & CEO, PECO
Bas Jackson, Senior Marketing Associate, Baker Tilly; Young Professionals Council Board Member
Gail Johnston, Philadelphia Skills Forward graduate
Anita Lewis, Director, Government & External Affairs, AmeriHealth Caritas
Lisette Martinez, EVP, Inclusion, Diversity & Community Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Sam Patterson, Chairman, TeleCaaS
Greg Reaves, Co-Founder & Principal, Mosaic Development Partners, LLC
Pat Sanford, CEO, Alexander Perry, Inc.
Russ Starke, CEO, Think Company
Sumit Verma, Senior Vice President, Commercial Manufacturing, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Joan Waters, CEO, COFCO

Not a Chamber Member? Contact a membership advisor to learn more and join.

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. If you are ill, experiencing a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of the program/event, you may not attend in-person programs/events.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice. For live events, walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time. Tickets will be held at the door and reserved seating for tables of 10 only. For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via Outlook.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


Contact Jennifer Rodier at jrodier@chamberphl.com


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Gain insight from industry leaders at @IBX & @HealthShareExch on how our region has been able to leverage patient data to secure our region’s response to the pandemic. Join us Nov 9: https://t.co/HUeMvkSxhV #HealthCarePHL

"I think the future of Philadelphia is going to be a city that embraces inclusive growth. Inclusive growth benefits businesses from top to bottom, large to small, mid-sized, Black- & women-owned,” & communities at all corners of the region. — @comcast's David L. Cohen #GoodBizPHL

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