Philadelphia Power 100 in 2021 | City and State PA

2021-12-13 19:22:11 By : Mr. jinwei Chen

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Merriam-Webster defines power as "ownership, control, authority, or influence over others."

In some cases, power is obvious. For example, if you are the head of a city like Mayor Jim Kenny, you have power, even if people sometimes question the way you use power. 

If you have enough money to hand over the salaries of city councilors to the Philadelphia school district like Allan Domb, that's power.

If you can call lawmakers and raise more funds for public television stations like Holly Kincer, it's power.

But sometimes, the power is more subtle and less obvious.

The power of Sharmain Matlock-Turner is to help people gain strength. Bill Golderer uses the power of his two forums—Arch Street United Methodist Church and United Way—to help those in need.

As Matias Tarnopolsky and Anne Ewers can tell you, there is healing power in art.

This list of 100 Phillies demonstrates the power of the city of brotherly love. Although many people here have been with us for some time, there are also some new faces who will challenge us to see what long-term power will look like.

When Larry Krasner was elected district attorney in 2017, many people thought that a self-described progressive DA wouldn't work in a city like Philadelphia. , Which will make him a miracle. And they definitely don't think that a DA with a camera crew following him to make a documentary will be very popular.

Despite criticism of the city’s record-breaking murder rate, he won a second term in November. The former defense lawyer succeeded in reducing the city’s imprisoned population, partly to try to address the root causes of the violence, and partly to acquit those who were wrongly convicted. However, although many people applaud these efforts, many more hope that Krasner, Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, and Mayor Jim Kenny can spend more time together to solve the gun violence problem in the city. .

As the saying goes: "wear a crown on your head." For Jim Kenney, the crown may now be more of an anvil. Fighting against the consequences of the global pandemic and a wave of gun violence caused by the lockout shows that the lockout cannot even be stopped. Kenny is trying to survive the only tougher environment than the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jaylen Hertz is trying to wade through the water. Sailing. Kenny has served as Mayor of Philadelphia since 2016 and is currently serving his second term. Despite the challenges of the past few years, his victory in making the city the first city in the United States to pass the sweet drink tax has led to the expansion of funding for free preschools and parks and recreational spaces. But the issue of gun violence remains unresolved, and how Kenny will deal with this issue before the end of his term in 2023 is likely to be a campaign issue.

When the city passed its fiscal year 2022 budget, it set aside $400 million for community protection, job creation, and affordable housing. The City Council’s poverty alleviation action plan was hit when the 2021 budget was cut due to COVID-19, but it also increased by US$20 million. These two items are part of Darrell Clarke's wish list. Although the city’s crime rate is important to the city council chairman, one of his biggest concerns in the past few years is that Philadelphia is widely regarded as the poorest city of its size in the United States, and Clark represents the city council’s fifth place. District, most of his agenda is focused on these issues. Since 2012, he has been chairman of the city council and presided over a council that largely followed his leadership.

Brendan Boyle was one of two congressmen representing Philadelphia in Washington, DC, and rose from the Pennsylvania State Assembly to the U.S. House of Representatives in less than a decade. He was first elected to represent the 13th Congress District in 2014 and has been elected three times since then. He currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee. In recent years, Boyle has advocated expanding the accessibility of medical insurance, enacting wealth taxes and strengthening labor laws. 

You can hardly find a legislator from Philadelphia with experience comparable to Dwight Evans. Evans served in elected positions for more than 40 years, first as a state representative in Harrisburg, and then as a member of Congress in Washington, DC. In Harrisburg for more than 30 years, Evans became the first black person on the House Appropriations Committee. Chairman. Now, in his third term as a member of Congress, Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Small Business Committee. Recently, he supported separate measures to fund environmental justice work and solutions to gun violence cases.

Now everyone is paying attention to the midterm elections in 2022, and the life of former Congressman Bob Brady is about to become busier. Due to the retirement of Senator Pat Toomey, the U.S. Senate seat is yet to be contested. Due to Governor Tom Wolf’s term limit, the governor’s office is awaiting contest. Several people from the five counties expressed They intend to manage the intention of these two offices, and Brady will have a complete dance card. When you are one of the longest-serving leaders of a political party, representing a large portion of the voters of the Commonwealth, and you can regard President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi as your friends, people will I want to please you. Since winning seats in 1986, Omen locals have worked to get Democrats to vote locally and across the country. He served as a member of the House of Representatives until 2019, and served as the chairman of the House Administrative Committee. He also served as a professor of organizational dynamics at the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania for 22 years.

Chairman and CEO of Comcast 

Under the leadership of Brian Roberts, Comcast has become one of the leading telecommunications companies in the United States, and he has helped transform the company into a leading Internet and cable provider. In the past two decades, Comcast’s spending on lobbying efforts has also had a considerable impact on the political world. If you are looking for a symbol of the company’s influence in the city of brotherly love, there is nothing else. The requested two Comcast buildings adorn the city’s skyline and are the headquarters for Comcast employees and other Comcast entities. He has received multiple awards for his philanthropy and commitment to a diversified workforce in the cable industry. 

President and CEO of Philadelphia Children's Hospital

After decades of working in healthcare and hospital management, Madeleine Bell became President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015. She started her career as a pediatric nurse in 1983 and is now responsible for managing CHOP, which has more than 15,000 employees and generates annual revenue of $3 billion. Under Bell's leadership, the hospital's work has been recognized time and time again. It was rated as the top children's hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked second in the United States in the 2021-22 Best Children's Hospital honor list of U.S. News and World Report. Bell has also remained active in the Philadelphia business community, serving on the boards of companies such as the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Comcast-NBCUniversal.

Since Dr. Stephen Klasko took over as President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Jefferson Health has achieved significant growth. During Klasko's tenure, the health system has grown from 3 hospitals to 18. With the recent acquisition of HealthPartners Plans, Jefferson is expected to achieve $8.1 billion in revenue and has more than 45,000 employees. Klasko also played an important role in the 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Philadelphia. Klasko is also known for his expertise in healthcare reform and has authored five books, including "UnHealthcare: A Declaration of Health Assurance" and "Patients Are No Longer, Why Healthcare Must Provide the Care Experience Consumers Want and Expect." 

Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Regina Cunningham has been the CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital since 2017, and she is also known as a nurse, scientist, and educator. She is currently an adjunct professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. At the University of Pennsylvania, Cunningham oversaw initiatives to improve efficiency by reducing overcrowding in emergency rooms and using nursing resources in the nursing delivery system. Cunningham's research interests include the impact of nursing on health outcomes and innovative nursing models. Her research has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Nursing, the Journal of Cancer Survivor, and other medical publications.

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