Leading Forward

The CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) leads our region forward by envisioning a stronger, more competitive community, convening decision makers, taking action, and advocating for policies and practices that strengthen our regional economy.

Leading Forward

The CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) leads our region forward by envisioning a stronger, more competitive community, convening decision makers, taking action, and advocating for policies and practices that strengthen our regional economy.

PRIORITIES

INNOVATION

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Our innovation agenda seeks to leverage Greater Philadelphia’s strengths to build a vibrant economy that supports research and development, commercialization, and entrepreneurship which will position our region for accelerated company and job growth.

REGIONAL MOBILITY

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Our mobility agenda seeks to improve our region’s physical connectivity by advocating for infrastructure improvements to ensure a modern, multimodal transportation system.

TALENT

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The core principles of our talent agenda focus on enhancing the region’s pipeline of innovative talent to improve Greater Philadelphia’s competitive position.

MEMBERS

Engaged regional business leadership is critical for Greater Philadelphia to compete in a global economy. Our team of more than 60 devoted business, higher education, and civic leaders commit their time and efforts to define our competitive advantage and drive economic growth.

ALI A. HOUSHMAND, PH.D. Headshot

ALI A. HOUSHMAND, PH.D.
President
Rowan University

ASHLEY A. MCEVOY
Executive Vice President Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices
Johnson & Johnson

CHRISTOPHER GHEYSENS Headshot

CHRISTOPHER GHEYSENS
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wawa

GERARD H. SWEENEY
President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
Brandywine Realty Trust

JAMES F. DEVER, JR. Headshot

JAMES F. DEVER, JR.
Market President
Bank of America

JOHN J. “JACK” LYNCH III Headshot

JOHN J. “JACK” LYNCH III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Main Line Health

ROBERT C. WONDERLING Headshot

ROBERT C. WONDERLING
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

ROBERT J. MCNEILL
Managing Partner, Greater Philadelphia Region
Deloitte LLP

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