Latest Triumph: After four many years of back-and-forth, the Philadelphia School District

Latest Triumph: After four many years of back-and-forth, the Philadelphia School District

Bill Hite Jr.

Dignified Problem-Solver

Superintendent saw instructors signal a contract that is new has them leading to medical health insurance premiums — an initial! It’s only 1.25 per cent of the base salaries, but still … By the figures: Since 2009, the region has slashed its yearly electricity bill from $65.4 million to $35 million. Can it is believed by you? Perhaps the School Reform Commission likes Hite. It gave him a contract extension that is five-year.

Ralph Muller

Fearless Wellness Leader

By the Numbers: The University of Pennsylvania wellness System, where Muller is CEO, boasts six hospitals (one joint), $5.7 billion in income and 35,000 employees. Latest Triumph: Securing a five-year cope with Independence Blue Cross, the region’s insurer that is largest. Nemesis: The constant eastward encroachment associated with University of Pittsburgh clinic. (It’s in Lancaster now. ) Quotable: “We’re a player that is national. We now have patients arriving at us, health practitioners and medical residents coming to us. We seek to end up being the spot in which you decide to come. ”

Jerry Sweeney

Developer, Plus

Lasting Legacy: Brandywine Realty Trust — the real property powerhouse Sweeney oversees — has spent 2 decades doubling straight down on Philadelphia. With that comes influence over big swaths associated with the town. (See: University City. Now plus in the long term. ) White Whale: Wage tax reform. Sweeney and Paul Levy’s (see #27) Philadelphia development Coalition believe the town can cause jobs without losing income by decreasing the wage income tax and upping the real-estate income tax. That needs amending their state charter; a couple of essential hurdles have been already cleared.