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Madeline Bell, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Madeline Bell is the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Bell began her career as a pediatric nurse at CHOP in 1983, later leaving the organization to move into hospital administration. She returned to CHOP in 1995, and has since held a number of leadership positions, advancing from Vice President to Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President to Chief Operating Officer. In 2015, she assumed the title of President and CEO.
Bell has made numerous contributions to CHOP, including the development of one of the largest pediatric ambulatory care networks in the country, the expansion of the hospital’s 4-million-square-foot campus, and the development of many nationally recognized clinical care programs. She has also secured many philanthropic gifts to help further the institution’s mission.
Bell is Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Board of Directors and serves on the boards of Comcast-NBCUniversal, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and Solutions for Patient Safety, and on the executive committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and of The Economic Club of New York. She is also an adviser to numerous international hospitals and frequently lectures on the topics of children’s healthcare and women in leadership.
Bell has received many awards and accolades, including The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Industry Icon Award and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award. She was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2017, 2018 and 2019, one of its “Top 25 Women Leaders” in 2019, and one of its “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” in 2020. She was also included on WomenInc.’s 2018 list of “Most Influential Corporate Directors.”
Bell is the author of the blog Heels of Success, which offers guidance to women on how to elevate themselves in the workplace, and the host of Breaking Through with Madeline Bell, a podcast that features interviews with CHOP doctors and scientists, as well as philanthropists, innovators, and business and civic leaders. She holds a bachelor of science in Nursing from Villanova University and a master of science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Nicholas Bertram, President, The GIANT Company
Nicholas Bertram is president of The GIANT Company, an omnichannel grocer known to customers as GIANT, MARTIN’S,
GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct that has been proudly serving families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia since 1923.
Bertram was appointed to the role in 2017, following years of executive roles at The GIANT Company’s parent company Ahold Delhaize, where he still serves on the US Leadership Team. He began his retail career over 20 years ago at JCPenney, then joining Walmart as a part-time stocker where he spent the next 12 years. He quickly rose in responsibility with leadership roles in store operations, human resources, and innovation. Bertram then went to Jewel-Osco in Chicago as its Senior Vice President of Retail before joining Ahold Delhaize in 2013.
Bertram currently serves as chair for the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber. He is also Co-chair of the Corporate Council and a member of the Foundation Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Most recently, Bertram was named a 2020 Most Admired CEO by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He attained a BBA in marketing from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix, along with post-graduate programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Harvard and The Wharton School.
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David Adelman, CEO, Campus Apartments; Co-Founder, FS Investments; Founder, Darco Capital
David J. Adelman is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and active private investor. Adelman made his first investment more than thirty years ago,
Adelman’s strategic vision and business savvy drove Campus Apartments to redefine the college living experience, and today, the company is widely recognized as a leader in the industry and is a go-to-partner for colleges and universities, developers, and investors. Adelman’s strength lies in his ability to structure deals and raise institutional capital from global investors.
Over the past three decades, Adelman has expanded and diversified his portfolio beyond real estate. He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of FS Investments, a leading manager of alternative investment funds, with twenty-four billion dollars of assets under management. Adelman also serves as the lead investor and Lead Director of Wheels Up, an innovative and intelligent private aviation solution.
In addition to his leadership positions with Campus Apartments, FS Investments and Wheels Up, Adelman also holds positions on the boards of numerous esteemed organizations. His board roles include: Actua Corporation; Penn Medicine Board of Trustees; Board of Councilors of the USC Shoah Foundation; Vice Chair of the University City District Board of Directors; Chairman of the Philadelphia Holocaust Foundation and member of the Young Presidents Organization.
Adelman was the recipient of the 2009 Multifamily Executive, “Executive of the Year” award and was also selected as the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the real estate category in Greater Philadelphia. He received his BA in Political Science from Ohio State University.