Satell Institute Spring 2021 CEO Conference - By Invitation Only


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 ● 9:00 to 11:00 am

Join Us In-Person at the Franklin Institute or via Livestream

Thank you to all who attended the Satell Institute's 7th Private CEO Conference!

Featuring Top Industry Leaders:

Sharing Company Growth Strategies and Best Practices in CSR.

Madeline Bell, President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Madeline Bell, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ranked #2 in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals ● Named One of the Region’s “Most Admired CEOs” by the PBJ
(Bio)

Nick Bertram, The GIANT Company

Nicholas Bertram, President, The GIANT Company
The Region’s Most Innovative & Rapidly Growing Grocery Chain ● 2020 Was GIANT’s Biggest Year of Growth and Highest Revenues Ever ● Named One of the Region’s “Most Admired CEOs” by the PBJ
(Bio)

David Adelman, CEO, Campus Apartments

David Adelman, CEO, Campus Apartments; Co-Founder, FS Investments; Founder, Darco Capital
One of the Largest Private Companies in the Region ● One of the Nation’s Largest Providers of Student Housings ● Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by EY
(Bio)

Chris Franklin, CEO, Essential Utilities, Inc.

Chris Franklin, Chairman & CEO, Essential Utilities, Inc.
One of the Largest Public Companies in the Region ● 2020 Was Essential’s Biggest Year of Growth and Highest Revenues Ever ● Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2019 by EY 
(Bio)

Chris Gheysens, CEO, Wawa, Inc.

Chris Gheysens, CEO, Wawa, Inc.
Ranked #23 in the U.S. on Forbes’ Largest Private Companies ● One of the Region’s Largest & Continuously Growing Convenience Store Chains
(Bio)

With Special Remarks From:

Erika H. James

Erika H. James, Dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
5 Minutes on the Future of CSR: Why Business Schools Should Join the Conversation

Spring 2021 CEO Conference Committee

Marc Brownstein Headshot

Conference Chair: Marc Brownstein, CEO, Brownstein

Michael Barron, Partner, Vinland Ventures ● Dan Bernstein, President, Campus Apartments ● Malik Brown, President & CEO, Graduate! Philadelphia ● Catherine Cahill, CEO, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts  ● Norman Cohn, Chairman, Advertising Specialty Institute ● Anthony J. Conti, Managing Partner, PwC (ret.) ● Andrea Custis, CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia ● Bernie Dagenais, CEO, Main Line Chamber of Commerce ● David DeStefano, CEO, Vertex, Inc. ● Kevin Duffy, President, Tozour Energy Systems ● Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank ● Bruce Foulke, President & CEO, American Heritage Federal Credit Union ● Chris Franklin, CEO, Essential Utilities, Inc. ● Joshua Gross, CEO, Mill Creek Capital Advisors ● Michael Innocenzo, CEO, PECO ● Loree D. Jones, CEO, Philabundance ● Michael Kelly, Founder, Michael Kelly Philanthropy ● Robert J. Keyes, President & CEO, Image Studios ● Kathy Killian, VP, Philadelphia Phillies ● Jack Lynch III, President & CEO, Main Line Health ● John McConnell, Founder & President, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School ● Malik Majeed, CEO, PRWT Services, Inc. ● Travis Rhodes, President, BB&T / Truist Bank ● Casey Satell, Director of Institutional Giving, Franklin Institute ● William Sasso, Chairman EAAmeritus, Stradley Ronon ● Bernie Shields, Regional President, M&T Bank ● Steve Tansey, Founder, Tansey Family Fund ● Doug Tieman, CEO, Caron Foundation ● John Walsh, CEO, UGI Corporation ● Dalila Wilson-Scott, President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and Exec VP & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation ● Stephen T. Wright, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

The Satell Institute thanks our host, The Franklin Institute and President & CEO Larry Dubinski

Spring 2021 CEO Conference Attendees

Wawa logo
Essential Utilities logo
The GIANT Company logo
The Wharton School logo
SI YES Partners Franklin Institute
Satander Bank logo
Inspira Health Network logo
Switchboard logo
Matworks logo
Saxby's Coffee logo
SI YES Partner National Liberty Museum
Brown's Super Stores logo
Morgan Lewis logo
Howard Fischer Associates logo
SI YES Partner Caron Foundation
Dranoff Properties logo
LeagueSide logo
Bloomer Chocolate Company logo
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC logo
Lloyd Group logo
PHL City Council logo
Frankel Enterprises logo
Baker Tilly logo
Fulton Bank logo
Korman Communities logo
SI YES Partner World Affairs Council PHL
RSM US LLP logo
The Kennedy Companies logo
Global Impact logo
Philadelphia Union logo
Cozen O'Connor logo
NeuroFlow logo
SI YES Partner The Mann Center
honeygrow logo
3rd Floor Media logo
Sterling Trading Tech logo
Philadelphia Eagles logo
Permit Capital Advisors logo
Timberlane, Inc. logo
Balford logo
ElectroSoft logo
Mercator Advisors logo
Chemours logo
MBF Therapeutics logo
Warren Avenue Investors logo
Alterra Property Group
SI YES Partner Special Olympics PA
Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce logo
RestoreCore logo
kahan logo
Liberty Fox Technologies logo
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce logo
“While I was certainly aware of the Satell Institute, it wasn’t until I attended their CEO Conference as a guest that I was truly blown away by the caliber of the CEOs involved. I signed up on the spot. I have a decent amount of years ahead of me in my career, and I feel like it’s important to never stop learning. I also believe that in order to do big things, you have to partner together to have a greater impact. That’s the real value of the Satell Institute – it’s a collective force that can really create change. At UHC, we’re accustomed to longer-term engagements with our nonprofits, so the multi-year commitment required for Satell Institute members felt natural. And while we tend to have national partnerships, we know that all things happen at a local level.”
Dan Tropeano
CEO in PA & DE, United Healthcare

Here is what past participants have said about the Candid CEO Idea Exchange

The breakout sessions at the conference capture the essence of the Satell Institute.  For me, they provide a unique opportunity for leaders to share ideas, learn from each other and explore the potential for collaboration as we strive to address the most critical issues facing our communities and our companies.

John L. Walsh, CEO, UGI Companies 

Where else can you network with nearly 200 CEOs and learn best practices about corporate philanthropy? Satell Institute is so unique and so powerful for our community.

Marc Brownstein, President & CEO, Brownstein

While I was certainly aware of the Satell Institute, it wasn’t until I attended their CEO Conference as a guest that I was truly blown away by the caliber of the CEOs involved. I signed up on the spot. I have a decent amount of years ahead of me in my career, and I feel like it’s important to never stop learning. I also believe that in order to do big things, you have to partner together to have a greater impact.
Dan Tropeano, CEO United Healthcare PA & NJ

It was great for me to be around other leaders and to hear their philosophies about why they give and how they live.  I had never run an organization this size before, and it was great being around other CEOs who care and have the heart to do something positive.

Travis Rhodes, Regional President, Truist

If you want to make a difference and an impact in your community, these members are already doing it and it’s a great place to hear about how they’ve done it. Just being in the same room with those people is inspiring. It’s a place where people understand that to get anything done in the community, you need the money and insight from the private sector.

Tom Caramanico, President, McCormick Taylor

The Satell CEO Breakouts are a real highlight of our conference as they allow business leaders to share ideas and issues that they deal with daily.  Given the current obstacles impacting business and our region today, I’m looking forward to collaborating with other leaders so we can come together to speed up the recovery process, while helping to strengthen our non-profits that are so critical to our region.  

Robert J. Keyes, President & CEO, Image Studios

As we work to ensure that the promise of the American Revolution endures, our success depends on collaboration with corporate and foundation leaders who understand that healthy, strong and engaged communities are good for business and for people. The Satell Institute is such a powerful and effective force for bringing nonprofit and for-profit enterprise together. There could be no better example of how 1 + 1 can equal 3.

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, CEO, The Museum of the American Revolution

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