Business Leader of the Year 2017
Luncheon Celebrating This Year’s Honoree, Richard J. Green
Thursday, April 20, 2017
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt at The Bellevue - Grand Ballroom
Broad and Walnut streets
Business Leader of the Year 2017: Richard J. Green
Richard J. Green is chairman and CEO of Firstrust Bank, a $3 billion, full-service commercial bank headquartered in the Philadelphia region. Mr. Green also serves as president, CEO and chairman of Semperverde Holding Company, which owns all of the shares of Firstrust Bank, as well as on several boards of trustees, including: The Franklin Institute, Penn Medicine, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Federation Housing, Inc., and the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia. In 2015, Mr. Green was named Most Admired CEO by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
About the Business Leader of the Year Award
Presented annually by Drexel LeBow, the Business Leader of the Year award has become one of the most prestigious honors in the Greater Philadelphia region. This award was established in 1954 by a student, George Ross ’55, Hon. ’99, who was later recognized as the 35th Business Leader of the Year in 1989.
Proceeds from the event fund scholarships and other activities at the College. Previous Business Leaders of the Year include former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, television pioneer Edward R. Murrow, and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest.