Delco Lands Four on List of Region’s 76 Most Influential People

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Dennis Glass
Dennis Glass, CEO of Lincoln National in Radnor.

The Philadelphia Business Journal recently unveiled its 2016 edition of the Power 76, a guide to the region’s most influential people.

The PBJ’s editorial team, which has about 200 years of combined experience covering business, spent many hours debating and crafting the list, writes Craig Ey, the publication’s Editor-in-Chief.

“We narrowed in on those wielding the most influence, either through their position, their connections or their money,” said Ey. “These are the people with the most impact in shaping the future of Greater Philadelphia.

“Why 76? It’s Philadelphia, of course, where the Spirit of ’76 still influences our daily lives.”

The Power 76 is not a ranking, and individuals are listed in random order.

The following four people represent Delaware County in the Power 76:

  • Gerard Sweeney, CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust (Radnor). Sweeney has guided BRT to become the biggest landlord of trophy office space in Philadelphia, which will increase as it embarks on Schuylkill Yards, a $3.5 billion, 20-year development of an innovation zone in University City.
  • Molly Morrison, Director of Natural Lands Trust (Media). Having grown up with an eye toward land preservation, Morrison now oversees 42 nature preserves with more than 22,000 acres.
  • Dennis Glass, CEO of Lincoln National Corp. (Radnor). Glass has been shepherding the Fortune 500 company as it navigates the investment world following the Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule that aims to prioritize firms’ clients over advisers’ own interest in earning high commissions and fees.
  • John Lynch, CEO of Main Line Health (Radnor). During Lynch’s tenure, three of his hospitals completed or embarked upon major expansion projects, including Paoli Hospital’s doubling in size.

Click here to read more about the Power 76 in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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