2 Connected to Delaware County Join List of 76 Influencers in Philadelphia Region

Brad Ingelsby (left( and Chris Gheysens.
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Brad Ingelsby (left( and Chris Gheysens both made the list of influencers for 2021.

Two people with Delaware County connections are on a list of “The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia” from Philadelphia Magazine.  

The list celebrates the influential who have “made moves that shape where we’ve been, and those who, in the year ahead, will have the biggest role in determining our future,” reports the Philadelphia Magazine staff.


This new Hollywood hotshot was 27th on the list. He’s an Archbishop Carroll High School graduate who   put Delaware County on the world stage with his creation of the HBO mini-series “Mare of Eassttown.”

The show captivated audiences everywhere “and introduced a nation to the culinary delicacies of Wawa and the peculiarities of the Delco accent.”

The show earned 16 Emmy nominations and four wins. It got Ingelsby a three-year deal at HBO and a shot at giving audiences a new blast of regionalism.


Speaking of Wawa, there’s Chris Gheysens, 39th on the list. He’s CEO and president of Delaware County’s favorite convenience store chain.

Besides settling a data breach lawsuit with $9 million in gift cards (easily turned in for hoagies), he’s been overseeing the continued growth, adaptation and expansion of the Wawa brand.

Read more at Philadelphia Magazine about all of the 76 influencers in Philadelphia.

Check out the 100 most influential people of all time.

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