The Philadelphia Business Journal is launching a new "Power 76" ranking of the most influential people in Greater Philadelphia. Among the cohort named today (# 51-76), six have Montco ties.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, came in at #61.
Bill Glazer, the Conshohocken-based developer who is revamping the Curtis Center, in addition to major projects in Conshohocken and other suburban towns, came in at #72.
J. Joseph Kim, CEO of Plymouth Meeting-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals, and Alan Miller, CEO of King of Prussia-based Universal Health Services, were cited for their contributions to the health industry. They were ranked #60 and #57, respectively.
UPDATE, Oct. 20: The second istallment is out (#26-50) and more Montco names are popping up:
At No. 48, state Sen. Daylin Leach. As head of the Senate Democratic Caucus and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Leach is one of Harrisburg's most prominent Democrats. He's been outspoken on a number of high-profile progressive issues, including gun control and medical marijuana.
At No. 39, Carl Dranoff, the luxury developer facing a mountain of opposition on a controversial development in Ardmore.
We'll keep an eye out for the rest of the rankings this week and update if any Montco powerbrokers crack the top 25.