Independence Blue Cross (Independence) president and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty has been selected as the incoming chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. Hilferty will begin his new role in October 2018.
As the chair, Hilferty is charged with shaping the Board’s positions on critical issues and helping to improve the business environment in the region. Hilferty fills the position of outgoing chairperson John Fry, president of Drexel University.
Hilferty has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber since 2010. In 2017, he was awarded the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. Recipients are chosen for their significant contributions to the business and civic advancement of the region, their professional accomplishments, their leadership experience, and their commitment to charity as well as to the community.
Since 1801, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has brought area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in the region.