Although it doesn’t even share a border with the city, Chester County accounts for a handful of spots on Philadelphia magazine’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia.
“What’s fascinating about compiling a list of the most influential people in Philadelphia is that there’s really no way to quantify influence,” the magazine wrote. “Influence is slippery. It’s mercurial. It can swell in an instant and vanish just as quickly. It foments in corner offices and in the halls of power, but also on stages, in newspaper pages, and on Twitter.”
The list, as a result, ranks the names and faces who are shaping the way Philadelphians think, talk, work, and live. Here are the individuals with Chester County ties, preceded by their rank among the Top 100:
- 39. Steve Collis, CEO of Chesterbrook-based AmerisourceBergen
- 40. M. Night Shyamalan, film director and Willistown resident
- 44. Jack Bogle & Tim Buckley, Malvern-based Vanguard’s founder and incoming CEO
- 54. Bill Covaleski & Ron Barchet, co-founders of Downingtown-based Victory Brewing
- 65. Bill Hankowsky, CEO of Malvern-based Liberty Property Trust
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