John Fry, the president of Drexel University, will become chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in October 2016. He’ll succeed Denis O’Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon Corp., and CEO of Exelon Utilities. O’Brien said, “John’s demonstrated leadership in higher education and the community position him perfectly for this role. He is the ideal person to lead the Chamber during this exciting time of regional growth and innovation." Chamber President and CEO Rob Wonderling said, “The Chamber welcomes John Fry as its new Chairman beginning in October. John has a broad understanding of policy and an ability to convene diverse sets of stakeholders. These qualities will allow him to be a visionary leader as the Chamber continues to build initiatives like the Health Care Innovation Collaborative and Action Team, Roadmap for Growth, Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team and other key projects in the future.”
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