WTCGP selects Jerry Sweeney, CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust, as 2016 Global Business Leadership Award Honoree
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) has selected Jerry Sweeney, CEO and Trustee, Brandywine Realty Trust to receive the 2016 Global Business Leadership Award.
Each year over 325 corporate, government, diplomatic and academic leaders gather to celebrate WTCGP honorees. Past recipients of the Global Business Leadership Award include former Pennsylvania Governors Tom Corbett and Ed Rendell; Rosemary Turner, UPS Regional President; Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems, Inc.; William Hunt, CEO, AgustaWestland Philadelphia, and Philip Rinaldi, CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, among others.
In addition to the Global Business Leadership award, the WTCGP honors a “Member Company of the Year,” one each from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Why the Annual Awards and Celebration?
After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as “World Trade Centers Day.” The 330 World Trade Centers worldwide organize activities ranging from conferences to dinners and other cultural and educational events to spread our message of peace and prosperity through trade.
2016 Ceremony and Reception
May 4, 2016 at the Independence Seaport Museum (211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA)
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), Brandywine Realty Trust owns, develops, leases and manages an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 239 properties and 30.7 million square feet as of September 30, 2015. Their deep commitment to our communities was recognized by NAIOP, naming Brandywine the 2014 Developer of the Year – the highest honor in the commercial real estate industry. For more information, please visit www.brandywinerealty.com.
Media Contact/Press Release: Graziella DiNuzzo, WTCGP Director of Communications & Business Development