Philadelphia Natives Represented Among Philadelphia Magazine’s ‘150 Most Influential People’ List

Patti LaBelle
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Patti LaBelle was named to Philadelphia Magazine's "The 150 Most Influential Philadlpian" list.

To better reflect the booming success of Philadelphia leadership, the “Most Influential Philadelphians” List released by Philadelphia Magazine has increased from 100 to 150 this year. 

Among this year’s list, you can find some born-and-bred Philadelphians who work to improve the city that raised them.

At No. 2 on the list is Cherelle Parker, the Mount Airy native who is now the leading candidate to become the next mayor of the city and could become the first woman to do so.

Keith Leaphart can be found on the list at No. 35. The West Oak Lane native is the executive vice president and chief health equity and community impact officer at Jefferson Health

Rich Lazer, executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, ranks No. 49 on the list.

Since taking on the role, he has towed nearly 2,400 abandoned vehicles off the streets of Philadelphia. 

At No. 80, is Pedro Ramos, President and CEO of Philadelphia Foundation, the region’s biggest civic and philanthropic partner for the region’s most vital efforts. 

Perhaps the most well-known name on the list is at No. 87, the one and only Patti LaBelle

Over her five-decade career, the Southwest Philadelphia native has earned the nickname of “The Godmother of Soul.”

Read more about “The 150 Most Influential Philadelphians” list at Philadelphia Magazine.


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