For the past 32 years, the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region has been honoring a local citizen for his or her outstanding corporate leadership and commitment to our region’s civic and charitable organizations. The Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania touches the lives of two out of three people every day with lifesaving services. It is only fitting that we honor a citizen who has also made a significant impact on the welfare of Eastern Pennsylvania.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary Ann Milner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 405-8530.
Alan Krigstein recently retired after eight years as the executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Independence Heallth Group (IHG), where he was responsible for all of the financial functions of the largest health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania and for all subsidiaries, including Independence Blue Cross. He also played a key role in strategic planning and business development for IHG.
Krigstein has more than 35 years of experience in the insurance and health care industries. Previously, he served as chief financial officer at AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies (now AmeriHealth Caritas), one of the country’s largest Medicaid organizations. Krigstein has served on a number of community boards in the region, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Red Cross.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Krigstein earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He received MHPA’s Joy Wheeler Leadership Award in 2008, and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award in 2013.
2015 David L. Cohen and NBCUniversal
2014 Dan Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross
2012 Howard Stoeckel, CEO, Wawa
2011 Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
2010 Nicholas DeBenedictis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aqua America Inc.
2009 William R. Sautter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Lewis Corporation
2008 Joseph A. Frick, President & Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross
2007 Stephen Steinour, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Financial Group
2006 Denis O’Brien, President and CEO, PECO Energy Company
2005 Gerald Sweeney, President and CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust
2004 Joe Banner, President, Philadelphia Eagles
2003 Mark Schweiker, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President
2002 Philadelphia Police, Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Major Systems Maintenance Unit, Philadelphia Fire Department, and Ann Zylak Cirelli of Citizens Bank
2001 The Employees of CMS
2000 George W. Karr, Co-Chairman, Karr Barth Associates, Inc.
1999 David L. Cohen, Partner & Chairman, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
1998 William J. Avery, Chairman Crown Cork & Seal Company
1997 15th Anniversary Saluting Past Honorees
1996 William Y. Giles, President, CEO & Managing Partner, Philadelphia Phillies
1995 Warren V. Musser, Chairman and CEO, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
1994 G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Esq, President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross
1993 The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Mayor of Philadelphia
1992 Joseph F. Paquette, Jr., Chairman and CEO, PECO Energy Company
1991 Robert McClements, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Sun Company, Inc.
1990 Harold L. Yoh, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Day & Zimmermann, Inc.
1989 M. Walter D’Alessio, Jr., President and CEO, Legg Mason Real Estate Services
1988 Nelson G. Harris, President and CEO, Tasty Baking Company
1987 Kevin M. Tucker, Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department
1986 Willard G. Rouse, III, Partner, Rouse Associates
1985 Sam S. McKeel, Publisher and CEO, Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.
1984 Anna Cibotti Verna, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
1983 Sister Clare Naughton, OSF, Administrator – St. Agnes Hospital
M. Walter D’Alessio (Co-Chair)
Nicholas DeBenedictis (Co-Chair)
David L. Cohen
Joseph A. Frick
William R. Sautter
Harold L. Yoh, Jr.