Tom Moor As the head of Select Greater Philadelphia, the Chamber outfit dedicated to attracting new companies to the region, the savvy, articulate Moor is telling Philadelphia’s story better than anyone’s told it in a long time.
Alec Ounsworth The lead singer of indie phenomenon Clap Your Hands Say Yeah continues to call Philadelphia home, stubbornly refusing to join his bandmates in Brooklyn. Is there a better boost to our hipster cred?
Joe Torsella As the leader of Philadelphia 2016, the group trying to bring the Olympics to town, Torsella (who was recently reappointed head of the National Constitution Center) is not only changing the way the world sees Philly, but changing the way Philadelphians see themselves.
Zoe Strauss Another creative type who’s proud to call Philly home. With her showing at the prestigious Whitney Biennial earlier this year, the photographer — who offers gritty portraits of our city’s street life — became one of the leading lights of our growing art scene.
Dick Hayne Mr. Urban Outfitters is not only helping lure the creative class to town; he’s helping create a brand-new neighborhood by moving UO’s headquarters to the Navy Yard.