During its annual program honoring Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans, The Philadelphia Tribune proudly recognized 23 members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The event, held virtually for the third consecutive year, was presented on Thursday, September 22nd. It highlights the achievements of local influencers, representing almost all areas of public and private professions, including elected and appointed officials, entrepreneurs, organization and business leaders, and activists for social change.  It has become one of the most anticipated events of the social calendar and continues to grow in stature.

Recognized members of the organization in various categories are:

Most Influential: Dr. Jason Wingard, President, Temple University

Movers and Shakers:  Marc Lamont Hill, Journalist/Scholar/Entrepreneur; Dr. Keith Leaphart, Board Chair, The Lenfest Foundation; Reverend Marshal P.H. Mitchell, Pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Roslyn; Douglas I. Oliver, Vice President, Government & External Affairs, PECO; Samuel J. Patterson, Chairman, TeleCaas, LLC; Richard Lee Snow, Regional Development Director, UNCF; Aaron A. Walton, President, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

10 People Under 40 to Watch: Ryan E. Tucker,  Deputy Executive Director, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Organization Leaders: Calvin Allen, EVP and CHRO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; John F. Burrell, Executive Director, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Michael Coard, Esq., Avenging the Ancestors; A. Bruce Crawley, President, Millennium3Management; Derek S. Green, Esq., City Councilman; Aldustus Jordan, SVP, Community Relations,  Wells Fargo; Stephen Kinsey, State Representative; Dr. Darren Lipscomb, Polemarch, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, Joseph Meade, Jr., Vice President Community Relations/Government Affairs, Comcast Spectacor; Marcel Pratt, Partner, Ballard Spahr; Alfred D. Simpkins, Artistic Director, Bushfire Theatre; Carl E. Singley, Esq., Council to Tucker Law Group; Sharif Street, State Senator; Joe H Tucker, Jr., Managing Partner, Tucker Law Group

Kappa also congratulates its members, Robert W. Bogle, President and CEO, Irving L. Randolph, Managing Editor, and all employees of The Philadelphia Tribune on an outstanding event.