Award Recipients

2008
William P. Hankowsky
Chairman, President, and CEO, Liberty Property Trust

Award Recipients

2014
Gerard H. Sweeney
President and CEO, Trustee, Brandywine Realty Trust

2013
Bud Shuster
Former Member, US House of Representatives

2012
Walter D'Alessio
Principal, NorthMarq Advisors

2011
Denis P. O'Brien
President & CEO, PECO

2010
Nicholas DeBenedictis
Chairman & CEO, Aqua America

2009
Pasquale “Pat” T. Deon, Sr.
Chairman, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

2008
William P. Hankowsky
Chairman, President, and CEO, Liberty Property Trust

2007
The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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The recipient of the 2008 Ellipse Award was William P. Hankowsky, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Property Trust. Under his leadership, Liberty has become among the nation's leading commercial developers of high-performance green buildings. With each new project comes the improvement of infrastructure of the community around it; with each green project come an improvement to our future. His ability to embrace change as an avenue to improvement, along with his recognition of the importance of improving our infrastructure to make our planet one that we are proud to pass along to our children and grandchildren,  are among the many reasons he has been chosen as the recipient of this Quality of Life award.