Daniel J. Hilferty Honored with HSB Hall of Fame Award

Sunday, February 24, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (March 24 2008) – The Erivan K. Haub School of Business will recognize Daniel J. Hilferty III '78, president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Mercy, with the 18th Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 3. As the recipient of this award, Hilferty will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.

This prestigious award recognizes business leaders who exemplify the characteristics of excellence the school of business seeks to foster in its students. Hilferty joins a growing list of successful and impressive successors who have expertly shaped the business world.

As the president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Mercy, Hilferty is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, business development and operations of its network of companies, including its sister organizations Keystone Mercy Health Plan and AmeriHealth Mercy Plan. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Hilferty and his thriving organization impact more than two million members nationwide.

"Because of his long-standing business experience and involvement with the University, Hilferty is a model Hall of Fame Award recipient," said Joseph DiAngelo, Ed.D. '70. In 1978, Hilferty earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from SJU. He then received his master's degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C. "With more than 25 years of health care, government affairs, communications and education experience, Hilferty possesses the leadership and management skills necessary to spearhead a successful company and inspire generations of Haub School students," DiAngelo commended.

The school's Hall of Fame Award dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact Mary Finelli at 610-660-1645 or mfinelli@sju.edu.

Media Contact

 Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, csteigle@sju.edu, 610-660-1355

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