On February 24, 2023, we were proud to honor Jerry Sweeney, PhilaPort Board Chairman and Brandywine Realty Trust President, CEO, and Trustee, at our annual Spirit of the Port Luncheon.

Spirit of the Port represents an annual celebration and gathering of the region’s vibrant maritime community. The highlight of the luncheon is the bestowal of the Spirit of the Port Award upon an individual who embodies the humanity of one of the region’s most historic and important industries.

Ray Heinzelmann, Chair of the Spirit of the Port committee, said of Jerry’s nomination, “Jerry Sweeney has led PhilaPort into the future. His support of the channel deepening and extensive investments in the port infrastructure have insured the Port’s future and created tremendous opportunities for growth as the port moves forward.”