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Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting

Celebrate the New Year with the FFI Mid-Atlantic Chapter! Join us for a post-holiday networking event with special guest speaker Joseph N. DiStefano of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joe will share his recent research of the Pew family and Sunoco, once considered Philadelphia’s dominant family business.

When: Thursday, January 17
From 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Where: MidMarket Capital Advisors, LLC
1629 Locust Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA  19103
United States
Contact: Mid-Atlantic Chapter of FFI

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Before the Koch brothers, Citizens United and the super-expensive 2012 Presidential election, which corporate money failed to buy, there were Philadelphia’s Pew brothers.

The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano, who is researching a book on the Pews and Sunoco’s long liquidation with retired Sunoco treasurer Peter Waitneight, tells how Joe and Howard Pew built Sunoco, took over the Republican Party, and left a legacy of conservative ideas, which eventually elected a President and changed Pennsylvania politics, but also ensured the slow sell-off and decline of what was once Philadelphia’s dominant family business. 


About the Presenter:

Since 2008, Joseph N. DiStefano has been writing the PhillyDeals blog on, and the PhillyDeals column, which runs Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Before that, Joe worked as a member of Bloomberg LP’s New York Finance Team covering Citi and JPMorgan.

He is author of the book "Comcasted” (Camino Books: 2005). He also designed and taught a business research and reporting course at St. Joseph’s University’s Haub business school. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvaia where he majored in both economics and history.

His work on corporate tax breaks, successful banks and looted insurers has won awards and been cited in numerous books and publications.

Joe has appeared on Fox and ABC News affiliates, CNBC and Bloomberg TV, among other media outlets. He has moderated programs for the Federal Reserve and Penn’s Wharton School, among other institutions. 

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