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President Liz Magill walking onto the stage during convocation on August 29th, 2022. Credit: Anna Vazhaeparambil

City & State Pennsylvania announced its Philly Power 100 list for 2022 on Oct. 31, ranking Penn President Liz Magill at No. 17.  

The Philly Power 100 list is an annual compilation of 100 profiles of the most influential political figures in Philadelphia. City & State cited Magill's experience as a legal scholar, from clerking for United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serving as the dean of Stanford Law School, and her tenure at the University of Virginia. 

“Magill recruited a historically diverse faculty and led overhauls of both UVA’s undergraduate advising and its internal budget system," City & State wrote.

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, District Attorney Larry Krasner, and Mayor Jim Kenney occupied the top three spots on this year’s list. In 2021, Krasner took first place, Kenney was ranked second, and Clarke took third. Aside from Magill, several other Penn affiliates ranked on this year's list. 

Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, placed 18th on the list. Mahoney has recently spearheaded a variety of projects, including Penn Medicine’s Pavilion and a new partnership with the 76ers.

Helen Gym, a Penn alumna and Philadelphia city council member, took 19th place on the list. Gym has been a longtime community organizer and has been at the forefront of various campaigns to restore Philadelphia public schools, create anti-eviction programs, and advance housing reform efforts. 

Regina S. Cunningham, CEO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, placed 44th on the list. Cunningham has been with the hospital for five years, propelling it to a No. 1 ranking in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

"This year’s Philadelphia Power 100 is proof that power comes in many forms and is wielded in many ways," City & State wrote.