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DAVID H. Lipson, Jr

BREAKOUT SESSION: Benchmarking Best Practices: Diversity and Inclusion in Hospitality


David H. Lipson, Jr. is President of MetroCorp., a publishing company whose signature titles include Philadelphia and Boston magazines.  

A native of the Philadelphia region, David has been associated with the corporation in various capacities for more than 30 years. David began his career in advertising at Boston magazine, and worked his way to Philadelphia after a stint in New York with Metro Magazines, the national sales organization that was also a part of Metro Corp., and Manhattan, Inc. magazine.  

Continuing a three-generation family legacy at the helm of Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp., David is leading the effort to bring the magazine to the digital age. His vision is to be the dominant modern media brand in Philadelphia and Boston. Fundamental to that is a keen understanding of their audience -- helping them thrive in their cities. Indeed, core to the mission of the company is connecting readers with their communities, highlighting what is great, exposing what isn’t and sparking conversation about their city and their times.    
Involved with numerous community organizations, David is a member of the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Fringe Arts. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and was honored in 2008 as an Alumni Fellow.   

One of the most distinguished metropolitan monthly publications in the country, Philadelphia magazine was founded in 1908 as a quarterly illustrated magazine published by the Trades League of Philadelphia, and has been in continuous publication for 100 years. In 1946 it was purchased from the Chamber of Commerce by his grandfather, S. Arthur Lipson, and has remained in continuous operation by the Lipson family since.  

David is married to Susan Kreithen Lipson and they have three children, Jenna, Matthew and Michael.