Anthony Perno, 37 Cooper's Ferry Partnership, CEO
Accomplishments: Launching and managing numerous infrastructure initiatives in Camden through Cooper's Ferry Partnership, a nonprofit real estate developer; extending the organization's reach to improve more of the city's commercial corridors and residential neighborhoods; serving as a volunteer firefighter, mentoring high school students interested in government and public service, and contributing in other ways to the community.
Super Power: Teleportation.
Best Business Advice: "Over dinner one time, my friend and mentor, Raymond Chambers, shared five tips to happiness: Live in the moment; It's better to be loving than right; Be a spectator to the situation, particularly when it becomes emotional; Identify what you are grateful for each day and write it down; Help others whenever you are able. If you can find happiness in your life, success in business will follow."
People Would Be Surprised to Know: "I have a sincere fear of public speaking."
With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to U.S. college students who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to public service.
Cooper's Ferry Partnership
Camden, Camden County
Superhero Name: Blink Man