Daniel J. Hilferty
Chairman & CEO
Daniel J. Hilferty is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Spectacor and serves as Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers for the National Hockey League. Widely respected as a passionate, dedicated leader in Philadelphia and beyond, Dan directly oversees the company’s full portfolio, including the Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, Spectacor Gaming, and more.
Hilferty joined Comcast Spectacor after leading Philadelphia’s successful bid to be a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026™ and continues to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Soccer 2026. The 501c3 non-profit organization will serve as the governing body for the city's Host Committee.
A highly distinguished CEO with deep roots in Philadelphia, Hilferty was previously at the helm of Independence Blue Cross – one of the nation’s leading health insurers – as its President and Chief Executive Officer for 10 years. During his tenure as CEO, the company experienced unprecedented growth, becoming one of the five largest Blues in the country.
After retiring from Independence in 2020, Hilferty launched Dune View Strategies – a strategic advisory firm for small and mid-sized healthcare companies. Dune View Strategies advises and invests in small and mid-size healthcare companies and start-ups as they bring their transformational services, technologies and products to market. Built around a team of healthcare leaders, Dune View advises clients on the best strategies for navigating the market and accelerating growth.
He has also held many other leadership positions throughout his career, including serving as President and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies and as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Mercy Health Corporation, all Philadelphia headquartered companies.
Highly effective in the Philadelphia community, Hilferty serves as lead Independent Director of Essential Utilities, Chair of Healthpilot and Philadelphia Soccer 2026, and is on the Board of FS Investments Credit Income Fund. In 2015, he served as Co-Chair on the executive leadership cabinet of the World Meeting of Families which brought Pope Francis to Philadelphia.
Hilferty earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Joan. The couple has five children and four grandchildren.