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Flyers Add Exec to Assist Dave Scott, Valerie Camillo



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Comcast Spectacor, the Philadelphia Flyers’ parent company, announced Tuesday that Daniel Hilferty has joined the company as its Chief Executive Officer.

He will partner with Dave Scott, chairman of the company and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Valerie Camillo, president and CEO of Spectacor Sports & Entertainment, on managing its portfolio and driving its growth.

Scott will still have final say on personnel decisions involving the Flyers, including trades and free-agent signings, according to a source.

General manager Chuck Fletcher, who is the president of hockey operations, is the man who makes most decisions, but Scott has to approve them.

Hilferty comes to 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.

Philly roots

A man 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 CEO for 10 years.

He has also held many other leadership positions throughout his career, including serving as president and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.

“Dan is one of the most dynamic and well-respected business leaders in Philadelphia, across the region, and in many industries,” Scott said in a statement.  “Comcast Spectacor has grown to become a premier sports and entertainment company, and Dan is ideally suited to take it to further heights.”

Scott said Hilferty “will be a great complement to Valerie and her leadership.”

In a statement, Hilferty called it an “honor” to be a part of Comcast Spectacor. He also called himself a “tenacious Flyers fan,” and said he was “excited about Comcast Spectacor and its future.”

The Philadelphia Flyers have overachieved and put together a 22-23-10 record this season despite not having three of their key players: Sean Couturier, Ryan Ellis, and Cam Atkinson. All have been sidelined by injuries.

Despite modest success with a young lineup, the Flyers are on track to miss the playoffs for the third straight season. If they do, it will be the first time that has happened since the 1990s.

As for Hilferty, he earned an undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in public administration from American University.

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Sam Carchidi is in his 15th year covering the Flyers. He can be reached on Twitter @BroadStBull or on email at

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