GA Roundtable and Governor’s Budget Address

DESCRIPTION

Join PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein, the Government Affairs team, all your PA Chamber friends and other chamber members for lunch and to watch Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address, followed by a GA Roundtable to discuss immediate reactions to the budget address and other key PA Chamber and business community priorities.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking & Lunch: 11:00 am
Governor’s Budget Address: 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION

In- Person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

2024 Budget Briefing

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber the day after Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Address to learn more about the 2024-2025 budget proposal, and the Administration’s policy priorities, with presentations from Budget Secretary Uri Monson and Revenue Secretary Pat Browne. Get your questions answered from senior Administration officials and gain a better understanding of the budget proposal’s implications on Pennsylvania’s employers and economy.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time

9:30 a.m. – Noon
Networking & Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m.
Event Start: 10:00 a.m. 

LOCATION

In- Person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE

GA Roundtable

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either virtually or in-person for our December Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community.

We will be joined by House Majority Leader Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery) who will offer his take on the first year of the 2023-24 legislative session and take questions from the attendees.

Space is limited, so RSVP now. We look forward to seeing you – either in Hershey or online!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Friday, December 15, 2023 

Time

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION

In Person:

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Wildrose Ballroom
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Matt Bradford proudly represents the citizens of central Montgomery County, while serving in Democratic leadership as the House Majority Leader. Previously, he served in leadership as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee from 2018-2023.

Prior to being elected by his peers as Appropriations Chair, Matt served for two years as Chair of the House State Government Committee and spent eight years as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

A lifelong resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, Matt earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Villanova University. During his time at Villanova, Matt volunteered as a local CYO basketball coach and president of the College Democrats. 

In 2006, Governor Ed Rendell appointed Matt to serve as municipal administrator and chief executive officer of Norristown Borough. Matt, who at the time was working as a litigator at a Philadelphia law firm, left his job and committed himself to serving the community. In less than three years, Matt led the municipality away from bankruptcy, securing public and private investments and overseeing major improvements to public services. 

In 2009, Matt fused his passion for politics with his commitment to working families when he was elected to represent the citizens of the 70th Legislative District. He remains deeply committed to the community’s long-term success.

Matt is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He lives in Worcester Township with his wife, Renee, and their four children.

President’s Roundtable

Please join us virtually on Tuesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. for the inaugural gathering of the PA Chamber President’s Roundtable, where we have the honor of hosting U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for an engaging virtual discussion. Details for this event are as shown in the above.

Sen. Manchin will deliver an update on the latest developments in Washington, D.C., touching on his work as Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and as a member of the Senate Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs.

Afterward, President’s Roundtable members will have an opportunity to speak directly with Sen. Manchin on a wide variety of relevant topics during an off-the-record question and answer session.

As a member of the PA Chamber President’s Roundtable, you enjoy exclusive access to this virtual forum.

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 

Time

9:30 a.m.

LOCATION

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(President’s Roundtable Members Only)

DEP Quarterly

DESCRIPTION

Join us for DEP Quarterly as we engage in policy discussions with key regulators and executive staff. The PA Chamber hosts these forums—open to PA Chamber members only—to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions and other initiatives that affect your business.

AGENDA

REGISTRATION

DATE

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 

Time

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Member-only event)

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Commissioner Kathryn Zerfuss, Public Utility Commission
Kathryn L. Zerfuss was nominated to serve as Commissioner by Gov. Tom Wolf on Sept. 20, 2022, and subsequently confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate on October 19, 2022. Her term will expire on April 1, 2026.

In her confirmation testimony before the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Zerfuss said she respects the mission of the PUC and will work in a transparent, bipartisan way on the pressing utility-related issues that impact the individuals, families and businesses of this Commonwealth.

Commissioner Zerfuss is a highly regarded government affairs strategist, public servant and trusted adviser who has spent nearly 20 years advancing regulatory and policy issues with a concentration in education, workforce development, worker protections, tax fairness, victim rights and the environment.

She joined the Office of Governor Tom Wolf in the beginning of his second term as a Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs. Among many of her key contributions in this position, she advanced the state’s It’s On Us initiative to combat sexual violence at postsecondary schools; secured Pennsylvania’s first tax credit to help working families with childcare; and created the state’s free school breakfast program that serves students in all public and private schools.

Commissioner Zerfuss is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a non-profit organization dedicated to representing state public service commissions who regulate public utilities. Additionally, she serves on NARUC’s Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment.

Commissioner Zerfuss is only the ninth woman to serve on the PUC in its 85-year history. She currently serves with Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille making it only the third time two women commissioners have served concurrently.

An alumna of Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, she lives in Mechanicsburg and is married with three children. She grew up in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.

Asim Haque, Vice President — State and Member Services, PJM
Asim State Government Policy, State Policy Solutions and Member Services, which includes Stakeholder Affairs, Client Management, Knowledge Management and State & Member Training. He leads PJM’s policy development and interaction with state government, which includes state commissions, governor’s offices, state legislatures and state security agencies. Haque also oversees PJM’s member interactions, which includes the PJM stakeholder process.

Prior to joining PJM, Haque was the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). As the state’s chief regulator, he guided Ohio through some of the most relevant energy policy issues facing the nation, including Clean Power Plan compliance, cases related to the future of baseload power plants in competitive markets and distribution grid modernization.

Haque, an attorney, began his career at a large general practice firm and went on to work as in-house counsel at a global auto manufacturer prior to his appointment to the PUCO. He also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Education Fund, which works to create equitable opportunities for all students to succeed in college and career.

Haque holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and political science from Case Western Reserve University and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Fernando Treviño, Special Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice, DEP.
His work focuses on ensuring the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental policies, regulation, and laws; as well as with respect to the identification of environmental issues that affect the most vulnerable communities.

Fernando has focused his entire career on working with vulnerable and underrepresented communities, advocating for immigrants’ rights, and empowering communities of color to have a voice in the political process and government. He joins DEP after having served as Pennsylvania State Director for NDRC and Pennsylvania Director of Constituency Outreach and Partnerships for For Our Future. He also served as Deputy Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs in Philadelphia, where, among other responsibilities, managed the City’s Language Access Program and acted as the Mayor’s liaison to the Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs, Commission on Asian-American Affairs, and other diverse coalitions.

Fernando graduated from the UANL School of Law in Mexico, and received a postgraduate certification on International and Comparative Law at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.

Bevin Ann Buchheister, Acting Deputy Secretary for Water Programs, DEP
Bio Coming Soon

Presenting SPONSOR

Gold SPONSORS

GA Roundtable

DESCRIPTION

State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, will discuss the Senate’s fall session priorities and take questions from the PA Chamber’s Investor Members at the PA Chamber’s upcoming Government Affairs Roundtable!

Join us in-person or virtually on Tuesday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to Noon for this exclusive event. In addition to Senator Boscola’s keynote discussion, the remainder of the agenda will focus entirely on the PA Chamber’s member-driven advocacy agenda as lawmakers return to session this fall. The discussion will be led by the PA Chamber’s President and CEO Luke Bernstein and our Government Affairs team.

You won’t want to miss this highly-anticipated, ever-popular event! We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg or online!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 

Time

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION

In Person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

Government Affairs Roundtable July 2023

Governor Shapiro’s Secretary of Policy and Planning Akbar Hossain will offer his insights to PA Chamber Investor Members at our upcoming GA Roundtable!

Join us
virtually on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The agenda will focus on development of the 2023-24 state budget and other policy priorities emerging this session. In addition to Akbar Hossain’s presentation, attendees will engage in a discussion on key legislative issues impacting the state’s business community with PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein and our Government Affairs team.

You won’t want to miss this highly-anticipated, exclusive event! We look forward to hosting you virtually!

DATE

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 

Time

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Akbar Hossain currently serves as the Secretary of Policy and Planning for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment to Governor Josh Shapiro’s cabinet, Secretary Hossain served as the Executive Director of the Shapiro-Davis Transition and as Policy Director on the Shapiro for Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign. Previously, he was a white-collar government investigations attorney at Morgan Lewis and served as a law clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

He has interned for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a Truman-Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Hossain has been recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leaders Network. His work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other media outlets. Secretary Hossain has a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin & Marshall College and a Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School.

2023 DEP Quarterly Summer Meeting

DESCRIPTION

Join us for DEP Quarterly as we engage in policy discussions with key regulators and executive staff. The PA Chamber hosts these forums—open to PA Chamber members only—to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions and other initiatives that affect your business.

AGENDA

REGISTRATION

DATE

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 

Time

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION

PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Member-only event)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Richard Negrin – who will be the first Latino ever to be Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection – most recently served as the Vice President of Regulatory Policy and Strategy and head of external affairs at Commonwealth Edison, where he led the development of clean energy regulatory policies and strategies. He also served as Deputy Mayor of Administration and Coordination and Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, where he brought best practices to city government; and oversaw the development and implementation of PhillyRising, a first of its kind neighborhood initiative that is changing qualify of life in many of Philadelphia’s challenged neighborhoods and is being replicated in other cities. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of community-based organizations, including Congreso de Latinos Unidos, where he served as Chair of the Governance Committee. He is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Wagner College.

Presenting SPONSOR

Gold SPONSORS

GA Roundtable

DESCRIPTION

Join the PA Chamber either in person or virtually for our June Government Affairs Roundtable – a FREE Investor Member event to provide you with the latest legislative and political information and discuss key issues impacting the broader employer community.  Our June roundtable will focus on 2023-24 budget negotiations as lawmakers aim to reach a deal by the June 30 budget deadline. Additionally, we are pleased to welcome Senator Scott Martin, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee as our featured speaker.

The remainder of the GA Roundtable agenda will highlight other items on the PA Chamber’s 2023 legislative priority list.

REGISTRATION

FEATURED SPEAKER

Scott Martin is a lifelong Lancaster County resident with deep roots in the community.  He was elected to his first term representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Senatorial District in November 2016 and re-elected in 2020. 

While in the Senate, dozens of Scott’s bills have become law as well as a Constitutional Amendment which was approved by Pennsylvania voters in May 2021 that limited the power of a governor to issue open-ended emergency declarations that last longer than necessary. 

Scott currently serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee, which plays a crucial role in negotiating and developing the state budget and is responsible for reviewing all legislation for its fiscal impact. He previously served as Chair of the Senate Education Committee and Senate Local Government Committee.

DATE

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 

Time

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION

In Person:
PA Chamber Office
417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Virtual: Zoom

PRICE

FREE
(Investor Members Only)

2023 March Chamber Member Mixer East

DESCRIPTION

To usher in the madness of the college basketball tournament season, the PA Chamber is excited to welcome our members to a free, exclusive March Member Mixer at Hollywood Casino’s Barstool Sportsbook location from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.

Hosted in partnership with Hollywood Casino, the event will invite PA Chamber members to network, enjoy drinks and light refreshments, watch the conference tournament games from the captivating big screens, and enjoy a short program – “The State of Sports Betting in Pennsylvania” with discussion led by PA Chamber staff and Hollywood Casino General Manager Tony Frabbiele. We’ll also celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Barstool Sportsbook’s location in the Casino!

Space is limited, so please register today!

REGISTRATION

DATE

Thursday, March 9, 2023 

Time

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd
Grantville, PA 17028

PRICE

FREE
(Open to Chamber Members Only)