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As COVID-19 case counts reach critical levels in Pennsylvania, the PA Chamber invites businesses statewide to hear directly from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine as they share insight into the Administration’s latest targeted mitigation orders.
Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine will address the status of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, and offer critical clarity and guidance for the business community regarding liability protections, travel restrictions, mask wearing, mandatory telework requirements, and other health and safety measures impacting businesses statewide.
This one-hour webinar is FREE and open to Pennsylvania’s business community at large – including PA Chamber members and non-members – as part of the PA Chamber’s Bringing PA Back initiative.
Governor Tom Wolf
Before he was governor, Tom was the owner of the Wolf Organization, a distributor of lumber and other building products. Tom bought this family business and grew the company — eventually more than quintupling the business in size. He did this with smart leadership and by treating his employees fairly, even sharing the company’s profits with workers.
Since he took office in 2015, Tom has fought to change Harrisburg. On day one, his first actions as governor were signing a gift ban prohibiting administration employees from accepting gifts from lobbyists and reforming legal contracting to end pay to play. Tom also donates his entire salary to charity and refuses a state pension.
Tom is working to grow our economy by making it easier for small businesses to start and expanding career and technical education opportunities. He is focusing on skills training for kids who do not go to college, helping small businesses, and rebuilding Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.
Tom’s economic development team has completed relocation and expansion projects throughout Pennsylvania, like a major Fedex expansion in the Lehigh Valley, a large Amazon expansion across Pennsylvania, the investments in the Philadelphia port, and the Shell Cracker plant in Western Pennsylvania.
To help grow manufacturing in Pennsylvania, Tom created a tax credit for manufacturers who create jobs in Pennsylvania. Tom has also cut taxes for small businesses, and he is implementing a plan to reduce bureaucracy and red tape to make it easier to start or expand a small business in Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Tom returned home after graduating from M.I.T., and worked as a forklift operator and warehouse worker in the family business. Later Tom took a risk by securing a loan with his two cousins to buy his family’s business — and as CEO, he turned it into America’s largest supplier of kitchen cabinets and a leading provider of specialty building products.
Tom graduated from Dartmouth College (BA), the University of London (MA) and M.I.T. (PhD). During his studies, Tom joined the Peace Corps where he worked on agricultural and irrigation projects for two years in a small rural village in India. While at the University of London, Tom met Frances, marrying in 1975. Together for 42 years, Tom and Frances have raised two wonderful daughters.
Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health
Dr. Levine is currently the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine.
Dr. Levine is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is also the President of ASTHO, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Dr. Levine joined the Wolf administration in January 2015 as the Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and served from 2015-2017. She was named Acting Secretary of Health in July 2017 and confirmed as Secretary of Health in March 2018.
Her previous posts included: Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In addition to her recent posts Dr. Levine is also an accomplished regional and international speaker, and author on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders, and LGBT medicine.
Dr. Levine graduated from Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her training in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.