The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry announced last week that Alex Halper has been promoted to lead the organization’s advocacy efforts as vice president of government affairs.
“As we look to advance the PA Chamber’s outreach in Harrisburg and beyond, we couldn’t be more excited to have Alex take the helm of our advocacy efforts,” PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “From his in-depth knowledge on a range of critical business issues; to the rapport he’s built among our staff, membership and our friends at the local chamber level; and the leadership he’s shown as an approachable and knowledgeable representative of the business community, Alex is a natural fit to lead our government affairs team forward.”
A long-serving and dedicated member of the PA Chamber staff, Halper joined the organization in 2011. In his role as director of government affairs, he has lobbied on behalf of the state’s broad-based business community on issues including labor and employment policy, education, workforce development, local tax policy, international trade and immigration. He also works closely with local chamber partners statewide.
Prior to his decade-plus tenure with the PA Chamber, Halper served as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. to former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Originally from Allentown, Halper graduated in 2006 from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He serves on numerous state boards, including Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Advisory Board, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations.
“It’s been an honor to advocate on behalf of Pennsylvania employers and be part of such a committed, talented group of people at the PA Chamber. I’m excited to continue working with my colleagues to serve our members and advance smart, pro-growth public policy to strengthen Pennsylvania’s economy,” Halper said.