ICYMI: Shapiro-Davis Transition Team Features PA Chamber Members

In case you missed it… Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry executives and individuals from PA Chamber member companies have been appointed to Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov-Elect Austin Davis’s Transition Advisory Committees, where they will advise the incoming Administration on key priorities including growing the economy, making our communities safer, and ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive a high-quality education.

Among seven Transition Advisory Committees that were announced late last week, PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein and PA Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Alex Halper were chosen as members of the Business Development and Workforce Development Committees, respectively.

“The Pennsylvania Chamber is committed to working with the Shapiro-Davis Administration on setting Pennsylvania up for a bright economic future, and Alex and I are proud to kickstart that work by serving on these important Transition Advisory Committees,” Bernstein said. “I thank Gov.-Elect Shapiro and Lt. Gov-Elect Davis for appointing members of the business community to these key roles. We are eager to share ideas on how we can work together to make the Commonwealth more competitive and encourage private sector investment and job growth.”

The PA Chamber wants to highlight and congratulate the following individuals from PA Chamber member companies who were named to various Shapiro-Davis Transition Advisory Committees:

Business Development Committee

Kevin Acklin, President of Business Operations, Pittsburgh Penguins

Michael Keller, Executive Chairman and CEO, Cozen O’Connor

Mark Campbell, Partner, Ridge Policy Group

Economic Development Committee

Committee Chair: Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Education/Workforce Committee

Committee Chair: Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Energy Committee

John Hines, Corporate Relations Manager – Northeast Great Lakes Region, Shell

Brian Aiello, Vice President – External Relations, CNX Resources Corp.

Kevin Walker, CEO, Duquesne Light

Stephanie Catarino Wissman, American Petroleum Institute Pennsylvania

John Bane, EQT Corporation

Doug Oliver, Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs, PECO

Finance and Insurance Committee

Mark Dombrowski, Vice President of Government Affairs, Erie Insurance Group

Government Reform Committee

Kathleen Bruder, Chair of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Saxton & Stump

Peter Calcara, Vice President of Government Relations, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Alan Kessler, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Laura Jan Kuller, Attorney & Owner, Pursuit Advocacy

David Landau, Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

Sarah Spotts, Associate, Triad Strategies

Healthcare Committee

Bruce Armon, Partner and Health Law Group Chair, Saul Ewing LLP

Allison Beam, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer, UPMC

Tracy Lawless, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates LLP

Dan Onorato, Executive Vice President, Highmark Health

Jack D. Schocker, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, UPMC Altoona

Eric Settle, Senior Counsel, AmeriHealth Caritas

Everette James, M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh

Nathan Spade, Vice President, External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group

Heather Tyler, Vice President, State Legislative Advocacy, The Hospital + Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Higher Education Committee

Elizabeth Bolden, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges

Tom Foley, President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania

Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Amanda Hill, Senior Director of Marketing & External Relations, Peirce College

Pedro Rivera, President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

Cindy Shapira, Chair, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors

Kevin Jenkins, President & CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Janine Frazier Macklin, Associate Director Corporate Relations, Duquesne University

Human Services Committee

William Stauffer, Executive Director, The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations – Alliance

Cynthia Figueroa, President & CEO, JEVS Human Services

Katharine Dalke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health

Charles Hooker, President & CEO, Keystone Human Services

Weston Kensinger, Director, Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research and Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University

Innovation Committee

Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Legal & Judiciary Committee

Jeffrey Scott, Lead Compliance Counsel, Digital, Reporting, and Analytics, Pfizer


Local Government Committee

Tom VanKirk, Retired Chief Legal Officer of Highmark Health


Rural/Agriculture Committee

Justin Clapper, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Alan Novak, President, Novak Strategic Advisors President

James M. D’Innocenzo, Vice President – State Government, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal

David Kerr, President External Affairs, AT&T Pennsylvania


Seniors Committee

Zach Shamberg, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association


State Government Operations Committee

Committee Chair: Joann Bell, Philadelphia Office Director, Pugliese Associates


Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Jeffrey Letwin, Counsel, Saul Ewing LLP


Workforce Development Committee

Michael Stefan, Assistant Vice President of State Relations, Penn State University