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Lowman S. Henry
Lowman S. Henry

Newsmaker Interview &
Town Hall Commentary

Lowman S. Henry
Chairman/CEO,
Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc.
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Lowman S. Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc., a non-profit public affairs foundation based in Harrisburg, PA.  He serves as host of American Radio Journal heard on over 200 radio stations nationwide, and is host of the Lincoln Radio Journal, a weekly public affairs radio program syndicated on over 90 Pennsylvania radio stations.  He is also President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, Inc., which produces the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
           
He began his career as a broadcast and print journalist, served as Political Director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Chief of Staff to State Senator Earl Baker, and as Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He currently serves in elective office as Chairman of the Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors, and previously served as a Dauphin County Commissioner. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1992.

He is Chairman of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) and the PMA Foundation; Chairman of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP); board member of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education; board member at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh; board member of the Colonial Park Rotary Club Foundation; a member of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania; and is a Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Mr. Henry is a member of the Charlton United Methodist in Lower Paxton and is a past president of the Colonial Park Rotary Club.  He is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry, and they have three sons.

 

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David Taylor
David Taylor

Capitol Watch

David Taylor
President & CEO,
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
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David N. Taylor is President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, the statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania's public policy process. Now in his 21st year with PMA, Taylor is the association's chief spokesman at the state Capitol in Harrisburg and in the media. He is editor of the PMA Bulletin and host of the statewide television program "PMA Perspective" on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

A frequently-sought guest and commentator, David is regularly quoted by media outlets across the commonwealth and around the world, having been interviewed on television by NHK (Japan), ARD (Germany), and CBC News (Canada), as well as over the airwaves by BBC Radio 4 (UK) and CBC Radio Canada. He is also the host of "Capitol Watch", a twice-monthly news and commentary program on "Lincoln Radio Journal", which is heard on more than 90 radio stations across Pennsylvania.

David is a board member of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, and the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research. David was a member of Governor Tom Corbett's Manufacturing Advisory Council. He is school board president of Reach Cyber Charter School, an online public school providing a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment for students.

Prior to joining PMA, David worked in the United States Senate and the Senate of Pennsylvania.

A native of Huntingdon PA, David is a graduate of Dickinson College, where he majored in History and Dramatic Arts. He is a member of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and Central Pennsylvania MENSA. He lives near Hershey PA with his wife and daughter.

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Rebecca Oyler
Rebecca Oyler

Rebecca Oyler
Pennsylvania Legislative Director
National Federation of Independent Business
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Rebecca K. Oyler is Pennsylvania Legislative Director of NFIB, the nation's leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. She manages government relations for the Harrisburg, PA office, advocating in the state Capitol and in the community for small-business priorities.

Before joining NFIB in 2017, Rebecca worked in policy development, legislative advocacy, and project management in many areas of state government for nearly 20 years. As Director of Policy for the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and as a policy specialist at the Department of Community and Economic Development, she advanced policy and legislative initiatives in areas related to: economic development, elections, voter registration, natural resources, corporations, professional licensing, and notaries. She also taught as adjunct faculty in Millersville University's Department of Government and Political Affairs. Prior to returning to central Pennsylvania, Rebecca worked as a staff assistant at the American Enterprise Institute.

Rebecca serves her community through involvement with her church, Mechanicsburg's St. James Presbyterian, and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She is graduate of the commonwealth's Leadership Development Institute and a member of Women in Pennsylvania Government Relations.

Rebecca received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and M.A. from Georgetown University in National Security Studies. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, reading, and playing the trombone in the Encores Big Band. Rebecca lives in East Pennsboro Township with her husband and two children.

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Matt Brouillette
Matt Brouillette

Matt Brouillette
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy
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Matthew J. Brouillette is Founder, President & CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Inc., a membership organization for state and local business and community leaders, philanthropists and successful entrepreneurs, who are dedicated to improving the economic environment and educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.

Prior to founding Commonwealth Partners in 2016, Matt served as President & CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives for 14 years. Matt joined the Commonwealth Foundation in 2002, previously served as the Director of Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan from 1998 through 2002, and before his career in public policy, Matt spent seven years teaching history and coaching football and baseball at the high school and middle school levels. Matt also taught history and economics at the university level.

Matt is a board member of the REACH Foundation, a Pennsylvania school choice advocacy organization, and the Joshua Group, a Harrisburg nonprofit ministry serving at-risk youth. He also served on an advisory board for the Economics Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Matt previously served on an advisory council of the E. G. West Centre for Market Solutions in Education at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, on an advisory committee for the New York City-based Atlantic Legal Foundation, and as an advisory board member for the American Academy for Liberal Education in Washington, D.C., a national organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting liberal education through accreditation and research.

Matt received his bachelor of arts (B.A.) in both U.S. History and Education from Cornell College and earned a master of education (M.Ed.) from Azusa Pacific University and a master of arts (M.A.) in history from the University of San Diego. He has also completed three years of doctoral (Ph.D.) work in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Matt is married and has four children.

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Joe Geiger
Joe Geiger

Non-Profit Spotlight

Joseph M. Geiger
President & CEO,
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
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Joe Geiger, the President and CEO of First Nonprofit Foundation, brings more than 40 years of experience in the fields of education, human resources and nonprofit and association management. Joe recently served on the adjunct faculty at Duquesne University Graduate School where he taught Leadership and Organizational Business Ethics.

Prior to entering the nonprofit field, Joe served as a secondary education social studies teacher and as a consultant for Organizational Effectiveness Group in Princeton, NJ, and Campaign Associates in King of Prussia, PA. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Keystone State Head Injury Foundation, held various executive positions with the YMCA and was a consultant/researcher for the YMCA of the USA in Valley Forge, PA.

He became the executive director at PANO, the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, in January 1995, after which he became a consultant to the government of Japan to counsel on the value of the nonprofit sector and why government and business should act as valued partners. The consultation was funded by the Japanese Exchange Foundation, Center for Global Partnerships.

In addition to working in the non-profit sector, Joe also currently sits on the following Boards: The Lincoln Institute and the First Nonprofit Unemployment Benefits Board. He is also on the National Wrestling Coaches Association Board. He serves on the Service Academy Selection Committees for Senator Pat Toomey, as well as Congressmen Charlie Dent.

In the past, Joe served on the board for the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation, the Duquesne University Capital Region Advisory Board, National Standards for Excellence Board, Governor's Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, the Civil Justice Coalition, the Bloomsburg University of PA Alumni Board and the Board of Directors for the National Head Injury Foundation, where he chaired the Ethics Committee for the National Head Injury Foundation State Associations. He has also served on the boards of C3 Publications, the American Trauma Society – PA Division, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – OVR Project, Penn State University – Rehabilitation Department, the Harrisburg Area YMCA and the Oakmont V Homeowner's Association Board, as its President. Geiger is also a Past President for the Lower Paxton Township Lion's Club and served on the DELTA Communities Board. Additionally, he has served on the FNICs boards for more than 20 years, acting as its Chair for the past 6 years.

Joe's education includes a Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Columbia University's Graduate Business School for Not-for-Profit Management. Joe is certified by the American Society of Association Executives as a Certified Association Executive.

Additionally, Joe has been inducted in the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations Emeritus Society and the Lancaster Catholic High School Athletic Wall of Honor.

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Jake Haulk
Jake Haulk

Allegheny Institute Report

Jake Haulk
President,
Allegheny Institute
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Jake received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Duke University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from N.C. State. Experience includes chemical process engineering, teaching at the university level, senior business economist with the Federal Reserve, head of regional research at Mellon Bank, research consultant, research director and managing director of the Allegheny Institute. Dr. Haulk is the author of many reports on issues affecting Western Pennsylvania's economy as well as analysis of the role and value of the nation's inland waterways system.

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Frank Gamrat
Frank Gamrat

Frank Gamrat
Senior Research Associate,
Director of Administration
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Frank received his Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University and a B.S. in economics from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Experience includes teaching at the university level and as an operations research analyst for the federal government in Washington DC. His areas of expertise include economic development, merger analysis, the economics of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale gas industry, analysis of Pennsylvania's casino industry, as well as analyzing the area's labor market. Publications have been included in Government Union Review, the national ERIC database, and the Journal of Sports Economics.

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Eric Montarti
Eric Montarti

Eric Montarti
Senior Policy Analyst
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Eric received his M.A. in public policy analysis as well as a B.A. in political science from Duquesne University. Eric's research, media appearances, and testimony have covered such topics as economic development, property taxes, Pittsburgh's finances and oversight, and municipal pensions. His work on tax increment financing has received national attention. In addition to coverage in Pittsburgh media, his work has been published in Economic Development Quarterly, Municipal Finance Journal, Reason Privatization Watch, and State Tax Notes.

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Beth Anne Mumford
Beth Anne Mumford

Mumford Op Ed

Beth Anne Mumford
Pennsylvania State Director,
Americans for Prosperity
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Beth Anne Mumford spent the last 10 years as a project manager for CMA, a consulting firm in Kansas City, where she helped food-system clients design and successfully execute stakeholder engagement, communication and outreach programs. Before joining CMA, Beth Anne spent six years as public affairs director for the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) where she managed and implemented all public and media relations programs as well as state and federal legislative affairs activities.

At the age of eight, Beth Anne decided she wanted to be the first female US Senator from Virginia, the state where she was raised. The notion wasn't too lofty though; she assumed it was a job that didn't start until 10 a.m. After earning a degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, she moved to Washington, DC, where she learned a lot about politics and policy, and spent some time on Capitol Hill as congressional staff.

Today, she's usually up by 6:30 a.m. to begin her day as a mom to three spirited children who think she should run for president. Her husband is a Pennsylvania native and the family lives in Harrisburg.

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