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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 educational foundation based in Harrisburg, PA.  He serves as host of the Lincoln Radio Journal, a weekly public affairs radio program syndicated on 79 Pennsylvania radio stations; and is host of American Radio Journal heard on 134 radio stations nationwide.

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 has served in elective office as a Dauphin County Commissioner and as a Lower Paxton Township Supervisor. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1992.

He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) and the PMA Foundation; President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council; Treasurer of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania; Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO); and is on the advisory board of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh. Mr. Henry is a member of the Charlton United Methodist Church and 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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Eric Boehm
Eric Boehm

PA Independent

Eric Boehm
Bureau Chief,
PA Independent
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Eric Boehm is a reporter for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and bureau chief for PA Independent, which covers state political news and policy developments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He writes about legislation, tax policy and the general absurdities of politics from a free market perspective. His work has been published by Reason, Human Events, The Freeman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and elsewhere.

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David Taylor
David Taylor

Capitol Watch

David Taylor
Executive Director,
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
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David N. Taylor is Executive Director and First Vice President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA), a statewide trade organization representing the interests of manufacturers in the state's public policy process since 1909.

Taylor is a 1990 graduate of Dickinson College, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Dramatic Arts. He previously worked for the Research Department of the Republican National Committee in Washington DC, the late state Sen. John J. Shumaker (R-Dauphin), and the Pennsylvania Leadership Council.

Immediately prior to joining PMA in 1997, he worked in the Washington DC office of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Allegheny), where he served as the staff writer for issues before the U.S. Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Intelligence, and Veterans' Affairs committees.

Taylor serves on the boards of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research, the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Pennsylvania eCommerce Association, and the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation. Since 2010, Taylor has represented the northeast United States on the board of directors of the Conference of State Manufacturers Associations. He is also an Advisory Committee member of the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance.

In 2012, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett appointed him to the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Commission. In 2006, the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal named him one of the "Top Forty under 40" business leaders. In 2002, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on a review panel for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Presidential Rank Awards program.

In the community, David serves as President of Gamut Theatre Group, home of the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre. He is also School Board President of Commonwealth Connections Academy, a statewide online charter school, and a member of Central Pennsylvania MENSA.

A native of Huntingdon PA, he is the son of former Huntingdon County President Judge Newton C. Taylor and Nancy R. Taylor. David lives near Hershey PA with his wife Erica and daughter Meredith.

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Kevin Shivers
Kevin Shivers

Kevin Shivers
Pennsylvania State Director
National Federation of Independent Business
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Kevin Shivers is state director of the National Federation of Independent Business - Pennsylvania's leading small-business advocacy organization. Kevin leads NFIB's grassroots and political activities. He is regularly quoted in Pennsylvania's major newspapers, business journals and trade magazines, and is a frequent guest on a variety of statewide television and radio programs.

Kevin directed NFIB's efforts that made health savings accounts a permanent and tax-free way for Pennsylvanians to save money to pay for medical expenses, protected the rights of private property owners by enacting the nation's toughest eminent domain reforms and strengthening zoning notification requirements, ratified critical changes to make Pennsylvania's unemployment and workers' compensation systems more fair and consistent with other states. Kevin also worked to make landmark changes to the state's procurement process ensuring that small-business owners have an opportunity to compete for government contracts.

Kevin has nearly 20 years of experience in the state's legislative and political process. Before joining NFIB, Kevinwas a spokesman for Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker, served as press secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of State and worked in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

A longtime community volunteer, Kevin serves on a variety of government and community boards, including the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Workers Compensation Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Food Employee Certification Board and the board of advisors for the Harrisburg Young Professionals. Kevin also is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations.  Kevin earned a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Crawford County. He enjoys golf, running, fly-fishing and reading.

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Matt Brouillette
Matt Brouillette

Matt Brouillette
Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy
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Matthew J. Brouillette (pronounced "Bree-Yet") is Founder, President & CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Matt previously served as President & CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives from 2002 until 2016, growing the free-market think tank from three people with $350,000 in revenue in 2001 to 18 people and a budget of more than $4 million. Matt also served as the Director of Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan, and spent seven years teaching history and coaching football and baseball at the high school and middle school levels before his career in public policy. Matt also taught as adjunct faculty in history and economics at the university level.

Matt is a board member of the Joshua Group, a Harrisburg human services non-profit serving at-risk youth, and the REACH Foundation, a Pennsylvania school choice advocacy organization. He is on an advisory board for the Economics Department at Duquesne University. 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 is ABD in his doctorate (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
Executive Director,
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
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Joseph M. Geiger is Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Prior to joining PANO, he was Executive Director of the Keystone State Head Injury Foundation, and was a consultant with the Organizational Effectiveness Group of Princeton, New Jersey and Campaign Associates in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He recently additionally has taken on the management responsibilities for the Alliance for Association Advancement.

Mr. Geiger has served on the boards of directors of the National Head Injury Foundation, the American Trauma Society - PA Division, Penn State University's Rehabilitation Department, and on the Governor's Rehabilitation Advisory Committee.

He was designated a Certified Association Executive by the Pennsylvania Association of Association Executives.

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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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