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Gov.-elect Corbett announces members of his transition team


Harrisburg—Gov-elect Tom Corbett today announced more than 400 members of his transition team.  The transition team is made up of 17 different committees, each examining a specific area of state government.

The members of each of committee, who are volunteering their time, are tasked with reviewing the operations of the state government departments and agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction and will prepare a transition report for Gov.-elect Corbett. 

“I’m honored that so many men and women have agreed to participate in my transition team,” said Corbett.  “The work they are doing is essential as we build a new administration and prepare to lead Pennsylvania.”

Below is a list of the members by committee:


Chair – Keith Eckel


Jim Adams, President & CEO of Wenger Feeds; Gary Althouse, Chairman of the Department of Clinical Studies of New Bolton Vet Center at Penn;  John Barley, CEO of Versant Strategies; Lynda Bowman, Comptroller, Tom Corbett for Governor;  Jim Brubaker, Partner, Buffalo Valley Farms;  PA State Senator Mike Brubaker; Rich Conti, Chairman of PA Forest Products Association;  Erick Coolidge, Chairman of US Farm Service Agency; Mike Firestine, Senior VP of Fulton Bank; Dennis Grumbine, CEO of Lebanon Valley Exposition Corporation; Boots Heatherington, Owner of B&R Farms; Chris Herr, EVP of Penn Ag Industries Association;  Gordon Hoover, Director of Eastern Milk Supply, Land O Lakes; David Jaindl, Owner of Jaindl Farms; Ron Kreider, President of Kreider Farms; Ed Leo, Mushroom Farmer; Anton Leppler, President & CEO of A.J. Leppler Strategies; PA State Rep. John Maher; Dr. Bill Newman, Head of the Radiology Department of Bedford Hospital (Retired); Alan Novak, President of Novak Strategies; John Pierce, VP of Sales, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms; John Reininger, Chief Relationship Officer, The Clemens Family Corporation; Carl Shaffer, President of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; Jim Simpson, Co-owner of Hanover Shoe Farms; Paula Vitz, Senior Associate, Capital Associates; Kyler Walker; PA State Senator Noah Wenger.


Chair  - Jim Biery, CEO of PA Bankers Association


Nick DiFrancesco, President & COO of PA Association of Community Bankers; Val DiGiorgio, Partner, Stradley Ronon; Chuck Ferry, Partner, Rhoads & Sinon; Stephen  Gurgovits, CEO of FNB Corporation; Laurie Kennedy, Of Counsel, Kennedy PC Law Offices;  Elmer Laslo, CEO of 1st Summit Bank; William Latoff, CEO of DNB First; Hugh Long, Regional President for PA and Del.,Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company;  Charlotte McLaughlin, CEO of PNC Capital Markets; Marlene Mosco, Regional President of NW PA, PNC Financial Services; Gary Nalbandian, CEO of Metro Bank; Thomas Petro, President & CEO of Fox Chase Bank; Steve Rosskopf;  Robert Snyder, President & CEO of Luzerne Bank, Chairman of PA Bankers Association;  John Soroko, Chairman of Duane Morris LLP; Rick Stipka, CEO/President, TruMark Financial Credit Union; Julie Wong, President of Pan Am Realty Company, Inc. 


Chair – Ron Henry, Esq., Senior Consultant, Capitol Strategies Group, Harrisburg


Tom Armstrong, Univ. Liaison, Nanotech Program Manager, Department of Community & Economic Development; Scott Baker, Government Relations Professional, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PA State Rep. John Bear; PA State Senator Pat Browne; Jerome Cochran, Executive Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, University of Pittsburgh; PA State Senator Jake Corman; PA State Rep. Sheryl Delozier; Rick Dreher, Director, Bureau of Revenue, Capital & Debt Budget Office; Rick Dreyfuss, Senior Fellow, The Commonwealth Foundation; Bob Greenwood, VP, Healthcare Finance & Insurance, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Paul McMillen, President, Pennsylvania Automotive Association; Dan Meuser, Former Owner, Pride Mobility; Steve Moore, Chair, McNees Wallace & Nurick; Ed Nolan, Executive Director, Pa. House Appropriations Committee;  Sheri Phillips, Director, Management Services Division, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General; Diana Reimer, Co-Founder, Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots; Steve Rosskopf; Ann Spishok, Special Assistant to the Budget Secretary, Governor’s Office of the Budget; Dennis Walsh, President of Government Relations, Bravo Group; and Bob Wilburn, Distinguished Service Professor, Carnegie Mellon University.

COMMONWEALTH (Office of Administration and Dept. of General Services)

Co-Chair – Nancy Dering Mock, President of Nancy Dering, Inc

Co-Chair – Charlie Gerhards       



Carol Aichele, Chester County Commissioner; Fred Clark, President of Clark Resources; Don Cunningham, Lehigh County Executive;  Fred D'Angelo, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; Bob DeSousa, Attorney, Dethlefs-Pykosh Law Group;  Donetta Dinnencenzo, Owner of Net Gain;  Bill Graham, President & CEO of The Graham Company;  Bob Green, President, Green Communications; PA State Rep. Glen Grell; Mark Hanna, President of Hanna and Associates; Jeff Haste, Dauphin County Commissioner;  Alan J. Hoffman, Co-Chairman of Blank Rome;  Kelly Logan, Executive Director of Public Service, PHEAA; Ron Plesco, CEO of National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance;  Roy Powell, Partner, Jones Day;  Lou Ruscitto, President of ALCM; Bruce Sarteschi, Director of Human Resources, Office of Attorney General; Dan Schiavoni, Owner of Schiavoni Limited; Steve Welch, Founder of Dream It Ventures;  George White, Director of Information Technology Section, Office of Attorney General.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE (Corrections, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Probation and Parole, State Police)


Co-Chair  – Ed Marsico, Dauphin County District Attorney

Co-Chair  – John Wetzel, Franklin County Warden


PA State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone; Mark Campbell, Partner, Ridge Policy Group; Bruce Edwards, President of PA State Troopers Association; Marty Horn, Educator, CUNY; Carol Hummel, Warden, Indiana County Jail; Mark Koch, Director of Legislative Affairs, PA FOP; Frank Lalley; Kenya Mann, Partner, Ballard Spahr; PA State Rep. Ron Marsico; Les Neri, President of PA State Lodge FOP; Frank Noonan, Chief of Investigations, Office of Attorney General; Lorenzo North, President of AFSME District Council 33, Local 159; Roy Pinto, President of PA State Corrections Officers Association; Linda Rosenberg, Director of PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Amy Rosenberry, Executive Director of PA Chiefs of Police Association; Joseph Sarkis, Vice President of PA State Troopers Association; Ron Sharp, Director Psychological Services, Alternate Rehabilitation Communities; Rick Sheetz, Executive Deputy Attorney General of Criminal Law Division, Office of Attorney General; James Thomas, Criminal Justice Consultant; Carolyn (Bunny) Welsh, Sheriff, Chester County, PA Sheriffs Association.



Chair – Alan Walker, Bradford Coal Company


Gene Barr, VP of Government and Public Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry; Joann Bell, Director of Philadelphia Office, Pugliese Associates; Mel Billingsley, PhD, President & CEO, Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA;  Dave Black, President & CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; Pat Black, Erie Management Group; Mike Cortez, VP/General Counsel, Sheetz, Inc.; Nick DiFrancesco; Community Bankers Association; Michael Fiore, President, MLR Partnership; Deep Gupta, Member, Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania; Tom Hagen; Rich Hudic, President & CEO, Team PA Foundation; Kenny Jackson, President, Nittany Distribution Services; Sam Katz; Patrick Killian, Commerce Director, Delaware Co. Economic Development; Mollie McEnteer, Director, Duane Morris Government Affairs; Barbara McNees, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; John Moran, President, Moran Industries; Thanh Ha Nguyen, CEO, V-Tech Services, Inc.; Dave Patti, President, PA Business Council; Rocco Pugliese, President, Pugliese Associates; Roger Richards, Attorney, Richards Associates, PC; Brian Rider, President/CEO Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association; Jim Roddey, Principal, McCrory & McDowell; Bob Schena, CEO, Rajant Corporation; Randy Seitz, President, Oil Region Alliance; Stan Sheetz, President, Sheetz, Inc.; Kevin Shivers, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business; John Silvi, CEO, Silvi Group; Joe Uliana, Managing Principal, JM Uliana Associates; and Rob Wonderling, Philadelphia Chamber.



Co-Chair  – Joel Greenberg, Susquehanna International Group

Co-Chair  – Mark Nordenberg, Chancellor University of Pittsburgh


Jim Agras, CEO of Triangle Tech and State Board of Education; Jeanne Allen, President of Center for Education Reform; Chris Bravacos, President, Bravo Group; Matt Brouillette, President, Commonwealth Foundation; PA State Rep. Paul Clymer; Marie Conley, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, Board of Governors;

Bill Donahue,           Treasurer of Donahue Family Foundation; Carolyn Dumaresq, Partner, Dumaresq Consulting; Dan Fitzpatrick, President/CEO, Citizens Bank; Amy Forester, Saul Ewing; Don Francis, Independent Colleges & Universities; Dennis Giorno, Malady & Wooten; Vahan Gureghian, Chester County Charter School; Larry Jones, President of Charter School Association; Michael Karp, President of University City Housing; Ruth O'Block Grant, Member, Board of Trustees, Seton Hill University; Pat O'Connor, COB, Temple University, Cozen & O'Connor; PA State Senator Jeffrey Piccola; David Pollard, Susquehanna International Group; Ana Puig, Co-Chair of Kitchen Table Patriots; Father Ed Quinlan, Secretary of Education, Harrisburg Diocese; Cynthia Richey, Director of Mt. Lebanon Library System; Richard Sand, Managing Partner of Sand & Saidel Law Firm; Dave Schulik, Shulick Law Offices; Carl Singley, Counsel, Ciardi, Ciardi and Astin; Karen Stout, President of Montgomery County Community College; Bob Taylor, Trustee, Slippery Rock University; Paul Taylor, Executive Director Archabbey, St. Vincent's College; Ron Tomalis, Director of Dutko Worldwide; Dennis Tulli, Cyber Charters; PA State Senator Anthony Williams; Charles Zogby, K12 Inc. (Knowledge Universe).



Chair – David Kleppinger of McNees, Wallace & Nurick


Richard Allan, Principal, RJ Allan Consulting; Scott Baker, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Cynthia Carrow, VP, Government & Community Relations, Western PA Conservancy;  Rosemary Chiavetta of the Public Utility Commission; Thomas Chiomento, Director of Government at Exelon Generation; Brian Clark, Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Nick DeBenedictus, Chairman, Aqua America;  George Ellis, President, PA Coal Association; Ellen Ferretti, VP, PA Environmental Council Josh First, President , Appalachian Land & Conservation Services Co., LLC;  John Giordano, Chief Legal, Philadelphia Works;  Pete Gleason, Partner, K&L Gates; Grant Gulibon, Regional Specialist, PA Builders Association;  Dave Hess, Former Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection; John Hohenwarter, National Rifle Association; Charlie Kirkwood, President, Shawnee Insurance;  Mike Krancer; John Oliver, Oliver Brothers; Stan Rapp, Senior Partner, Greenlee Partners; John Rich, Ultra Clean Fuels; Todd Rucci; Hasu Shah; John Skoutelas, VP of Governmental Affairs, Waste Management; Pat Solano; Glen Thomas, GT Power Group; Eric Thumma, Director of Institutional Relations, Iberdrola Renewables; Don Welsh, Former President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council;  Pam Witmer, Energy & Environmental Practice Lead, Bravo Group; and PA State Senator Mary Jo White.



Co-Chair  – Bob Cindrich, Conemaugh Health System

Co-Chair  – Todd Shamash, Senior Counsel & Director of Jefferson Health Systems


Rad Agrawal, Associate Clinical Chief of Research and Education in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition/Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, West Penn Al HS; Gene Boyle, President of The Boyle Group; Deborah Brown, CEO, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic; Chris Cavalieri, Senior VP and General Council, Thomas Jefferson University; Dr. Zane Gates, Physician, Altoona Regional Health System; Vicki Hoak, Executive Director, PA Homecare Association;  Anthony Horbal, Owner of Sable Chevrolet; Everette James, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy and Planning, Schools of the Health Sciences, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh/ Former Secretary of Health; Keith Kanel, Chief Medical Officer, Pittsburgh Reigonal Health Initiative; Bindu Kansupada,MD MBA FACC; John Kennedy, President and CEO of Kennedy, PC Law Offices; Russ McDaid, VP, Public Policy P.A.N.P.H.A; John Morahan, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Regional Health Network; Joyce O’Brien, Office of Attorney General; James M. Redmond, Senior Vice President of Legislative Services, Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania;  Andy Sandusky, COO, Deputy Executive VP of Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians; Sue Schrand, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners; Stuart Shapiro, President & CEO, PA Healthcare Association; David Simon, Jefferson Health Systems; Kim Sokoloski, Government Relations Consultant, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney; Dave Thompson, Pennsylvania Medical Society; Frank Trembulak, EVP COO, Geisinger Health System; PA State Senator Pat Vance; Bob Zimmerman, Former Secretary of Health/Former Regional Director of HHS under George W. Bush.      



Chair – David Simon, Jefferson Health Systems

Bob Baker, Senior Director of Government Affairs,Capital Blue Cross; Mike Blackwood, President & CEO, Gateway Health Plan; Denise Cesare, NEPA; Michael Consedine, Partner, Saul Ewing; Sam Denisco, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry; Darleen Fritz, President, AEGIS; Chip Hummer, MD, Past President/Board Member, PA Orthopedic Society, Sam Marshall, President, CEO, PA Insurance Federation; Greg Martino, Head of Legislative Affairs, AETNA; Mario Mele, President, Fidelio Insurance Company; Todd Shamash, Senior Counsel & Director, Jefferson Health Systems; Sue Schick, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania; Matt Steck, Partner, Greenlee Associates; Gary Truitt; Michael Warfel VP of Government Affairs, Highmark; and PA State Senator Don White.


Chair – Mike Acker, Triad Strategies, LLC

Sheilah Borne-Fuller, Government Relations, Penn State University; Ryan Boyer Business Manager, Labor Business Council; Hank Butler, Executive Director, PA Council of General Contractors; Edward Coryell, Executive Secretary/ Treasurer/Business Manager, Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Deep Gupta, Member, Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania; Dave Hackett, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; Bill Harris, Harris Funeral Home; Bernie Heckman, AV International; Robert Heenan, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542; Chris Masciantonio, General Manager of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs, US Steel; Dan Quinn, Secretary Treasurer/Business Agent, Boilermakers; Juan Ramos, Administrator, LECET; Scott Sheely, Executive Director, Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board; Bob Shoop, Partner, Thorp, Reid & Armstrong; and Jack Zimmer, President and CEO, Associated Builders & Contractors.



Co-Chair – Carol Aichele, Chester County Commissioner

Co-Chair – Keith Hite, Consultant, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors


Chris Abruzzo, Derry Township Supervisor; Kip Allen, President of PA League of Cities and Municipalities/Edinboro Borough Councilman; Ray Amato, Chairman of Board of Supervisors, Antis Township Supervisor; John Brenner, Director of Development of PA League of Cities & Municipalities; Jim Cawley, Lt. Gov.-elect; Eric Coolidge, Tioga County Commissioner; Mike Dennehey, Pine Township Supervisor; Jim Felmlee, President of PA Boroughs Association; Vince Gastgeb, Allegheny County Councilman; Brian Hudson, Executive Director & CEO of PA Housing & Finance Agency; Scott Martin, Lancaster County Commissioner; Dave Mitchell, Former Mayor of Corry, PA, Jose Molina Director, Office of Community Engagement & Government Affairs, Kutztown University; Red Pinizotto, Councilman, Johnstown City Council; Mike Pries, Dauphin County Commissioner; David Sanko, Executive Director of PA Township Supervisors; Ira Weiss, Owner of Weiss Law Offices.


PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (PEMA, Homeland Security, PA National Guard)


Co-Chair – Marko Bourne, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Co-Chair – Carl Buchholz, CEO, Blank Rome, LLP

Co-Chair – Wesley Craig, Major General (Retired), United States Army



PA State Senator Lisa Baker; Mark Camillo, Senior VP of Contemporary Services Corporation; Duncan Campbell, Managing Director of Operations of Ridge Global; Bob Kennedy, VP of Government Relations, UPMC; Rodney Little, President of Fraternal Order of Housing Police; William Lynch, Major General (Retired), Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Ron Plesco, CEO of NCFTA; Dave Sanko, COO of COB; Francis Schultz, Crawford County District Attorney; Ron Stanko, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Regulatory Compliance & Intelligence Section, Office of Attorney General; PA State Rep. Mike Vereb.




Chair – Lawrence Tabas, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

Charlie Camp, Beaver County Commissioner; Aaron Cohen, President, Arena Strategies; Tom Ellis, Special Counsel, Duane Morris; Esmeralda Hetrick, Client Manager, Highmark Blue Shield; David James, Partner, FLS; Kim Pizzingrilli, Government Relations, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; Ken Rapp, Chief Public Defender, Dauphin County; Joe Rocks, Chairman and CEO, NHS Human Services, Inc.; Leo Vergnetti, CEO, Vergnetti Consulting; Joe Watkins, Pastor, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.



Co-Chair – Vahan Gureghian, CEO of Charter School Management, Inc.

Co-Chair – Brad Mallory, CEO of Michael Baker Corporation

Co-Chair – Pete Tartline 


Tony Bartolomeo, President & CEO of Pennoni Associates; Brenda Bratina, Director of Toll Revenue Audit, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Tom Caramanico, President of McCormick Taylor, Inc.; Randy Cheetham, Regional VP of CSX; Mark Compton, Director of Government Affairs, American Infrastructure; Charles Courtney, McNees, Wallace & Nurick; Walter D’Alessio, Northmarq Capital; Pasquale T. Deon, Sr., Chairman of SEPTA, Turnpike Commissioner; Paul Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime;  Douglas Dick; John Durbin, President, Durbin Associates; Tom Ellis, Special Counsel, Duane Morris; Liz Ferry, Manager, Policy Development, Select Greater Philadelphia; Mike Fesen, Resident VP Public Affairs, Norfolk Southern Corporation; Annette Ganassi, VP of Walmar Enterprises; Steve Haddad, President & CEO of Bieber Transportation Group; Kevin Johnson, President of Traffic Planning and Design; Bob Kinsley, President of Kinsley Construction; Ted Leonard, Executive Director of Pennsylvania AAA; Ross Myers, President of American Infrastructure; Jim Roddey, Principal, McCrory & McDowell, LLC; Bob Shuster; Mark Stine, VP of Legislative Affairs, PA Automotive Association; Jeff Zell, CEO of Jeff Zell Consultants.




Co-Chair – Charles Curie

Co-Chair – David Simon, Jefferson Health Systems



James Anderson, Executive Director, Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission; PA State Rep. Matt Baker; Deb Beck, President of DASPOP; Fritz Bittenbender, VP of Cephalon; Charlie DeBrunner, DeBrunner Associates; Peg J. Dierkers, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Dennis Felty, President of Keystone Human Services, Board Chair PAR, Federal Council Member FICE International, President FICE USA; Neely Frye, Government Affairs, Novartis; Anne Hart, Healthcare Practice Director, Bravo Group; Brian Kelly, Government Relations, Buchanon, Ingersoll & Rooney; Monsignor Joe Kelly, Secretary of Catholic Human Services; Jack Kane, Partner, Kelley & Murphy; Mike Kling, President of MA Transportation; Jay Layman, President of Capital Associates; Bev Mackereth, Executive Director of York Co. Human Services; Russ McDaid, VP, Public Policy, M.H.A; Brenda McLaughlin, National Medicaid Consultant; Jose Molina, Director, Office of Community Engagement & Government Affairs, Kutztown University; Tim Pawol, Trust Admin., Provider Alliance; Jim Redmond, HAP; Steve Rosskopf; Mike B. Rosenstein, Senior Government Affairs Specialist, Stevens & Lee; Todd Shamash, Jefferson Health Systems; Steve Suroviec, Executive Director of The Arc of PA; Lawrence Tabas, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; PA State Senator Pat Vance; Shirley Walker, President, CEO of PA Service Network for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities; PA State Senator Kim Ward; Michael Wolf, Government Affairs Director, Pfizer, Inc.


VETERAN COMMITTEE - (Department of Military Affairs & National Guard)

Co-Chairs – Robert DeSousa, PA National Guard, Director, Veterans for Corbett; and William Lynch, Major General (ret.), Pennsylvania Air National Guard; Barbara Cross, Lt. Colonel (ret.), United States Marine Corps; Gregory Davis; Phil DeHennis; Brian Leonhard; John Patten; Walter Pudlowski; State Senator Bob Robbins; and Frank Ryan, Colonel (ret.), United States Marine Corps.