PLC Panels Announced

March   7, 2011


CONTACT:       Lowman S. Henry

(717) 671-1984


2011 PA Leadership Conference Panels Announced

Four interactive panel discussions to be presented at conference


Harrisburg, PA – The 2011 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, to be held April 8th and 9th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), will feature four interactive panel presentations including Path to A Better Pennsylvania; Curbing Union Power; School: It’s Your Choice and TEA Time: Effective Grassroots Activism. The panels will be interactive, with conference participants having the opportunity to submit questions to panelists.


The panel moderators and panelists include:


Path to a Better Pennsylvania

Moderator:     Matthew Brouillette, Commonwealth Foundation

Panelists:        Joe Sterns, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania

Michael Geer, Pennsylvania Family Institute

Scott Roy, Range Resources

Lynne Schmidt, PPG industries

John Stephenson, National Taxpayers Union


Curbing Union Power

Moderator:     Simon Campbell, Stop Teacher Strikes

Panelists:        Daryl Metcalfe, State Representative

Vicki Craft, Keystone Associated Builders & Contractors

John Bear, State Representative

Larry Pastor, Neshaminy Taxpayers Group

Chris Prandoni, Americans for Tax Reform


School: It’s Your Choice

Moderator:     Otto Banks, REACH Alliance

Panelists:        Jeffrey Piccola, State Senator

Anthony Williams, State Senator

Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform

Robert Enlow, Foundation for Educational Choice

Richard Komer, Institute for Justice

TEA Time: Effective Grassroots Activism

Moderator:     Katy Abram, Americans for Prosperity

Panelists:        Rich Davis, American Sheepdogs

Ana Puig, Kitchen Table Patriots

Sam DeMarco, Veterans and Patriots United

Robert Howard, Coalition for Responsible Government

Kim Schmidtner, Lehigh Valley Project 9/12


In addition to the panel presentations, a pre-conference campaign training workshop and a pre-conference workshop on the U.S. Constitution taught by the Constitutional Organization for Liberty will be held on Friday morning, April 8th; and a Blogger Conference sponsored by Americans for Prosperity will be held following the conference on Saturday afternoon, April 9th.


Featured speakers at the 2011 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference include Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer; U.S. Senator Pat Toomey; former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, now with the Free Congress Foundation; Rose Tennent of the Quinn & Rose program; John Fund of the Wall Street Journal; John Gizzi of Human Events; Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity; Lt. Governor James Cawley and State Senator Jake Corman.


Complete information and registration for the 2011 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is available at