2013 PA Leadership Conference Panels Announced

PLC 2013

February 20, 2013


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2013 PA Leadership Conference Panels Announced


(Harrisburg, PA) – Under the theme Building the Conservative Movement, the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including Broadening the Conservative Coalition; Unleashing the Economic Power of Penn’s Woods; Freedom to Work; and a State Issues Roundtable.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier annual gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State. This year’s conference will be held on April 19-20th at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.   Announced speakers to date include: Steve Hayes of Fox News/The Weekly Standard, Fox News Contributor Deneen Borelli, FrackNation producer Ann McElhinney, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, and John Gizzi of Human Events. In addition to the featured speakers, three workshop sessions focusing on Using Social Media, The 10th Amendment and States’ Rights and Citizen Lobbying have been announced.

On Friday, April 19th the first panel entitled Broadening the Conservative Coalition will be chaired by Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, USA. Panelists include Ana Puig of FreedomWorks, Michael Geer from the Pennsylvania Family Institute, State Representative Eli Evankovich, and Tom Borelli of FreedomWorks.

The second Friday panel, entitled Unleashing the Economic Potential of Penn’s Woods will be chaired by Kevin Shivers from the PA Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. Joining Kevin on the panel will be State Senator Kim Ward, State Representative Brian Ellis, Lori Joint from the Manufacturer and Business Association, Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications, and Philip English from Arent, Fox.

The Keynote Panel, Freedom to Work, will present on Saturday, April 20th focusing on Right to Work and other union power issues. The panel will be chaired by Jennifer Stefano of Americans for Prosperity/PA. Panelists include Rob Reeves of the E. Allen Reeves Company, Matthew Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation, Heidi Adsett from Stop Teacher Strikes, Leo Kepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, and State Representative Bryan Cutler.

A State Issues Roundtable will be moderated by David Madera of 94.3FM The Talker. Panelists to date include State Representative Daryl Metcalfe discussing our Second Amendment Rights and State Representative Stephen Bloom on eliminating death taxes.

Registration for the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.