Who will speak at 2015 PA Leadership Conference?


For Immediate Release

Contact: Lowman S. Henry

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PLC Panel Topics, Moderators, Panelists Announced

(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 17-18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania will feature four interactive panel presentations entitled There’s More to Life Than Taxes, Speed Bumps to Success, Rising Stars, and Trust But Verify: Keeping Campaign Promises.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.
This year’s featured dinner speaker at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is Sharyl Attkisson, author of the best-seller Stonewalled, about her fight to present honest information about the Obama Administration during her time as a CBS News correspondent.  U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is the scheduled conference kick-off speaker.

Panel moderators and panelists include:

There’s More to Life Than Taxes with PCNC-TV and KDKA-AM host Lenny McAllister as moderator and panelists Nate Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation, Jake Haulk of the Allegheny Institute, Pavel Yakovlev from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation.

Speed Bumps to Success with Gene Barr of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry as moderator and panelists Darlene Robbins of the NEPA Manufacturers & Employers, Erica Clayton-Wright of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, Otto Banks from the REACH Alliance and Tom Smith of the Indiana/Armstrong Patriots.

Rising Stars moderated by State Senator Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and featuring State Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) State Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and State Representative Michael Regan (R-Cumberland/York).

Trust But Verify: Keeping Campaign Promises with moderator Jim Broussard of Citizens Against Higher Taxes and panelists Beth Ann Mumford of Americans for Prosperity-PA, Leo Knepper from the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania and Gwen Alexander from ACTION of PA.

In addition to speakers and panels the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature an expanded number of workshops and an exhibit area featuring over 40 conservative organizations from throughout the state.
Registration for the 2015 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at