About IssuesPA

About IssuesPA

IssuesPA is a nonpartisan initiative to engage the state’s leaders, candidates for public office, and citizens in a serious, public examination of the key issues facing Pennsylvania’s future. Its goals are:

  • To promote statewide, serious, focused examination of key issues critical to the Commonwealth’s future attractiveness as a place to live, work, and do business, and
  • To engage leaders and citizens in a process that will challenge candidates, office-holders, and parties to be specific and visionary.


About the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc.

The Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) has been a force for positive chance since 1936. It is the leading regionally-based, statewide public policy organization providing independent research and insight on emerging issues with the goal of stimulating public and private action to make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work, and do business. The hallmarks of the Pennsylvania Economy League are credible information, insight, and integrity. A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, PEL is supported by its members, foundations, and contracted research. PEL has three offices across the state, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes Barre, each with its own governance and agenda specific to its region.

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Steven T. Wray, Executive Director and Managing Director of PEL, Inc.

Pennsylvania Economy League Central PA, Wilkes-Barre
Gerald Cross, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwest Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Brian K. Jensen, PhD, Executive Director

Management and Leadership: PEL State Board


Chair and President: Gregory J. Nowak, Esq., Pepper Hamilton
Vice Chair and Vice President: Robert M. Geneczko, PPL Electric Utilities, Inc.
Secretary: Thomas L. VanKirk, Esq., Highmark
Treasurer: Fred Callahan, Colony Papers

Members of the Board

Robert W. Kampmeinert, RWK Investment Company

Robert Krizner, KPMG

Jeffrey W. Letwin, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Jeffrey P. Lindtner, Jeffrey P. Lindtner & Associates

Douglas R. Myers, FirstEnergy Corp

H. David Prior, Esq., Ballard, Spahr, LLP

Richard A. Russell, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Richard G. Russell, Hershey Foods Corporation

James R Waddington, Jr., Lockheed Martin