Panel Topics, Moderators, Panelists Announced for 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – The 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including: Draining the Susquehanna Swamp moderated by Brittney Parker of the State Policy Network, Policies That Work moderated by Charles Mitchell of the Commonwealth Foundation; And Justice for All moderated by Kevin Shivers from the National Federation of Independent Business-PA; And, Communicating the Conservative Message moderated by political commentator Lenny McAllister

The conference will be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Nationally syndicated Columnist Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, and Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will speak at the conference dinner.  Other featured speakers include State Senator Scott Wagner; Peter Schweizer, author and President of the Government Accountability Institute, and CNN Commentator Jeff Lord.  Additional speakers and topics for this year’s workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy 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.

Registration for the conference is now open at  Enter promo code EarlyBird to receive an early registration discount.

Here is a complete list of panels, moderators and this year’s panelists:

Draining the Susquehanna Swamp

Moderator:    Brittney Parker, State Policy Network

Panelists:      Matthew Brouillette, Commonwealth Partners

Leo Knepper, Citizens Alliance of PA

Beth Anne Mumford, Americans for Prosperity

Policies that Work 

Moderator:              Charles Mitchell, Commonwealth Foundation          

Panelists:                  Otto Banks, REACH Alliance

                                    Hon. Stephen Bloom, State Representative

                                    David McCorkle, PA Food Merchants Association

                                    Hon. Kathy Rapp, State Representative

And Justice for All

Moderator:              Kevin Shivers, NFIB-PA   

Panelists:                  Curt Schroder, Coalition for Civil Justice Reform      

                                    Carl Marrara, PA Manufacturers Association

                                    John Wetzel, PA Secretary of Corrections



Communicating the Conservative Message

Moderator:              Lenny McAllister, Political Commentator

Panelists:                  Ken Matthews, WHP Talk Radio

                                    Colin McNickle, Allegheny Institute

                                    Rose Tennent, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host