PBC Staff & Consultants
President & CEO David W. Patti -- Mr. Patti leads PBC’s three components: the Policy Roundtable, PEG PAC, and PBC Education Foundation. Mr. Patti brings to PBC 25 years of government, political and public affairs experience. Mr. Patti joined Pennsylvanians for Effective Government as its President and CEO in January of 2002 and served there through the formation of PBC in 2007. Mr. Patti served in the Ridge Administration as the Chief Operating Officer of Team Pennsylvania and a Special Deputy Secretary in the Department of Community and Economic Development. Mr. Patti was the first fulltime President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council – the state’s major trade association for chemical manufacturers – representing about 80 percent of the chemical industry’s presence in Pennsylvania. He led PCIC from 1990 - 1999. During that time, Mr. Patti also served on the American Chemistry Council’s Issue Management Team and was the first national chair of the Responsible Care® Partnership Council. Mr. Patti served previously in the Senate of Pennsylvania in two roles: as the Executive Director of the Local Government Committee and as a policy analyst for economic development. In the mid-1980s, Mr. Patti served as the Communications Director of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee. From 2000- 2002 Mr. Patti worked as an executive in an internet software firm.
Mr. Patti is frequently contacted by national media including Congress Daily, Roll Call, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Associated Press and others. He is a contributor to many academic and political writers. The Pennsylvania Report has consistently ranks Mr. Patti among the 100 most politically influential people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Patti, earned a MS in Public Management & Public Policy Analysis from the Heinz College, Carnegie-Mellon University; and a BS in Political Science from Millersville University. Mr. Patti completed the Yale University Corporate Environmental Leadership Seminar and the coursework required for a Ph.D. in Public Administration at the Pennsylvania State University.
Political and Grassroots Director Christopher Nicholas - Mr. Nicholas is an award-winning political consultant with a proven record of winning difficult campaigns. After the 2010 election, PoliticsPa.com named Nicholas one of the state’s top GOP operatives. He has managed tough campaigns and put together successful IE programs across the country. In 2010 Nicholas coordinated four successful IEs in targeted Congressional races in Pennsylvania, including two races in which the PBC played a large role. In 2006 Nicholas oversaw the campaign of the only member of Pennsylvania GOP State Senate Leadership to earn re-election. He worked on Sen. Arlen Specter's 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010 campaigns, managing the '04 & '10 races. In '04 Nicholas steered the Senator's $21 million re-election campaign, one of the country’s most hard-fought and contentious Senate battles. That year Specter went on to receive the most votes ever for a Republican in Pennsylvania, even as John Kerry was carrying the state. Nicholas managed the campaign’s day-to-day operations and budgeting, oversaw the opposition research program, supervised compliance activities, served as campaign spokesperson and created and produced the campaign’s multi-million dollar direct mail and phone programs. A veteran Republican political consultant with more than 26 years experience, Nicholas formed Eagle Consulting Group, Inc. in 1991 after serving as the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee’s Political Director in the 1990 campaign cycle. Prior to that, Nicholas had managed numerous competitive congressional and state senate campaigns across the country. Since 1984, Nicholas has consulted to more than 600 local, congressional and state-wide candidates, campaigns, public affairs organizations, and IE committees throughout the country. He has garnered numerous industry ‘Pollie’ awards from the American Association of Political Consultants for the direct mail and electronic media he has produced. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Nicholas graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. where he received his B.A. in Political Science. He is active in his church and serves on the Board of Directors of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Harrisburg. A former Cub Scout leader, Nicholas also serves as a Junior Achievement volunteer. Nicholas and his wife Christal live outside Harrisburg with their two sons.
Office Manager Rosalie Adams -- Ms. Adams, a Pennsylvania native, joined PBC in October 2012, after returning from Florida where she was an executive personal assistant to a former Wall Street Broker and CEO of XStream Systems, managing his five estate properties. Prior to this position, Ms. Adams was Marketing and Investor Relations Manager at X-Stream Systems, a high tech startup in scientific equipment.
From late 2003 to 2007, she worked on the $50 Million Dollar Capital Campaign at Indian River Medical Center Foundation which successfully completed a new Emergency Room and Heart Center. Prior to this position, Adams supported the VP of Marketing at Copper Development Association, a trade association in Manhattan. At CDA, Adams was responsible for membership services, managed three company websites, and compiled and reported statics for the copper industry and the US Bureau of Metal Statistics.
Adams has over 25 years experience in administration. Her experience also includes property management, marketing strategies and communications, investor relations, database management, bookkeeping and fundraising. Adams is Office Manager with responsibility for membership services and office administration.
Events Manager Ashley Parsells -- Ms. Parsells joined PBC in 2010 coming from 51st Associates when that firm and PBC entered into a strategic alliance to provide association management and outsourced goverment affairs servcies.
Director of PBC Executive Leaders Program Earl Baker -- Dr. Baker served in the Pennsylvania Senate for two terms, heading the Labor and Industry Committee. He then was Vice President for State Government Relations, Unisys Corporation. In his career, Earl has been: professor of political science at Temple University; three term Commissioner of Chester County; state party chairman; and CEO of a nonprofit long term care organization.
Public Policy Research Consultant Dr. Michael Greenberg -- Dr. Greenberg is an assistant professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University and part of the Center for Applied Research and Policy Analysis at the University. He is also the founder and CEO of Greenberg Research Associates a firm that serves many Harrisburg trade associations, professional societies and non-profits. Dr. Greenberg earned a PhD in political economy from the University of Texas. As a statistical research consultant in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dr. Greenberg introduced many clients to networked personal computers and emerging information technologies. Dr. Greenberg and his students partner with the PBC Education Foundation in research efforts that provide content for PBC Education Foundation seminars and reports.
DBA & Statistical Analysis Consultant Kathleen Woolever -- Ms. Woolever is the owner and principal of Datalytics, Inc. a firm that provides technical consulting for data management and marketing operations. Services include data management solutions consulting, business process evaluation, staff training to use CRM software correctly, ongoing data management assistance, communications strategy, customer segmentation and analysis. Prior to launching her firm, Ms. Woolever spent more than 10 years with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, serving as the Director of Database Marketing. She began her career as a Database Marketing Analyst with AT&T. Ms. Woolever earned an MS in Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a BA in Business Marketing Analysis from the Pennsylvania State University.
Broadcast & Electronic Media Consultant M. Darrell Williams has over 30 years experience in advocacy promotion, education, and media development. His work experience includes broadcast and print journalism, management, marketing communication, and media. His expertise in “mass communications” projects and advertising is well known in both political and commercial arenas. He has written and produce many award winning commercials and projects including videos an advocacy projects the Smithsonian Institute’s Natural History Museum, the National Mining Association, Republican National Committee, and the Coalition for Affordable Reliable Energy. International clients include the RUSSIA NOW party and the Christian Democrat Coalition in Russia.
Membership Development Consultant Matthew Curran -- Mr. Curran was a consultant to PEG prior to the merger and continues in his role, seeking members for the Pennsylvania Business Council and potential nominees for the CEO-driven Policy Roundtable. Matt spent more than 12 years as a very successful membership development and marketing professional with NC Free -- North Carolina's free market and business oriented political education association. Matt recruited hundreds of members and led a $1 million capital campaign for NC Free.
Financial Consultants Herbein + Company, Inc. -- The accounting firm of Herbein + Company, Inc. provides auditing, tax compliance and financial consulting services to PBC.