Former Lt. Governor Bill Scranton Joins Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors

HARRISBURG—Today, the Commonwealth Foundation—Pennsylvania’s free-market public policy think tank—announced the election of former Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Bill Scranton to its Board of Directors.

“We asked Bill Scranton to join our Board because of his success in both public service and the private sector,” said Matthew J. Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation. “We are honored that Bill wants to help us fight for a freer, more prosperous Pennsylvania. He clearly shares and understands our commitment to the principles of limited constitutional government, personal and economic freedom, and individual responsibility for one’s actions.”

In the 1980s, the Thornburgh-Scranton Administration held the line on taxes and eliminated 15,000 jobs from the state government bureaucracy. As a business leader and entrepreneur, Scranton has been recognized for his work building and managing leading-edge companies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the publicly traded Harleysville Group of Insurance Companies, a network of 1,900 employees in 32 states.

“Commonwealth Foundation has been a strong voice for commonsense fiscal restraint in Harrisburg,” said Scranton. “With the extraordinary challenges Pennsylvania faces, there is no organization better equipped to help confront these issues. I’m looking forward to my involvement on the Board.”

Chairman of the Board Michael W. Gleba said, “We are pleased to have someone of Bill Scranton’s stature and caliber joining our board. His unique insight and experience add significant value to this organization.”

The Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors includes: Chairman Michael W. Gleba (Sarah Scaife Foundation), President & CEO Matthew J. Brouillette (Commonwealth Foundation), Secretary Robert R. Guzzardi (RGI, Inc.), Treasurer John J. Soroko (Duane, Morris & Heckscher, LLP), Frederick W. Anton (PA Manufacturers’ Association), T. William Box (Philip M. McKenna Foundation), Richard E. Harper (Delaware Valley Financial Group), William C. Dunkelberg (Temple University), Glen Meakem (Meakem Becker Venture Capital), and Bill Scranton (Harleysville Group).

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The Commonwealth Foundation is an independent, non-profit public policy research and educational institute based in Harrisburg, PA.

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