CF Welcomes New Board Member

JaneA leader in delivering compassionate elderly care and longtime Pennsylvania community advocate has been elected to the Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors, CF announced today.

Jane Leader Janeczek, owner and board director of the George M. Leader Family Corp. and Providence Place Retirement Communities joins six additional directors of the Harrisburg-based think tank that crafts free-market policies, convinces Pennsylvanians of their benefits and counters attacks on liberty.

“We could not be more honored and fortunate than to have Jane Janeczek on our team,” said Matthew J. Brouillette, CF president and CEO.  “Jane brings a lifetime of passion, persistence and proficiency to Pennsylvania's freedom movement and we are excited to have her join CF in helping Pennsylvanians enjoy an abundance of opportunities to provide for themselves, their families and their neighbors.”

Janeczek, daughter of former Pennsylvania Gov. George M. Leader, spent 10 years as a member of Country Meadows' Design Group, and chaired a variety of committees including Advertising and Corporate Contributions.  Previous to that, Jane was a marketing manager for Xerox, serving two national accounts; Allied Chemical and Warner Lambert.

“Commonwealth Foundation shares my impatience with the bureaucracy and inertia that hold back real reform to protect and improve Pennsylvania's future,” said Janeczek, who with her father spearheaded formation of a transpartisan coalition leading to unanimous passage of two major pieces of criminal justice reform legislation that will make Pennsylvania's communities safer and save taxpayers millions of dollars.  “CF's efforts on corrections reform were a primary reason that meaningful legislation was passed so quickly, and I look forward to helping duplicate that success in many other policy areas.”

Janeczek is a 1975 cum laude graduate of Lafayette College with a B.A. in Psychology.

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For more information, please contact Jay Ostrich, director of public affairs at [email protected].