Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis Announce Transition Leadership Board, Personnel Committee - Shapiro For Governor
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November 22, 2022Press Releases

Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis Announce Transition Leadership Board, Personnel Committee

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Transition will announce key Policy Advisory Committees to help the incoming Administration prepare to advance the Governor-Elect’s priorities

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis announced an initial round of transition leadership as they continue working to build an Administration that represents the entire Commonwealth and brings Pennsylvanians together.

Last week, Governor-Elect Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Davis took the first steps in this transition — reiterating their focus on growing Pennsylvania’s economy, ensuring our kids receive a quality education, and making our communities safer. During that announcement, the Transition rolled out a website which serves as the central location for people to apply for roles in the Shapiro-Davis Transition and Administration. Pennsylvanians of all backgrounds and political perspectives are encouraged to apply for roles in the Shapiro-Davis Transition and Administration by visiting

Today, the Shapiro-Davis Transition is announcing a Leadership Board and Personnel Committee – key leadership groups who will advise the Governor-Elect during the transition. After Thanksgiving, the Transition will be announcing Advisory Committees of policy and professional experts, community advocates, and business, industry, and labor leaders to help the incoming Administration prepare to advance Governor-Elect Shapiro’s top priorities: growing our economy, making our communities safer, and ensuring all Pennsylvania students receive a high-quality education.

The Transition Leadership Board is a diverse, dynamic, bipartisan group that will be chaired by William Sasso, the Chairman Emeritus of Stradley Ronon who has served in leadership roles under Governor Tom Wolf and Governor Tom Corbett.

The following individuals will serve on the Transition Leadership Board:

Chairman of the Board William Sasso, Chairman Emeritus of Stradley Ronon
Ryan Boyer, Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council
Gregory E. Deavens, President and CEO of Independence Health Group
Angela Ferritto, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
Thomas B. Hagen, Chairman of the Board of Erie Indemnity Company, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Community & Economic Development
Laura Karet, CEO of Giant Eagle and Chair of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Jannie K. Lau, Lawyer and Retired Technology Company Executive
Charisse Lillie, CEO of CRL Consulting, former Assistant United States Attorney on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia
Neil T. O’Donnell, Founder of O’Donnell Law Offices
Michelle Singer, SVP at Comcast
Hon. Pam Snyder, State Representative for Pennsylvania District 50, representing Greene and Washington Counties
The Transition Personnel Committee – which will be chaired by Lieutenant Governor-Elect Davis – will recruit, review, and recommend top talent to the Governor-elect and his senior team. This group is tasked with finding the personnel for a capable, diverse Administration that will be ready on day one to deliver results for Pennsylvanians.

See below for the members of the Transition Personnel Committee:

Chairman of the Committee Austin Davis, Lieutenant Governor-Elect
Curtis Aiken, President, CEO and Founder of ProTech Compliance
Madeline Bell, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Norman Bristol Colón, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Founder and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Latino Convention
Steven Crawford, President and Partner at Wojdak Government Relations, former Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Chief of Staff to Governor Ed Rendell
Robert Fox, Managing Partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, former Chair of the Lower Merion Environmental Advisory Council, Planning Commission, and Zoning Hearing Board
J. David Henderson, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13
Joseph Hill, Senior Principal at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies
Susan Jacobson, President at Jacobson Strategic Communications, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell
Farnam Jahanian, President of Carnegie Mellon University
Jerry Johnson, President and CEO of Axum Advisors
Kevin Kinross, Consultant at The Carey Group, former Chief of Staff to Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and former Special Assistant to Governor Ed Rendell
Ben Kirshner, Former Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tinuiti
Lauren Lambrugo, Chief Operating Officer of Public Health Management Corporation,
Jennifer Liptak, Chief of Staff to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald
Leslie Anne Miller, Attorney and former General Counsel of Pennsylvania under Governor Ed Rendell
Marshall Mitchell, Senior Pastor at the Salem Baptist Church of Abington, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Floyd Flake
Joseph Neubauer, Former CEO of Aramark
James D. Schultz, Partner at Holland & Knight, former General Counsel to Governor Tom Corbett and Associate White House Counsel under President Donald Trump
Judith M. von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group
Andréa Stanford, Vice President, Pittsburgh Regional Manager at BNY Mellon, former Assistant County Manager of Allegheny County and Senior Advisor for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Nathaniel Yap, Former Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

In addition to these leadership roles, the following attorneys will serve as the Shapiro-Davis Transition’s legal counsel:
Mira Baylson, Member at Cozen O’Connor
Tracey McCants Lewis, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources at the Pittsburgh Penguins
David Nasatir, Chairman of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

Roy Temple and Rob Ghormoz will serve as Senior Advisors to the Transition. Temple is currently a Partner at GPS Impact, and formerly served as the Executive Director of Governor Tom Wolf’s transition in 2014 and Chief of Staff to Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan. Ghormoz is currently a Vice President at GSL Public Affairs, and he formerly served as a Senior Advisor to Gov. Wolf and was the Co-Executive Director of Gov. Wolf’s inauguration in 2019.