Panel Topics, Moderators, Panelists Announced

Member Group : PA Leadership Conference


(Harrisburg, PA) – The 30th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be held April 5-6, 2019 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA and will feature five interactive panel presentations including Three Cheers for Capitalism, Transformative Power of Free Markets, Winning Hearts and Minds, Hot Topix, and Whose Money is it, Anyhow?

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, and author of the best-selling book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech will be the featured dinner speaker. Jimmy Kemp of the Jack Kemp Foundation; Mark Janus, Plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Janus v AFSCME decision, Kay Coles James of the Heritage Foundation, Salena Zito of the New York Post and Washington Examiner, Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family and Congressman Scott Perry will also address the conference.

Additional speakers and workshop topics will 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.


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Here is a complete listing of panels, moderators and panelists:

Panel                          Whose Money Is It, Anyhow?

Moderator:              David Osborne, Fairness Center

Panelists:                  Kate Klunk, State Representative

Carl Marrara, PA Manufacturers Association

Francisco Molina, Plaintiff in Janus Rights lawsuit

Keith Williams, Americans for Fair Treatment


Panel:                        Three Cheers for Capitalism

Moderator:              Gordon Denlinger, NFIB-PA

Panelists:                  Gene Barr, PA Chamber Business & Industry

Kathy Barnett, Political Commentator

Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College

Michael Kennedy, Citizens Alliance of PA


Panel:                        Transformative Power of Free Markets

Moderator:              Steve Bloom, Commonwealth Foundation

Panelists:                  Christian Leinbach, Berks County Commissioner

Scott Martin, State Senator

Donna Partin, Merry Maids

John Persinger, Erie Downtown Development


Panel:                        Hot Topix

Moderator:              Jeff Lord, Author and Commentator

Panelists:                  Kim Kennedy, Conversations on the Culture

Daryl Metcalfe, State Representative

Jeremy Samek, PA Family Institute

Kim Stolfer, Firearms Owners Against Crime


Panel:                        Winning Hearts and Minds

Moderator:              Beth Anne Mumford, Americans for Prosperity-PA

Panelists:                  Matt Batzel, American Majority

Lois Kaneshiki, Blair County GOP

Mitchell Snyder, PA College Republicans

Ashley Rich Stephenson, WPA Intelligence


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