Perils of Legalized Recreational Marijuana at 2023 PLC

Member Group : PA Leadership Conference

Registration is OPEN, ‘Early Bird’ Rates in Effect Until March 1st

(Harrisburg, PA) – David Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and retired Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen now with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Independence Law Center will discuss the Perils of Legalized Recreational Marijuana during a conversation at the 2023 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held March 30 – April 1, 2023 at the Penn Harris Hotel by Wyndham in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania.

Fox News contributor Kellyanne Conway will be Featured Speaker at the conference dinner on Friday, March 31stTaylor and Allen will be joined by State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Auditor General Tim Defoor, Lynda McLaughlin of the Sean Hannity Show, Rose Tennent of Rose Unplugged, David McCormick author of Superpower in Peril, Guy Benson of Fox News Radio, Marc Morano of Climate Depot, and Lourdes Ubieta of Americano Media as conference speakers.

The 2023 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include a full day of workshops on Thursday, March 30th including a Local Leaders Workshop, School Board Campaign Activism Workshop,  and How the Left Does It: Ballot Out/Ballot In. Friday morning, March 30th workshops include Worldview and the Backfire Effect, Why the ‘Ostrich’ Strategy on Abortion Doesn’t Work, and Parental Empowerment and Gearing up for 2023 School Board Elections

Additional speakers, panels and workshops will be announced over the coming weeks.

The three-day 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.

Registration for the 2023 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is NOW OPEN at (Please note we are now using a new registration platform, Cvent. As such the Early Bird discount rate is built into the registration fee so there is no need to enter a discount code as it will be automatically applied. The PLC web site also includes a brief video tutorial to help you navigate the new registration system.)

David N. Taylor is President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania’s public policy process. Now in his 26th year with PMA, Taylor is the association’s chief spokesman at the state Capitol in Harrisburg and in the media. He is editor of the PMA Bulletin and host of the statewide television program “PMA Perspective” on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

A frequently sought guest and commentator, David is also the host of “Capitol Watch”, a twice-monthly news and commentary program on “Lincoln Radio Journal”, which is heard on more than 90 radio stations across Pennsylvania.

David is chairman of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council and a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network. He serves on the boards of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), and the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research. He is the immediate past chairman of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform and has completed his term on the executive committee of the Conference of State Manufacturing Associations (COSMA).

David was a member of Governor Tom Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council. He is school board president of Reach Cyber Charter School, an online public school providing a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment for students.

Prior to joining PMA, David worked in the United States Senate and the Senate of Pennsylvania.

A native of Huntingdon PA, David is a graduate of Dickinson College, where he majored in History and Dramatic Arts. He is an Elder of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and member of Central Pennsylvania MENSA. He lives near Hershey PA with his wife Erica and their daughter Meredith.

Cheryl Lynn Allen is the first black woman to be elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, where she served from 2008 until her retirement in 2015. Her judicial career began in 1990 when she received a merit appointment to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County by former Governor Casey. Judge Allen was elected to a ten-year term in 1991 and retained for a second ten-year term in 2001. She served as a trial judge in both Family and Criminal Court until her election to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2007. Additionally, Judge Allen served for ten years as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice department at Point Park University.

Judge Allen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She was a second grade teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools prior to attending the University Of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following her law school graduation, she was a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Allegheny County Law Department. She also maintained a small private practice where she specialized in employment discrimination and family law.

Judge Allen is currently Of Counsel with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and the Independence Law Center.

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