May 24, 2017
Gary W. Babin
Gary W. Babin is a vice president at S.R. Wojdak & Associates, one of the state’s most influential and effective government relations firms. He’s represented clients on a variety of issues, including taxation, law enforcement, retail and corrections. He has a background in business, which includes serving as vice president of regulatory and governmental affairs for Columbia Gas of Ohio. He also learned the ropes of governing as executive director of the state Senate Labor and Industry and State Government Affairs committees.
Jeffrey Romoff has served as the leader of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health systems since 1992. The $14 billion global health enterprise has 65,000 employees, making it the commonwealth’s largest employer outside of the government itself. Last year, Romoff announced UPMC would raise the minimum starting wages for most of its jobs to $15 an hour by 2021. Romoff received $7 million in compensation last year.
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly has represented the state’s 3rd Congressional District, an area north of Pittsburgh including Erie, Clarion and Mercer counties, since 2011. The Republican businessman – he owns car dealerships in his hometown of Butler – serves on the influential House Ways and Means Committee. The outspoken Republican was a frequent critic of President Barack Obama. He supports President Donald Trump and his efforts to run government more like a private business.
Vice President S.R. Wojdak & Associates
President and CEO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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