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Two stalled auto brands are being jolted back to life by their owners (access required)

Joost de Vries, is the CEO of DeLorean Motor Company, yes, that DeLorean Motor Company, the one whose original model was most famous for its role in the movie Back to the Future, and for going bankrupt after producing just 8,000 cars. De Vries is leading the charge to re-enter the automobile marketplace with an all-electric version of the long dormant brand dubbed the Alpha5.

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Dennis Walsh

Dennis Walsh President Bravo Group Government Relations Mixing “sound judgment, deep political relationships and strategic thinking to deliver results,” Walsh has been involved in shaping Pennsylvania legislative policy for more than four decades, according to his online bio. During his tenure as legislative secretary to former Gov. Tom Ridge, he served as lead strategist and advocate on such key issues ...

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Rhodia Thomas

Rhodia Thomas Executive Director MidPenn Legal Services “My primary duties include leading, oversight and management of an 18-county nonprofit legal aid organization, with a mission of providing civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Thomas said in a Power 30 profile last year. Executive director at MidPenn since 2003, Thomas was chosen in ...

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James W. Saxton

James W. Saxton CEO Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants CEO of Saxton & Stump since 2015, he has been involved in law firm leadership for more than 20 years. His role is to develop the strategic vision, ensuring that the firm of lawyers and consultants reaches its long- and short-term goals. Saxton works closely with managers and department chairs ...

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Stanley Rapp

Stanley Rapp Senior Partner Greenlee Partners As senior partner, a position he’s held since 1985, Rapp manages the direction and vision of the firm. His online bio called him “one of the most recognizable figures in Pennsylvania politics – an iconic figure in Harrisburg, and omnipresent in the Capitol halls.” Early in his career, he served as chief of staff to the state ...

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Brian W. Perry

Brian W. Perry Shareholder Tucker Arensberg Attorneys Perry joined Tucker Arensberg in 2020, after closing the law firm he owned and managed for 25 years. A graduate of New England Law | Boston, he represents individuals and corporations in criminal matters. Perry said he developed a love of being in the courtroom after working in the Bradford County Domestic Relations office while a high school student. “Over 30 years ...

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Spencer G. Nauman Jr.

Spencer G. Nauman Jr. Senior Partner Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LP “I clerked for my father at Nauman Smith during the summer before becoming a lawyer,” he said. “I found the problems … interesting and the people to be excellent. It was my pursuit from the very beginning.” Nauman is a member of the firm’s tax, trusts and estates, ...

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Carson B. Morris

Carson B. Morris Senior Counsel Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants Morris joined Saxton & Stump last year after four years as a Pennsylvania deputy attorney general. He advises clients on matters ranging from criminal defense representation to civil and administrative investigations. Previously, he was a trial and appellate attorney in Philadelphia with a focus in white collar criminal and regulatory defense in federal and state courts. “I chose a career in law because ...

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Kathryn “Katie” Mason

Kathryn “Katie” Mason Partner JSDC Law Offices Mason joined JSDC Law Offices after working as an attorney at Elliott Greenleaf and Stevens & Lee.  Her general law practice has an emphasis on regulatory and transactional matters, including business transactions, banking, workout and foreclosure, real estate, commercial litigation, municipal law, funeral law and bankruptcy. “Although probably not meant to be a compliment at the time, my dad ...

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