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Meet CPBJ’s 2022 Power 30 for law and lobbyist

Welcome to the Central Penn Business Journal’s Power 30 for Law & Lobbyists.

This list, compiled by the editorial staff and management, honors those who shape our communities and influence our quality of life through the legal and political foundations our society depends upon. We asked them to introduce themselves and share something about their jobs and their influencers. I hope you enjoy getting to know them.

Managing Editor,

Ernest Long

Mike Acker 

Triad Strategies LLC 


MeeCee Baker 

Versant Strategies 


Yeseñia Rosado Bane 

Bane Strategies 


Kara Beem 

Greenlee Partners 


Danielle M. Conway 

Penn State Dickinson Law 


Frank Henisse Countess 

CGA Law 


Denise Elliott 

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC 


Ronald L. Finck 

Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys at Law 


David Freedman 

Barley Snyder 


Jill A. Gilden 

Post & Schell PC 


Andrew J. Giorgione 

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 


Richard Gmerek 

Gmerek Government Relations Inc. 


Ronald L. Hershner 

Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law 


Brian Jackson 

McNees Wallace & Nurick 


Christian Johnson 

Widener University Commonwealth Law School 


Melissa L. Kelso 

Kelso Law LLC 


Steven J. Koehler 

Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law 


Colleen M. Kopp 

Wojdak Government Relations 


Laura Jan Kuller 

Pursuit Advocacy 


Jeffrey D. Lobach 

Barley Snyder 


John F. Malady 

Malady & Wooten Inc. 


Kathryn “Katie” Mason 

JSDC Law Offices 


Carson B. Morris 

Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants 


Spencer G. Nauman Jr. 

Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LP 


Brian W. Perry 

Tucker Arensberg Attorneys 


Stanley Rapp 

Greenlee Partners 


Kate Deringer Sallie  



James W. Saxton 

Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants 


Rhodia Thomas 

MidPenn Legal Services 


Dennis Walsh 

Bravo Group Government Relations 

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