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NFL star, TV host to join governors at Pa. chamber dinner

The fall event is set for Hershey Lodge in September

Michael Strahan, former NFL star and host of "Live with Kelly and Michael," will speak at the Pennsylvania chamber's annual dinner. - (Photo / Submitted)

What do you get when you cross a football star turned talk show host with a crop of former Pennsylvania governors?

You get this year’s Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner.

Emmy Award winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will be keynote speaker at the group’s 32nd annual event, set for Sept. 26 at the Hershey Lodge.

The dinner also is scheduled to feature a conversation with Pennsylvania’s five most recent governors – Gov. Tom Wolf and former Gov. Ed Rendell are listed as invited to join former chief executives Tom Corbett, Mark Schweiker and Tom Ridge.

The governors, whose tenures cover the past 21 years, are expected to offer insights on events that shaped the commonwealth during their time in office.

Strahan, meanwhile, spent 15 years in the NFL before launching a career in television, including a high-profile morning role as co-host of nationally-syndicated entertainment talk show “Live with Kelly and Michael,” alongside Kelly Ripa.

“With 2016 marking our one hundredth anniversary, this year’s dinner will unite business and politics like never before,” said chamber President and CEO Gene Barr.

“We’re excited to welcome sports legend Michael Strahan, who will discuss his successful transition from NFL legend to business mogul, author and broadcaster. On the political front, we’re honored to feature what is sure to be an unforgettable conversation with Pennsylvania’s chief executives.”

For more information about the dinner and to register, visit

Roger DuPuis
Roger DuPuis covers Cumberland County, health care, transportation, distribution, energy and environment. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at [email protected].

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