Pennsylvania State Council
Jay Howes, Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Association of Dairy Cooperatives
Robert Hurley, Director, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
Pamela Ann Martin, President, Molimar Export Consultants, Inc.
Dave McElhaney, Board Member, National Institute for Animal Agriculture
Mathew Meals, AgChoice Farm Credit
Tom Mehaffie, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
John Nichols, Professor Emeritus of International Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University
Donna Oberlander, Republican Policy Committee Chair, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Mike Pries, County Commissioner, Dauphin County
Greg Rothman, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Joe Scarnati, President Pro Tempore, Pennsylvania Senate
Lisa Valenti, Pittsburgh-Cuba Partnership
Elder Vogel, Pennsylvania Senate
Judy Wojanis, Former CEO, Wojanis Hydraulics
Dennis Wolff, Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture
David Argall, Policy Committee Chair, Pennsylvania Senate
Jim Cawley, Former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Deno DeCiantis, Former Director, The Pennsylvania State University Center Pittsburgh
Pam DeLissio, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
James Diamond, Former Dean, Delaware Valley University
Mike Diven, Former Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Jennifer Eckinger, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Winery Association
Jim Ferlo, Former State Senator; President, Pittsburgh-Cuba Partnership
Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County
Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs Officer, MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Vince Gasteb, VP of Government Affairs, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Jack Gombach, Manager of Public Policy Outreach, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
Chris Heck, President, Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania & Cuba
Press Release: Pennsylvania Leaders Launch Engage Cuba State Council
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (LTE): Closing Cuba
Citizens of a free and democratic society should not have restrictions put on travel. Instead, these trips should be encouraged. We are wiser for having gone to Cuba. More people should have this opportunity, not fewer.
Williamsport Sun Gazette: After Inception 3 years ago, Cuban Little League Continues to Grow
At Thursday’s annual Little League luncheon, Little League President Steve Keener noted that a team from Havana, Cuba, had won the Cuban national tournament and was qualified to play in Willemstad, Curacao, for the Caribbean regional tournament. In attendance Thursday was Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly and former Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trout, who pitched from 1983-87.
Chestnut Hill Local: First Pastorius Park Concert of the Year: Golden Age of Cuban Music
Most people are familiar with salsa and Latin jazz, but the Cuban music played by Conjunto Philadelphia brings the audience back to the roots of it all.
Over the past few years, U.S.-Cuban relations have fluctuated: thawing a bit with the Obama administration before tensing up again. But artists from both countries continue exchanging music.
Following a standout performance at SXSW, the Cuban musician will visit Philadelphia for two live shows on March 29.