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.

WXPN: Cuban Funk Artist Cimafunk Stopped in Philadelphia During His First U.S. Tour. Here’s Why That’s Important.

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. 

Al Día: Cimafunk Brings an Explosive Afro-Cuban Musical Experience to Philadelphia

Following a standout performance at SXSW, the Cuban musician will visit Philadelphia for two live shows on March 29.

The Patriot-News: Pa. Farmers Need a Fair Shake in Cuba

Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania State Senator Wants U.S. to Open up to Cuba for Trade

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Businesses Join Effort to Loosen Cuba Trade Restrictions

The Morning Call: PA farmers stand to gain as U.S. expands trade with Cuba

U.S. Senate: Statement in support of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act from Sen. Bob Casey

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Western Pennsylvania leaders explore potential in Cuba

WITF: Pennsylvania and Cuba start talking about boxing, baseball exchange  

Politics PA: Doyle to visit Cuba


Sen. Bob Casey (D)

Sen. Bob Casey (D)

Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)

Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18)

Representative GT Thompson (R-PA-15)

Representative GT Thompson (R-PA-15)