Pamela Sarne McCormick, a public policy and government relations professional who has long served as the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Harrisburg representative, will join SEPTA as Director of Legislative Affairs, SEPTA and the Chamber announced today. McCormick will begin in her new role with the Authority on December 29, 2014.
McCormick has been an active and respected voice in the Philadelphia region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than two decades. She has a successful track record of building relationships, partnerships and programs across the public, private and civic sectors.
“SEPTA is thrilled to have Ms. McCormick join our team,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. “Pat” Deon, Sr. “Her skills and experience will be valuable assets as we continue to generate support for efforts to rebuild and strengthen the region’s transportation network.”
Throughout her years at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, McCormick has worked with business, political, labor and community leaders to advance many of the region’s most vital public policy issues and economic development projects. She contributed to many successful efforts to enhance the region’s business climate and quality of life, including initiatives to promote competitive taxation, adequately fund higher education and K-12 schools, construct and expand the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and win approval of Act 89 to ensure transportation improvement funding statewide.
“Pam worked hard every day to promote free enterprise and economic growth in our region and the Commonwealth,” said Rob Wonderling, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. “She has been a tireless advocate for the Chamber in Harrisburg and we look forward to continuing to work together with SEPTA on key infrastructure issues ensuring a safe, reliable and modern transportation network.”
Prior to joining the Chamber, McCormick served for several years as a legislative aide in the Pennsylvania State Senate and a marketing consultant at First Pennsylvania Bank. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Service.
“Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with respected leaders in the public and private sector to advance many of the region’s most vital public policy issues and economic development projects,” McCormick said. “I am particularly proud to have been part of the sustained effort to get passage of Act 89, which will bring much-needed investment in transportation throughout the Commonwealth.”