The Committee of Seventy’s Board of Directors announced that Al Schmidt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania’s long standing nonpartisan advocate for better government. Schmidt will step down from his current, elected role as a Philadelphia City Commissioner and officially begin his new role at Seventy on January 3, 2022.Read More
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