Joe Torsella was elected Pennsylvania’s 77th State Treasurer in 2016.
From 2011 to 2014, he was U.S. Ambassador to the UN for Management and Reform. Prior to his service as an UN Ambassador, Joe served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.
From 1997 to 2003, he was the founding President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, a non-profit museum and education center dedicated to explaining and celebrating American ideas and ideals.
Raised in Berwick, PA, Joe graduated from Wyoming Seminary high school. After graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and History, Joe studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives with his wife, Carolyn P. Short, in Flourtown, Pennsylvania; they have four children.
The Pennsylvania Press Club launched monthly luncheons in 1996 to provide key lawmakers, newsmakers and other individuals an open forum to discuss current issues.
The Press Club has featured a wide range of speakers, from Governors Tom Ridge, Mark Schweiker, Ed Rendell, Tom Corbett, and Tom Wolf; Senators Arlen Specter, Rick Santorum, Bob Casey, and Pat Toomey, to C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, to Carmen Finestra, producer of the hit TV show, "Home Improvement."
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