Governor Corbett Appoints New Members to PA Commission for Women

Jan 07, 2014, 15:15 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett recently appointed Ann Felter and Barbara C. Chaffee to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Ann Felter of Pittsburgh has served as the Executive Director of Early Music America since October of 2012. Previously, Felter was the Major Gifts Officer at the Magee-Womens Research Institute. Established in 1992, the Magee-Womens Research Institute is the nation's first research center devoted exclusively to the health concerns of women and infants.

"Ann's experience as a leader in women's issues makes her a natural choice for the commonwealth's Commission for Women," Governor Corbett said. "I look forward to the new ideas she will bring to this position."

Barbara C. Chaffee, Erie, is currently the President and CEO of Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. Chaffee has extensive experience in tourism and economic development having acted as the Executive Director of Tourism and Film within the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Chaffee also served as a Special Assistant to the President and Public Liaison in the George W. Bush administration.  

"I am extremely confident in the great job that Barbara will do as a member of the Commission for Women," Corbett said. "Barbara's extensive public service record is impressive and I thank her for her dedication to the citizens of Pennsylvania."

The mission of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is to identify and advance the diverse needs and interests of Pennsylvania's women and girls; to inform, educate and advocate for its constituents; and to provide opportunities to empower women and girls to reach their highest potential. The commission currently is comprised of twenty-eight diverse women from across the commonwealth who are united in ensuring the success of women and girls.

Media Contact:  Governor's Press Office, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor