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Kenneth Lawrence Jr.

Wrong Kenneth Lawrence Jr.?

Senior Vice President Gov, Comm't...

Temple University
610 University Services Bldg.1601 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
United States

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degree , Political Science
    Temple University
  • Masters of Government Administration
    Fels Center of Government
  • bachelor's degree , political science
  • master's degree
    University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of Government
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In a December letter to the ..., 9 Mar 2013 [cached]
In a December letter to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Kenneth Lawrence Jr., Temple's senior vice president for government, community, and public affairs, said the 9,000-square-foot East Park Canoe House was too small for its rapidly expanding rowing program.
Taken together, the projects will relieve ..., 20 Nov 2012 [cached]
Taken together, the projects will relieve pressure among Temple's rising ranks of students to find housing on or near campus, said Ken Lawrence, a senior vice president of government relations at Temple.
About 10,000 Temple students live around campus, but only half of them are in dorm rooms provided by the university, he said.
Board of Trustees : The Temple News, 7 July 2012 [cached]
We have a lot of support within the legislature," said Kenneth Lawrence Jr., senior vice president of government, community and public affairs.
"The university is committed to getting this done, working through the process with the city and is anxious to get Temple a boathouse," said Ken Lawrence, senior vice president for government, community and public affairs.
"There's been a lot of back and forth with the city," Lawrence said.
Lawrence said Temple is still developing the alternatives analysis that the university hopes will be submitted before the June council session. Once that happens, the boathouse proposal will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
Lawrence added if those processes are completed, the timetable for building is uncertain.
Untitled Document, 9 Sept 2008 [cached]
Ken Lawrence
Ken Lawrence, Founder and President of Public Affairs Strategies, is a seasoned public affairs professional with extensive experience in the corporate, government, non-profit and political sectors.He is a registered lobbyist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Prior to launching Public Affairs Strategies, Ken worked for five years at Merck & Company, Inc. handling public relations, product support, community relations, corporate contributions, crisis communications, issues management, government relations and media relations.During this time, Ken managed two national disease-awareness campaigns, developed and implemented several community outreach programs and was recognized for his lobbying efforts on state and local legislative matters.Before Merck, Ken worked for two years at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as a Public Policy Representative performing policy development and analysis, grassroots outreach, event management and lobbying on regional business issues.Ken has served as a staffer in two Congressional offices and worked for the PA Department of Education.
Ken is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Political Science.He is completing his Masters of Government Administration at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ken is currently on the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.Ken was unanimously appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners to the board of the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.In addition, Ken serves on the board of the James Finnegan Foundation which provides internships in state government.Ken is a Big Brother and was recently matched with his second Little Brother.He was recognized in 1999 as Big Brother of the Year.Ken was a founding board member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.He is a past board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montgomery County where he was Vice President and Chair of the Fund Development Committee, the North Penn Chamber of Commerce, the Community Advocacy Committee of the Sickle Cell Center at CHOP, the Corporate Leadership Council of the Philadelphia Zoo, the Big Brother Big Sister Association of Philadelphia, the Montgomery County Special Needs for Children Foundation, the 21st Century Society of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the North Penn Valley Boys and Girls Club, the North Penn United Way, the Times Herald Community Advisory Board and the WYBE Community Advisory Board.
Ken is an avid participant in the political process.He has managed campaigns for U.S. Congress and the PA General Assembly.Ken is a past Chairman of the Young America PAC, a bipartisan political action committee devoted to increasing the awareness, influence and participation of young professionals in the political process.He has served as a consultant, adviser and fundraiser for numerous candidates and elected officials.He is a frequent commentator on politics and government in various forms of media.
Ken is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania and a devoted husband and father.He resides with his wife Jen and their two sons in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Discussion with Kenneth ..., 20 Sept 2012 [cached]
Discussion with Kenneth Lawrence
Ken Lawrence, Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs, oversees Government Relations directing all of Temple's lobbying activities at the state, local and federal levels of government as well as overseeing the offices of Community Relations and University Communications. Prior to joining Temple, Ken was a successful entrepreneur as Founder and President of Public Affairs Strategies where he represented corporate and non-profit organizations, worked for five years at Merck & Company, Inc. handling public, community, and media relations, and served as Public Policy Representative for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Ken is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Political Science and has a Master's degree of Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He is involved with a wide variety of civic organizations, including the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Avenue of the Arts, the Committee of Seventy, Easter Seals of Southeastern PA and Operation Understanding.
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