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Mr. Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr.

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Jr.Senior Vice President, Governm...

Temple University
1801 N Broad St
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19122
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College was chartered in 1884 and became Temple University in 1907. Today The comprehensive public research...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degree , Political Science
    Temple University
  • Masters of Government Administration
    Fels Center of Government
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
  • master's degree
    University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of Government
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Cristo Rey Philadelphia: Board of Trustees
www.cristoreyphiladelphia.org, 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
Mr. Kenneth Lawrence, Jr.Senior Vice President, Government, Community and Public Affairs, Temple University
Finnegan Foundation - Directors
www.finneganfoundation.org, 10 April 2015 [cached]
Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. Vice President
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Ken Lawrence
A proud Finnegan alum, Ken Lawrence currently serves as Temple University's Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs. As Senior Vice President, Ken oversees Government Relations directing all of Temple's lobbying activities at the state, local and federal levels of government.
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. Ken worked for five years at Merck & Company, Inc. handling public relations among other responsibilities.
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 Ken serves on the board of the Committee of Seventy, Easter Seals of Southeastern PA and the Clear Channel Community Advisory Board. He is a past board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Avenue of the Arts - Staff & Board
www.avenueofthearts.org, 5 Jan 2015 [cached]
Kenneth Lawrence Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs Temple University
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www.publicaffairsstrategies.com, 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.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS STRATEGIES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
www.publicaffairsstrategies.com, 1 Feb 2004 [cached]
Media Contact: Ken Lawrence
Business Phone: 610-277-2199Mobile Phone: 215-527-1042 E-mail: ken@publicaffairsstrategies.com
BLUE BELL, PA, February, 2004: An exciting new player has stepped in the arena of public affairs consulting in the region.Public Affairs Strategies, a professional services firm, specializing in advising clients in the areas of community relations, government relations, issues management, media relations and public relations was formally launched in the fourth quarter of 2003.
Ken Lawrence, President and Founder of the firm, announced, "Our agency capabilities don't fit into a defined box.
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Ken Lawrence is a skilled professional in all areas of public affairs with ten years of experience in the corporate, government, non-profit and political sectors.For the past five years, Ken has worked at Merck & Company, Inc., a Fortune 50 company and the largest employer in Montgomery County , handling public relations for pharmaceutical products, community, government and media relations, crisis and employee communications, issues management and corporate contributions.During his time at Merck, Ken managed two national disease awareness campaigns, created and implemented several community outreach programs, lobbied at the state, local and federal level for legislative initiatives and served as a company spokesperson.Prior to Merck, Ken worked at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in the Public Policy department handling issues management, policy analysis and development, grassroots advocacy, lobbying and event management.
"Ken is a very talented individual with an excellent reputation in the regional business community.Ken has strong bi-partisan relationships at all levels of government and a keen knowledge of the ‘players' in the Greater Philadelphia region," said Charlie Pizzi, former President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and current President and CEO of the Tasty Baking Company.
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