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Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Strategy, & Product Administration
Franklin Square Capital Partners
Michael F. Gerber is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Strategy and Product Administration at Franklin Square Capital Partners.
In this role, he oversees government relations and regulatory affairs and works with senior management on corporate strategy and administrative matters.
Additionally, Mr. Gerber serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Previously, Mr. Gerber was a member of the Board of Directors for Franklin Square's third fund, FS Investment Corporation II (FSIC II).
Prior to joining Franklin Square, from 2004 to 2012 Mr. Gerber served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
From 2007 to 2012, he also served as a trustee of Pennsylvania's State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), the state's $25 billion pension fund.
At SERS, Mr. Gerber was a member of the Audit and Investment Committees.
During his tenure in public office, Mr. Gerber also held key party posts, chairing his party's statewide House campaign committee and serving as treasurer of a national political organization that supports state House and Senate campaign committees across the country.
While serving in the legislature, Mr. Gerber practiced law at the Philadelphia-based national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he helped run the firm's marketing and strategy functions and was a member of the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group.
Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Gerber served as legal counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's transition team and as a law clerk for Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gerber earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law, where he received a scholarship award for his commitment to community legal services.
In addition to his roles at Franklin Square, Mr. Gerber is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
is married and lives with his
wife and three children in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs,
Strategy & Product Administration