Former Secretary Richard Allan Joins Pugliese Associates!

Richard (Rick) Allan, former Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, has joined the firm of Pugliese Associates.  Rick brings with him over two decades of lobbying, public affairs and political experience. He has been representing clients in Harrisburg since 1991, providing dependable and successful service in various sectors, including: coal, electric co-generation, alternative energy, and recycling.  Rick’s long and successful presence within state government coupled with his knowledge of public policy will bring tremendous value to Pugliese Associates and we are thrilled to have him join our team,” said Rocco Pugliese, President of Pugliese Associates.

 Rick’s considerable experience with the private sector along with his broad knowledge of the environment was evident in his ability, as Secretary, to direct the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  “Richard is a smart, engaging, and thoughtful individual who served the Commonwealth exceeding well during his tenure as Secretary of DCNR.”  Senate Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati

He has extensive knowledge of the legislative, permitting, and public financing process with a proven track record of securing state grants and permits for his previous clients. “Rick is an astute, experienced manager who is highly regarded by people who know him and have worked for him. He will be a strong asset to Pugliese Associates”.  House Majority Leader Michael Turzai.

 Rick has worked closely with the PA Chamber and several non-profit environmental organizations in developing public policy, serving on their advisory committees and boards for many years.   “Kudos to Pugliese Associates for securing Rick Allan on staff at their lobbying firm.  This marriage will be a great one for both entities.  Having  known Rick for over 15 years  through his professional career, his extensive experience with the private business sector coupled with his knowledge of the environmental community, I have no doubt, he will be a welcome addition and asset to Pugliese Associates, just as he was the Administration during his tenure.” Nan McLaughlin - Finance chair of Governor Tom Corbett Committee

 Pugliese Associates, with offices located in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, has been providing Government Affairs Consulting services for more than three decades. With a tradition of integrity, experience and results, they have successfully served countless clients in areas of legislative and regulatory lobbying, state procurement, state appropriations and business to business consulting. Known for their creative approach to problem solving and their strong bi-partisan relationships, their clients are afforded outcomes that benefit the bottom line.     

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