HARRISBURG – Former state Rep. Jennifer L. Mann and Triad Strategies LLC will begin a strategic partnership that will bring together one of Pennsylvania’s top public affairs firm with Lehigh Valley-based business consulting firm, Triad Managing Partner Roy Wells announced today.
Mann, founder and president of JL Mann Consulting LLC, served in the House from 1998 to 2012. In 2008, her colleagues elected her to the post of Caucus Secretary, making her only the third woman to serve in a House Democratic leadership position since the Pennsylvania legislature was formed in 1682.
As a member of the national Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) Leadership Team, she served as chairwoman of the DLC’s State Legislative Advisory Board and was named to the DLC’s “100 to Watch” list in 2000.
Before that, Mann launched and managed a successful wireless telecommunications business in Allentown. That experience, combined with her legislative focus on business-friendly economic policies, gives her a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with entrepreneurship and business leadership.
Today, Mann uses her vast national network to serve her clients as well as her community. She is currently on the board of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, the executive board of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the board of associates for the Allentown Art Museum, Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College. She is a member of the Honorary Board for the YWCA of Bethlehem and holds an elected position on the St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus Board of Governors, and a Director of QNB Bank.
Previously, she served on the board for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and as chairwoman of the Finance Committee for the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, an organization that helps bridge the gap between the private sector and government to help businesses expand and create jobs. She also acted as a government liaison for the Program for Women and Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.
A lifelong resident of Allentown, Mann earned degrees in government and economics from Lehigh University.
“Jennifer is a longtime friend of the firm, and her experience and skillset and Triad’s capabilities complement each other very well,” said Wells. “A strategic partnership just made a great deal of sense, and we’re thrilled to have her in the fold.”
“I’m looking forward to capitalizing on the synergism that this strategic partnership will bring,” said Mann. “We are committed to the success of our clients and our ability provide access to the resources and expertise they need to achieve their public policy objectives.”