The 7th annual The League of 1789 Pennsylvania Society reception presented by The Coca-Cola Company, recently honored two dynamic political officials for their public service: NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, and Montgomery County Commissioner, Kenneth Lawrence Jr.
With the emergence of bipartisan leaders of color in Pennsylvania and New York, the goal of ‘The League of 1789’ is to continue to introduce and celebrate the importance of diversity inclusion during the Pennsylvania Society weekend.
The reception had an attendance of 150 people that consists of elected officials (PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro; PA Speaker of House of Rep., Mike Turzai;) various business leaders of color, and sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, PHMC, Ahmad Zaffarese Law, StoneRidge PMG Advisors, WES Health System, Greenberg Trauig, Loop Capital, Hardwick Law LLC, Cozen O’Conner, Dilworth Paxson LLP, CH2M, Janney, Lyft, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC, and Vertex Financial.
Prior to being appointed as the new Montgomery County Commissioner, Lawrence served as a county representative to the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in 2011 and was unanimously reappointed in 2016. In addition, Lawrence developed his own successful public affairs firm in Montgomery County– Public Affairs Strategies – where he represented corporate and non-profit clients.