PFM’s Todd Kowalski Named to City & State’s Pennsylvania 40 under 40 Rising Stars for 2017

Philadelphia (November 27, 2017): Todd Kowalski, a 34-year-old member of PFM’s Government Relations team, has been named by City & State Pennsylvania among the publication’s 40 under 40 Rising Stars for 2017. The list honors 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who work in Pennsylvania government, politics and advocacy.

“It’s great to be included on a list with so many talented and wonderful people, some of whom I have worked with over the years,” Kowalski said, “I’m looking forward to getting to know other people on the list.”Kowalski arrived at PFM in 2014, having honed his skills in some very influential political offices. The Bucks County native got the opportunity at a young age to work first in the state Legislature for state Senator Charles McIlhinney Jr., a member of the Senate Republican leadership team. Next he worked for the Lt. Governor’s office under Jim Cawley. Both  McIlhinney and Cawley were adept at working across party lines, an experience that Kowalski says serves him well in his role at PFM.“Working for PFM in government relations is extremely interesting,” he says. “Just making sure that PFM doesn’t get caught up in politics in the hyper-partisan world that we live in presents new challenges each day. Our job is to remain neutral and do the best job we can for all sides in the advisory service we provide and the studies and analyses we produce.” Kowalski’s job is to monitor legislation and keep PFM managing directors informed on developments within government.

PFM is a growing company, continually finding new areas to help governmental and institutional clients with new business practices.  Kowalski received his undergrad degree from Gwynedd Mercy University, and his Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s  Fels Institute of Government, which is where he first came in contact with PFM executives who taught there.PFM’s Government Relations unit has its fair share of rising stars. The group’s director, Lauren Vidas, made the inaugural City & State list last year.

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