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PMEA Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

Published on: 09/12/2019

HARRISBURG, PA: (Sept. 11, 2019) The Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association (PMEA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Diane Bosak as executive director.

“Diane was the unanimous choice of the Board of Directors,” stated Jeffrey Stonehill, PMEA Board President. “She brings a wealth of talent and experience to help the Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association. Together, we will deliver the message about the benefits of public power. She will represent the mission of public power and our organization well.”

Bosak has extensive experience in managing non-profit associations as well as municipal advocacy in Pennsylvania. She previously served as vice president for Workforce Strategies and Policy for Achieving the Dream, a non-profit association in Silver Spring, Md., dedicated to access and equitable treatment in America’s system of public education. Additional past experience includes having served as deputy secretary for workforce development at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and as an executive with the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Municipal League.

 “Throughout my career, I have had the unique opportunity to work with governors, local elected officials, business leaders, college presidents, trustees and others in volunteer driven, mission-oriented membership associations.” Stated Diane Bosak.  “My experience in direct advocacy has enabled me to understand the importance of cultivating relationships among the member boroughs that PMEA serves, along with external stakeholders, policymakers and others.”

“We are excited to introduce Diane to the members,” stated Andy Kraus, PMEA Board Vice President. “We believe that over the course of the next few years, PMEA will be rolling out new programs and new information to bolster the delivery of services to those boroughs in Pennsylvania that proudly provide public power.”

The PMEA is a membership association serving 35 municipal power systems throughout Pennsylvania. There are over 2,000 such public systems in the U.S., but only 35 boroughs in Pennsylvania act as their own local non-profit electric utility. PMEA works closely with American Municipal Power, Inc., the American Public Power Association and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs to provide comprehensive information and solutions to its member municipalities. The Board of Directors consists of Borough officials from seven members (Chambersburg, Ephrata, Grove City, Hatfield, Lansdale, Lehighton, and Zelienople). A full list of member Boroughs is available on the PMEA website.

PMEA is located at 112 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, Pa 17101

Executive Director Diane Bosak can be reached at or 717.489.2088