Staff

 

 

Abby Foster
President 

 

Abby Foster is President of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council (PCIC), the premier, statewide business organization representing the Commonwealth's chemical industry. Working closely with the PCIC Board of Directors, Foster oversees all operations, advocacy and initiatives of the council.  

With more than a decade of experience supporting the development of capital projects in Pennsylvania, Foster supports member operations and works to create a pro-growth business environment to attract new investments to the state.
 
Foster is passionate about educating the public on the critical role chemicals and chemistry play in every aspect of modern life and the importance of sound, science-based regulation across the chemical life cycle.
 
"A false choice between the economy and environment has been publicly perpetuated. Pennsylvania's chemical industry disrupts that notion and is leading the way as both a significant economic powerhouse and a strong environmental ally, creating solutions to address climate change cause and effects, improve operational efficiencies, reduce waste and make strides toward a circular economy," said Foster.    
 
Foster is also the Director of Public Affairs for Bravo Group, a Harrisburg-based lobbying and communications firm. Prior to joining PCIC, Foster worked for the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance and a public affairs firm managing advocacy and policy strategies for a diverse representation of clients and organizations.
 

Lauren Barr
Director of Government Relations

 

 

As PCIC's government relations consultant, Lauren combines her deep knowledge and relationships in the public and private sectors to head advocacy efforts on public policy issues impacting the industry and our members.

Her career has spanned the corporate and public sectors, including roles in the state Legislature and executive branches, the PA Public Utility Commission and as manager of government affairs for Duquesne Light Co. 

Mary Quigley
Executive Assistant

 

 

Mary Quigley serves as PCIC Executive Assistant, providing day-to-day operations support. Quigley also acts as a resource for members for meeting updates and bookkeeping and dues inquiries. 

After beginning her career at PennDOT in the 1970s, Quigley also held staff positions with the Pennsylvania Senate and the Republican State Committee. She has supported executive staff for two governors and leadership for the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Mary also was director of administration and support services for an IT staffing firm and currently works for the Bravo Group.