Staff

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Abby Foster
President

Abby Foster, director of public affairs at Bravo Group, has more than a decade of experience working with trade groups in industries ranging from health care and energy to human services. She was elected president of PCIC in spring 2018.

Before joining Bravo Group, Abby served as director of communications and advocacy with the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, where she was responsible for the strategy, development and execution of all internal and external communications and advocacy initiatives. Most recently, Abby developed and implemented operational processes and marketing strategies for the Pennsylvania Health Care Association.

She has established herself as a skilled and strategic communicator and executor of operations on behalf of membership initiatives, as well as communications and regulatory strategy.

Abby has forged relationships statewide with policymakers, media and industry organizations and leadership, and she leverages those relationships and her expertise to reinforce and increase the value of PCIC in supporting Pennsylvania’s chemical industry.

Abby is a graduate of Messiah College.

 
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Steven Kratz
Director, Public Policy

Steven handles the interests of energy practice clients, applying his knowledge of state economics to coordinate their community and business interests and to enhance their development opportunities throughout the energy industry.
 
He joined Bravo Group after serving as director of communications for the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, where he coordinated major project announcements for firms from Royal Dutch Shell and Philadelphia Energy Solutions to Comcast and Ocean Spray.
 
Steven honed his advocacy and community relations skills on the campaign and political trail. He coordinated Tom Corbett’s campaign efforts in southeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, worked on local campaigns in Bucks and Montgomery counties, handled grassroots operations in Bucks and Montgomery counties for the McCain-Palin ticket and served as deputy executive director for the Montgomery County GOP.
 
He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College.