HARRISBURG, PA. (Feb. 29,
2016) – Pennsylvania
State Treasurer Timothy A. Reese will deliver the keynote address during the
annual Small Business Dinner to be held on Monday, April 4, at the Radisson
Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill. Registration is open at NFIB.com/PA.
A serial entrepreneur, Reese, has founded six companies
and brings to the state Treasury more than 20 years of experience in
international finance and business. He was an investor in both venture and
private equity deals within the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and information
technology sectors across start-ups, early-stage and public companies.
In 2012, Mr. Reese
launched National Minority Angel Network to focus on investing in women,
minority, and veteran-owned companies. He also has served on the Board of
Advisors for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and has consulted
with early to growth stage companies and reviewed investment opportunities for
venture capital firms, private equity, family office and angel networks. Treasurer
Reese earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Electronics
Technology from Temple University (1990)
and was a Fellow at Temple University Fox
School of Business. He also served as a national panelist with the White House
Jobs Tour and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Fox School of Business.
becoming Treasurer, Reese has launched the Small Business Initiative (SBI), a
first-of its-kind half-day series of workshops that focus on key issues that
face small businesses including health and insurance, corporate structure and
governance, finance and revenue and legal and intellectual property. The
workshops are held at prestigious Pennsylvania academic institutions and are
led by leading businesses across the state. The first event is scheduled
for March 11 at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Registration for
that event is available at www.patreasury.gov/sbi.
The dinner is part
of a two-day event hosted by the National Federation of Independent Business
(NFIB) that includes seminars and speakers, a reception, dinner and visits to
Capitol Hill where entrepreneurs will meet with state legislative leaders and
their own elected officials to discuss policies and mandates that affect
small-business growth and hiring.
Scott Perry (PA-4), will be the first to address small-business owners at 1
p.m. on April 4. Stephen F. Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard and Fox
News contributor previously was announced as the featured dinner speaker later
that evening. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry, Kathy Mandarino,
will be participating in the small business seminars that afternoon.