Committees and Councils

Committees and Councils

In addition to the priority issue committees, we have permanent bodies that provide general support to The Business Council's advocacy efforts. They include: 
  • President's Council – comprised of representatives of board companies and major industry sectors
  • Government Affairs Council – open to all Business Council members with general interest in legislative and regulatory issues
Heather Briccetti

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.

President & CEO

The Business Council's primary function is to advocate for employers in the state's political and policy arenas. No other state organization has as many resources at work to promote a more competitive business climate, economic growth and jobs. Our membership is made up of thousands of large and small companies who employ 1.2 million workers. Meet the team that works on their behalf.

Staff Bio

Ken Pokalsky

Ken Pokalsky

Vice President

  • Government Affairs (GAC)
  • Taxation

Contact: [email protected]

Staff Bio

John T Evers

John T. Evers, PhD

Senior Director, Government Affairs

  • Construction
  • Contract Procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology/Telecommunications/E-Commerce
  • Transportation

Contact: [email protected]

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Melvin Norris

Senior Director, Government Affairs

  • Energy (Legislation)
  • Environment (Legislation)
  • Tourism/Gaming/Racing/Wagering

Contact: [email protected]

Lev Ginsburg, Esq.

Senior Director, Government Affairs

  • Financial Services (Banking, Insurance and Accountancy)
  • Health Care/Health Insurance
  • Legal Reform

Contact: [email protected]

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Frank Kerbein

Frank Kerbein

Director, Center for Human Resources

  • Labor / Human Resources
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation

Contact: [email protected]

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Amber Mooney

Amber Mooney

Director, Workforce Development

  • Education
  • Workforce Development

Contact: [email protected]

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Meghan Kayser

Meghan Kayser

Government Affairs Administrator

Contact: [email protected]

Joseph Foskett

Director, Government Affairs

  • Energy (Regulation)
  • Environment (Regulation)
  • Occupational Safety & Health

Contact: [email protected]