A diverse group of state and local business and community leaders, philanthropists and successful entrepreneurs, who are dedicated to improving the economic environment and educational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.
Commonwealth Partners’ activities fall into three areas:
Matthew J. Brouillette is the Founder, President & CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Inc. Matt previously served as President & CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives for 14 years before founding Commonwealth Partners in 2016.
David E. Barensfeld is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Commonwealth Partners. David is President & CEO of Ellwood Group, Inc., in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, and a board member of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and the Heinz History Center, among others.
Richard E. Harper is the Secretary & Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Commonwealth Partners. Rich is Principal of the Harper Group of Companies in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Executive-in-Residence in the School of Business Administration at Penn State University.
John M. Tillman serves on the Board of Trustees of Commonwealth Partners. John is CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute and founder of Illinois Policy Action, the Liberty Justice Center, Illinois Opportunity Project, Illinois Liberty PAC, and Think Freely Media, as well as a board member of the National Taxpayers Union, National Taxpayers Union Foundation, and America’s Future Foundation.