February 9, 2020 Newsletter

February 14, 2020

State Senator Pam Iovino

Senator Pam Iovino was sworn in on April 29, 2019 to represent the 37th State Senatorial District, which includes parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

She has served  23 years in the U.S. Navy and representing veterans at the federal and local levels prior to her election to the Pennsylvania Senate.

After receiving a commission from Officer Candidate School and graduating with distinction in 1980, her Navy service included tours as a Missile Maintenance Officer, Manpower Analyst, Anti-terrorism Intelligence Watch Officer, Network Warfare Program Manager, Congressional Liaison, and four Commanding officer assignments, including the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Pittsburgh. Her military awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. 

Senator Iovino attained the rank of Captain and retired from the Navy in 2003 upon nomination by President George W. Bush to serve as Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve at the VA, where she was the chief advocate for all legislative matters on Capitol Hill for our Nation’s 25 million veterans.

February 21, 2020

Chris Rodell – Author

Ok, all you golfing fans, you have the chance this week to learn many interesting facts about Arnold Palmer. This week we are joined by author Chris Rodell. Chris is the author of “Arnold Palmer, Homespun Stories of The King”.

Chris is also the author of several other books including “Use All the Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness,” and “The Last Baby Boomer: His book The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool,” is a novel that was bestowed the 2017 TINARA Award for Outstanding Satire.  

His latest book is “Growing Up in the REAL Mr. Rogers Neighborhood: Life Lessons from the Heart of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.”

In Rodell’s career as a freelance writer, hehas wrestled alligators, raced Ferraris, gone skydiving, lain on beds of nails, and gained twenty pounds in one week eating like Elvis. He lives in Latrobe, Pa., with his wife Valerie, their daughters, Josie and Lucy, and a small loud dog named Snickers.

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