Corporate
Steven M. Crawford, Managing Vice President
Thomas P. Flynn, Chief Operating Officer
Andrew B. Wigglesworth, Executive Vice President


Lobbying
Gary W. Babin, Vice President
John C. Hawkins, Vice President for City Relations
Colleen Kopp, Vice President
Darren Smith
Mark Richards
Joe Murzyn
Wendy J. Hoover

Health Care
Joan Martin
Bill Miller
Jamie M. Ware



Corporate


Steven M. Crawford
Managing Vice President
Steven Crawford was named Managing Vice President of the firm in March, 2011. He oversees the lobbying and health care practices, supervising the firm's team of lobbyists and health care consultants. He is the only top-level executive in modern history to serve in the Governor's Office for every day of two complete terms, spending eight years as former Governor Ed Rendell's Chief of Staff and Secretary for Legislative Affairs. As the Chief of Staff, he was responsible for the overall daily management of state government and was a key figure in the annual negotiations involving the state budget.

Prior to joining the Rendell Administration, he served on the top level executive staff of the House of Representatives from 1991 to 2003. He understands the legislature from inside the caucus rooms with both the majority and minority perspective. He also served as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in the administration of Governor Robert P. Casey.


Thomas P. Flynn
Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Flynn oversees the business and financial operations of Wojdak & Associates and its affiliated companies, including Bellevue Communications Group, a public relations subsidiary. Mr. Flynn manages the daily operations of the firm, handling personnel, financial, marketing, political fundraising, and client issues. Prior to his promotion to COO, Mr. Flynn worked as special assistant to Mr. Wojdak for five years.

He brings a background in journalism, politics and government to the firm, having served as press secretary to U. S. Congressman Alan Wheat (D-Missouri), and having worked as a reporter for United Press International in Baltimore covering state government and political news. Mr. Flynn holds a master's degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania.



Andrew B. Wigglesworth
Executive Vice President
Andrew Wigglesworth manages the firm’s health care practice, overseeing client engagements on behalf of health systems, hospitals, human service providers, and aging organizations. During his 30-year career, Mr. Wigglesworth has served as CEO of health care organizations and as a top health policy advisor in state government.

Prior to joining Wojdak & Associates, Mr. Wigglesworth was the head of MedicAlert Foundation, an international organization based in California that pioneered the use of medical ID products. He also was a partner at TRG Healthcare LLC where he worked with hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations on strategic planning, governance, and public policy development. As CEO of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council for 12 years, Mr. Wigglesworth was a forceful advocate for hospitals in Pennsylvania and created several independent organizations that complemented the priorities of DVHC, focusing on patient safety and quality assurance initiatives, business opportunities in international medicine, and reducing energy-related operating expenses. Mr. Wigglesworth also has served as a top health policy advisor to the Governor of Maryland and was Senior Vice President of the Maryland Hospital Association.



Lobbying
Gary W. Babin
Vice President
Gary Babin is an experienced lobbyist who has been active in regulatory and government affairs in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio for nearly 20 years.  Mr. Babin has worked at the firm for almost 10 years, lobbying on issues ranging from taxation, law enforcement, agriculture, retail, and corrections.  Prior to joining Wojdak & Associates, he served as Vice President of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs for Columbia Gas of Ohio for four years.

Before moving to the private sector, he served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, and as Director of the Bureau of Agriculture Development in the PA Department of Agriculture. He also served as Vice President of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on numerous boards and commissions. Mr. Babin is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.


John C. Hawkins
Vice President for City Relations
John Hawkins has been involved in the public policy arena in southeastern Pennsylvania for more than 15 years. Mr. Hawkins is the firm's lead lobbyist on all issues before Philadelphia City Council and has successfully represented developers, cultural organizations, and tourism groups in City Council. 

Prior to joining the firm, he worked for five years as a legislative assistant to former Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Appropriations Chairman Vincent Fumo, analyzing state and municipal legislation. Mr. Hawkins served as a liaison to Philadelphia's City Council on such issues as stadium construction, tax reduction, cable competition, gambling regulation, and historic preservation.  John holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Colleen Kopp
Vice President
Colleen Kopp, who joined the firm's lobbying practice as Senior Associate in April 2012, has nearly twenty years of state government and public policy experience. She began her career in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives working for the Democratic Whip where she quickly advanced to serve as chief of staff.

Citing her insight of state government operations in Harrisburg, Ms. Kopp was invited to staff Governor Rendell's Transition Office upon his election in 2002. She joined the Rendell Administration in 2003 as Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs and was later appointed to the Governor's Cabinet as Secretary for Legislative Affairs. In addition to Ms. Kopp's experience in successfully navigating the legislative negotiations in the areas of health care, education, gaming expansion and insurance, she possesses a keen insight to budget negotiations and its process. A native of Clearfield County, Ms. Kopp earned her degree in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she serves on the Board of Trustees.

Darren Smith
Darren Smith is the newest member of the Wojdak lobbying team, having joined the firm after serving as chief of staff to the former Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. In that role, Smith was involved in the major issues to come before the Senate, including the state budget, managing grant and funding requests through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, and executive agency discretionary funds.  Prior to joining Pileggi’s staff, Smith served as legislative director of the House Minority Appropriations Committee under Rep. Mario Civera. 
 
A graduate of Dickinson College who earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Smith also has worked on the congressional staff of U.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick and as an associate for the Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP.

Mark Richards
Mark Richards brings nearly 15 years of experience in government affairs and the private sector to the firm's lobbying team.  Since joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Richards has developed an expertise in corrections, law enforcement, and human services policy issues through his client relationships. 

Prior to joining S. R. Wojdak & Associates, he served as Assistant State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business and Assistant Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association.  In addition, Mark was Director of Government Affairs at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Mark also worked as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary for Central Services in the PA Department of General Services during the Casey Administration. A native of Lancaster County, Mark is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

Joe Murzyn
Joe Murzyn joined the firm as a Senior Associate after working alongside Governor Corbett for the last decade. Joe worked in many roles for Governor Corbett, starting on the campaign trail and ending as a Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs. In the role, Joe advanced the legislative agenda for 11 state agencies, boards, and commissioners. His portfolio included issues ranging from transportation, liquor laws, law enforcement, energy and conservation.

Prior to serving in the Corbett Administration, Joe served as the Western Regional Director on Corbett's first campaign for Attorney General. He served as an Executive Assistant to the Attorney General for several years, and also was the statewide Grassroots Director during the AG re-election campaign and the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Joe is a proud graduate of Duquesne University.

Wendy J. Hoover
Wendy Hoover has been monitoring the activities of the General Assembly and the Executive Branch on behalf of the firm's clients since 2003.  By attending House and Senate sessions and committee hearings on a daily basis, Ms. Hoover is able to track literally hundreds of bills of interest to the firm's clients and alert our team of lobbyists to the latest developments.

Prior to joining the firm, Wendy was a lobbyist with a Harrisburg-based firm and also worked as an Assistant Director of Government Affairs for a national trade association. In addition, she previously worked for three Pennsylvania elected officials--Representative Jerry Stern, former Senator Robert Jubelirer, and former Speaker of the House Matthew J. Ryan.  Ms. Hoover is a 1992 Cum Laude graduate of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Health Care

Joan W. Martin
Joan Martin has an extensive background in home and community-based services to people with disabilities and seniors, including 23 years with service provider agencies. As a Senior Associate since joining the firm in 2008, she brings an unique skill set to her client engagements, including program policy, budget development, personnel management, proposal development, and quality management.Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Martin served for more than seven years as Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Pennsylvania, providing state level advocacy and administration of the Policy Information Exchange. A Lancaster County native, she holds a bachelors degree and a Master of Management in Healthcare Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.

William T. Miller, Jr.
Bill Miller joined the firm in 2010 after a 32-year career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving in several managerial positions in the Department of Public Welfare. He served for 12 years as Director of Rate Setting for the Medical Assistance Fee-for-Service Program and also directed the Medical Assistance Program's Third Party Liability function for more than six years. His department experience will benefit the firm's hospital and healthcare clients.During his public-sector career, Mr. Miller was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of inpatient and outpatient hospital payment programs, the establishment of federally mandated Medicaid upper payment monitoring processes, and the management of cost reporting functions. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from La Salle University.

Jamie M. Ware
Jamie Ware brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our clients’ needs. A lawyer with a Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration, she provides clients with a helpful perspective on a wide range of health care policy issues, including primary care, aging, and public health policy. Prior to joining S.R. Wojdak & Associates, Ms. Ware directed a team that conducted public health law research at the Public Health Management Corporation, while implementing strategic policy and program initiatives. She also served as policy director for the national trade association representing retail healthcare clinics, assisting the members in developing federal and state-level policy strategy to complement industry growth. Ms. Ware specializes in issues related to managed care and reimbursement, non-physician providers, compliance, electronic health records and data systems, and community health. Ms. Ware has served as adjunct faculty at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law and East Stroudsburg University.