PITTSBURGH – August 5, 2019 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Erin C. Molchany, former Pennsylvania state legislator, joins the firm’s Government Relations group as a senior advisor. Prior to joining Buchanan, Molchany served as the legislative director at the Pennsylvania Department of Health and as director of Governor Wolf’s Southwest Regional Office. She served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2013-2014.
“Erin’s vast experience inside and outside state government, as well as leadership positions within non-profit and for-profit organizations make her an ideal addition to our state government relations team,” said Leslie Gromis Baker, co-chair and managing director of State and Federal Government Relations. “She has a tremendous ability to connect with people and build coalitions to find creative solutions to problems. Our clients will benefit from her insights and skills.”
“After several years in the public sector, I’m excited to jump into this side of advocacy for the community and the region. I am supremely passionate about connecting people to their government and showing them first-hand how it works and how it can work for them,” said Molchany.
During her tenure in the Pennsylvania legislature, Molchany served on the Education, Consumer Affairs and Human Services committees. She also served on the PA House’s bipartisan and bicameral Equality Caucus, the Women’s Health Caucus and co-chaired the Life Sciences Caucus. During her tenure, she introduced several pieces of legislation including, a patient’s rights bill known as the Physician Disclosure Act, and a House Resolution urging a public hearing of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to better understand transportation needs and calling for issuance of Experimental Licenses for ride-share companies. She was an outspoken advocate for Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Infrastructure bill, which passed in 2014, and she is most proud of introducing the Pay Equity Act (HB 1890),which called for equal pay for equal work.
Molchany received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Duquesne University. She was an appointed Commissioner of the Southwestern PA Commission, a board member of Riverlife and a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.