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December 19, 2018

Harvey Hurdle Jr. to Serve as Philadelphia Bar Association Executive Director

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The Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the oldest association of lawyers in the United States, recently approved the appointment of Harvey Hurdle Jr. as the Association’s executive director beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

“The Philadelphia Bar Association has a proud mission of serving the legal profession and the public by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the rule of law,” said Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt. “The Association’s leadership and staff look forward to working with Hurdle because of his passion for the Association’s mission; his financial, managerial and operational skills and experience; his business acumen; and his strong interpersonal and communication skills.”

Hurdle has an MBA and more than 20 years of financial and corporate leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Most recently, he was the president and CEO of Leap Strategy LLC, where he advised nonprofits on strategic action planning, and brought proven for-profit strategies and processes to nonprofits to help them rapidly expand their missions. Prior to that, Hurdle was the COO and then CEO of Sellers Dorsey, a national healthcare consulting firm working in over 30 states with leading healthcare companies, providers, advocacy organizations and foundations to leverage opportunities within Medicaid and other public healthcare programs. Hurdle also was the COO of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest civil rights and public advocacy organization in America working to achieve equality for LGBTQ communities here and across the United States. He earned an undergraduate degree from Penn State University in business administration and accounting and an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

“It’s a great honor to be chosen to lead such a vital and respected Philadelphia organization,” Hurdle said. “I look forward to working with Association leaders and staff to increase membership and engagement in the community.”

“Hurdle’s exceptional talents, experience, energy and passion for our mission will be tremendous assets to our Association. I look forward to our partnership” said Rochelle M. Fedullo, who will lead the Association as Chancellor in 2019.

About the Philadelphia Bar Association:

The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. With more than 200 years of dedicated service to stand on, the Philadelphia Bar Association is firmly rooted in the Philadelphia community as a steady and reliable bellwether.

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