Recently named as one of the Top 50 most influential Republicans in Pennsylvania
by Politics Magazine, Charlie Gerow is the CEO of Quantum Communications, a
Harrisburg, PA based public relations and marketing firm. In 2009 he was
selected as one of the Top Ten Political Consultants in Pennsylvania by
PA2010.com (Number Four among Republicans and Number One in Central PA)
Called “Harrisburg’s most politically well-connected conservative” by Harrisburg
Magazine, Charlie is a longtime Republican activist and conservative leader.
Charlie serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, the
nation’s oldest and most prestigious conservative organization and on the Board
of Directors and the National Council of Trustees of the Freedom’s Foundation at
Valley Forge. Charlie co-founded the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, an
annual gathering of the states conservative activists.
A graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, Charlie began his career
on the campaign staff of President Ronald Reagan and has served as an Attorney,
College professor (Dickinson, Lebanon Valley and Gettysburg Colleges) and been a
Republican candidate for the United States Congress.
Charlie is the (Republican) political analyst for WHP-TV21, the Harrisburg CBS
affiliate and regularly appears in both statewide and national media. He has
been quoted in virtually every major newspaper in the country.
Elected as both a Delegate and an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National
Convention, Charlie has also been appointed as an Alternate Delegate-at-Large.
In 2003 he was appointed by the President of the United States to serve on the
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission.
Charlie also serves as Chairman of the Alumni Council of the American Swiss
Foundation and is a Founders Club member of the Reagan Alumni Association.
Tony May is a partner and senior vice president at Triad Strategies, LLC, one of
Pennsylvania’s largest public affairs firms. May joined Triad eight years ago
and founded its strategic communications practice which now offers counsel and
services to a wide range of clients in the public, private and non-profit
sectors. Triad specializes in issues management, high stakes communication,
message development, crisis communications and community change utilizing mass
media, new media, coalition-building and grass roots strategies.
Before joining Triad, was executive vice president at Neiman Group, Central
Pennsylvania’s top consumer advertising agency, where he also built a successful
social marketing and issues management practice. Starting as a newspaper and
wire service reporter, editor and photographer, May also has served as press
secretary and director of communications for two Pennsylvania Governors and as
director of information and research for two Pennsylvania House Speakers.
He also was executive director of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign
Committee and oversaw scores of general and special election campaigns over a
period of six years when the House was dominated by the Democratic Party. He
later served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party over a
three year period.
He is the former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. He is a
graduate of Kent State University and was recognized with its Outstanding
Journalism Alumni Award in 1996.