Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce John J. Taylor has been appointed to Director of the Pennsylvania Practice of Archer Public Affairs (APA), a governmental and external relations affiliate of Archer. In this position, Taylor will help enable companies and organizations in Pennsylvania to achieve their business and policy objectives and advocate for their issues at all levels of government. Taylor will also continue his Of Counsel role at Archer.

“Today, businesses are affected by a myriad of complex issues and it is essential that they have strong advocates on their side who understand and can navigate them through the uncharted waters of public affairs, policy and government,” said Christopher R. Gibson, President of Archer. “John is well-suited to be that advocate. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the public sector, he is an ideal leader for APA, and I’m eager to work in close collaboration with him on this new front.”

Taylor previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 17 consecutive terms. He was Chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, the House Liquor Control Committee, and most recently served as the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He regularly interacted with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Port of Philadelphia and the Delaware River Port Authority. He has been a member of several House panels and committees charged with a variety of local, state and national issues.

In his professional and community involvement, Taylor is actively involved in various civic groups, business development and development groups in his district. He is the former Chairman of the Republican City Committee and is the leader of the 25th Ward.

“It is an honor to join Archer Public Affairs and lead the firm’s efforts here in Pennsylvania,” said Taylor. “I look forward to using my experience from the government sector to support and expand APA’s service through superior legal representation and strategic counsel.”

Archer Public Affairs provides full-service government and regulatory affairs advice and advocacy. They work to ensure clients achieve their business objectives by crafting strategic plans and advocating for their issues at all levels of government.