The annual Pennsylvania Society weekend kicked off a whirlwind of events last Friday. As usual, the commonwealth's political class assembled for nonstop schmoozing, networking and mingling. Far from usual was the setting of the society's 119th annual dinner. Due to the two-year renovation of the Waldorf-Astoria, the black-tie gala was moved to the New York Hilton Midtown.
To get a glimpse of just who was where, scroll through the photos below:
From the 119th annual dinner:
Kris Toomey, daughter Bridget, and US Sen. Pat Toomey
From left: US Sen. Bob Casey and his wife Terese, and Lori and PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Left to right: Stewart Greenleaf, Jr., and wife Heather, with Stephanie Landau and her husband, Delaware County Democratic Chairman David Landau.
At the Cozen O'Connor event at the "21" Club
At the Cozen O'Connor event at the "21" Club, attendees included, from left: Republican Lt. Gov. candidate Jeff Bartos, CEO of the Mark Group; Paul Rutter, a Cozen O'Connor lawyer; an unidentified female guest; Anthony Sherr, of Sherr Law; and Michael Heller, CEO of Cozen O'Connor.
At the University of Pennsylvania Breakfast Reception, held at the Penn Club:
L-R: David L. Cohen, chairman, Penn board of trustees; President Amy Gutmann; and Provost Wendell Pritchett welcomed guests to the Penn Club reception.
L-R: Congressman Charlie Dent, City of Philadelphia Controller-elect Rebecca Rhynhart, and Penn's Jeff Cooper.
Braddock Mayor and Lt. Gov. candidate John Fetterman, L, with PA Sen. Daylin Leach, R, and Leach's family
From left: Thomas Young, of PA Rep. Donna Bullock's staff; Ken Lawrence, vice chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners; and Congressman Dwight Evans.
At the Blank Rome event at the New York Marriott East Side:
L-R: Alan Hoffman and wife Dr. Julie Goldman welcomed Alphonso David, former Blank Rome attorney, now serving as Counsel for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
From left to right: David and Marian Moskowitz, Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green and Superior Court Judge-elect Maria McLaughlin.
At the Temple University Brunch, held at the New York Hilton Midtown:
L-R: Temple President Richard Englert, US Sen. Bob Casey and Pat O'Connor, chairman of Temple's Board of Trustees.
From left: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and former Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, who is now vice president for institutional advancement at Temple University.
At the Pennsylvania Leaders Connection, hosted by the Al Dia Foundation and the PLC Host Committee, held at the New York Hilton Midtown
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City & State PA Publisher Greg Osberg