Terry Mutchler to Lead Transparency Practice at Pepper Hamilton; Erik Arneson Appointed Head of Office of Open Records

  • Jan 09, 2015

Paula Knudsen, PNA Director of Government Affairs
Email: paulak@pa-news.org
Phone: (717) 951-6314

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 9, 2015) — Terry Mutchler announced today that she will be leaving the Office of Open Records to lead a new transparency practice group at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia.  Ms. Mutchler leaves the OOR, an office that she established from the ground up, after six and a half years of advocacy and education-related efforts to improve transparency in Pennsylvania government.  She called the job her most fulfilling professional experience to date, adding that she was very much looking forward to working with the team at Pepper and continuing to promote open government from a media, government and corporate perspective.  PNA’s President, Teri Henning, said that “the Association has great respect for the work of Terry Mutchler in leading the OOR.  We wish her much success and look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”

Governor Corbett has named Erik Arneson as the new Executive Director of the OOR.  Mr. Arneson most recently served as the Communications and Policy Director for Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware), and was significantly involved in the efforts to reform the Right to Know Law in 2008. “Erik is certainly familiar with the issues surrounding open records in Pennsylvania and was instrumental in the drafting of the 2008 Right to Know Law amendments.  We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role,” said Henning.

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