Michael Howells joined PFMA in 2020 as Association Services Manager. In 2021, he was promoted to Director of Research and Association Services. He assists PFMA members with questions on legislative and regulatory issues; serves as a liaison to communicate emergency planning issues; manages the association’s committees, and provide government relations coverage in the monthly newsletter and weekly e-newsletter communications. In addition, he assists with the planning and educational programming for the PFMA Annual Conference, Fall Legislative Conference and webinars.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Michael moved to the United States during his school years. He attended Gettysburg College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and has remained in Central Pennsylvania ever since. Prior to joining PFMA he was employed for more than a decade at Pennsylvania Legislative Services, a legislative tracking and media organization in Harrisburg, where he covered the state’s legislative and executive branches.
Michael is a published author, holds memberships to various local and statewide organizations, and is a Library of Congress “By the People” project volunteer.