Elizabeth Preate Havey Elected Pennsylvania Society President

Dilworth Paxson partner Elizabeth Preate Havey has been elected president of The Pennsylvania Society, becoming the first woman to lead the Society. Formed in 1899, The Pennsylvania Society has more than two-thousand members around the Commonwealth, the United States and the world and is the longest-lived organization of its kind in the country.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead The Pennsylvania Society and thank our members for their confidence in me,” said Preate Havey, who will serve a two-year term. “I want to particularly thank Ed Sheehan who did a masterful job, along with our Executive Director Julien Scranton, in successfully navigating the Society through these last two tumultuous years. The Pennsylvania Society has always been a member-driven organization that seeks to honor achievement and reward excellence across our great Commonwealth. I look forward to working with Council and our talented staff to ensure The Pennsylvania Society is an organization welcoming to all Pennsylvanians.”

Liz represents corporations and non-profit organizations such as the National Constitution Center providing general corporate and transactional advice and also specializes in public and project finance matters. In addition to her transactional practice, she assists clients with government relations needs utilizing her long-standing professional relationships with key political players at the local, state and federal levels.

She is an active leader in the community, currently as a board member of the PA Convention Center Authority, Belmont Charter School Network, the Mid Penn Bank Advisory Board and the National Constitution Center. She is the Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Committee and the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Republican Party. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and sat on Merit Selection Panels for Federal Magistrate Judges in 2020 and 2022.