Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA)

Established in 1974, the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) administers low-interest loan financing to businesses owned and operated by ethnic minorities, in order to stimulate job creation and entrepreneurial development. The Board of the Authority is comprised of two cabinet secretaries (Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Banking and Securities) and eight additional persons, at least four of whom shall represent socially or economically disadvantaged persons, who are appointed by the Governor. In addition, four members of the General Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the House shall be members of the board (Minority Leader of House, Majority Leader of House, Minority Leader of the Senate, and Majority Leader of the Senate). A quorum of the Board is nine.

PMBDA Board Members

Dennis M. Davin

Secretary, DCED




Robin L. Wiessmann

Secretary of Banking and Securities

Paul Wentzel
Department of Banking and Securities
17 North 2nd Street, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2290

W. Gerard “Jerry” Oleksiak

Secretary of Labor and Industry

Michael Leister
Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board
651 Boas Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17121

Speaker Rep. Mike Turzai

Rep. Harry Lewis
131 Wallace Avenue, Unit #14
Downingtown, PA 19335

Rep. Stephen Kinsey

Rep. Stephen Kinsey
5952 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Senator Vincent Hughes

Lorraine Calien
543 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Senator Pat Browne

Altagracia Mercado
702 West Hamilton Street, Suite 101
Allentown, PA 18101

Private Sector Members

Ms. Gail Landis
Leesport, PA
Appointment: 2/6/ 2014
Expiration: 6/2/2019

Ms. Beth Ann A. Griggs
Gibsonia, PA
Appointment: 3/17/2008
Expiration: 6/2/2012

Mr. Ted Darcus
Lancaster, PA
Appointment: 10/2/2002
Expiration: 6/2/2006

Ms. Jenine Diaz
Harrisburg, PA
Appointment: 7/16/2015
Expiration: 7/2/2017

Mr. Warner N. Macklin, III, JD
Indiana Township, PA
Appointment: 3/31/2014
Expiration: 6/2/2018