Kari King is the Vice President of Public Policy for PPC. Kari leads PPC’s government relations efforts and oversees the organization’s policy development and implementation work, representing the organization before the Pennsylvania General Assembly, state agencies, regulatory bodies and Pennsylvania’s federal congressional delegation. Her lobbying focuses are on the state and federal budget, health care, child welfare and early learning issues.
Kari joined PPC in April 2015. She previously served in various positions in former Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration, starting as the Legislative Director for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. From there, she was promoted to Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs in the governor’s office and ultimately rose to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Kari concentrated on health care, insurance and human services issues in the governor’s office.
Prior to entering state government, she worked in government affairs for a three-state trade association representing insurance brokers, as well as for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Kari is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned a Master’s degree in Political Science from Lehigh University. She resides in New Cumberland with her husband, son and daughter.