Civic Research Alliance associates are well known by municipalities, school districts, statewide organizations, state agencies, and in the halls of government. Each is an established and well-respected researcher with a proven track record of delivering independent, objective, and relevant analyses and reports. They are equally comfortable and recognized in board rooms, town halls, meeting rooms, public auditoriums, and legislative hearings.
Most importantly, each brings a mission and motivation to deliver honest, genuine, and relevant services to all clients. The Alliance associates are:
Scott Bair Scott Bair has over 35 years of experience working with local governments, state agencies, and statewide organizations, including serving as Director of Research for the Pennsylvania Economy League. He has held positions in the Department of Revenue and other state agencies. He serves as Principal of The Bair Consulting LLC in Harrisburg.
John Cica John Cica is an expert in education and policy studies, with 25 years of experience as a research associate with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pittsburgh City School Board of Education, and many school districts. John provides assistance to school districts, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. He serves as Principal, John T. Cica Consultant Services in Pittsburgh. Read More
Brad Furey, REFP Brad Furey is a noted authority on school facilities, transportation, and capacity. He has over 30 years experience authoring and conducting studies involving enrollment projections and capacity analysis for school districts. For the past 15 years he has performed as a principal with Hayes Large Architects. Prior to his affiliation with Hayes Large he served as the state director of school construction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Read More
Noah Kline Noah Kline is the Application Developer for the Civic Research Alliance. Noah provides the programming expertise for websites and applications as necessary for projects with the Alliance. Noah is currently enrolled at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania pursuing a BSBA in Management Information Systems. At Shippensburg University, Noah performs as the technology officer of the Marketing Club and is responsible for managing the Marketing Club and Kappa Sigma Fraternity websites to promote events and new member recruitment. Noah has also created a new Marketing Club website specifically for Shippensburg University. Read More
Dr. Kerry Moyer Kerry Moyer has 35 years of experience with government, education, health care and business organizations. His areas of expertise include strategic planning (business and non-profit), research methodology, program evaluation, and shared services/consolidation. He also serves as the Director of Research and President of The Civic Research Alliance in Harrisburg. Read More
Teran Moyer Teran Moyer is a Research Associate and serves as Business Manager for the Civic Research Alliance. Read More
R. David Myers Dave Myers has served in leadership positions in the health care, higher education, and state government sectors. Mr. Myers served in key advisory roles for two Pennsylvania Governors as a principal adviser on environmental, energy, health care, economic development, and higher education matters. He has also served in key staff positions in both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and as Vice President of a major health care trade association. Read More
Jackie Parker Jacqueline Z. Parker is the owner of JZ Parker Community Solutions, LLC, a consulting business located in the City of Lebanon with an expertise in community and economic development. Jacqueline has served on the Community Affairs and Development group, the Community Action Team, and the Center for Community Building group within the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. She was also elected as Mayor for the City of Lebanon from 1998 to 2002. Read More
Mark Podvia Mark Podvia is a lawyer, faculty member at the Dickinson School of Law and Shippensburg University, and legal researcher. Read More
Dr. Michael Weir Dr. Weir has over thirty years of experience working with local government, school districts, and non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania, of which 23 years was devoted to the Pennsylvania Economy League. His areas of expertise include finance and budgeting, strategic planning, program management, and personnel. He serves as Principal of Local Government Solutions, LLC, in Pittsburgh. Read More
Dr. Edward Wilson Dr. Wilson has more than 25 years experience in applied research, program evaluation, and strategic planning. He has been part of numerous public, non-public, and philanthropic organizations specializing in land use planning, smart growth and sustainable development, regional and inter-governmental cooperation, and urban revitalization. Read More