PA Treasurer and Auditor General to Celebrate Black History Month

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will pay tribute to the contributions of the African American community by observing Black History Month.

As part of the celebration, the public is invited to attend a presentation by Gladys M. Brown, Chairman for the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to be held on February 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pennsylvania State Museum.

Brown is currently serving her second term as Commissioner and Chairman for the PUC after being nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf, and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.

Chairman Brown previously served as counsel to the Senate Democratic Leader where she worked on many of the major utility issues that were considered by the General Assembly in the last two decades including all of the major deregulation bills for telecommunications, electricity and natural gas.

As part of the 23rd Annual Black History Month celebration held by Treasury and the Department of Auditor General, Chairman Brown will speak on a theme of “The Opportunities of Diversity.”

“It is a privilege to have Chairman Brown serve as this year’s Keynote Speaker. It is important that we come together to honor and celebrate the great influence made by our friends, neighbors and colleagues within the African American community.”

 Pennsylvania Treasurer, Joe Torsella


“Our annual Black History Month event is a celebration of diversity and the groundbreaking accomplishments of African Americans throughout Pennsylvania’s history. Chairman Brown embodies that spirit of achievement, and Treasurer Torsella and I are deeply honored to have her as this year’s speaker.”

 Pennsylvania Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale