John R. Saler

Chair, Government & Public Affairs

John Saler


John Saler provides government and media relations services to Fortune 500 companies, privately held firms and nonprofit organizations. His work for clients includes legislative lobbying, regulatory lobbying, business development and crisis management. John’s clients span numerous industries, including telecommunications, financial services, utilities, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, real estate, construction, publishing, gaming and information technology. He is a registered lobbyist in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

His wide array of credentials in the fields of politics, media, finance and civic affairs, along with his distinguished career as a campaign strategist, fundraiser and political commentator render him a unique asset to our clients.

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  • B.A., George Washington University

  • The Academy of Music Board of Trustees
  • The Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball Co-Chair (2012)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations
  • Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board (Former Chairman and Board Member)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Association Board of Directors
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Corporate Council 
  • Washington Representatives



  • City & State PA, Pennsylvania Power 100
  • Politics Magazine, “Top 50 Influential Democrats in Pennsylvania”
  • Philadelphia Magazine, “People to Watch”
  • Philadelphia Liberty Bell Award for civic involvement
  • Equitable National Leader Corps Award
  • Project Rainbow Service Award
  • Order of Kentucky Colonel’s Citation for public service
  • Sigma Delta Chi Award for a co-authored news series in the Washington Post
  • American Cancer Society Merit Award
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Politics
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In The Community

John currently serves as a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association board of directors and the Academy of Music board of trustees. He is also a member of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Corporate Council, a group of civic leaders who act as public ambassadors for CHOP and are committed to advancing the hospital’s research, teaching, clinical priorities, innovative research initiatives and programmatic activities. John served on the Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Board for a total of 20 years, eight of which he was chairman of the board.

John also served as a commissioner and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Commission, nominated by the Governor and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate. In addition, he completed his tenure as a member of the Wawa Welcome America board of directors and executive committee, as well as serving as finance chair of the Nutter Inaugural Committee.

John was a charter member of the Democratic Leadership Council board of directors and as a commissioner of the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission. He also was a board member of the Drueding Center/Project Rainbow, a transitional housing organization for homeless women and their children.

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