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Pa. Treasurer taps Vanguard's Bogle, bipartisan list for advice

Joseph Torsella, the latest Pennsylvanian elected to run the historically troubled state Treasurer's office (predecessors include Rob McCord, who awaits sentencing; Barbara Hafer, who is under indictment; and Budd Dwyer, who killed himself at a news conference), has formed a Task Force for "Restoring Integrity, Increasing Efficiency, and Expanding Opportunity" during his transition to the office, with some prominent and some political names:

- John Bogle, founder of Malvern-based Vanguard Group (which is not the Pa. state pension system's preferred indexed-fund provider)
- Jack Markell, lame-duck Democratic Governor of Delaware

- Peter Fitzgerald, a banker and ex-U.S. Senator (R-Ill.), who, the Chicago Tribune said, "sacrificed his political career" to fight his home state's endemic political corruption
- Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor, former chief ethics counsel to President Obama and contributor to the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate accounting law

- Kate Marshall, former Nevada treasurer and a past president of the state treasurers' association
- Michael Barr, a University of Michigan law school professor who was a Treasury official under Bill Clinton/Larry Summers and under Obama  (he helped write the Dodd-Frank banking reform act, credited with protecting consumers and blamed for slowing bank lending);

- Dan Booker, financial-services partner at corporate law firm Reed Smith, Pittsburgh
- Esther Bush, president of Pittsburgh's Urban League
- Mark Foley, labor partner at the Philadelphia corporate law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath and a lawyer for the city under ex-Mayor Ed Rendell

- Rosemarie Greco, onetime president of the former CoreStates Financial Corp., Philadelphia 
- David Gash, President Harrisburg Region Central Labor Council (also active in NAACP and a former state-workers' AFSCME union rep)
- Arlin Green, former Firstrust Bank president

- Rasheia Johnson, Philadelphia city treasurer
- Jeremy Nowak, founder of the Reinvestment Fund and chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Cherelle Parker, Philadelphia City Council member, a Democrat

- Derrick Roman, partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers - risk assurance
- Jason Salus, Montgomery County treasurer
- Barry Schoch, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Treasury under Republican Gov. Tom Corbett

- Rob Shepardson, marketing strategist 
- Joan Walker, formerly of Allstate Insurance
- John Weinstein, Allegheny County Treasurer

- Nancy Winkler, former Philadelphia City Treasurer
- Larry Wittig, an accountant who chairs the Pennsylvania state Board of Education

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