MBA Government Affairs Department: A Powerful Voice for Business


Angela Zaydon is the Association’s state government relations representative in Harrisburg and is responsible for developing state legislative priorities and strategies; encouraging membership grassroots activities; and lobbying on behalf of a pro-growth, pro-business agenda. She earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and political science degree from Canisius College. To discuss any legislative issues or for a legislative or regulatory update, contact her at 814/460-3136 or email

The Government Affairs Department of every association plays a very intricate role. Not only is the MBA’s Government Affairs team the liaison between our members and our elected officials, we are also the special interest group dedicated to protecting your business against big government.

In every two-year legislative session in Pennsylvania, over 3,000 bills are introduced. Of those introduced, less than one-quarter are passed by both Chambers, signed by the governor and become law. The Government Affairs team is working behind the scenes on a daily basis at the Capitol to prevent legislation that would negatively affect business and manufacturing. We meet with leadership in both the House and Senate on a regular basis, as well as legislative staff and committees.

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