Plymouth Meeting’s Ken Lawrence elected chair of SEPTA’s board

Former Montgomery County Commissioner and Plymouth Meeting resident Ken Lawrence was elected unanimously on February 22nd by the members of SEPTA’s board to serve as the board’s chair. Lawrence has served on SEPTA’s board since September 2011, and has served as the board’s vice chair since February 2021. He is the first African-American to serve in this position.

Lawrence chose not to run for re-election to the Montgomery County’ Board of Commissioners in 2023 and is now the senior vice president of corporate affairs for Southeastern Pennsylvania at Highmark Blue Shield.

Lawrence has previously served on the boards of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, and Schuylkill River Development Corporation.

“I am truly honored to become Chair of the SEPTA Board, and I am grateful to my fellow Board members for entrusting me to serve as Chair,” Lawrence said. 

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