Jonathan McCreary receives Service to Youth Award
Pittsburgh associate Jonathan McCreary has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor Daniel B. Strickler Service to Youth Award by Pennsylvania's Youth and Government program. The program, which is administered by the State YMCA of Pennsylvania, presents the Strickler award from time to time to an individual who has done outstanding work in civic engagement with high school students.
Working with the YMCA and civic-minded citizens, then-Lieutenant Governor Strickler initiated the program in the 1940s to help the youth of Pennsylvania better understand how their state government worked. Throughout the year, hundreds of students from across the Commonwealth conduct "club meetings" where they build relationships, develop leadership and public speaking skills, and practice civic responsibility. The year culminates at the Model Legislative Conference held in the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Mr. McCreary is an associate in the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice who focuses on complex commercial litigation, from jet engines to drug products. He practices in the federal courts, before the International Chamber of Commerce, and in Pennsylvania state courts. Mr. McCreary has served as a volunteer with the Youth and Government program for 10 years and for the past six years has served on the Board of Directors of the State YMCA of Pennsylvania. He served as Program Chair and Judicial Program Director for this year's Model Conference, which is where he received the Strickler award.