Alan Novak’s career showcases how political acumen and campaign successes can transform into statesmanship through bipartisan relationships and a philosophy of “getting to yes.” Alan is partner at Rooney Novak Isenhour Group the bipartisan strategic consulting firm he co-founded, as well as the founder of Novak Strategic Advisors, a full-service lobbying and public policy firm. He serves on the Board of Directors for Mid Penn Bank.
Alan was named one of City and State Magazine’s 2022 Agriculture Power 100, notably serving as longtime executive director of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania. In 2017, Alan, the former Chair of the Pennsylvania GOP and his RNI partner, former Democratic Party Chair, T.J. Rooney, were awarded Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania.
His political career began at the local level in Chester County, Pennsylvania where his talent and track record of winning fueled his rise from committeeman to county GOP Chair to statewide leadership as Chair of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party (1996-2005). In that role, Alan engineered nearly a decade of Republican dominance in statewide elections and was regularly recognized on PoliticsPA.com’s “Power 50 List” as one of the fifty most politically powerful Pennsylvanians.
Today, the same man known for advising Governors Tom Ridge, Mark Schwieker and Tom Corbett, as well as the campaigns of President George W. Bush, the subsequent Bush/Cheney transition team, and the White House Fellows Commission, is now better known for his bipartisan approach to solutions and his advocacy for civility in government. Alan brings a critical eye to discussion and debate, leading to appearances on CNN, Fox News, ABC, MSNBC, Pennsylvania Cable Network, and Philadelphia television and radio shows. He is an attorney with Lamb McErlane, a regional law firm located in West Chester. Alan most recently served on the Regional Advisory Board for Independence Health Group and the Board of Directors of Independence Blue Cross. He is the former Chair of both the Pennsylvania Racehorse Commission and the Board of Trustees of Ursinus College.
Alan and his wife, Lynn, live in Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They also own a cattle ranch in Dublin, Texas where they have a small cattle herd and three very special Texas Longhorn steers: Commander, Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle. Alan is an avid baseball fan and historian. He enjoys a collection of significant baseball art and memorabilia. Lynn and Alan have 3 children and 9 grandchildren, and, Hallie, their miniature Labradoodle.