By Shannon Sigafoos
David Woglom ’78, associate director for public service at the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center, was recently presented with the Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association’s (PMEA) first-ever James J. Havrilla Public Power Service Award. The honor is given to an individual who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to public power in their career.
Woglom, who has spent 15 years in his role at the Meyner Center, has worked in the public sector for more than 40 years, using his skills and experiences in recruitment, labor contracts, strategic planning, administrative studies, and financial analysis to aid municipalities in southeast Pennsylvania. Woglom also served as PMEA president for five years and as its part-time executive director for 11 years.
“I’m honored and humbled to be given this award. For PMEA to recognize what I did, and to formally thank me and honor me like this … I’m touched. I had no idea this was coming,” says Woglom. “After all these years in the public sector, it’s a phenomenal experience for me. I honestly really enjoy what I do. It has provided tremendous diversity and variety and has certainly kept me busy. In this field, we don’t get patted on the back very often, so I’m incredibly humbled.”