Gov.-elect Tom Corbett today announced that he named Stephen Aichele, 62, of Tredyffrin, Chester County, as General Counsel of the Commonwealth and intends to nominate Barry Schoch, of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, as Secretary of Transportation.
Stephen S. Aichele
Corbett said that Aichele is past Managing Partner and current Chairman of Saul Ewing LLP. He is a highly regarded real estate attorney who has represented both public and private entities in real estate development, from a project’s inception, through approvals, financing, construction and management.
In his role of Chairman of the Firm, Aichele serves as the firm's public ambassador through participation and leadership in community affairs and in the numerous business, civic and political organizations in which the firm participates.
Corbett said that Aichele is also an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law, where he has taught a course in Real Estate Development Finance for more than 20 years, has served as Chairman of the Township Board of Supervisors in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain after 25 years of service, including four years of active duty.
“Steve has an outstanding record of service and success, both in his community and the business world,” Corbett said. “His wisdom and experience will be a tremendous asset to the Corbett/Cawley administration.”
Aichele has earned many awards throughout his career, including Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Businessman of the Year in 2009; Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America list in Real Estate Law from 2006 to present; and America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Real Estate by Chambers USA.
Aichele received his bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.
Aichele has been married for 39 years and has three grown children and four grandchildren.
Corbett said that Schoch is currently a Vice President at McCormick Taylor, Inc., where he serves as the transportation engineering manager of their Harrisburg office. He is involved in all of their major transportation projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Schoch also serves as President of the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association; Chair of Transportation Committee – American Consulting Engineers Council of Pennsylvania; Transportation Chair – Design Professionals Coalition; and a member of the Delaware Transportation Trust Fund Task Force.
Schoch serves these committees particularly in the area of transportation finance. He is a frequent speaker at transportation planning and finance conferences and discusses the relationship of future transportation finance with changing energy and technology.
“Barry Schoch brings more than 28 years of experience in planning and developing transportation systems,” Corbett said. “He possesses a strong understanding of PennDOT policies, procedures and partners and will provide a wealth of transportation expertise to the administration.”
Schoch received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Schoch has been married for seven years.