Gov. Tom Corbett has announced the nomination of Michael Negra to the Liquor Control Board.
“Mike’s diverse professional background and keen business insight will bring a wealth of private sector experience to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board,” Gov. Corbett said. “I look forward to the new ideas he will bring to this position.”
Mr. Negra has more than 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner working in numerous industries including restaurant, retail electronics and appliance sales, theatre, agriculture and concert production.
In 1984, he founded a small business consisting of one store and grew it into a chain of six retail electronic and appliance stores in Central Pennsylvania. In 1999, Mr. Negra founded and served as president and executive director of the State Theatre, a performing arts center in State College, PA.
Negra left the State Theatre in 2010 to form Negra-Graham Theatrical Advisors. Mr. Negra is currently a partner at Negra-Graham Theatrical Advisors, a consulting firm that assists emerging theatres with business plans, budgeting, programming, technical equipment and architectural plan reviews.“I am pleased to support the nomination of Mike Negra to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said. “Mike’s solid background of entrepreneurship and his innovative approach to business will be an asset to the LCB. I am confident that he will be an excellent addition to the Board as they continue to provide strong oversight and foster growth of the industry.”