Philadelphia, PA – November 19, 2015 – Kleinbard LLC partner, Mary Beth H. Gray, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Emerge Pennsylvania.  Founded in 2015, Emerge Pennsylvania is a new political leadership training program for Democratic women in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to identify, train, and inspire Democratic women to pursue public office at the local, state and national levels.  Emerge Pennsylvania is part of Emerge America, a national network currently working in fourteen states.

Gray is a partner in Kleinbard LLC’s Business and Finance Department. She practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (representing sellers and buyers), corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, and executive compensation. Her practice has a special focus on business succession, including the sale of businesses to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and other transactions involving ESOPs.  Gray was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2014 and 2015.

Gray is a frequent speaker on the topic of ESOPs.  She is a member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership.  In addition, she is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia.

Gray is active in the community, currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Covenant House Pennsylvania, as well as on the Board of the CAPA Foundation, a foundation supporting the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.  She is also a past member of the School Advisory Council for the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School.

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