David Pedri, President & CEO
David Pedri has dedicated his career to public service. An attorney by trade, he accepted the County Manager position at Luzerne County in 2016. In this role, David was the head of the Executive branch of government, overseeing 1,500 employees in 32 separate departments and a $300 Million annual budget. With David as the County Manager, Luzerne County made great strides both financially and organizationally, paying off over $250 Million in debt, achieving the highest credit rating in Luzerne County history, investing in County facilities and technology while revamping the Human Resources Department. David also excelled at public outreach creating the Luzerne County Cares Community Expo, an annual event hosting over 600 Human Services providers and subscribers and the “Rockin’ on the River” concert series, a free annual outdoor gathering where over 6,000 citizens enjoy music and food in a County park.
During the COVID -19 pandemic, David provided guidance and leadership to the Luzerne County community by the formation of the County COVID-19 Crisis Committee with key members of industry, government and medical providers. He also worked with state and local officials on testing and vaccine issues while providing consistent media updates.
David worked for 7 years at the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office where he tried many cases and convicted 13 murderers. He later worked as a private attorney and in-house counsel to Luzerne County where he gained a unique perspective handling diverse legal matters.
David is currently the President and CEO of the Luzerne Foundation where he works to enhance the lives of Luzerne County residents by addressing community needs through strategic grantmaking, scholarships for students and connecting donors to causes that matter to them.
David lives in Drums with his wife and family. He sits on the Boards of Leadership Northeast, both the Wyoming Valley and Hazleton Chambers of Commerce, PNC Bank’s Regional Advisory Board and the President’s Council of King’s College. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association where he assists with the Wills for Heroes Program. He was selected as the Citizen of the Year by the Minsi Trails Boy Scouts and as a Champion of Justice by the Northeastern PA Trial Lawyers Association. When not working, David volunteers his time as a coach for both youth baseball and soccer.