Mr. Eric A. Failing
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Mr. Eric Failing graduated from West Chester University with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and English Literature, and his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.
He has worked in government and politics for over 25 years. First starting as an intern and later employee of a Pennsylvania State Senator, Mr. Failing went on to work for the Ridge Administration before leaving to pursue a career in government relations. Mr. Failing has lobbied for various concerns but specialized as a health care lobbyist representing clients in Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia and before Congress. During that time, Mr. Failing served as both Legislative Director for the Pennsylvania Homecare Association as well at the Executive Director for the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association.
Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference as the Director of Social Concerns in April of 2018, Mr. Failing was the Vice President of Pennsylvania Legislative Services (PLS). During his tenure at PLS, Mr. Failing was involved in all aspects of managing and helping to run the largest legislative reporting and tracking service in the Commonwealth. On June 1, 2018, Mr. Failing was elevated to the position of Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference upon the retirement of his predecessor, Robert O’Hara.
Mr. Failing has delivered presentations at numerous conferences and press events on a variety of topics including Catholic doctrine, legislation, public relations, and politics.