witf's board for nine years, including a stint as chairman. As part of our monthly Beyond the Bio series, Leader sat down with witf's Craig Layne in his Hershey office to explain how his father's actions outside politics molded his eventual career path..."> witf's board for nine years, including a stint as chairman. As part of our monthly Beyond the Bio series, Leader sat down with witf's Craig Layne in his Hershey office to explain how his father's actions outside politics molded his eventual career path..."> witf's board for nine years, including a stint as chairman. As part of our monthly Beyond the Bio series, Leader sat down with witf's Craig Layne in his Hershey office to explain how his father's actions outside politics molded his eventual career path..."> Beyond the Bio: Michael Leader | Beyond the Bio | witf.org
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Beyond the Bio: Michael Leader

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Apr 23, 2012 5:23 PM

Michael-Leader.jpg(Hershey) -- Michael Leader's family name is well known in Pennsylvania. His father, George Leader, served as governor for one term from 1955 to 1959. "My dad is a great role model, not only for me, but for a lot of seniors. Even at 94, he goes to the office every day, drives to the office, and loves what he's doing. He's never retired," Leader says. Michael Leader, himself, is the chariman and CEO of his family's company, Country Meadows Retirement Communities. He's also been involved with several community groups, having served on the boards of the United Way of the Captial Region and the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. As a note of disclosure, Leader also served on witf's board for nine years, including a stint as chairman. As part of our monthly Beyond the Bio series, Leader sat down with witf's Craig Layne in his Hershey office to explain how his father's actions outside politics molded his eventual career path...

Watch an extended interview with Michael Leader below.

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