HARRISBURG, Pa. — Keystone Municipal Solutions today announced the appointment of former Dauphin County Commissioner Chad Saylor as the firm’s new executive director.
Saylor has three decades of experience in government and politics, including serving the last two years as Dauphin County Commissioner. Prior to that, he was chief clerk and chief of staff for Dauphin County – serving in that role for a total of 16 years.
“We are thrilled to have Chad join the KMS team,” said Brian Jackson, chair of McNees Wallace & Nurick, the parent company of Keystone Municipal Solutions. “Chad has a rare combination of local, state and political experience, as well as a background in both operational and legislative roles – earning him a well-deserved reputation as an effective government leader and problem-solver. When it comes to local government operations, Chad has seen it all, and our clients will benefit greatly from his experience and counsel.”
Founded in 2021, Keystone Municipal Solutions is headquartered in Harrisburg and provides municipalities with a broad range of interim management and professional consulting services. The firm serves municipalities of all sizes across Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware that may be experiencing leadership transitions or other management challenges.
In addition to temporary manager services, Keystone Municipal Solutions provides recruitment, training, professional development and mentoring services; special project assistance; strategic management consulting; and consulting for human resources, budget and finance, police operations and regionalization or shared services efforts.
Throughout his career in public service, Saylor said he has seen firsthand the challenges that many municipalities face – particularly in today’s tight labor market. That’s why he chose to join Keystone Municipal Solutions.
“I’ve spent almost my entire career in public service for a reason,” Saylor said. “I believe government should do everything it can to work effectively and efficiently for the people it serves. Keystone Municipal Solutions enables me to continue my core purpose of helping government work better for its constituents, because that’s the firm’s mission too.”
In addition to his nearly two-decade tenure with Dauphin County, Saylor spent four years as deputy chief of staff and communications director for former Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, from 2011 through 2014. He also previously served as executive director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2004.
Saylor earned his bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College. A long-time resident of Dauphin County, he resides in Lower Paxton Township with his wife.
For more information on Keystone Municipal Solutions, visit KeystoneMunicipalSolutions.com.
About Keystone Municipal Solutions
Keystone Municipal Solutions offers dynamic services customized to fit the needs of municipalities with a range of operational challenges. From temporary or interim manager services to recruitment, training, professional development and mentoring services, Keystone Municipal Solutions offers professionals with decades of experience in local government management roles. The company also offers special project assistance and consultancy services for a variety of municipal functions, including human resources, budget and finance, regionalization and shared services efforts.