Rod Wilt

Rod Wilt REPRepublican

American politician

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Rod WiltREPRepublican American politician
57
Years of Age
PAResidence (state)

Rod Wilt (born June 11, 1964) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a 1982 graduate of Greenville High School. He graduated from Thiel College in 1986, where he was an NCAA Division III Wrestling All-American and an Academic All-American. He was inducted into the Thiel College Athletic Hall of Fame in October 1996. Wilt worked as director of real estate acquisitions for the Hudson Real Estate Group in Hermitage, Pennsylvania and as product manager in sales and marketing for Winner International Corporation in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He has also worked as assistant vice president at First National Bank of Pennsylvania and as vice president of the Mortgage Service Corporation of Hermitage, Pennsylvania.Wilt was first elected to represent the 17th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1996. With his victory, Rod became the third generation of State Representatives in the Wilt Family: his grandfather Ray Wilt represented the 29th legislative district in Allegheny County from 1951 to 1969 and his father Roy Wilt represented the 8th legislative district in Mercer County from 1968 to 1980 and the 50th senatorial district in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1981 to 1990.Wilt withdrew his name from the ballot in June 2006, a month after winning the 2006 Republican primary election. Wilt explained that he had filed his nomination petitions with "mixed emotions" and "was never fully comfortable with [his] decision" to seek re-election. The Republican party picked Mercer County Commissioner Michele Brooks to take his place on the November ballot.In June, 2015, Wilt succeeded the late former state Senator William Stewart as state director of the Keystone Energy Forum. The forum seeks to educate opinion leaders, elected officials and the public on the benefits of increasing U.S. domestic energy production; its goal is to insulate the U.S. from the vagaries and pitfalls of the world energy markets by make the country energy self-sufficient through sound national and state energy policies.

Education3 - 3 of 1
Thiel College
BA Business Administration and English Communication
1986
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Representative
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1996
Product Manager
Winner International
1992 - 1996
Analyst
Hudson Real Estate Group
1991 - 1992
Commerical Real Estate Development
1991 - 1992
Acting Vice President
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
1989 - 1991
Commercial Banking
1986 - 1991
Loan Analyst
Dollar Bank
1986 - 1988
Experience
Sales and Marketing.
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Board Member
Keystone Blimp Association
2002 - Current
Board Member
St. Michael School
2001 - Current
Board Member
United Way of Northern Mercer County
1999 - Current
Member
Thiel College Board of Trustees
1998 - Current
Member
Kiwanis Club of Greenville
1995 - Current
Experience
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Experience
NCAA Wrestling Official
Volunteer
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Majority Chair
Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus