Welcome To The Board: City Commissioner Al Schmidt
Schmidt, 41, said he had expressed an interest in joining a State oversight board. He was asked by aides of the Governor if he was interested in the six-member Parking Authority Board.
At the time of the appointment, Corbett spokesperson Kirsten Page wrote, “Al Schmidt has earned bi-partisan support and respect for his integrity, and expertise in accounting and financial experience. The Governor knows Al personally, and believes he is a good fit with the Authority.”
Schmidt stated, “The Governor believes I can help make the agency become more efficient and effective. That’s been my whole background, maximizing the efficiency ofpublic agencies. I also hope to help improve customer service.”
Schmidt has previously held a position with the US Government Accountability Office. In 2011, Schmidt was elected City Commissioner defeating longtime Commissioner Joseph Duda.
Schmidt is happily married and has two beautiful children.