Rich Stombres

Rich Stombres is a Vice President at Penn Hill Group, where he brings expertise in federal education and job training initiatives. Prior to joining Penn Hill Group, Stombres was director of government relations in the education group at Van Scoyoc Associates. Stombres previously served as the deputy director of education and human services policy for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He managed professional and legislative staff in the drafting and negotiation of education and human services policy legislation. He also supervised legislative activities related to various programs under the committee’s jurisdiction, including early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, job training, older Americans, and teacher preparation. Prior to that, Stombres worked for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the U.S. House Committee on Science. Stombres served in the U.S. Army (Reserve) with the 80th Training Division from 1989–1997. He graduated from the U.S. Army (Reserve) Drill Sergeant School, 80th Division Leadership Academy, in Dublin, Virginia, and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal as an outstanding drill sergeant during his unit’s annual training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Stombres completed the U.S. Army (Reserve) Primary Leadership Development Course at Fort Dix, New Jersey, as honor graduate and graduated from the U.S. Army (Reserve) Military Police School at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Stombres has a master’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in international affairs from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of the State of New York, Regents College.