Matthew J. Creme, Jr., PBA President

Matthew J. Creme Jr., a partner in the Lancaster law firm of Nikolaus & Hohenadel L.L.P., is the 117th president of the 28,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Creme served on the PBA Board of Governors as treasurer from 2005 until 2007 and as Zone Three Governor from 2000 until 2003 representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York county lawyers. He is a member of the PBA House of Delegates, the Lancaster Bar Association, the Berks County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Creme served as president of the Lancaster Bar Association in 2004 and is a past chair of the Lancaster Bar Association's Long Range Planning Committee.

Creme is a past board chair of the American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley and the Lancaster County Multiple Sclerosis Society. Creme also is a past board chair of Lancaster Catholic High School and serves as chair of its Advancement Committee. He also has served as a member of the Northeast Service Area Resource Council of the American Red Cross. He is a former chair of the Dickinson College Alumni Council.

A native of Berwick, Pennsylvania, Creme is a graduate of Dickinson College and the Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Lancaster and have three children.