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Strategic initiative planning
​Board coaching & support
​Project management
Fund raising
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Lobbying
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Wilson500 is a Harrisburg-based public affairs consulting firm offering services that include initiative planning, strategic planning and communications, management consulting and coaching, government relations, public relations, and project management. Certified de Bono Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ trainer.

Featured Projects

Hunger-Free Lancaster County

For long-time client Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, launched and manage Hunger-Free Lancaster County, a coalition of 30 nonprofit, corporate, government and faith-based organizations with the extraordinary goal of ensuring sustainable access to three healthy meals a day to every resident of Lancaster County. This initiative is coordinated with the Wolf Administration’s “Blueprint for a Hunger-Free Pennsylvania.”

Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association

Working closely with the 22 local workforce development boards to improve the association’s profile and grow its membership and programs, strengthening workforce development at the local, regional, state and federal levels.


Seat at the Table York County

Manage this collaboration among government, nonprofit and faith-based members of the charitable meals network to ensure consistent access to nutritrious meals for everyone in need in York County. Pivoted to support the incredible efforts to meet community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reservoir Park Greenhouse Initiative

Working closely with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the City of Harrisburg, launched and manage a community coalition with the goal of restoring an abandoned greenhouse in Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park and creating a local and regional network around access to green spaces, gardening and outdoor recreation, including applying for grants, fundraising and community engagement.


First Fruits Farm

Supporting this Maryland-based, faith-driven farm that grows more than two million pounds of wholesome produce each year for those in need, have helped them move from a patchwork of fields to a 200-acre farm, improve their brand and profile, develop educational and volunteer programs and raise more than $5 million to ensure lasting mission success.

Capitol All-Stars

Collaboration with Lynn Deary, founder of Pennsylvania Legislative Services, and the leaders of all four political caucuses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to create the Capitol All-Stars, a charity softball game that has raised nearly $250,000 for both Feeding Pennsylvania, the statewide hunger-fighting organization.


Draw the Lines PA

Helped launch a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about the threat of gerrymandering to democracy, working on the team that created the first-ever online legislative map-drawing contest for high schoolers, college students and adults. Helped develop strategic relationships with organizations like Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, intermediate units, colleges, and many of the large trade associations.

Widener Law Commonwealth

Launched several mission-driven programs at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, including its veteran’s initiative and the emergency medical services symposium.


De Bono Thinking Method Training

Certified to train on Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Method™ tools developed by Dr. Edward de Bono and used by millions around the world, offer training and facilitation services to organizations and companies seeking to ramp up creativity and strengthen teams.

Additional successes

Fundraised to preserve the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence.

Worked on the successful passage in 2007 of a Right-to-Know reform bill after years of grassroots and direct, coalition-driven lobbying while at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, first as its general counsel and later as its chief operating officer.

Co-founded the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum in 2013, a group that has facilitated important conversations around public policy issues impacting women and their families.


Corinna Vecsey Wilson, Esq.

Respected for her creativity, integrity, tact, and hard work, Corinna founded Wilson500 in 2014 to help clients achieve a range of goals, from launching public policy-driven initiatives to building long-term strategic relationships. 

Wilson500 is best at bringing diverse groups together to work as an effective team in tackling important and public goals, creating messaging campaigns around complicated issues, and weaving strategic relationships in and around state government and other public policy-driven organizations. 

Corinna is known for creating win-win partnerships and in particular for projects incorporating charitable missions.

Corinna is a licensed Pennsylvania attorney, a registered lobbyist in Pennsylvania, and a registered Pennsylvania professional fundraising counsel. She is a certified de Bono Six Thinking Hats™ and Lateral Thinking™ trainer.

Corinna worked as a reporter and television host and headed up the content division of a public affairs cable network. As a lawyer she has worked in private practice, as in house counsel and as a state agency chief counsel. She has lobbied in Harrisburg since 2000 and has developed expertise in nonprofits, compliance, and governance.