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Governor Corbett Announces Confirmation of DEP, DCNR Secretaries

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Dec. 11, 2013    

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmation of DEP, DCNR Secretaries

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Senate has confirmed Ellen M. Ferretti as Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and E. Christopher Abruzzo as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

“Secretary Abruzzo and Secretary Ferretti have both proven they have the abilities and expertise to lead our departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources,” Corbett said. “I want to thank the Senate, especially Senator Scarnati, Senator Pileggi and Chairmen Yaw and Yudichak, for confirming these nominations.”

 

Both secretaries were nominated by Corbett in September.

 

Ferretti, of Dallas, Luzerne County, had been serving as deputy secretary for parks and forestry until she was named acting secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) in June.

 

She has more than 20 years of experience working to protect the state’s natural resources, having served as the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s director of its northeast regional office, where she worked closely with DCNR and its partners on landscape conservation.

 

Abruzzo, of Hershey, Dauphin County, was serving as Corbett’s deputy chief of staff until he was appointed acting secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in April.

 

As deputy chief of staff, he was responsible for overseeing the activities of nearly 20 state agencies and commissions, including DEP and DCNR. He also served for six years with the Derry Township Board of Supervisors and the Derry Township Municipal Authority, which oversees the township’s wastewater systems, interceptor lines, sewage treatment plant, and the treatment and disposal of industrial waste.

 

Media contact: Valerie Caras, 717-783-1116

 

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