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DGS Secretary Curt Topper to leave Wolf admin on June 30

By: - June 10, 2022 3:08 pm

tate Dept. of General Services Secretary Curt Topper speaks to a state House panel on Tuesday, 3/20/21 (PCN Screen Capture)

Another Wolf administration official is set to resign as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s last term in office winds down.

The administration announced in a statement on Friday that Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper will leave the role on June 30. 

Topper has served as secretary of DGS since 2015.

The news comes less than a month after the administration announced that Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell would leave his post in July. 

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“Curt is an innovative and forward-thinking leader, and in his time at the Department of General Services he has overseen ground-breaking projects to lower costs while improving services. The work of the Department of General Service​s often takes place behind the scenes, but it plays a crucial role in supporting the mission of every other commonwealth agency. I am grateful for Curt’s service to our commonwealth,” Wolf said in a statement on Friday. 

Wolf said he plans to name Joseph Lee, who currently serves as deputy secretary of administration at the Department of Labor & Industry, to the post. 

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

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