Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday announced the individuals tasked with reviewing state agencies, commissions, and various issue areas. These individuals will work with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that face the executive branch.
"It is important that I understand the issues and challenges my administration will face," said Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. "Today I am pleased to announce this outstanding group of individuals who will review state agencies and provide insight into issues that will allow me to have the knowledge necessary to hit the ground running on January 20."
Environmental Protection (co-chairs)
Christina Simeone is the deputy director of the Kleinman Energy Policy Center at University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Simeone was senior member of the PennFuture Energy Center staff.
Robb Fox is a partner at the law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP. Fox is known nationally for his work under the federal Superfund law, including handling many high-profile Superfund matters
Conservation and Natural Resources
Caren Glotfelty is the executive director is the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. She previously served as the director of environmental programs at Heinz Endowments. Glotfelty also was the first deputy secretary of water management for the Department of Environmental Resources under Gov. Robert Casey.
Russell Redding has served as the dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College since February 2011. Previously, Redding was the secretary of the Department of Agriculture.
Fish and Game
Dan Surra served as a senior advisor to the Pennsylvania Wilds in the office of Gov. Ed Rendell, and he led Rendell’s Council on Fishing, Hunting and Conservation. Surra served in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 2008.
Public Utility Commission
Brent Alderfer is CEO and co-founder of Community Energy, a clean energy company. Alderfer served as a former Colorado Public Utility commissioner and is well known in the renewable energy industry for his leadership in markets for new and renewable energy technologies.For more information and a complete list of Transition Agency Review Leaders, visit the Wolf Transition website.