Friday, October 25, 2013

Brian Grove Appointed DCNR Deputy For Administration

Acting Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti Friday announced the appointment of Brian L. Grove as DCNR’s Deputy Secretary for Administration effective October 28.  
Grove previously served as Senior Director of Corporate Development for Chesapeake Energy.
The Deputy for Administration is responsible for all budget, human resource and technological support for the department, including providing direction and oversight to the Bureaus of Administrative Services, Human Resources and Information Technology Services.
The position also oversees developing, updating and implementing the agency Continuity of Operations Plan; developing and managing strategic funding plans; ensuring strategic IT operations and plans are implemented; overseeing DCNR innovation ideas and plans; leading agency wide projects; preparing and presenting a variety of reports on tactical and strategic issues; and briefing and advising the Secretary on priority issues and initiatives.
His other work experiences include functioning as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne); Executive Director for Back Mountain Recreation; Deputy Director of Operations for Gov. Tom Ridge and Director of the Office of Public Liaison for Governor’s Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker.  
 Grove has also performed in several community leadership roles, such as service as the Director of the Wyoming County and the Wyoming Valley United Way programs.
He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
He currently lives in Tunkhannock, PA.

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