Paul H. Wentzel, Jr. 
Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Banking and Securities

Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Banking
and Securities

He serves as the department’s legislative liaison, liaison with the Governor’s Policy Office and general liaison with trade associations and consumer group stakeholders. He also represents the Secretary of Banking and Securities on certain economic development lending boards and the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
 
He served as Acting Secretary of Banking in 2011 and 2002-03. He has served as Executive Assistant to nine Banking secretaries. Prior to joining the department in 1981, he served as a research analyst for the Business and Commerce Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
 
He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where he also earned a master’s degree in political science.