Commissioner Odelfa Smith Preston
Odelfa Smith Preston was appointed to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Edward G. Rendell and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on July 9, 2009. Prior to her appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Smith Preston served as a project manager for Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh. She is vice president of the Delta Service and Education Foundation and is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Association for Financial Professionals.
She has served in numerous other professional positions including several project management, management and technology positions with PNC Financial Services and as a project leader with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Commissioner Smith Preston holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree from Point Park University.