Charles Zogby - Secretary of the Budget
Charles Zogby was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to be Secretary of the Budget on January 18, 2011.
The Secretary of the Budget is responsible for the preparation of the Governor’s budget and for its implementation after legislative enactment. He is also responsible for maintaining the commonwealth’s accounting, payroll, debt issuance and financial reporting systems and programs.
Prior to his nomination, Zogby served as the Senior Vice President of Education and Policy for K12 Inc., an online school curriculum developer and provider.
Before that, Zogby served the commonwealth as the Secretary of Education under Governors Ridge and Schweiker from 2001 to 2003, and as the Director of Governor Ridge’s Policy Office from 1995 to 2001.
Prior to his position as Secretary of Education, Zogby served as director of the Office of Policy for Governor Tom Ridge. There he was responsible for coordinating policy development and initiatives across 18 executive branch agencies. Zogby also helped to put in place several education reforms, including the state’s charter school law, performance-based education funding, a value-added assessment pilot program, and high-stakes academic accountability systems for Pennsylvania school districts.
Zogby holds a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University and a J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law.