Director, Office of Policy
Patricia Allan was appointed as Policy Director for the Pennsylvania Department of State in June of 2013.
As Policy Director, Ms. Allan is responsible for ensuring regulations, policy statements, legislative positions and other work products reflect the priorities of both the DOS Secretary and the Governor’s Office.
Ms. Allan has 25 years of experience working at executive levels in various Pennsylvania and California government agencies. Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Allan joined the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as policy director in January of 2011. From 2005 to 2011, she worked in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Planning and Policy as senior policy manager. In that capacity, she was liaison to ten government agencies, including the Departments of Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation, General Services, and the Fish and Boat, Game, and Historical Museum Commissions. Ms. Allan began her career working as Legislative Specialist and Legislative Director for the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) departments in charge of air quality, solid waste, and toxic substances.
Ms. Allan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from California State University, Sacramento, California. She is married to Richard Allan and lives in Camp Hill.
Modified Date: 07/09/2013 10:14 AM