Secretary of Administration

Kelly Powell Logan was appointed Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Administration (OA) by Governor Tom Corbett on January 18, 2011. 

As a member of Governor Tom Corbett’s senior staff and cabinet, Secretary Logan leads the agency responsible for oversight and administration of the enterprise functions of human resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), Governor’s Innovation Office (GIO), Continuity of Government (CoG) and Records Management for nearly 83,000 employees in over 40 agencies, boards and commissions under the Governor’s jurisdiction. 

Responsibilities for HR policies, systems and functions include negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements with 20 labor unions representing 80% of the workforce and delivering centralized services through the HR Service Center, which handles more than 8,000 employee calls and 4,000 transactions each month.  IT responsibilities include policy, planning and strategic direction for over $1 billion in annual information technology investments by state agencies and the delivery of enterprise shared services. 

Secretary Logan co-chairs the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF), which provides health benefits to 300,000 active and retired employees and their dependents.

Prior to joining the Corbett administration, Logan was Executive Director of Public Service at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). In her role, she oversaw the departments of Pennsylvania School Services, State Grant and Special Programs, Public Service Technology Systems, and the Postsecondary School Alliances and Nursing Programs. 

Prior to her tenure at PHEAA, Logan served as a member of Governor Tom Ridge and Governor Mark Schweiker’s Cabinets as Secretary of the Department of General Services. In that position, she oversaw a department of 1,500 employees and an operating budget of $135 million.

In other state government service, Logan has been responsible for widespread improvements in the state’s IT and e-commerce strategy. In the private sector, she served in executive roles in marketing, human resources and purchasing for international and regional firms.

Logan graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University; a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University; and was part of the Strategic Leadership for State Executives at the Governors Center, Duke University. 

Secretary Logan is past President of the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA).