Kelly Powell Logan was appointed Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Administration (OA) on January 18, 2011.
As a member of Governor Tom Corbett’s cabinet, Secretary Logan leads this 550-person organization that provides information technology, human resource, records management, and continuity of government services to more than 25 state agencies with 80,000 employees and combined operating budgets in excess of $4.6 billion. OA is also home to the Governor’s Innovation Office, which oversees initiatives to improve efficiency and foster innovation in state government.
Prior to joining the Corbett administration, Logan held the position of Executive Director of Public Service at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). In her role at PHEAA, Logan oversaw the departments of Pennsylvania School Services, State Grant and Special Programs, Public Service Technology Systems, and the Postsecondary School Alliances and Nursing Programs. From January 2003 to January 2007, Logan served as Vice President of Organizational and Strategic Development for PHEAA.
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 (DGS). In that position, she oversaw a department of 1,500 employees and an operating budget of $135 million. Concurrently, she served on the advisory committee for SAP Enterprise Resource Planning implementation; co-chaired the Governor’s Green Government Council; was Secretary to the Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings; board member of the Architects & Engineers Selection Committee; secretary of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority; and a member of the Capitol Preservation Committee.
Prior to her position as Secretary of DGS, Logan served as Deputy Secretary for Procurement. In that role Logan was responsible for executive management of the Bureau of Purchases, Vehicle Management, Supplies and Surplus Operations, and the Commonwealth Recycling Office – a position that included oversight of $2.5 billion in state procurement, 14,000 state motor vehicles, and $25 million in surplus property.
In other state government service, Logan has been responsible for widespread improvements in the state’s information technology and e-commerce strategy. In the private sector, Logan served in executive roles in marketing, human resources and purchasing for international and regional firms.
Logan is president of the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA). Additionally, she is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF), which administers health benefits for 186,000 active employees and their dependents, as well as 101,000 retirees and their dependents.
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.