Secretary of Administration

Sharon P. Minnich was appointed Secretary of the Office of Administration (OA) by Governor Tom Wolf on January 20, 2015.

As a member of Governor Tom Wolf’s senior staff and cabinet, Secretary Minnich leads the agency responsible for oversight and administration of the enterprise functions of human resources, information technology, continuity of government and records management for nearly 80,000 employees under the Governor’s jurisdiction. OA is also home to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO TIME), which is responsible for leading efforts to improve and transform state government operations.
Secretary Minnich co-chairs the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF), which provides health benefits to 300,000 active and retired employees and their dependents.
Minnich has previously served as the assistant chief information officer for the commonwealth; chief information officer for the Department of Revenue; deputy secretary for financial administration in the Office of the Budget; and deputy secretary for procurement at the Department of General Services. In these roles, Minnich improved operations and managed significant process and system changes, including the implementation of a new financial shared services model for Pennsylvania, the implementation of Pennsylvania’s tax amnesty project, and the state’s enterprise resource planning system implementation.
In addition to her work in state government, Minnich has worked as a consultant in the private sector, specializing in procurement and technology. Her experience includes positions at Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Meridian Bank, SAP Business Consulting, Phoenix Consulting Services and Deloitte Consulting, LLP.
Minnich has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Albright College and a Master’s Degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.