News for Immediate Release

April 8, 2011

John Giordano Named Deputy Secretary for Administration

Harrisburg – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary Richard Allan today announced that John Giordano will lead the agency’s administrative operations.

“As deputy secretary for administration, John Giordano will assist me in managing the daily managerial and organizational operations of the department,” Allan said. “John’s diverse knowledge of legal and environmental issues combined with his management experience make him a good fit for this position.’’

In his new role, Giordano will be responsible for overseeing the department’s administrative, human resource and information technology activities.

Giordano comes to DCNR from the Atlantic Trailer Leasing Corp., where he was executive vice president and chief legal officer. Giordano is a former federal prosecutor, having served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and as counselor to the assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Justice Department. Giordano also previously served as a senior adviser and staff director at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Giordano earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law. He lives in Philadelphia.

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