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Secretary of Administration

Neil Weaver was appointed Secretary of the Office of Administration (OA) by Governor Josh Shapiro to begin on January 17, 2023.

As a member of Governor Josh Shapiro’s senior staff and cabinet, Neil leads the agency responsible for oversight and administration of the enterprise functions of human resources, information technology, equal employment opportunity, continuity of government and records management for nearly 80,000 employees under the Governor’s jurisdiction.

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

Neil has two decades of experience in non-profit and government management, operations, and communications. He served as Acting Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and, prior to that, as Executive Deputy Secretary for the agency. As the first director of the Office of Performance Through Excellence under Governor Tom Wolf, Neil established and developed the new office focused on sustainable government efficiency and performance management programs and training. He has also served as a director of communications and press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Neil has worked at two national environmental firms specializing in client management, government, communications and community relations, and worked as a national fundraising manager for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland. His background also includes service as the chief of staff to former gubernatorial primary candidate Kathleen McGinty.

Neil has served as vice secretary-treasurer for the York City General Authority and is currently a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors where he serves as vice chair of the University Success Committee. 

Neil graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University and as Chair for the Presidential Leadership. Neil is a resident of York, Pennsylvania with his two daughters.