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Kathy M. Manderino

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

On May 13, 2015, Kathy M. Manderino was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate to serve as Pennsylvania's 34th Secretary of the Department of Labor & Industry. As Secretary, Manderino led the fifth-largest agency in Pennsylvania state government, with nearly 5,000 employees in 145 locations across the state.

Prior to her nomination, Manderino ran a campaign to establish a fair funding formula for Pennsylvania s public schools. Before that, she was the senior vice president of Intercommunity Action, Inc., a human services agency with more than 200 employees and annual revenue of $20 million. Previously, Manderino served the 194th district in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 18 years. She served on various committees and chaired the house ethics committee, appropriations subcommittee on human services, and judiciary subcommittee on family law. Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Manderino was a private practice attorney in Philadelphia.

Manderino earned a bachelor's degree in public service from the Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctor degree from the Temple University School of Law.