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Corbett forces Cabinet secretary Richard Allan to resign

Published On: Jun 13 2013 02:39:46 PM EDT
Richard Allan



Gov. Tom Corbett said his secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has resigned at Corbett's request, but the reasons for the change were not immediately disclosed.

Corbett issued a news release Thursday morning saying he'd just "asked for and received" the resignation of Secretary Richard Allan.

The 60-year-old Camp Hill resident has led the department since shortly after the first-term Republican governor took office in early 2011.


Corbett said the acting secretary, effective immediately, is Ellen Ferretti. She's been the deputy secretary for parks and forestry.

Allan has had a low profile in the Corbett administration, which he joined after a career in the scrap metal industry.

The news release referred questions to press secretary Kevin Harley, whose office said he wasn't available to speak with a reporter.