Gov.-elect Tom Corbett today announced that he intends to nominate Sheri Phillips, 49, of Harrisburg as Secretary of General Services.
Corbett said that since 2005, Sheri Phillips has served as the Director of Management Services in Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General, managing a $128 million budget and overseeing the non-legal functions of the office, including human resources, accounting and budgeting, information technology and office services.
Corbett said that from 2001 to 2003, Phillips served as the Deputy Secretary for Administration in the Department of General Services, where she was responsible for seven of the 15 DGS bureaus, including Financial and Administrative Services, Commonwealth Media Services and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunities.
“Sheri’s experience as a director and manager, along with her extensive contract negotiation skills and her broad experience in strategic planning, budgeting and financial forecasting make her an ideal selection for this position,” Corbett said.
Corbett explained that the Secretary of General Services oversees one of the largest operating departments of state government, with oversight of state purchasing, the management of non-highway capital projects, and responsibility to manage, maintain and protect state buildings and facilities.
In addition, DGS manages the state’s minority and women-owned business contracting program, Commonwealth Media Services and serves as the state’s real estate agent and insurance broker.
Phillips received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pennsylvania State University.