Executive Staff

Department of Community and Economic Development

Dennis M. Davin

Dennis M. Davin

Secretary – Department of Community and Economic Development

Dennis M. Davin was appointed to serve as Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development in January 2015 by Governor Tom Wolf.

Prior to his appointment, Secretary Davin served for more than a decade as Director of the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development (ACED), where he was responsible for establishing and executing the economic development strategy for Allegheny County. He managed funding from local, state and federal sources to implement economic development activities such as site development, new job creation initiatives, community development, and affordable housing for approximately 1.25 million citizens in 130 municipalities. He also served as Director of the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority and Executive Director of the Industrial Development Authority, Hospital Development Authority, Higher Education Building Authority, and Residential Finance Authority.

Secretary Davin is a former board member and treasurer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, a former member of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Partnership, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, International Economic Development Council, and National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, and a Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development Fellow.


Sheri Collins – Deputy Secretary
Office of Technology and Innovation, Department of Community and Economic Development

Sheri Collins started her career in public service in 1986 with the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System. In 2004, Sheri transferred to DCED to administer the Keystone Innovation Zone program, a newly launched technology-based economic development initiative designed to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities. Over the years, Sheri took ownership of several existing initiatives including, but not limited to, the venture capital investment program and the Discovered in PA, Developed in PA grant program. In 2012, Sheri was named as the Executive Director of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority where she worked closely with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Pennsylvania’s three Life Sciences Greenhouses.

Steve D’Ettorre – Policy Director
Scott Dunkelberger – Deputy Secretary
Office of Business Financing, Department of Community and Economic Development
Eric Hagarty – Chief of Staff
Department of Community and Economic Development
Lyndsay Kensinger – Director of Communications
Carrie Lepore – Deputy Secretary
Office of Marketing, Tourism, and Film
Art McNulty – Chief Counsel
Joseph Meade – Deputy Secretary – Community Affairs and Development
Department of Community and Economic Development
Wilfred Muskens- Deputy Secretary – Office of International Business Development
Department of Community and Economic Development
Neil Weaver Executive Deputy Secretary
Department of Community and Economic Development
Barry Wickes – Director Legislative Affairs
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