Jennifer Branstetter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jennifer Branstetter
Secretary of Planning and Policy
of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 2011 – January 20, 2015
Governor Tom Corbett
Preceded by Donna Cooper
Succeeded by John Hanger
Personal details
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College

Jennifer Branstetter served as the Secretary of Planning and Policy for the administration of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.[1] In that position, she was part of the Governor's "senior staff."[2] As Secretary of Planning and Policy, she manages policy development for the Governor's Office, including energy policy.[3] She also served as the policy director for Governor-elect Corbett's transition team.[4] During Corbett's term as Pennsylvania Attorney General, she was the Director of Education and Outreach.[5]

She serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.[6]

She previously worked in the Ridge administration as Deputy Press Secretary and Special Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Mark Schweiker.[7]

In the private sector, she worked as Communications Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.[7]

She is a 1994 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College.[8]


  1. ^ "Jennifer Branstetter Jennifer Branstetter - Secretary of Planning & Policy". Governor's Executive Staff. Office of the Governor. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ Bumsted, Brad (December 8, 2010). "Corbett fills in details". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ Hamill, Sean D. (January 30, 2011). "Meet some key Corbett cabinet picks: Patrick Henderson, Energy executive". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  4. ^ Mauriello, Tracie (December 8, 2010). "Corbett names longtime advisers to join gubernatorial staff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  5. ^ Mauriello, Tracie (December 7, 2010). "4 named to incoming governor's staff". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Jennifer Branstetter (designee for Governor Corbett)". Board of Governors. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  7. ^ a b "Secretary Jennifer Branstetter (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  8. ^ "2008–2009 Honor Roll of Donors" (PDF). W&J Magazine. Washington & Jefferson College. Winter 2010. p. 68. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2011-07-10.