Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Wolf oversees the executive branch of Pennsylvania’s government, including many of Pennsylvania’s agencies. His goal is to help state workers do their jobs well and provide the best possible service to Pennsylvanians. He is also responsible for setting policy, responding to emergencies, and signing legislation.
Wolf has been Governor of Pennsylvania since January 20, 2015.
As governor, Wolf has invested $1.4 billion in education and oversaw the implementation of the fair funding formula to help students get the high-quality education they deserve. “Good public education will put our students, and our commonwealth, on the path to success,” he said.
His most important life lesson is one he’s learned throughout his life from his family, and from his experiences in the Peace Corps, business, and public service. “Any challenge can be tackled if you do it with confidence and in partnership with good and competent people,” he said
He is an inveterate reader. “Reading challenges us to broaden our horizons, explore new ideas, and reconsider our own preconceived notions – but also, it’s just fun,” Wolf said.
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.