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Shapiro Nominates Secretaries of Education, Labor and Industry, and Administration

Education, Labor and Industry, and Administration Cabinet Appointments

Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro announced three more cabinet appointments, tabbing Dr. Khalid Mumin to be Secretary of Education; Nancy Walker to be Secretary of Labor and Industry; and Neil Weaver to be Secretary of Administration.

A statement reads that “this diverse and exceptionally well-qualified group will advance Governor-Elect Shapiro’s vision to ensure every student has access to the “thorough and efficient” education that Pennsylvania’s constitution promises, invest in vocational, technical, and computer training, expand Pennsylvania’s workforce, and recruit and retain talented and qualified public servants across the Commonwealth.”

“I’m proud to nominate Dr. Khalid Mumin, Nancy Walker, and Neil Weaver to key cabinet posts in my Administration – they are important members of the diverse and experienced team of Pennsylvania leaders and policy experts who will be joining my Administration to tackle the challenges facing our Commonwealth today,” said Shapiro. “I am ready to work with all three of them to create real opportunities for our children, build an economy that works for everyone, improve our schools, and lead the Commonwealth’s more than 75,000 employees.”

Mumin has served in various capacities over 25 years as a teacher, dean of students, principal and central administrator. Most recently, he served as the Superintendent of Schools at Lower Merion School.

“It is an honor to serve Governor-Elect Shapiro and the people of Pennsylvania as Secretary of Education and help him carry out his vision so every child in Pennsylvania – regardless of race, class, or zip code — receives a quality education and the opportunity to shape their own future,” said Mumin. “For over 25 years, I have served as a teacher, dean of students, principal, and school superintendent – and I know firsthand what it takes to move our education system forward. I look forward to working with the Governor-Elect to fully fund our schools, make our students’ mental health a priority, and empower parents and guardians to ensure their children receive a quality education.”

Walker served as the first Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s newly created Fair Labor Section since 2017. Prior to her appointment as Chief Deputy, Walker focused her private practice on labor and employment law throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

“Pennsylvania workers drive our economy and power our Commonwealth – and I am honored that the Governor-Elect has entrusted me with this great responsibility to serve as Secretary of Labor and Industry,” said Walker. “At the Office of Attorney General, I’ve seen Governor-Elect Shapiro’s commitment to working people first hand, and as Secretary, I look forward to continuing that work to protect and expand workers’ rights. Together, we will advance the Governor-Elect’s agenda to grow our economy, expand Pennsylvania’s workforce, and create real opportunities for our workers to succeed.”

Weaver, currently the Acting Secretary at the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), functions as the chief executive of an agency that is responsible for administering grants, loans and tax credits that spur economic growth, community revitalization, and job creation throughout the state by providing strategic technical assistance, training, and financial resources to help our communities and industries flourish.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the Governor-Elect and the people of Pennsylvania as Secretary of Administration,” said Weaver. “With over a decade of state government experience – I know how important it is to ensure our state government is running effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of Pennsylvanians. I look forward to advancing the Governor-Elect’s agenda by working to ensure Pennsylvania state government is effectively serving the people of this Commonwealth, each and every day.”

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