The Pennsylvania State Senate confirmed three more appointments to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration on Wednesday, voting unanimously to approve Jason P. Kavulich, Frederick “Rick” C. Siger, and Michael B. Carroll.
Kavulich was named Secretary of Aging. He brings 24 years of experience within the human services field to the mission of serving and advocating for Pennsylvania’s 3.4 million older adults aged 60 and over. He recently served as the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A), Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and serves on the boards of Lackawanna Pro Bono and Penn State Scranton. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton and a lifelong Scranton resident.
Siger was selected as the Secretary of Community and Economic Development. He leads the commonwealth’s efforts to grow our economy and build a better future for Pennsylvanians. Prior to his current role, Siger served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh. Born and raised in the city, he currently lives there with his wife, daughter, and dog. He holds a B.A. in political science from Columbia University.
Carroll was tapped for the Secretary of Transportation position. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2006-22 and was Democratic chairman of the House Transportation Committee from 2018 through 2022. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, Mike earned a bachelor of arts in liberal studies from the University of Scranton. A lifelong resident of Avoca, he is father of three adult children.
The trio joins Chris Paris, state police commissioner, and Mark Schindler, adjutant general, as Cabinet members that have won Senate confirmation to date.