Beth Christian, Deputy Secretary for Administration, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Beth Christian serves as the Deputy Secretary for Administration in the Department of General Services (DGS). In this capacity, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer for over 960 employees in Pennsylvania’s primary agency for general services including human resources, budget, risk and insurance management, information technology, print and media services, and real estate transactions. Beth’s focus centers on creating an amazing experience for our employees and customers.
Most recently, Beth served DGS as the Director of the Bureau of Real Estate where she oversaw property sales and acquisitions, leasing and space design for the state. She incorporated her 25+ years of boots-on-the-ground experience in administration, contracting and real estate with her vision to create a world class real estate service organization. She previously served in various leadership roles in the Department of Human Services and began her Commonwealth career in the Department of Labor and Industry.
Beth is a member of the National Association of State Chief Administrators; Society for Human Resource Management; National Association of Facility Administrators – currently serving on the Board of Directors; Diversity & Inclusion Professionals of Central PA; a Certified Office Ergonomic Evaluator; a mentor in the Women in Leadership (WiL) Mentoring program; a volunteer NICU cuddler, a graduate of the Harrisburg University Leadership Development Program; an alumna of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Leadership Development Institute and shares her passion for public service as a mentor in the Commonwealth’s Mentor-Mentee program.
Beth resides with her amazing husband, Jeff, five rescue cats and their puppy, MoJo. She is blessed to be Mom to two adult children and GiGi to her granddaughter.