Gov. Tom Corbett Gov. Tom Corbett.


Gov. Tom Corbett asked for, and received, the resignation of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan, according to a news release.


Allan, 59, of Cumberland County, served as a member of Corbett's cabinet since March 2011, according to the news release.


Ellen Ferretti, Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry, will serve as Acting Secretary until a replacement can be found.